Ship propeller manufacturer Berg Propulsion is a big supporter of sailing; not only did they drop millions on the Puma program, but they are also a big supporter of the Swedish Olympic sailing team. They also bought themselves a pretty cool present for the 100th anniversary of the company last month; a brand new carbo-licious Marstrom M32 cat that is already serving as a corporate morale and hospitality tool, and it’s parked next to Mar Mostro near the company’s campus on Sweden’s rocky and beautiful West coast.
Last weekend they hosted Olympic Gold medalists Freddy Lööf and Max Salminen along with coach Mark Ivey and navigator Mikael Björndal aboard the M32 Powered By Berg, and the stars of the Star class unsurprisingly pushed things hard enough to go into a full forward roll in 25 knots of breeze. The boat and sailors were unharmed, but we’re told they couldn’t stop laughing.
Stay tuned for our one-hour video Innerview with Mark and Freddy, which we expect to post tomorrow night if Clean can figure out how to turn on his computer.