Furlerboom in transition

FurlerBoom ApS, owned by Steen Kjølhede has produced the renowned furling boom for 19 years. During this period the company has experience a steady growth in the demand, but the last five years in particular, which has earned us a reward from Børsen, the Danish Financial Times.

FurlerBoom produces booms in fiberglass or carbon for boats between 38 and 68 foot. Our customers vary from the major shipyards in Europa to private owners, building a boat from scratch or simply optimizing.

In order to meet the growing demand, expansion was needed. From the 1st of November Jørn Nissen and Peter Westfal has joined forces with us and taken over a substantial part of the company, while FurlerBoom A/S will be moving the production to bigger facilities in Hedensted, Jutland by the 1st of January.

The new owners

Steen Kjølhede will continue as important part of the business, as well as taking a seat at the newly established board of directors. ”This is the perfect moment to add younger blood to the company. To be able to answer the continuous increase of the demand we need to ensure, that the work force and facilities are up to speed.

Jørn Nissen will be the new managing director. Jørn is originally trained in manufacturing, then 20 years as sales manager of various technical products. Lately he has invested in businesses, as well as being head of a major property company. Jørn was introduced to FurlerBoom, when he and his wife were looking for an aesthetic, smart and functional solution for their X-50. The choice was obvious - FurlerBoom.

Jørn Nissen has sailed his whole life, which has triggered an interest in good gear for boats. Jørn will be an essentail part af the daily operation and as well as the administration. He is eager to get started and look forward to meeting the suppliers and customers.

Peter Westfal has just left his job at North Sails, where he was in charge of sales in Jutland, a position he previously held at Elvstrøm Sails and Nordic Mast, giving Peter 20 years of experience in sail and rig, a part from the many hours he has spend sailing, since he first started in the Optimist. Peter will head of sales and production, but will also take part of the manufacturing, along with Jørn and the rest of the staff.

Peter Westfal ”We are really happy and excited about this opportunity to be a part of such a sound and well functioning company with such great potential. We are so pleased, that Steen will continue to be an important part of the day to day business, as it gives us the chance to gain from his vast knowledge and experience.”

While the existing product line will be continued, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce a new V-shaped version with a more sporty look, which will be launched with the brand new X-4.9 from X-Yachts.