Podlaskie. Fuelled by nature. - Sebastian Nietupski
Sebastian Nietupski

I live and work here


Kotniz was established over 40 years ago by Zdzisław Nietupski, Sebastian’s father. It produces accessories for the yachting industry. Kotniz’s products can be found on boats sailing all over the world under the colours of virtually every state.

Precision and quality

Kotniz brand claim is “the jeweller of marine hardware”. Their products are considered pieces of jewellery which can be “worn” by luxurious yachts all over the world. Kotniz accessories for motor and sailing boats are sold to individual customers as well as big shipyards, mainly from Germany, France and other European countries. Over 95% of total production is made for export.

From the film school in Łódź to the yachting business

Sebastian Nietupski, the CEO of Kotniz and the President of the Polish Chamber of Marine Industry and Water Sports, had graduated from the Film School in Łódź. He decided, however, to come back to his home town to take up the reins the company. He also attended Company Management post-graduate studies at the Leon Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw. Sebastian admits that his thorough and varied education often comes in handy when taking key business decisions.

Podlaskie, and then the whole world

Kotniz thrives on the success of private shipyards. The elements produced in Zaścianki near Białystok, sail on every ocean in the world. In 2017, as the representative of the yachting industry of the region, Sebastian Nietupski received the Ambassador of the Regional Economy Award.

Podlaskie is not an obvious place to run a business in the marine industry. And yet, it is here, that we get the best conditions to develop high quality products which sail on every sea in the world. We have first class professionals, great infrastructure and, most of all, extraordinary climate for business. My customers from many different countries, who come to see our factory, leave truly delighted with our hospitality, lifestyle and the family-like way of doing business. The easy ambiance of Podlaskie fosters development. It allows you to pursue your goals with ease of mind and cultivate your passion for improvement”.

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