Today, the 29th of April 2016, Per Andersson is getting retired after 44 years as an employee for Hallberg-Rassy. Per started his career in the past Rassy’s Båtbyggeri in Kungsviken 1972.
At first, he built the Misil II, a yellow 24 footer. Per remembers that some of the boats had a heater in the shape of a fireplace that was built into a sheet metal socket in the main bulkhead, equipped with a chimney that reached up to deck. It was heated with wood and cones. In the beginning, the Misil had no engine at all, but later an outboard motor was used. In the end production of the Misil, finally an inboard engine also became an option.
In 1973, there was a live broadcast from the yard by the Swedish Radio program “Skivor till kaffet” by Sven-Bertil Perrolf, a famous radio voice in Sweden. That was a really big happening!
In the beginning of his loyal career, Per got a salary of SEK 15 (around 1.60 Euro) pro hour. Over the years, Per has been working as both a carpenter and a varnisher, and he has also been laying the beautiful teak on deck. Per has got on well with his work thrugh all the years.