Oy Kewatec AluBoat Ab began its operations in 1998. The founder of the Company, Karl-Erik Wargh, is an experienced professional who has worked with boats since the late 1970s. His previous company, Alumina Varvet, developed through multiple phases from an aluminum boat building company to a high-tech water jet propulsion manufacturer – today owned by Kongsberg. Both companies are still located in Kokkola, on the west coast of Finland.
As of January 1st, Kewatec has merged with Weldmec Marine Ltd and continues to serve its customers from locations in Porvoo and Kokkola as Kewatec Shipyards. Weldmec’s history similarly goes back over two decades and the combination of these two separately developed professional units in the boating industry provides solid know-how and a wide product range.
Kewatec’s in-house design team has designed, and the production has delivered hundreds of vessels in aluminum. Today, there are over 100 different standard models which can easily be modified to a customer’s specific need. The product groups include patrol boats, SAR boats, workboats for a variety of duties, passenger boats, firefighting & oil recovery boats, pilot boats, and fishing & aquaculture boats – all designed for rough use in a variety of maritime environments.
The staff consists of experienced professionals who are passionate about what they do. A large majority regularly leave the office after the day to continue the day out at sea enjoying leisure boating and fishing. Kewatec is headquartered in Kokkola, Osthrobotnia, with its long history and wide professional network in boatbuilding, on the western coast of Finland.