M32 får ny ägare
"Det känns bra att få en långsiktig ägare till M32-projektet, då intresset både för båten och cupen är mycket stort. Under våren kommer det att komma fler nyheter kring produktion, pris, distribution och annat. Även M32 Cup kommer att annonsera orter, datum och team inom kort."
- Peter Gustafsson
Just nu är det fokus på vinterserien i USA som avslutas med en Gold Cup 28 feb - 3 mars. Så här såg det ut förra veckan!
M32 Catamaran in new hands
Marstrom Composite AB in Västervik, Sweden, has signed an agreement with Aston Harald AB, Hönö, Sweden, whereby Aston Harald AB acquires the M32 Catamaran Project from Marstrom Composite.
Marstrom Composite will refocus its business to more industrial production in the carbon fiber industry building on its long expertise in the field as well as continuing its specialties in mast production and other special projects in the marine sector. The company has changed its ownership structure, board and management. New chairman since June 2013 is Mr. Jan Orest and new CEO since December 2013 is Mr. Olle Särneroth. Mr. Per Wärn, former CEO and cofounder, remains as one of the shareholders with responsibility for Sales and Marketing.
Aston Harald AB will start to take over the manufacture of the M32 as of beginning February 2014. The Aston Harald Group with the M32 Cup has been the biggest single customer of the M32 Catamarans from Marstrom Composite and will now build an organization to produce, sell and serve the sailing market. In the transition there has been, and is, a close co-operation between the companies to produce parts to support the market till production is up and running again in order not let the customers down. Aston Harald plans to have a production up and running shortly to minimize any unnecessary delays.
Background on the M32 and M32 Cup
M32 is a 32’ carbon catamaran with focus on simplicity and speed. Low weight makes it fun and exiting to sail, both for pros and experienced amateurs. There’s active fleets in Scandinavia and Newport, making it the only established multihull class in this size.
M32 Cup is a semi-professional series established in 2013 with unique events with action and entertaining sailing, right in the centre of all major cities in Scandinavia. 2014 M32 Cup will visit Gothenburg, Oslo, Malmö, Copenhagen and Stockholm as well as a Gold Cup in Miami
Feb 28 – Mar 3.