Finnboat

Finnish Marine Industries Federation Finnboat

The mission of the federation

The mission of the association is to bring together boating companies under one roof and to promote their operations and healthy competition, as well as to promote boating and boating safety in our country. The main focus of the activities is on exhibitions in the field. The organizer of the Helsinki International Boat Show is Osuuskunta Suomen Messus and Finnboat is the sponsor of the fair. In August each year, Finnboat also organizes an in-water boat show in Helsinki.
In addition to exhibition activities, it is worth mentioning the following:

  • Finnboat News three times a year
  • drawing up the necessary forms for the boat trade
  • preparation of statistical surveys and business cycle barometers in the sector
  • Organizing boat parliament training events
  • press conferences and industry press releases
  • joint advertising in the field at home and abroad and coordination of export projects
  • boating promotions in Finland
  • cooperation with boating schools, boating organizations and authorities
  • Publication of the Boating Aapinen - Båtlivets ABC guide, etc.

Finnboatin toimistoa johtaa toimitusjohtaja Jarkko Pajusalo apunaan toimistopäällikkö Tiina Krooks sekä toimistoassistentti Katri Koskinen. Toimisto sijaitsee Helsingissä Sörnäisten kaupunginosassa.

Decision-making

The highest decision-making body of the union is its meeting, which meets twice a year. At the meeting of the association, the voting rights are exercised by the representatives of the federal meetings of the associations, who are elected at the associations' own annual meetings.

In addition to the chairman and two vice-chairmen, the board of the association has 13 members who represent the boards of various associations. The Board carries out the tasks assigned to it by the associations at its meetings. The CEO of the association works under the Board, who in turn carries out the tasks assigned to him by the Board. 

Varsinaisen toimistotyön lisäksi toteutetaan Finnboatin useissa työryhmissä monia jäsenyhdistysten antamia toimeksiantoja.

Venealan Keskusliitto Finnboat ry:n hallitus vuonna 2023

Chairman of the Board
Kim Koskinen, Vetus Oy
1st Vice-Chairman
Kim Tigerstedt, Oy Maritim Ab

2nd Vice-Chairman
Mikael Winqvist, AMT-Veneet Oy

Other members
Anders Kurtén, Oy Baltic Yachts Ab
Artturi Niittynen, Inhan Tehtaat Oy Ab
Ben Fagerström, Oy Marino Ab
Jani Snell, Juha Snell Oy
Jari Löfroos, Finnmaster Boats Oy
Johan Carpelan, Oy Botnia Marin Ab
Joni Leeve, Leevene Oy
Juha Pulli, GN Boats Oy
Juha Väyrynen, Bella-Veneet Oy
Markku Hämäläinen, Oy Otto Brandt Ab
Risto Paronen, Lahden Bike Marine Oy
Terho Liukkonen, Suvi-Veneet Oy
Thomas Sarin, Sargo Oy Ab

Finnboat ry has three member associations:

 Jäsenyritysten yhteenlaskettu lukumäärä joulukuussa 2023 oli noin 300. Lisäksi Finnboatin jäseninä on venealan oppilaitoksia ja liitolla on myös kannatusjäseniä.

Boat building training

Vocational training institutions in the boat industry are support members of Finnboat. You can get more detailed information about the curricula of different schools, the dates of the courses, etc. by contacting the contact persons of the educational institutions directly.

Activity reports

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