Jack Craib's Rowboat Motor Information Site

Motor och Båtverkstäderna i Uppsala
Engine and Boat Works in Uppsala


The company was founded in 1906 by Janne Nyman, son of Anders Nyman, who previously started Nyman Workshops.

The engine is basically a copy of the Evinrude but used a self-ignition flywheel magneto. During the 1910s, MBV and Archimedes were the most significant manufacturers of outboard motors in Sweden.

Outboard motor production was started in 1913. Motors were produced and distributed a few years under many names, such as M.B.V., Meteor, Pilot, Prior, Setha, Perfect and Express.

All of them were very much “Swedish Evinrudes”.

Info from Stephan and Arne Lagerholm's site