“The sea has always fascinated me. It feels slightly scary, but still like home, no matter where you are.
Wooden boats have a long history in Hanko. The 6mR-boat Merenneito is built in Hangonkeksi in the 1920s, whereas the 6mR boat Sara of Hanko was finished in 2006 at my grandfather’s and father’s shipyard. Having been able to follow renovations and the building of classic competition boats from early childhood has aroused a genuine interest for wooden boats.Wooden boats are much closer to my heart than the mass-produced glassfiber boats of today – they are simply much more beautiful. I have had the opportunity to work on several old classic wooden boats, which I am very happy about and proud of. ”
Fifth generation boat builder