Written by Catamaran Guru
What happens when a sailor (from birth) becomes a scientist? Innovation in sailing! Patrik Swanljung, a native of Finland, was born into a sailing and boating family. After receiving his Ph.D. in science from the Royal University of Stockholm, he embarked on a medical technology career for 30 years. In 2001, he leapt at the chance to found Aurinco and apply his scientific mind to technology for sailing, his first love. He holds patents for several solar-related inventions. But bringing solar (both electric and thermal) to sailboats was a boon to all sailors who wanted to enjoy:
Patrik and his colleagues, including a few family members, build the high efficiency solar panels in a state-of-the-art production facility in the Pacific Northwest. The facility is located on a peninsula about halfway between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia in beautiful, maritime-focused Anacortes, WA.
If you are in Anacortes, WA, you can visit them at:
9117 Molly Lane, Unit 108
(Postal Address: 1607 25th St)
Anacortes, WA 98221 (USA)
Phone: (877) 433-8640 • (360) 299-8510
Fax (360) 230 2360
Email: info (at) aurinco.com
Find an Aurinco authorized dealer near you.
Solar panels make any sailor's life easier whether you are a weekender, cruiser, or liveaboard. What do you think?