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J.P. Morgan Asset Management extends its title sponsorship of Round the Island Race

January 08, 2014

The Cowes-based Island Sailing Club (ISC) has announced that the title sponsorship of the legendary Round the Island Race will continue to reside with J.P. Morgan Asset Management for a further two-year period up to and including 2016.

John Dudley

John Dudley, Commodore of the Island Sailing Club, with Sir Ben Ainslie at the London Boat Show for today's announcement of J.P. Morgan Asset Management's continuation of its Race title sponsorship up to and including 2016. Photo: onEdition.

The Island Sailing Club, organisers of this most famous annual one-day Round the Island Race that was first held in 1931 and comprises a 50nm course around the Isle of Wight held each June, has enjoyed an enduring and constantly evolving relationship with J.P. Morgan.

The announcement took place at the London Boat Show on the J.P. Morgan BAR AC45 stand, exhibiting the very boat which broke the Race Multihull record last year. In addition to the Race sponsorship continuation, J.P. Morgan has cemented its commitment to the sport of sailing by announcing title sponsorship of Sir Ben Ainslie and his team BAR in the Extreme Sailing Series 2014.  Jasper Berens, Head of UK Funds Business at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, said:

“We’re delighted to announce our title sponsorship of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race will continue for a further two years, to include 2015 and 2016. We’ve been involved in sailing for the last decade as title sponsor of the Race and we are also into our eighth year as title sponsor of Sir Ben Ainslie, which includes sponsoring his entry into the Extreme Sailing Series 2014 with his team J.P. Morgan BAR, so today’s announcements further confirms our commitment to the sport.

“J.P. Morgan’s involvement in sailing continues to be thoroughly rewarding, not just in terms of our brand but also in helping us connect with our existing and potential clients. To be involved in an event like the Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, with the best sailors in the world competing alongside amateurs is an honour and we hope our support can make the event a great success.”

In response, the Commodore of the ISC, John Dudley, speaking on behalf of the entire Race management team said: “This Race, the largest of its kind in the world, continues to evolve under the ISC’s stewardship. However, with J.P. Morgan Asset Management, we have been fortunate to work hand in hand with a Title Sponsor and our Race Partners who fully support and help us launch new initiatives.”

Dudley continued, “Over the past nine years of J.P. Morgan’s sponsorship, the Round the Island Race has developed beyond everyone’s expectations with new technological initiatives being introduced, alongside fundamental improvements such as the provision of free water taxis to ferry competitors from berth to boat and back. We have also been fortunate to enjoy hosting Sir Ben Ainslie, also sponsored by J.P. Morgan, and the Race media coverage has broadened as a result. We enjoy working with J.P. Morgan’s team for the benefit of everyone associated with the Race.”

The global profile of the Round the Island Race has also been significantly enhanced as tracking and EventTV, the live Blog and ‘as live’ imagery from the race course has bought the Race to life for armchair spectators around the world.

Entries are open!

The first entry recorded for the 2014 Race was from Simon King with Aurora, a Jeanneau 36i. Simon is a sailing school principal and RYA instructor but keeps the Race weekend free to sail with his mates on a “boys weekend”.  It is one of the sailing highlights that he most looks forward to during the year.  “The ‘boys’ really enjoy the whole weekend and are staggered at how well the race is run,” commented Simon.

Meanwhile, the winner of the ISC’s December prize draw for a free entry to the 2014 Race is Vicky Williams and her vessel, a Challenge 72 Challenge Wales.  On Race day they will be sailing with disadvantaged young people.

To be part of the exciting on-water action on Saturday 21st June and benefit from the early bird entry fee for the 2014 Race you need to enter online by midnight on February 1st, after which the Standard entry fee applies until midnight on Saturday 7th June.

The Island Sailing Club is grateful for the continued support of the Race Title Sponsor, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and the Race Partners for 2014: Dream Yacht Charter, Haven Knox-Johnston, Henri Lloyd, Nautica Watches, Old Pulteney Whisky, Raymarine, Red Funnel, Volvo Car UK.

The Official Charity for 2014 is the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. The 2014 Race strapline is ‘A Race for All’. Simply tweet pre-Race and weekend Race news using the hashtag #raceforall and Race sponsor J.P. Morgan will donate £1 per tweet to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) to open tomorrow

January 08, 2014

The heat is on and all are preparing for this year’s Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), set to open tomorrow, on Thursday, January 9. All of the major dealers as well as brokers in Thailand and the region are busy juggling yachts into position for what is expected to be an amazing in water display.

Superyacht Azimut 105 - the largest vessel to be displayed at PIMEX 2014 - Image Courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Superyacht Azimut 105 - the largest vessel to be displayed at PIMEX 2014 - Image Courtesy of Azimut Yachts

9th — 12th January 2014 at The Royal Phuket Marina

Entry is Free, From 12:00 to 20:00
(Except Sunday 11:00 to 17:00)

From Ribs to Superyachts There Will Be a Boat in Your Budget

Two entries are above the official designation of 100 ft to be termed Superyachts and there are a number in the 75-100 ft range. More modest yachts, power and sail, make up the list and there is something for all to enjoy

Biggest Boat In The Show: Azimut 105 yacht

Bering 60″
Carenlunga 21
Silvercraft 36

Inside The Hall: Marine and More

The Hall is now finalised and the exhibitors will be keen to demonstrate all kinds of gizmos and gadgets.

Charter agents and equipment and services suppliers have reserved prime indoor space. Already confirmed are South East Asia Sales and Service, Butchart Marine Services, Marina Systems International, Toyobo Thailand, Stauff Thailand, Raymarine, Boatshed, Volvo, QBE Marine Insurance, Helicam, Five Star Cruises, Asia Marine, Elite Yachting and Seiwa from Italy, along with an Italian delegation of companies together with the Italian Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Partnering with SMART Property – the region’s leading luxury property shows – a number of regional and international investment opportunities will be showing in the Hall, including Knight Knox, Megaworld, Rightmove Pattaya and Hamilton Grand who will be joined by Net Estates from Prachuab Kirikhan and Vista Del Mar and RPM La Reserve from the island.

For home owners looking for some original and unique wall hangings artist Richard Skene will be on hand to display his modern art with a Thai theme.

In The News

Junior Race Week 2013 – Why not come to the boat show for Children’s Day?

For those already on the island tune in to 91.5 Phuket FM radio to hear live and recorded interviews with the top dealers and brokers and they will also be promoting Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race and Junior Race Week for 2014.

For visitors with local or regional businesses a full line up of media partners including property, lifestyle and marine publications will be on hand to discuss promotional opportunities.

Win A Flight Above Phuket

All registered visitors have the chance to win a scenic flight over Phuket sponsored by our local media partner Phuket Gazette and Phuket Airpark. One flight will be drawn out every day.

Enjoy The Day

Brazil Luxury Yacht Holiday: Recife – the Venice of Brazil

January 08, 2014

Escape the long and dreary winter this year by chartering a luxury yacht for a Brazil luxury yacht holiday. One of the many exciting and vibrant places to visit is Recife, also known as the Venice of Brazil. The almost perfect weather means that Recife enjoys year round sun with a near absence of any harsh weather extremes and an average temperature of 25 degrees centigrade.  This makes this coastal city a great choice for a winter sun vacation and in 2014 the locals and visitors alike will be sure to come across some renowned footballers and their respective WAGs enjoying a caipirinha or three on the cities’ famous Boa Viagem beach front.

Image credit to The Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur)

Image credit to The Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur)

Known as the ‘Venice of Brazil’ Recife is a city of water; from the long stretches of beautiful sandy beaches to the water ways dissecting the city it is difficult to escape the water when you visit. One of the best ways to take in this city is to take a boat trip along the Capibaribe River and soak up the beautiful architecture, the traditional rhythmic music that seems to constantly resonate around the streets and the general hustle and bustle going on around you.

Location

Recife is Brazil’s fifth largest city and is the capital of the State of Pernambuco.  Nestled in the heart of North East Brazil Recife is an up and coming holiday hot spot and not just because of the excitement building around the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Image credit to The Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur)

Image credit to The Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur)

Football

Recife has already acted as a World Cup host city in 1950 but the 2014 World Cup matches will be played in the brand new £152 million Pernambuco Arena which is a benchmark in sustainable development for Brazil.  If you can’t wait until the World Cup, Recife has a very strong footballing tradition and you can catch either Santa Cruz or Nautico playing in their local stadiums for a taste of Brazilian football spirit.

Culture

The beautiful colonial town on Olinda, now considered a district of Recife, provides a laid-back alternative to the hustle and bustle of central Recife.  A maze of cobbled streets with white churches, pastel buildings and leafy squares Olinda is a picture perfect location to while away a lazy afternoon. In 1982 Olinda was designated a UNESCO cultural heritage site and has both retained its colonial feel and adopted a bohemian feel with a varied arts and culture scene.

Image credit to The Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur)

Image credit to The Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur)

Other top Winter sun breaks in Brazil

Fernando de Noronha – Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago 545 kms off the coast of Recife, made up of 21 islands, in an area of 26 kms². This island is a paradise for yacht charterers, with plenty of surfing and underwater diving sites. Divided into a National Marine Park and an Environmental Protection Area, visitor numbers are restricted so booking in advance is essential.

Trancoso – This sleepy fishing village has quickly become the most chic of Brazilian holiday destinations. The beautiful beaches are just the start of the appeal of Trancoso a destination which now attracts the international jet-set and some of the best restaurants outside of Rio and Sao Paulo.  Luxury shops and pousadas have sprung up but importantly Trancoso still maintains a quaint low-key atmosphere where locals and tourists mingle and enjoy each other’s company.

Porto de Galinhas – Pernambuco State offers a beautiful long coastline, surrounded by reefs, crystal clear waters and palm groves, which are best visited on rafts and off-road vehicles. One of the main resorts is Porto de Galinhas, a sophisticated resort with luxury hotels and an internationally famous book fair, Fliporto.

Paraty – Paraty is one of Brazil’s prettiest colonial towns and is located in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Filled with small boutique shops and art galleries Paraty has a bohemian atmosphere as well as being a traditional fishing village. Paraty retains an intimate feel with small cobbled streets and beautifully preserved building facades.  The streets come alive at night as the small bars and restaurants fill up with both locals and tourists spill out onto tables on the street.

For more information on Brazil yacht charter and the full list of yachts available in this area, please contact our professional charter brokers here.

Sale of Oceanic – Canados 90′ motor yacht hull #1

January 08, 2014

Cantiere Navale di Ostia – Canados, an Italian builder of the exciting new line of yachts called ‘Oceanic Yachts’, is delighted to announce that the Oceanic Yachts 90′ motor yacht hull #1 has been sold. The first Oceanic 90′ yacht will be introduced at the Cannes Boat Show 2014.

Oceanic - Canados 90' superyacht Hull no. 1

Oceanic - Canados 90' superyacht Hull no. 1

Oceanic 90’ – Hull # 1
The first Oceanic 90′ yacht in its standard version has already been sold and is due to be delivered in June 2014. Amongst the amenities offered by this first yacht is an upper deck owner’s suite with private terrace, while a VIP plus two guest cabins are located on the lower deck.

The interior decoration is a result of a study undertaken by the Canados in-house design studio in conjunction with the Owner. The primary timbers used throughout will consist of limed oak, Macassar Ebony, Wengé, lacquered wood and bamboo floors.

Oceanic - Canados 90' luxury yacht Hull no. 1 - aft view

Oceanic - Canados 90' luxury yacht Hull no. 1 - aft view

The convertible aft deck, with modular bridge, will stow a 6.50m tender plus a QuadJet while two personal water-crafts will be stored in the transom garage.

The engine room will be buffered from the lower deck guest cabins by the vast crew quarters and Boffi manufactured galley.

First Oceanic 90' Yacht - Main Saloon

First Oceanic 90' Yacht - Main Saloon

As the entire Oceanic Yachts production – OY 90 superyacht hull #1 maintains the brand-new philosophy whose main features are: extended outdoor and indoor living volumes, ability to carry large toys and tenders, high performance and ability to navigate at economic speed with low fuel consumption, resulting in reduced overall operating costs.

“DiElec”mode. The option offered on the 90′ (and the 140′ as well) is the “DiElec” model – which stands for Diesel-Electric propulsion – is a true innovation of the Oceanic range. In this version, the 90′ can run either on its two Caterpillar engines for speeds up to 28 knots or, alternately, on its two electric motors powered by generators.

First Oceanic 90' superyacht - Owners Cabin

First Oceanic 90' superyacht - Owners Cabin

Short Specifications of Oceanic – Canados 90′ STS

Length Over All : 27.80 mt / 91’2”
Length Waterline : 22.75 mt / 74’8”
Max. Beam : 7.00 mt. / 23’
Cruising Speed : 23 Knots
Max. Speed : 27 Knots
Engines : Twin CAT C32 Acert 1,950 hp
Range at Cruising Speed : 450 NM
Max. Tender Size : 6.50 Jet mt / 21’4”
Draf : 2.00 mt / 6’6”
Clearance : 9.10 mt / 29’10”
Fuel Capacity : 11.200 lt. / 2.958 US Gallons
Black water tank : 800 lt. / 211 US Gallons
Grey water tank : 700 lt. / 184 US Gallons
Water Capacity. : 2.000 lt. /528 US Gallons
Guest Cabins : 2 guest + 1 VIP
Owner’s Suite : Private upper deck
Crew : 3 to 4 in 2 cabins

New 32m sailing yacht 3200P under construction at Jongert

January 08, 2014

Jongert Yachts in the Netherlands is currently working on the new 32-metre sailing yacht 3200P. Scheduled for delivery in 2015, superyacht 3200P is the first of the new range of performance yachts that mix up stylish design, excellent performance levels, as well as the distinctive Jongert standards of comfort and quality. The performance line will eventually be consisting of a 28, 32, 36 and 40 meter models.

Rendering of Jongert 3200P Yacht

Rendering of Jongert 3200P Yacht

Evolved from the Jongert Modern Line, the Performance Line is an exciting performance addition to the Jongert range. The exceptionally sleek lines of these distinguished super yachts are sure to steal the hearts of future owners, while the underlying design is also created to lead the way in regatta courses, whichever you choose. With a Performance Line yacht you can circumnavigate the world and win races along the way… The Jongert way!

Jongert 3200P superyacht running

Jongert 3200P superyacht running

Successful design studio Rhoades Young, which has been involved in many of world’s most successful projects in recent years, is responsible for the exterior and interior design of luxury yacht 3200P. The hull lines are drawn by Doug Peterson, one of the world’s foremost designers with an impressive portfolio and a long and highly successful history of working with Jongert.

Jongert sailing yacht 3200P - Wheelhouse

Jongert sailing yacht 3200P - Wheelhouse

Jongert luxury yacht 3200P - Wheelhouse

Jongert luxury yacht 3200P - Wheelhouse

Ingenious innovations
The Jongert 3200P yacht is packed with sophisticated innovations: With a lifting keel and performance-oriented hull shape these yachts have the potential to excel at every super yacht regatta. Or enjoy breath-taking views with the 360 degree Panoramic outlook from the wheelhouse. Wake up to stunning views in the master stateroom of the yacht, with direct access to a private beach platform. The ingenious transformer provides safe and easy access to shore while it also functions as a swimming platform. The fore ship pool and aft deck seating arrangements ensure exquisitely high comfort standards.

Jongert 3200P Yacht - Owners cabin

Jongert 3200P Yacht - Owners cabin

Jongert superyacht 3200P - Owners cabin

Jongert superyacht 3200P - Owners cabin

Interior Design
The New York apartment-feel, tailored to the individual. Textured woods, leather paneling and soft furnishings create a crisp and clean aesthetic. The Jongert 3200P superyacht is all about style. Your style.

Jongert 3200P Yacht under construction

Jongert 3200P Yacht under construction

Jongert 3200P superyacht in build

Jongert 3200P superyacht in build

The layout of the 3200P yacht includes a full-beam owner’s suite featuring an aft-facing bed that provides stunning views to the horizon and gives access to a private beach deck. Symmetrical guest cabins and an open plan lower saloon and dining area, with room for a third guest cabin. The open plan layout of the deck saloon with large glass doors provides instant access to the cockpit. All the spaces fuse into one large and spacious area. Full of natural light.

Jongert 3200P Yacht - Profile deck

Jongert 3200P Yacht - Profile deck

Designer Jonathan Rhoades comments: Rhoades Young Design are delighted to be working with the prestigious Jongert shipyard on the launch of their impressive new range of performance sailing yachts.

A highlight of the design is the large amount of glass area which increases the interaction between the inside and outside of the yacht, exemplified by the full-beam Owners Suite which opens onto the large aft beach deck via large glass doors.  An assortment of exterior seating locations also enables a variety of experiences to be enjoyed whilst on-board, be it dining in the main cockpit, navigating from the helm stations or relaxing on the aft-beach deck, yachts of the Jongert Performance line provides for every occasion.”

A comprehensive video featuring a 3D animation of both interior and exterior of the new Jongert superyacht 3200P plus a spectacular construction timelapse can be found here.

Technical Specifications of Jongert 3200P Yacht

Delivery: 2015
Category: Performance
Type of yacht: 3200P
Length over all (m): 32
Beam (moulded): 7.87
Draft: 4.00 – 6.00
Displacement: 97.55 tons at light ship
Main Engine: Yanmar
Speed: 12.6 knots hull speed
Rig: Sloop
Naval Architect: Doug Peterson
Designer: Rhoades Young
Interior Design: Rhoades Young
Hull material: Alustar®
Superstructure Material: Aluminium
Masts: Carbon
Booms: Carbon
Main Sail: 292 m2
Jib: 250 m2
Code Zero: 463 m2
Staysail: 109 m2
Gennaker: 731 m2

Below is a selection of the superb charter yachts built by Jongert.

New website launched by Hakvoort Shipyard

January 08, 2014

The prestigious Dutch maker of custom built motor yachts and sailing yachts of up to 65m in length, Hakvoort Shipyard, has recently launched a new website. The website has been redesigned to improve user friendliness as well as appeal.

New website launched by Hakvoort Shipyard

New website launched by Hakvoort Shipyard

In addition to the changed design and layout of the pages, new functions like the Hakvoort Facebook page have been implemented in this version.

Below is a choice of the oustanding charter yachts built by Hakvoort.

Williams Performance Tenders Receives Judges’ Special Award at 2014 Motor Boat Awards

January 08, 2014

Williams Performance Tenders, the world-renowned UK jet tender specialist, was honoured with the coveted Judges’ Special Award at the 2014 Motor Boat Awards. The Awards ceremony took place at the Landmark Hotel in London, on Monday night.

Williams

Hosted by Motor Boat & Yachting, Motor Boats Monthly and YBW, and sponsored by Pantaenius, the 2014 Motor Boat Awards were the result of rigorous testing by the magazines’ independent technical experts, with awards judged solely on the boats’ design, ability and value for money in their chosen market place.

Williams’ latest Dieseljet model, the 625, was nominated in the starterboat category following testing last year that praised its ‘electrifying’ performance. Despite missing out on the category award, judges were so impressed that they chose Williams for the honour of the Judges’ Special Award.

Mathew Hornsby, Sales Director at Williams Performance Tenders, said:
“We were very proud to receive the Judges’ Special Award at the Motor Boat Awards. We consistently strive to achieve the highest levels of quality and service that we can, so it’s fantastic to have that recognised by industry experts.”

Economic output of $597 million generated by Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show 2013 in Florida

January 08, 2014

The Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® 2013 generated an amazing economic output of $597 million in Florida, as a result of out-of-state purchases as well as expenditures at the event and supported 6,592 full-time jobs, as stated in an economic impact analysis, released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The 2013 Miami International Boat Show was held from February 14-18, attended by 102,118 visitors from all over the world. This is the first study of its kind in nearly a decade.

Miami Show

Prepared by Thomas J. Murray & Associates, Inc., the study assessed the economic impact of the annual five-day event on Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, as well as the state of Florida. Total estimated sales by Florida companies during the 2013 Miami International Boat Show reached $312.2 million, and total excise and sales tax generated within Florida as a result of the show was $30.4 million.

“The results of the new study illustrate the show’s significant impact not only on South Florida’s local economy but to the entire state and recreational boating industry,” said Cathy Rick-Joule, show manager and vice president, NMMA. “The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show continues to be a mainstay for dealers and manufacturers, which enables them to showcase their products before an international audience of serious buyers. It is one of the world’s premier boating events – a barometer for annual boat sales, a gathering of the newest and best products in recreational boating, and boost to our economy.”

Other key findings of the 2013 study

- Statewide in Florida, labor income impacts of $216.6 million were associated with the economic activity stemming from the boat show.
- 35% of boat show visitors were from outside of Florida.
- The average expenditure by out-of-town visitors (hotels, restaurants, retail spending, local transportation, etc.) at the show was $225.50 per day; while foreign attendees expended $302.69 per day. Such visitor expenditures totaled an estimated $63.6 million.
- 33% of exhibitors were Dade, Broward or Palm Beach county companies.
- 35% of exhibitors were from outside of Florida.
- Exhibitors expended $18.9 million on local goods and services, such as hotels, restaurants, retail and local transportation. Such expenditures were the beginning of economic impacts throughout the county, the region and state.

The 2014 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show takes place in Miami Beach Feb. 13-17, bringing more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from across the globe to three locations – Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center, and Miamarina at Bayside.

Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show by the numbers*

50: Number of exhibitors at the first Miami International Boat Show, held in 1941 under a tent at Miami’s Bayside Park
45,000: Average number of people working the Miami Boat Show, including exhibitors, contractors, facility staff, show employees, etc.
200,000: Estimated number of hotel rooms booked for the Miami Boat Show
110,000 +: Number of attendees expected in 2014
2.5 million sq. ft.: Gross amount of exhibition space at the Miami Beach Convention Center – the boat show uses all of it!
1 million sq. ft.: Amount of carpet used at the Miami Beach Convention Center for the boat show – enough to cover 20 football fields!
14 days: Length of time required for electricians to complete the show’s temporary power plant; a permanent installation with the same electrical requirements would require six months to build!

Recreational Boating in Florida*

Number of recreational boats: 865,287

84% power boats
11% PWCs
3% sailboats
2% other boats
Households per boat: 8.6
Recreational boating industry businesses: 5,539
Total boating jobs: 43,859
Total sales for new power boats, engines, trailers and accessories in 2012: $1.7 billion
Increase of 14.9% over 2011 retail sales
Ranks #1 in U.S.
Total boat registrations in 2012: 870,031
Decrease of 2.2% over 2011 state registrations
Ranks #1 in U.S.

*Source: NMMA

Motor Boat Award 2014 for Frauscher 1017 GT yacht tender

January 08, 2014

Built by the Austrian manufacturer Frauscher Shipyard, the lovely Frauscher 1017 GT yacht tender won the Motor Boat Award 2014 in the ‘Performance Boat’ category. According to the judges, Frauscher 1017 GT boat collected the top spot thanks to its “outstandingly fast, agile hull and outrageously beautiful design”.

Frauscher 1017 GT yacht tender at full speed

Frauscher 1017 GT yacht tender at full speed

Frauscher 1017 GT superyacht tender is the biggest Frauscher boat to date with ample space in the cabin. The engine room and the drives are fitted in the usual Frauscher professionalism. The underwater hull reduces drag during planing and maximizes speed. Extraordinary driving characteristics in the usual Frauscher manner are guaranteed.

Frauscher 1017 GT superyacht tender

Frauscher 1017 GT superyacht tender

But the Frauscher 1017 GT yacht tender is not only for speed freaks. The double Z-drive makes it easy to strand in a romantic cove. The custom-made anchor, the spacious foredeck as well as the sunbathing area at the rear invite for a sundowner and allow a relaxing break.

New Sunseeker 75 Yacht unveiled by James Corden at 2014 London Boat Show

January 08, 2014

Saturday, January 4, saw the UK actor and comedian James Corden officially open the Sunseeker stand at the currently running London International Boat Show 2014. James joined Sunseeker Founder and Group President Robert Braithwaite on stage, together with the amazing Elle and the Pocket Belles, who performed a medley of special tunes.

James Corden and Robert Braithwaite aboard Sunseeker 40M Yacht

Robert Braithwaite and James Corden aboard Sunseeker 40M Yacht

The Sunseeker stand opening was the talk of the show as visitors flocked to see James and the stunning new 75 Yacht for the first time.

James, who will host The Brits for the fifth time this February, said: “I am genuinely thrilled to be invited to join Sunseeker to launch their stand at London Boat Show”.

James Corden and Robert Braithwaite

James Corden and Robert Braithwaite at the 2014 London Boat Show

Sunseeker has been a part of The Brits since its move to the O2 and its yachts have been enjoyed by artists from Justin Timberlake to Take That & Robbie Williams on the River Thames during the show.

The new 75 Yacht has been crafted to perfection using the latest materials and techniques to create an outstanding yacht. It is this attention to detail that has made the Sunseeker 75 Yacht the star of the Show at London.

Official launch of Sunseeker 75 Yacht at the 2014 London Boat Show

Official launch of Sunseeker 75 Yacht at the 2014 London Boat Show

Below is a gallery for the luxurious charter yachts built by Sunseeker.