Nautor’s Swan completes new production facility

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Nautor’s Swan recently completed the expansion to its Boatbuilding Technology Center in Jakobstad, Finland. The builder of sailing yachts invested $11.7 million for the renovation of the existing facility and new production facilities.

A statement said the new facilities are dedicated to joinery, high-tech lamination operations with an oven for post curing, facilities for painting, grinding and polishing as well as areas for warehousing and logistics.

“All manufacturing activities, now located in the same place, imply a better organization and logistic operations with a gain in efficiency and quality for us at Nautor’s,” Giovanni Pomati, CEO, in the statement. “In fact, the proximity between the engineering department and manufacturing allows a proficiency upgrade in our production.”

Kjell Björklund, head of OY Nautor AB, said the new facility includes a new “state-of-the-art hall for spray-painting of the hulls, new laminating furnace for hulls and decks that need heat for the curing, and a large new assembly hall with a length of 425 feet to work on our largest yachts.”

“The BTC is a modern, functional and captivating showcase for customers and prospects visiting Nautor’s Swan yard,” added Pomati. 

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