August 07, 2018

Beautiful VENDIA boat on Lake Geneva

We have got greetings from Scottish boat builder Adrian Morgan who was fascinated by VENDIA marine plank already few years ago. Now he has built a 17ft Arctic Tern for a Swiss family to Lake Geneva. The boat is designed by Iain Oughtred. “The Swiss have very strict rules before allowing boats to Lake Geneva so it requires also a lot from the material”, says Adrian.

“Having built boats mainly from solid timber, using VENDIA has changed my mind about laminates entirely. I think for the kind of use these boats get: stored all winter, used in the summer, kept under a cover, solid timber which moves with changes in humidity and temperature, is not as practical,” Adrian continues. 

In addition to good durability Adrian pays also attention to the nice appearance of VENDIA marine planks. “VENDIA also works beautifully, is stable and looks great under varnish”, summarizes Adrian.

And the boat truly looks very nice - as you can see. Nice work Adrian!

Photos by Adrian Morgan.

March 21, 2018

Helsinki International Boat Show 2018

Helsinki International Boat Show gathered great amount of people interested in boats and boating to Helsinki fair center on February, 2018. There were two wooden boats made of VENDIA marine plank on display - one pulling boat from Miilu-Boats and one traditional wooden boat from Saimaan Puuvene.

Jarmo Jauhanen from Saimaan Puuvene told that many people were interested in wooden boats and it was also delightful to see young couples among the crowd admiring the handicrafted boats. VENDIA marine plank was familiar brand to several people but many were interested in seeing the material in real life. Visitors were attracted by the manageability of VENDIA marine plank. The wooden boat from Saimaan Puuvene was the only tared boat in the section of wooden boats which raised lot of interest, said Jarmo.

December 22, 2017