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Multiple new yacht deliveries for Sunseeker London

August 22, 2014

This month saw Sunseeker London hand over four new yachts over 80 feet in length, following the sale of an 80 Sport Yacht, 115 Sport Yacht, 28 Metre Yacht and Predator 92 Sport yacht by the London sales team.

The gold-hulled Sunseeker 80 Sport Yacht “ALFA QUATTRO”

The gold-hulled Sunseeker 80 Sport Yacht “ALFA QUATTRO”

The Sunseeker 80 Sport Yacht “ALFA QUATTRO” was brokered by William Burns and was shipped to France with shipping providers Peters & May. The striking model has turned a few heads whilst at the Sunseeker International shipyard, with her gold hull wrap by Wild Group International creating a stir on social media.

Alongside the gold 80 Sport Yacht on the delivery ship were two other new Sunseekers, a second 80 Sport Yacht and a Manhattan 55, both of which were heading to the Mediterranean to be showcased at the next Cannes Yachting Festival.

In addition to “ALFA QUATTRO”, Sunseeker London have shipped a 80 Sport Yacht and a Manhattan 55 to France ahead of the Cannes Boat Show in September

In addition to “ALFA QUATTRO”, Sunseeker London have shipped a 80 Sport Yacht and a Manhattan 55 to France ahead of the Cannes Boat Show in September

Marking his second completion last month, William has also confirmed the sale of the Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht “NO 9”. Now in France with her full crew, “NO 9″ is currently at her home berth in Golfe Juan.

Sunseeker London has announced the sale and completion of the 115 Sport Yacht “NO 9″

Sunseeker London has announced the sale and completion of the 115 Sport Yacht “NO 9″

Christopher Head, Sales Director of Sunseeker London, has also confirmed the sale of a 28 Metre Yacht (example is charter yacht High Energy) and a Predator 92 Sport yacht. The Predator 92 Sport has undergone a major interior refit, making her a one-of-a-kind version of the Sunseeker sports model.

Sunseeker London also confirmed the sale of this Predator 92S, which has undergone a full interior refit to the owner’s taste

Sunseeker London also confirmed the sale of the Predator 92S yacht, which has undergone a full interior refit to the owner’s taste

In addition to sales by Sunseeker London, the last month saw a number of large yacht sales for the Sunseeker London Group as a whole, including a 40 Metre Yacht (example is motor yacht Jelana) by Sunseeker Poole and a 75 Yacht by Sunseeker Monaco.

Sunseeker Poole too confirmed the sale and delivery of the all-new 86 Yacht, which will make her premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival and Southampton Boat Show this September.

Sunseeker Poole sold the first 86 Yacht, which will be making it’s model debut at the Cannes and Southampton boat shows

Sunseeker Poole sold the first 86 Yacht, which will be making it’s model debut at the Cannes and Southampton boat shows

Not forgetting also hull #2 of the 101 Sport Yacht – a sister ship to superyacht Black Legend. Sold by Sunseeker France, the second 101 Sport Yacht passed her sea trials with flying colours in June, and is now berthed in St Raphael.

Sunseeker France also delivered the second 101 Sport Yacht

Sunseeker France also delivered the second 101 Sport Yacht

Together with the recent announcement of the new Custom 168 Sport Yacht design and the launch of the ’155 Yacht’ superyacht Blush by Sunseeker International, 2014 has proven a very exciting year for the shipyard and its distributors, and the Sunseeker London Group is looking forward to announcing further sales in the near future.

‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ motor yacht Hull #1 to make her world debut at 2014 Southampton Boat Show

August 19, 2014

The leading British luxury yacht builder, Sunseeker International, is proud to announce that the eagerly awaited ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ motor yacht Hull #1 will make her world premiere at the next Southampton Boat Show, running from September 12 to 21, 2014.

Rendering of the first Sunseeker 86 Yacht by Sunseeker International

Rendering of the first Sunseeker 86 Yacht by Sunseeker International

Sunseeker International will unveil the much talked about ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ superyacht Hull #1  to the world at Britain’s premier boat show, giving yacht lovers from across the globe the first sight of the sublime design and engineering found in the 86 Yacht.  This striking motoryacht joins an elite group of Sunseeker yachts on display at the Show and whilst its shares many of its traits with the other models in the Sunseeker range, the 86 Yacht certainly has some exciting characteristics of its own that make it stand out from the crowd.

A flawless design coupled with world-class engineering makes for thrilling and powerful performance, ensuring the ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ luxury yacht Hull #1 cuts a striking figure on the open water.  The streamlined profile of the yacht also means it offers the grace and agility often found in a much smaller yacht.

First Sunseeker 86 Yacht - Wheelhouse

First Sunseeker 86 Yacht - Wheelhouse

A Sunseeker yacht by its very nature is sleek and stylish but the layout of the ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ super yacht Hull #1 takes it to a new level.  Using only the finest materials and fabrics, this magnificent motoryacht exudes sophistication and luxury.  The stunning 86 Yacht boasts a four cabin arrangement accommodating up to eight guests.  However, it is the full beam master stateroom which is the focal point of the 86 Yacht’s accommodation courtesy of its first class finish.  In fact the Sunseeker interior design team has excelled in creating a tranquil and comfortable sanctuary.

What’s more, the latest addition to the Sunseeker family also offers extensive crew accommodation, allowing for up to four members of crew as standard.  The spacious theme continues in the galley, with the bar area not only offering a focal point, but also acting as the perfect location for entertaining.  While the expansive hull windows flood the cabin with light enhancing the expansive feel of the yacht.

First Sunseeker 86 Yacht - Saloon

First Sunseeker 86 Yacht - Saloon

If the interior of the ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ motor yacht Hull #1 embodies contemporary sophistication, then it is matched only by the yacht’s outdoor area.  The large flybridge area provides a beautiful open air space for entertaining and taking in the sights of the open water.  This vast area is so expansive it even offers the possibility of a spa tub.

However, what is truly special about the 86 Yacht is the exceptional use of space.  Every inch of the yacht has been carefully considered to give those onboard the optimal experience and this can be seen in the unique foldout seating on the transom, allowing guests to make the most of the space at all times.

While style is at the heart of the 86 Yacht it is equally matched by its performance; ultimately delivering the best of both worlds. The 86 Yacht certainly has pace achieving speeds of up to 30 knots.  Its advancements in engine technology also mean the 86 Yacht ha an increased fuel capacity, offering up to 1,500 nautical miles at 10 knots.

First Sunseeker 86 Yacht - Bar

First Sunseeker 86 Yacht - Bar

Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International commented: “The 86 Yacht is the epitome of the Sunseeker concept and innovation.  This class-leading yacht delivers on all fronts and we as a team are extremely proud to have designed and produced such a spectacular yacht.

“Built to thrill, the 86 Yacht is testament to the dedication and commitment of the team to create the ultimate performance yacht.”

The first Sunseeker 86 Yacht will make her world premiere at Southampton Boat Show from 12th to 21st September 2014.

Below is a choice of the exquisite charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

Note: Article supplied by the official Sunseeker Blog Book

Sunseeker Yachts to attend Sydney International Boat Show 2014

July 25, 2014

British shipyard, Sunseeker, will be attending the upcoming Sydney International Boat Show, showcasing a range of its beautiful motor yachts. Representing a phenomenal showcase of yachts, both debuts and older models, the event will be held amongst the spectacular scenery of Glebe Island and Cockle Bay Marina, both fantastic Sydney yacht holiday destinations, and will run from July 31 to August 4, 2014.

Sunseeker Predator 80 Yacht to be displayed at Sydney International Boat Show 2014

Sunseeker Predator 80 Yacht to be displayed at Sydney International Boat Show 2014

With the Sunseeker San Remo, superyacht Predator 80 and motor yacht Manhattan 55 showcasing for the first time in Sydney, visitors to this year’s Show are certainly in for a treat. What’s more, a few of Sunseeker’s most popular models such as the Manhattan 63 and Manhattan 73 yacht will also join the line-up giving guests the opportunity to see the impeccable styling intrinsic in the Manhattan family for themselves.

Sunseeker Manhattan 73 Yacht

Sunseeker Manhattan 73 Yacht

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

Steward McIntyre to step down as Managing Director of Sunseeker

July 22, 2014

UK luxury yacht builder, Sunseeker, has announced that, after five years’ service and having led the business through successive periods of ownership, Stewart McIntyre has confirmed his decision to step down as Managing Director. He will leave the Sunseeker Group at the end of this month, to pursue other interests.

Sunseeker logo

August 2013 saw Wanda Group acquire 91.81% of shares in Sunseeker International (Holdings) Limited (‘Sunseeker’). Wanda Group, owned by billionaire Wang Jianlin, who was named China’s richest person by Forbes Magazine in 2013, is a Beijing headquartered conglomerate, with strong footprints across China, Europe, as well as the US, operating mainly in four sectors, comprising commercial properties, culture and entertainments, luxury hotels and department stores. By 2013, the company had total assets of USD$62.8 bn and has been ambitious in global expansion in recent years.

To ensure the continuation of a strong management structure, Wanda Group has restated its commitment to the management and operations of Sunseeker Group and has formed a special Board Committee with responsibility for the selection and appointment of a new CEO for the Sunseeker Group. Sunseeker is also advanced with plans to appoint two independent non-executive directors to strengthen Sunseeker’s operating model and to bring further strategic expertise to the Sunseeker Board and thereby ensure the continued future success of Sunseeker’s business and its global brand.

Sunseeker 155 Yacht superyacht BLUSH

Sunseeker 155 Yacht superyacht BLUSH

In the interim, Wanda Group has endorsed the appointment of Robert Braithwaite CBE as Acting President of Sunseeker. Braithwaite, founder of Sunseeker, will now work alongside Sunseeker’s Executive Team and Wanda Group’s Post Merger Integration Team, who will manage the business, pending the appointment of a new CEO.

Chairman WANG Jianlin of Wanda Group commented “Wanda is committed to Sunseeker and its workforce and as such looks forward to working with the new management on initiatives that continue to build the brand. In the meantime, Wanda has already put a plan in place to transform Sunseeker to the next generation of success. Wanda will continue to provide both financial and management support to Sunseeker going forward.”

Superyacht BLUSH by Sunseeker

Superyacht BLUSH by Sunseeker

Robert Braithwaite, on behalf of the Executive Team said “Sunseeker is not just a boat manufacturer; it is a family and a global brand. We are proud of our heritage, but as a company, Sunseeker has never stood still and we will work very hard together with Wanda Group to further strengthen our leading market position, through cutting edge innovation, world class services and a global distribution network. We have huge confidence that the team in Poole, as well as the wider distributor and supplier network, will pull together as a team to take Sunseeker forward to a successful future.“

Following the successful launch of its flagship 155 Yacht superyacht BLUSH (the largest private motor yacht built in the UK) in April 2014 and as we approach the European boat show season, Sunseeker will be announcing a market leading new model program for 2015 and beyond.

Sunseeker International announces new 51m motor yacht ‘168 Sport Yacht’

July 21, 2014

The prestigious UK builder, Sunseeker International, has announced its most ambitious project to date within its new custom line of Yachts, the 51-metre motor yacht ‘168 Sport Yacht’. Once completed, superyacht ‘168 Sport Yacht’ will represent the largest Sunseeker built to date. She is scheduled for delivery in 2017.

New 51m super yacht '168 Sport Yacht' by Sunseeker - Layout

New 51m super yacht '168 Sport Yacht' by Sunseeker - Layout

Luxury yacht ‘168 Sport Yacht’ announcement follows the hugely successful launch of the 155 Yacht superyacht BLUSH earlier this year, which has been met with critical acclaim from around the world.

The new ‘168 Sport Yacht’ will boast the interior volume of a tri-deck yacht, coupled with aggressive exterior styling of a Sport Yacht – bringing together an exciting combination of performance, looks and space. Engine options will provide economical displacement cruising of more than 4,000 miles together with the option of hitting 25 knots when the mood takes you.

Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International commented, “Words cannot capture how excited we all are to be building such an awe-inspiring Sport Yacht so quickly after the launch of our majestic 155 Yacht.  The new custom 168 Sport Yacht will be a true flagship for the Sunseeker range and is sure to capture the hearts of yacht lovers across the globe.”

Below is a choice of the outstanding charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

Recently launched ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ motor yacht Hull #1 to be unveiled at PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014

July 04, 2014

Set to run at the Mayflower Park in Southampton from September 12 to 21, the 2014 PSP Southampton International Boat Show is set to be a show stopper for the leading British shipyard Sunseeker International as they prepare to showcase an amazing line-up of luxury yachts. This will include the debut of the recently launched ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ motor yacht Hull #1.

Rendering of the 'Sunseeker 86 Yacht' luxury yacht Hull no. 1

Rendering of the 'Sunseeker 86 Yacht' luxury yacht Hull no. 1

Boasting an iconic styling and unmistakable design, the first Sunseeker 86 Yacht represents a seductive combination of style and exclusivity. She provides deluxe accommodation in four suites, including a full beam master cabin, with the unique option of a fifth cabin and a two berth crew cabin.

First Sunseeker 86 Yacht - Interior

First Sunseeker 86 Yacht - Interior

‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ superyacht Hull no. 1 mixes up performance with exceptional design. She is expected to reach amazing top speeds of up to 31 knots, with highly impressive range of up to 1,500nm.

Sunseeker models on display at the show will include:

Main Stand C080

Manhattan 65 – DEBUT

86 Yacht – DEBUT

Portofino 40

San Remo

Manhattan 55

Predator 68

75 Yacht

On water:

80 Sport Yacht

28 Metre Yacht (example is charter yacht High Energy)

68 Sport Yacht

Manhattan 55

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

Cannes Yachting Festival 2014, September 9 – 14

June 23, 2014

Unveiling a new name for the 37th edition, the Cannes Yachting Festival, previously known as the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, represents Europe’s leading in-water boat show. This year’s event will take place on the glittering Bay of Cannes, a beautiful French Riviera yacht charter destination, running from September 9 to 14.

Cannes Yachting Festival 2014, September 9 - 14

Cannes Yachting Festival 2014, September 9 - 14

Living up to its reputation as Europe’s leading yachting festival, showcasing the latest boats from the world’s finest shipyards; the Cannes Yachting Festival welcomes a host of international exhibitors. The regular exhibitors are joined by new companies, all of which come to present their latest releases, including world premieres, such as;  Benetti Tradition Supreme 108 superyacht My Paradis – with its hybrid diesel-electric model; the debut of the 58 HT Chaseboat from Otam – celebrating its 60th anniversary; the Riva Mythos 133; the Lagoon 630 Motor Yacht – 1st motoryacht of the French Shipyard; and the Jeanneau Oceanis 60, amongst many others. In addition, more than 500 new crafts and 50 second hand boats – with both sails and engines, mono and multi-hulls – are already expected to dock at the Festival to launch in the 2014-2015 season.

To coincide with the rebrand of the Festival, the Nice-Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has undertaken major renovations to Cannes’ marinas, which completed for the summer will welcome over 50,000 visitors to the show. As well as the chance to see the famous ships from the likes of Benetti, Sunseeker and the Beneteau Group, guests will be able to enjoy new spaces for day-boats and RIBs as well as to explore a new Shopping Village of lifestyle brands.

For 2014, the Festival has simplified the layout of the show and it will now be divided into eight different exhibitor category zones (seven in the Vieux Port, one at Port Pierre Canto), each with its own name and associated colour, for clearer navigation.

The Vieux Port will showcase inspiring new models and products over the six day event, with a mix of motor boats and sailing boats ranging from 5 to 50 metres on the water, and parts manufacturers and service companies positioned on the land.

At the other end of the Croisette, Port Pierre Canto, that is also finishing a makeover that began in autumn 2012, will reveal a brand new harbour master’s office, to restore the area to all its glory. It will also act as the destination where the world’s most important brokers will gather at the “Espace Brokerage & Charter”. As well as a range of used boats, companies offering brokerage, luxury yacht charter,  and services will also be present.

China’s Premier International Yachting and Lifestyle Celebration SO! DALIAN, July 3 – 6

June 20, 2014

To be hosted by the beautiful grounds of DongGang Marina, a lovely Asia yacht charter destination, positioned in the Eastern Port of Dalian in China, SO! DALIAN is preparing for its first edition, running from July 3 to 6, 2014. The event will feature an exclusive combination of Lifestyle, Events, Yachts display, Beach Polo World Cup, as well as the latest innovations in experiential marketing, presented by a sophisticated group of exhibitors. The show will be attended by some of the most sought-after guests in the region, comprising celebrities, entrepreneurs, sport stars, yacht-experts and enthusiasts from around China and Asia.

So-Dalian

SO! DALIAN is a boutique event dedicated to promote and support the development of the boating way of life in Northern China. With China’s first Beach Polo World Cup, organized by the world-renowned The Polo Life LLC, and supported by the International Beach Polo Federation, organizers (CCPIT Dalian and C.R.V) expect to attract over 8,000 top-notch visitors from all around Northern China to create amazing memories by the sea.

Set to promote Dalian as a major tourist destination as well as the boating industry in Northern China, SO! DALIAN will also be a major networking opportunity and lifestyle event.

“The development of the nautical activities is a part of the expansion of the domestic tourism and leisure industries in China. Creating unique experiences contributes to attracting and engaging more and more people willing to discover this exciting environment,” said Delphine Lignieres, Founder and CEO of China Rendez-Vous and SO! DALIAN, who has actively promoted the boating industry in China since 2003.

Over 50 yachts will be on display for this first edition of SO! DALIAN including brands like Luerssen, Sanlorenzo, Azimut-Benetti Group, Silver Yachts, Jeanneau, Beneteau, Lagoon, Arcadia, Marquis Yachts, Sunseeker, Speedo Marine, Bavaria, Sea Stella, Mondo Marine, Freedom Marine, Noble Boats and more. The Aviation world will be highly represented as well by industry leaders such as Airbus Corporate Jets, Gulfstream, Dassault Falcon, Embraer and Cessna. Other exhibitors will include the iconic brand from Normandy, St James, La Martina, The Monaco Tourism Board, Lucien Barriere Group, Rosemont, Christofle, Riverside, Robert Wan, Gaggenau etc.

Celebrating their 250th anniversary, the exclusive British watchmaker Arnold & Son will join SO! DALIAN and be associated with the Beach Polo World Cup. Arnold & Son belongs to a select group of watchmaking companies in Switzerland entitled to be called a “manufacture” who are able to develop and produce their own movements in-house. Private viewings and appointments will be organised to discover the legacy of this prestigious brand.

Also on hand will be Philippe Normand, the Cultural Attaché for the city of Deauville, a prestigious seaside resort in the North of France. Mr. Normand will join to introduce his dynamic city and share in a cross-cultural exchange to further promote the boating and equestrian lifestyle.

SO! DALIAN is a ‘red carpet’ event where every guest will be treated like a VIP. The full hospitality package has already lured top-level personalities coming from major Northern cities such as Harbin, Changchun, XI’an, Shenyang, Dalian, Beijing and Jilin.

Guests will be pampered with the finest food offerings from the near-by 5-star Shangri-La Hotel, adding to the extravagance of the 4-day soirée. One of the show’s highlights will be the exceptional gala dinner, held in the elegant ballroom of the Shangri-La on the second night.

The SO! DALIAN Golf Tournament will be organized on the second day of the show, bringing together players from different parts of China and led by the Legacy Club.

With more yachting and lifestyle brands than ever queuing up to take part and some of the largest yachts from around the region, SO! DALIAN is Northern China’s No.1 Yachting and Lifestyle event.

“Together with our key sponsors, partners and exhibitors, we have worked hard to create a truly unique setting in the beautiful city of Dalian. We all believe that luxury is no longer associated with a collection of external signs of wealth. Luxury is now sharing experiences and pleasure. We are confident that visitors will enjoy this unique experience,” said Delphine Lignieres, Founder and CEO of China Rendez-Vous and SO! Dalian.

Sunseeker Germany Announces Change in Board of Directors

June 19, 2014

After eight years of working for Sunseeker Germany, Board Member Frank Schlaack has left the company as of 1 June 2014, in order to pursue new projects.

Luxury charter yacht CASSIOPEIA built by Sunseeker

Luxury charter yacht CASSIOPEIA built by Sunseeker

Frank Schlaack joined Sunseeker Germany AG in 2006 as sales manager. Most recently, he was responsible for the business development of the company. Sunseeker Germany thanks Mr. Frank Schlaack for his many years of successful work and wishes him all the best for the future.

The current board of the Sunseeker Germany AG thus consists of Knut Schaefer and Torsten Sieckmann. Chairman of the Board remains Jürgen Dorsch.

PIMEX 2015 Opened for Business

June 19, 2014

Bookings for the 2015 Phuket International Boat Show are now open. The 12th edition – PIMEX 2015 will be held at the Royal Phuket Marina – the home of Asia’s favourite Boat Show since 2007 – from 8th to 11th January 2015.

PIMEX 2015

PIMEX 2015

As the 2014 edition showed, the show is well attended by luxury brands and visitors keen to buy. Over 3,800 individuals were involved and over USD$20 million of product was sold or completed as a result of many more leads followed up after the show.

Local expat and high-net-worth prospective buyers made up the majority of visitors with 49 nationalities represented in 2014. Russians, Europeans and Thais were strongly represented.

Impressive Display In The Water

All the leading brands have requested space in the in-water display as well as some debut appearances in Thailand. Max Marine Asia representing Sunseeker, Multihull Solutions who recorded the first sale on day one in 2014 and Gulf Craft/Majesty have confirmed their participation with two Thai debuts from Majesty including the motor yacht Majesty 105. Multihull Solutions will be showing the Summerland 40 and the Hella 44 Catamarans for the first time. Simpson Marine will introduce their new brand in Thailand, Monte Carlo Yachts, and the dock bookings are already in place.

The in water display looks set to break records with exciting new products overlooked by the boardwalk and Exhibition Hall.

Improvements to Royal Phuket Marina

Since the last show the Marine Department of Thailand have commenced a six month project to dredge the Koh Kaew canal which will give minimum depth access of 2m at LAT allowing deeper draft and larger vessels to take part. Dredging is scheduled to be completed by October 2014. This mirrors the provincial Governor’s and the Thai Government’s recognition of the importance of the marine Industry to the island economy.

Phuket on a Roll

As the industry positions itself for the next show in January the island hosts two major regattas in the next month. The Multihull Solutions Regatta kicks off on 10th July at Ao Chalong Yacht Club followed two weeks later by the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week. Top sailors from the region will descend on Phuket for the first event of the Asian Yachting Circuit.

Phuket Lifestyle: More Than Marine

Luxury lifestyle is also an important element of the show and will include Villa developments, condominiums, investment opportunities and other lifestyle products such as luxury cars.

Phuket is described as the jewel of the Andaman and is undoubtedly the centre and hub of the Marine Leisure industry in South East Asia with its pristine cruising grounds and excellent service support and infrastructure.

Reserve Your Place Now

Those considering exhibiting should act quickly as prime spots are in high demand and early bird discounts are available. Full details are on line including floor plans.

For more information contact:

Andy Dowden info@phuketboatshow.com
Piyawan Songsawas piyawan@phuketboatshow.com