About Us

Scandi Yachts today

Scandi Yachts is owned by Östen Karlsson and his family. Karlsson started his boatbuilding career after his graduation in 1985. Karlsson bought the company in 2008 and together with the ownership exchange, the name of the company changed to Scandi Yachts.

The boatyard has made several custom-made sailboats over the years in sizes 30 – 75 ft. Apart from the sailboat building, Scandi Yachts has taken on several B2B projects as well for various boatyards in Finland with functional solutions and high quality requirements. Other things Scandi Yachts do are basic renovation, painting and insurance repairs.

Scandi Yachts is a boatyard in Uusikaarlepyy, on the West coast of Finland, in an area that is well-known for its boatbuilding traditions. Skilled craftsmanship and well developed infrastructure is combined with entrepreneurship in the region.

In Ostrobothina, boatbuilders have lived and worked for multiple generations, which in turn has lead to the passion of craftsmanship our boatbuilders hold. The Finnish boat industry is known for its well-made and high quality boats.

Scandi Yachts is considered Finland’s biggest producer of vacuum infused hulls in sizes 37-46 ft. Our professional skills and production method give a high surface finish on the end product. 

Scandi Yachts history

Nils Luoma among others, founded the company in the end of 1979 to meet the demand on special designed one-off cruising sailboats. Luoma is a veteran within the boatbuilding industry, he started his boatbuilding career working for Nautor and was also one of the founders of Baltic Yachts (1973). With Luoma’s solid knowledge, great experience of boat life and high requirements on quality, he has established a trustworthy company. 


Scandi 42
Scandi 42 & 40 year anniversary

After many years of B2B projects and considering the company's 40th anniversary, Karlsson decided to fulfil his dream and Scandi 42, Blue Dream, was launched in July. The pandemic prevented a grand celebration.

Naval architect: Ulf Rögeberg

RK 12
Hybrid motorboat

41 ft Hybrid motorboat RK 12.

Yacht designer: Rolf Eliasson

Ownership exchange

Östen and Anne Karlsson bought Scandi Yacht.

Together with the exchange the company changed its name to Scandi Yachts

New production method

Scandi Yachts started using a new production method, vacuum infusion.

B2B Projects

Scandi Yachts main activity onwards was dominated with B2B projects

Scandi 52

Scandi 52 No. II - Odelfina

Naval architect: Elvström Yacht Design

The Scandi Concept

The Scandi Concept got its beginning. Scandi 52 was developed from idea to finished product together with naval architects at Elvström Yacht. Scandi 52 was launched in 1990

Deerfoot 62

The first Deerfoot Yacht 62 ft were built. Four boats were built over the next two years. 

No. III, Moonshadow, (pictured) participated in ARC rally (from Canary Islands to Barbados) and was the first one-hull boat to cross the finish line.

Naval architect: Elvström Yacht Design and Steve Dashew.

Trimaran 45

Trimaran 45 ft - s/y Rauma-Repola.

Yacht designer: Reino Karpio

Fram VIII & Vision 46

The most famous boat by Scandi Yachts. Fram VIII - 31 ft half ton for the former Crownprince Harald of Norway (now: King of Norway). The boat has won several competitions and in the Half Ton Cup in Hankö, Norway 1983 the boat came 4th place. Yacht Designer: Eivind Amble.

The first Vision 46 ft racer was built. The boat won The Round Gotland race 1982. Naval architect: Elvström Yacht Design.

Mizar 32 & Big Foot 39

A sister boat to the two half ton’s, Mizar, was delivered during the summer. The boat has won the Finnish Championship IOR twice (class V). It also won The Round Gotland race (for its class). 

- Big foot, 39 ft. (pictured). The boat finished second place in Sardinia Cup in the Mediterranean sea 1982 and 6th place in the American SORC. Yacht designer: Peter Norlin

Sea Travel 32 & Brilliant 32

The first two sailboats (half ton) were built, 32 ft - Sea Travel and Brilliant, yacht designer: Ron Holland

Scandi Yachts was founded

Nils Luoma among others founded the company in the end of 1979. The first racing boats were built in Munsala while waiting for the new hall to be completed.

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