Born and bred on the island of Åland, between Finland and Sweden, Peter Nikula is a boat designer and engineer with experience in plumbing and the construction of large vessels. His wife, Maria, has a background in marketing, sales and business development. When the couple set out to start their own business, the choice seemed obvious. “Peter has great expertise in welding technology and materials while I’m a true entrepreneur. We simply took our skills and experience and applied them to our shared passion for boats and the archipelago,” says Maria.“The first boats we made were boats we needed ourselves and boats that would suit our lifestyle.” And the name? “We took our surname and flipped it!”