ABOUT MAREX

Over four decades have passed since the first Marex Boat was launched in Norway. The Marex boatyard was established in 1973 in Grimstad, a small town on the south coats of Norway. The founder of Marex and General manager for over 20 years was Eyvin Aalrud. The Marex boatyard become very soon a success thanks to the farsightedness of Eyvin Aalrud. During this time Marex has remained a family company, gradually becoming one of the most solid European boat manufacturers in a very volatile business. The company is today owned and run by his two sons Espen and Thomas. Both brothers were born into the Boat industry and have been driven by boundless passion for boats and the family business since they took over in 1989. This has been achieved through excellent leadership and consistent investment in advanced boat building technology.

Today Marex Boats is stronger and bigger than ever and known all over Europe for its quality, longevity and durability. The proof of this is all the Awards and Commendations Marex has received over the last decade in the national and international arena.

HISTORY

Marex was founded on the south coast of Norway by Eyvin Aalrud in 1973

MEANING

The name Marex comes from the two Latin words “mare” – sea and “rex” – king, which in combination stands for our motto – King of the Sea

PRODUCTS

Marex manufactures complete luxury boats up to 12 meters, while presently our product range consists of 7 models from 21 to 37.5 feet

FACTORIES

Our two factory facilities are in Arendal, Norway and in Kaunas, Lithuania with the total production area of 13 000 sq. meters

EMPLOYEES

Presently Marex employs around 150 dedicated and skilled personnel and works with the best experts in the industry

EXPORT

The network of dealers all around Europe ensures access of Marex motorboats in the region and overseas

UNIQUENES

A customer satisfaction survey conducted by Europe’s largest Boat magazine, the German Magazine Boot, asked close to 2 300 experienced boat owners to rank boat manufacturers regarding excellence in several important areas. Marex was ranked at the very top with regards to quality, finish, high second hand value and reliability. The survey concluded that Marex boats feature first class craftsmanship, attractive design, excellent seaworthiness and practical solutions for the boat owner.

Our General Manager Saulius Pajarskas oversees 13 000 square meter production facility and 140 dedicated boat builders. Saulius production philosophy is simple, “our boats have soul, we use better materials and components, we put in more hours, and we build boats we would like to have our selves”. Marex is not a mainstream industrial boat manufacturer, and that of course costs a little bit extra. We are not involved in mass production. In our boats, we have more standard equipment than many of our competitors. We sell boats to experienced boat lovers. The General Manager compares it to watches, everybody knows there is a difference between a Swatch and a Breitling.

CRAFTSMANSHIP

Marex develops and builds boats that can handle rough seas over long distances. Solid, stable manufacturing and flexible functions amount to exceptional seaworthiness; even under the most difficult conditions. Quality and safety at sea have been trademarks of Marex products throughout the years. Since our establishment in the early 70s, we have perfected the combination of performance and function through innovative solutions. Outstanding manoeuvrability, stable performance, high comfort and reliable operation. Marex will get you there safely – no matter what!

 

Our biggest goal is to deliver the best boat to every customer. We want to exceed your expectations and give you a fantastic boating experience. All our boats are tested extensively on water before they leave the yard. Our target is also to protect your investment through using the best components and the highest quality installations.

44

Years of experience

35

Partners and dealers worlwide

3300

Boats sold

12

Boat of the Year Awards

28

Model range till 2016

99 %

Happy clients

 

Marex has today some of the boat industry highest second hand values. This is not achieved overnight, but by the very best long term aims and feedback from all our owners. Marex puts great effort into testing the boats, before delivery to our customers. We have developed systems that enable us to ensure our customer’s 100% satisfaction. All Marex boats are tested on water before they leave the factory. Very few producers do.

This testing enables us to check all the onboard components through a comprehensive one-hundred-point audit; the electronic system, engine, heating system, lighting, and navigation and so on. This process eliminates any production anomalies. The testing team is responsible for reporting all faults to the team leader in the production line. Through this procedure the causes of anomalies are analysed and eliminated refining the whole production process. By doing this prior to handover of the boat delivery is expedited most efficiently and waiting time is reduced.

There are indications that Marex owners are happier than most other boat owners. Our focus on maritime quality, performance and seaworthiness for over 40 years, has given us a solid reputation on the used boat market. People pay for quality – perhaps especially on the used market. So Marex boats keep their value better than most of our esteemed competitors. And that is perhaps why many of our customers are “regulars” for repeat business. Many grow with us, and switch to the latest model in the full knowledge that they get one of the market’s safest boats. Welcome to the world of Marex boats !

FOUNDERS

ESPEN AALRUD

THOMAS AALRUD

King of the Sea

THE JOURNEY TO CONQUER THE SEAS BEGINS HERE.