Flexofold develops, designs and manufactures low drag folding propellers for sailboats and multihull yachts.
The propellers are sold directly to boat builders as well as private boat owners worldwide.
Dedication and Experience
Our company was established in 1992. With more than 25 years of dedicated work, Flexofold is now one of the most experienced and largest manufacturers of folding propellers for sailboats. We're dedicated to providing the best possible products we can for our customers.
Flexofold is part of the Yanmar group
On December 1, 2017, Flexofold was acquired by Yanmar Marine International. However, Flexofold is still operating from the factory in Denmark, maintaining own distinct brand identity and remaining a Danish registered company
With Flexofold being part of the group, Yanmar Marine International further expands and strengthens its position in the recreational marine industry. Shiori Nagata, President of Yanmar Marine International (YMI) says: Flexofold is a great company and we are pleased that Flexofold is joining the Yanmar Group. Flexofold and Yanmar are both leaders and strong brands in their respective segments in the recreational marine industry. Together, we will be able to further expand and strenhthen our product offerings to sailboat builders, distributors and ultimately sailboat end-users."
Read more about Yanmar Marine international on www.yanmarmarine.com
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The first Flexofold Propeller was produced in 1993 and was quickly recognized as a superior product, but we at Flexofold were not satisfied with it and so we introduced a new blade shape in 1997.
The wider blade design and redistributed mass have improved both the forward and reverse performance in boats. In the same year, a 3-blade design was introduced using similar design parameters.
In 1998, an even lower drag Racing propeller was introduced. This was quickly adopted for boats like the Farr 40 where the absolute lowest drag and good performance under power is required.
In 2008, three new 4-blade propellers were included in the wide product range, expanding our inventory and allowing for new possibilities.
In 2016, our most advanced propeller yet —the 2-blade Composite propeller— was introduced
Our original goal at Flexofold was to design and sell the best folding propellers we can at competitive price points. Because of this dedication to our product, Flexofold propellers are now used as part of the original equipment in an increasing number of boatyards; including Beneteau, Dehler, Elan, Grand Soleil, Hanse, J-Boats, Malö, Najad, Swan, X-Yachts and many more
Made in Denmark
All Flexofold propellers are designed and manufactured in Denmark in our single-purpose factory, equipped with modern CNC equipment and robot technology.
Due to our flexible production setup, we are able to manufacture and ship worldwide within a few days. Take a sneak peak into our factory with this video:
We pride ourselves in direct contact and dialogue with our customers – shipyards and dedicated boat owners around the world.
This is why we can ensure that you get the right guidance and the best possible propeller solution for you and your sailboat.