Yachtsport Eckernförde GmbH & Co. KG
At the Eckernförde company, which has now been successful on the market for more than 30 years and has sold hundreds of sailing yachts throughout Europe and even to Japan, the continued existence of the group of companies was prepared in 2019.
The name was changed to Yachtsport Eckernförde GmbH & Co. KG and the second generation, Niels Nielsen, joined the company. In his youth, he had already done internships with a sailmaker and the water sports wholesaler Frisch in Munich, and during his studies as an industrial engineer he worked for a semester at HARKEN, the world market leader for winches and yacht fittings, in the USA. He has also gained a lot of experience in the yacht trade at countless boat shows in Germany.
Thomas Nielsen and Niels Nielsen are both managing directors in Eckernförde and therefore also owners of the shipyard in Estonia. With a lot of sailing experience on cruises, family trips, long-distance regattas and regattas in one-design classes, they are the core of the development team at Saare Yachts. However, the customers and owners of Saare Yachten have the largest share in the many good ideas on board and the permanent further development of the yachts.