Håkan Södergren started designing in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was soon one of Scandinavia’s leading Yacht Designers. His reputation is for combining beauty and performance in state-of-the art yacht designs. His designs for Finngulf Yachts are built in Pohjankuru, Finnland and have been enormously successful with the production of hundreds of boats. The Finngulf 391, although light in weight through use of state-of-the art design and building materials, was built for the severe North Sea conditions and was sold mostly in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Triptych is hull number 25 of 50 Finngulf 391s. A rare breed indeed.
Finngulf is among the best of Finland´s boatyards. The company offers a fleet of high-quality, fast
and exceptionally seaworthy "solid performance cruisers" with modern and streamlined design. The
Finngulf boatyard is situated in Pohjankuru, an hour from the Helsinki international airport.
When we lost our mast in the Gulf Stream I telephoned Anders Kurtén, managing director of Finngulf in Finnland for advice and he told me his personal yacht was the self-same model as Triptych. He was COO before he became Managing Director so he knows a little about sail-boats!
As the vessel was built in Finnland prior to 1998 it's CE exempt.