For each type of fouling and each on board, Yachticon has the ideal cleaner. Our top products in this area are the GRP Super Cleaners, anti-yellowing and our water line cleaner for the effortless cleaning of the underwater hull.
Our special impregnators reliably protect all surfaces against water and moisture. Together with our impregnators and our brush seam sealer our fabric water proofer spray is the best selling product when it is about protecting fabrics against moisture, dirt and mildew.
Our special teak cleaners and oils treat all teak surface effectively and ensure a long life of the wood. In addition to our excellent oils that are made specially made for teak wood, our range of products includes, of course, also wood oils and cleaners for all other types of wood.
Yachticon was founded in 1982 by Astrid Nagel. The company's first product was Aqua Clean for conserving drinking water. It originated from Herbert Nagel's idea (who imported candies and other treats for all of his life) to produce a liquid product that does not clump together like powder or is not as expensive as pills. Powder and pills had already been on the market at the time. A jump start came from the neighbour Dr. Winkelmann, a food chemist, who developed the formulation and from an editor of the "Bild Zeitung" who every now and then published small editorial articles on water conservation.
The first production then took place in the kitchen, later in the basement of the house. Three sales representatives were quickly found who continuously increased the sales of the product. The first small booths at the Hanseboot and boot trade fairs in Düsseldorf ensured, among other things, that the product became quickly known. The export has been an important main pillar of the company's history right from the beginning.
In 1992, Oliver Nagel entered the business after completing a successful training as a business economist at the Wirtschaftsakademie Hamburg. He had to decide between candies and boat care but the decisive factor then was his hobby - sailing. The office at the time was still in the home of his parents; a warehouse service supplier took care of the distribution. From the existing ten products, the number of products has grown continuously to more than 1000 products related to the care and maintenance of the boat. Our (old) company building in Norderstedt Glashütte In 1989, we moved the company to Norderstedt Glashütte. Here we moved into an office with a large warehouse on a 3500m² property. At the beginning the property housed several subtenants which over time all filed for bankruptcy. This suited us very well as the company grew with each year and required more space.
Since we again have run out of space, we will open our new company headquarters in 2016 in the same industrial park. On an area of 8600m² there will be approx. 5000m² of storage space and 1000m² of office space.