Yachting Monthly’s news website www.yachtingmonthly.com reports that Najad, the Swedish parent company for Maxi Yachts, was declared bankrupt on 9th August 2011. This very sad news has come just when we were looking forward to a new exciting phase in the Maxi marque with the introduction of the Maxi 11 which is featured on the back cover of this year’s Cowes Yachting.
Yachting Monthly reports Mikael Gustavsson, managing director and group chief executive, as saying “It was a very difficult and sad day for everyone at Najadvarvet AB, including employees, customers, suppliers and partners.” He went on to add “We have turned every stone in our attempts to avoid this situation. Today, our last efforts have failed. The parent company is insolvent and therefore has to file for bankruptcy.”
YM also spoke to Mike Jennings, the UK agent for Maxi since Najad took over the marque, who said “It’s a tragedy. The yachts are very, very good, but with the current exchange rate with the Swedish Krona things were getting very tight.”
The Maxi Owners Association understand the full situation is still emerging and very much hope that things may evolve. However the whole boating industry, like many other industries, is struggling in the present global financial climate.
Some additional details can be found on Yachting World’s website at www.yachtingworld.com
We will give any further information as and when it becomes available.
Fuel tank sender for a maxi 1000
My fuel tank sender had become increasing erratic so a replacement was required. The stainless steel tank on the Maxi 1000 has a large cut out for the tank sender used as original equipment – quite unlike the senders regularly available. After months of trying through Maxi to get in touch with the original Swedish supplier, my son Nick (works at Force 4 Lymington) came up with a simple solution from Wema. They produce a kit that fits in the hole and allows use of their regular Wema senders. Part numbers are FL-2 163010 and FLS-U 54MM 163303 for the adapter kit and then S3-E250 for the tank sender.
Thanks to Julian Trimming for this information June 2011
My marina unfortunately lost my spare set of keys so I needed a replacement set. I tried Najad but the message was “we only have spares for the 1060 and the 1300 except for rudders”! The keys are unusual with a special blank but these were found from Onmar in Sweden on www.onmar.se and can be cut at a high street cobbler.
Thanks to Jullian Trimming for this information June 2011
The destination for the Solent Area rally over the Easter weekend 24th / 25th April, was the Royal Clarence Marina, Portsmouth Harbor.
The trip to Portsmouth on the Sunday was in hot sunshine, more characteristic of a Mediterranean summer’s day than spring in the Solent. Winds were light and so made for a relaxed trip.
A rendezvous between two of the boats gave an opportunity for a parcel of Easter eggs to be passed across just off Gilkicker. I’m not sure whether it was the pitching or the catching but it was the fish that enjoyed the chocolate feast!!!
We were joined by new members Robert and Sally who became the proud owners of Moonshine Blues just three weeks ago.
Drinks on the pontoon gave us the opportunity to discuss completed winter refit projects and plans for the summer. We then moved on to Mr G’s for dinner, more drinks and more conversation.
Mondays sail home was “Champagne Sailing” warm sunshine, smooth seas and 18 knots of wind; the conditions Maxis were created for.
Roll on the Summer.
Asante, Blue Rider, Blue Lightning, Good Time Girl, Suive and Moonshine Blues