Elve Maripuu, our accountant, has been with the company from the start. Priit Puppart, now Product Manager, has also been with the company since 1996.
When things got a little quieter about Finngulf yachts later, Stig Nordblad had sold his shipyard, Stig and Peeter planned a new brand for the shipyard in Estonia. They had lunch together at the Helsinki Boat Show in 2007 and it was there that they developed the idea of their own brand for the shipyard. Stig was still very connected to the company, brought Karl Johan Strahlmann along as a designer and together they developed the center cockpit yacht Saare 41cc.
The name Saare came a little later. The shipyard is on the island of Saaremaa, the fourth largest island in the Baltic Sea. Saaremaa means island country, Saare means island. And so the name Saare = island was born, a beautiful name for a sailing yacht, a name that couldn’t be more appropriate.