We are a Norwegian motorboat manufacturer known for our modern craftsmanship, motorboat longevity and impeccable designs. Over four decades have passed since the first Marex motorboat was launched in Norway. The original Marex boatyard was established in 1973 in Grimstad, a small town on the south coast of Norway. The founder of Marex and General Manager for over 20 years was Eyvin Aalrud. Soon after being established Marex boatyard become a success thanks to the farsightedness of Eyvin. 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 two sons of the founder – 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, with its’ dealer network spanning all over the world. Marex is known all over Europe for its’ modern craftsmanship, longevity and design. The proof of this is all the International Awards and Commendations Marex has received over the last decade in the national and international arena.
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 220 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.
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.
Marex has some of the boat industries’ highest second hand values. This has not been achieved overnight, but by very clear long term goals and feedback from our owner community. Marex puts great effort into testing the boats, before delivering them to our customers. All Marex boats are tested on water before they leave the factory. Very few producers do. We also have developed systems that enable us to ensure our customer’s satisfaction throughout their time as a member of the Marex family.
Boat testing enables us to check all the onboard components through a comprehensive one-hundred-point audit; the electronic system, engine, heating system, lighting, navigation and so on. This process eliminates any chance of production errors. The testing team is responsible for reporting all faults to the team leader in the production line. Through this procedure the causes of errors are analysed and eliminated refining the whole production process. By doing this prior to the 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 46 years, has given us a solid reputation on the used boat market. People pay for quality – perhaps especially on the used market. Marex boats keep their second-hand value better than most of our esteemed competitors. That is perhaps why many of our customers are “regulars” for repeat business. Many of them grow with us together, and switch to the latest model in the full knowledge that they get one of the market’s safest and modern boats. Welcome to the world of Marex boats !