Hi Gisle, I hope I do the article justice and cover all main points and names. Feel free to edit where need be.
Article goes in to the history
of the industry on Orust which apparently had the tradition of locals being small-scale farmers in the summer and during winter, were wooden boat builders. Starts with Johannes Olsson and sons moving to the island in 1939 who began producing rowing boats. By the late 40's operations had evolved into primarily building motorboats. Johannes then designed and built a 20ft lapstrake sailboat which became popular for racing
in the west coast
Also goes into the endeavours of Harry Hallberg and Christoph Rassy and beginnings and growth of Najad
, Malo Yachts, Goteborg based Selden Mast
and Boat Sales International.
The aticle illustrates not only were they (and are) Artisans, but also clever at business by many moving into the use of fiberglass
, coming up with innovative design ideas, and all having a keen understanding of what the market is after.