Every other year Finland’s island-strewn Archipelago plays host to the country’s latest boat designs
Sarins Boats has been around for many years making island hoppers and dayboats for the Scandinavian markets. However, it’s now moving into the serious cruising market with its appropriately named Minor 36 Offshore.
Tough commercial styling owes more than a nod to the Botnia Targa range, but on board it’s a more contemporary beast. An aft door to the asymmetric wheelhouse supplements the two sliding side doors giving direct access from the high-sided cockpit.
Inside, a long galley to port faces an L-shaped saloon dinette and further forwards a pair of serious-looking wraparound bucket seats face a solid slab of helm to starboard, with a matching third seat adjacent to port.
The big wheel has a steering knob, the whole wheel and dash tilts depending on whether the helmsman wishes to sit or stand, and a massive sliding roof section opens this area up to the fresh air.
Top Speed: 40 knots
Beam: 11ft 10in (3.6m)
Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D6-370