The Scanmar boats were designed on the initiative of the Swedish designer Nils-Erik Olofsson. He designed the layout of the interiors of these boats, and the hulls were designed by Rolf Magnusson; the sole exception was the 25, which was designed by Bernt Andersson. The Swedish firm of Börjesson Brothers manufactured all Scanmar boats. There were six models of Scanmar boats manufactured from 1975 to 1991: the 25, 31, 33, 345, 35 and 40. There were plans for a Scanmar 37, but the company went out of business before these were ever built. Nils-Erik Olofsson In 1974 Olofsson designed the Compis which were built by the Börjesson Brothers.
Pelorus Yacht Sales This company started up in March of 1984 to import and market European-built sailboats, including the Scanmar line, to the American market. Its headquarters was in Hellertown, Pennsylvania but had its main sales office in Rock Hall, Maryland.