Who we are

Göran Rutgerson grew up racing in the sailing metropolis of Marstrand on the Swedish west coast. It was here he made made his first sail fittings in his father’s garage already as a teenager, and it was here he eventually founded his company Rutgerson Marin AB in 1976.

As a professional sailor and engineer, Göran saw that there was a great demand for more efficient and user-friendly sail fittings for sail makers and boat owners. He developed a number of products, such as the Super Ring, which he tested while racing. When these products were introduced to the market they revolutionized the way sails were made all over the world. Long time-demanding processes were replaced by more time-efficient ways to produce sails on a more industrial level.

Today, 40 years later, Rutgerson is one of the leading manufacturer within sail- and deck hardware, and continue to develop new innovative and user-friendly yacht equipment for boat owners, boat builders and sail makers around the world. The company is now run by Görans daughter Charlotte Rutgerson and all Rutgerson’s products are made in Marstrand as they always have.

Our values

Innovation: Developing/inventing products that bring something new to the market and add value to the customer.

Performance: Rutgerson's products have high performance, they can withstand high loads compared to competing solutions on the market and last for many years, at least 10 years of regular use. Manufacturing takes place in Sweden using high-quality raw materials and modern manufacturing processes. Technical knowledge and experience ensure the highest possible quality of Rutgerson's products.

Flexibility: All of the company's processes and departments take place in the same property in Marstrand, which means short lead times in production and product development. We are good at quickly adapting our business to new market and customer requirements.

Our presence around the world