More than four decades have passed since the first Marex boat was launched in Norway. The Marex shipyard was founded in 1973 in Grimstad, a small town on the south coast of Norway. The founder and managing director of Marex for over 20 years was Eyvin Aalrud. The Marex shipyard quickly became a success thanks to Eyvin Aalrud's foresight. During this time Marex has remained a family business, gradually becoming one of the most consistent European boat manufacturers in a very unpredictable business. Today the company is managed and run by his two sons Espen and Thomas. Both sons have been rooted in the boat industry since birth and have been driven by immense passion for boats and family business since taking over in 1989. This has been achieved through excellent leadership and consistent investment in advanced boat building techniques. Today Marex boats are stronger and bigger than ever and they are renowned throughout Europe for their quality, durability and resilience. The proof of this is all the prizes and awards Marex have won over the last decade at both national and international level.