"COMPASS Boats" is a Greek company with over 50 years of history and traditions in the production of fiberglass craft. The company periodically launches new configurations with modern design in line with the Eurostandards, while at the same time improving the already proven ones over time.
All COMPASS boats, designed and put into production after 2009, are manufactured using S4 (Second Skin Stringer System) - in the first fiberglass casing (bottom) is mounted and glued a second with a configuration of ribs, stringers and hermetic compartments (instead of the traditional wooden construction of ribs and stringers), and on top of them is mounted and glued the upper deck housing with a polyurethane foam burrito. The boats thus produced are lighter, healthier, more immobile and much longer.
Practically equipped, combined with modern design, light, fast and extremely well-standing, COMPASS boats provide security and comfort to their owner.
The history of Compass Boats has been very long since the late 1960s when the two brothers, Dimitris and Markos Samouchos, with unwavering love for the object, decided to set up a shipbuilding and trading company in Athens.
So, the two youngsters, driven by their passion for sailing and the world of the sea, began producing Compass 14 and 15. The success was immediate and the company began to enrich its range with new models, as well as extends to other activities such as imports of marine accessories and outboard engines.
Soon the increased production made it imperative to transfer the plant to a larger area and thus it was transferred to new facilities in the north of Attica. Production has been steadily increasing and more and more models have been added to the range such as 530, 490 and 426, making Compass Boats one of the leading and most famous boatbuilding companies in Greece.
In addition to this, the company, apart from its commercial activity, started to operate in other sectors as well. He started to participate and organize high speed boat races, and Dimitris Samouchos together with other builders of the time founded SEKAPLAS, the association of Greek shipbuilders, in which he has been in charge of the General Secretary for many years.
In the late 1970s, the company began to export its vessels to other European countries, always placing emphasis and priority on the robustness of construction in its intelligent design and the impeccable after-sales service to its customers. In Greece, the sales network was expanded to 4 key points of sale in Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos and Patras.
At the threshold of the new century, Compass Boats goes into the new generation and the long successful course continues to this day, even more dynamically with new designs and modern production methods, while maintaining tradition, attention to detail and excellent customer service .
Come with us, experience the experience, and become a member of the ever-growing Compass Boats family.
FROM THE BEAUTIFUL SHORES OF FINLAND
Grandezza boats are built in the picturesque seaside town of Kokkola, on the western coast of Finland by the beautiful Gulf of Bothnia. We are proud to be a part of the strong boat building and seafaring heritage of our charming region. Today we have three active boat yards in the area where all our boats are designed and built.
The greater Kokkola region is considered as the birthplace of the Finnish boat building tradition. To this day, the majority of the country’s boat building industry operates in the area. This age-old, skilled tradition is reflected in the ambition that our boat builders have for their craft, resulting in the uncompromised quality and design of Grandezza.
The proximity of the untamed sea and the versatile conditions of the vast northern archipelago have set a high standard for the quality and comfort of Grandezza. The Nordic archipelago and seasonal weather changes work as an unforgiving testing and developing environment for our boats. Thanks to our challenging proving grounds, every Grandezza boat is designed and built to provide our customers with comfortable and prestigious moments at sea – regardless of the conditions.
Our company was founded in 1972 by Mr. Heinz Rigal and is now in its second generation in the possession of his family. The management took over Christian and Alexandra Rigal several years ago.On an operating area (office, warehouse and showroom) of approx. 4,000 m2, our goods are stored, presented, packed and shipped to many EU countries. Our crew consists of 25 competent employees, from the circumnavigator to the logistics specialist, who are always ready to provide our customers with expert advice and assistance.
The company began selling rope, pods and sailboat liners, but over the decades, the range of products that you will find here on the Internet has grown. The target group for the sale of our products is the marine and boat trade, the camping industry and the fishing trade. 60% of our products are mainly exported to the European Union, especially to our new southern and eastern EU member states.
The most important export goods are our "Allroundmarin" inflatable boats, MINN KOTA electric outboard engines and HUMMINBIRD fishfinder. Of course, many other products and the complete range of accessories are also included. In Germany, for example, which is also a very important and large market for us, several sales representatives look after specialist retailers. For example, our own training and demonstration centers, which you will find on our homepage, have been installed here. Also a repair shop for our "Allroundmarin" inflatable boats and for our MINN KOTA electric outboard motor is available for about 30 years, where also spare parts for old engines which were delivered eg 15 years ago, are available. Nobody makes it that easy for us!
Visionary boat designer and founder of Saxdor Yachts, Sakari Mattila, previously founded four successful and internationally-awarded boat brands: Axopar, Paragon, XO-boats, and Aquador. Throughout his remarkable career, Mattila has had the role of lead strategist and original designer for each of these much loved brands.