Najad is Back in Business

Sweden’s Lidköpings Båtsnickeri, builders of SwedeStar sailing yachts, has acquired Najadvarvet. The new owners have purchased all rights to Najad boats, reports IBI magazine.

“I’m very happy to announce positive news on the boating market,” says Håkan Bengtsson, manager at SwedeStar/Lidköpings Båtsnickeri, based at lake Vänern. “Through the acquisiton of Najad we complete our range of boats under the SwedeStar range.”

Najad was founded in 1971 and has since built more than 2,000 sailing boats. The acquisition means that Najad’s production will move to Henån on the island of Orust and the yard that was originally built for the Najad production.

“Through this acquisition we have really good possibilities to build a strong and stable company with the SwedeStar and Najad boat ranges,” says Bengtsson. “Together with local subcontractors, we will take advantage of the good boatbuilding tradition in Sweden to produce an exclusive series of sailing boats.”

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