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Qatar International Boat Show 2014, November 11 – 15

September 29, 2014

The second edition of the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) will be running from November 11 to 15, 2014. The organizers of the event have confirmed that plenty of the top names in the maritime industry will participate in the show.

QIBS 2014 Press Conference

QIBS 2014 Press Conference

Four shipyards will be exhibiting for the first time at QIBS 2014:

Palmer Johnson from the US, Blohm and Voss from Germany, Esen Yacht from Turkey and Grupo per Mare Amer Yachts from Italy, who will also be exhibiting one of the largest yachts in the show this year, at 92 ft in length.

Many exhibitors who were present in the first edition of the show are attending once again, including Sunseeker, Azimut and SeaRay represented by Seas&Deserts, Cranchi represented by MG International, Majesty Yachts represented by Aurora, Princess Yachts represented by Chelab Marine, Benetti a brand of Azimut Benneti Group, Lagoon represented by Tan Services, Ferreti Group whose brands include Ferreti represented by Ventura Yachts, Riva and Itama represented by Art Marine, Cigarette 1 represented by Performance Marine, Quicksilver and Rinker Boats represented by Alfardan Marine Services and Sunreef Yachts.

Nakilat Damen Shipyard, Qatar, too will have a presence. NDSQ is the only super yacht builder in Qatar – a joint venture of two blue chip companies: Nakilat and Damen.

Prestige Yachts is to launch its dealership in Qatar with Gulf Yachts that will be representing also Everglades boats. In addition to this, Lagoon catamarans represented by Tan Services, Hydrasports Custom represented by Plantation Boats and Ventus lounge boats, will all be exhibiting here in Qatar for the first time.

Faysal Mikati, Vice President of the QIBS’ organisers, Snow Comms, says the line up of exhibitors is like a Who’s Who in the maritime industry. “Even now, we are still getting enquiries from other potential exhibitors for the show; and it seems news of the success of the first edition of QIBS last year has filtered through the international boating community and it’s as if the whole of the industry is now making a beeline for Qatar. We have very high expectations for this year’s edition of the show.”

Qatar International Boat Show 2014 will be open daily from 3.00pm to 9.30pm from 11-15 November at Mourjan Marinas – Lusail City, just to the north of Doha’s city centre.

Sunseeker Yacht Show well underway

September 26, 2014

The Sunseeker Yacht Show is in full swing. The event is being hosted by the Port de Plaisance in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, a beautiful French Riviera yacht charter destination, positioned between Monaco and Nice.

The Sunseeker Yacht Show in Beaulieu runs in parallel with the Monaco Yacht Show and is open until Sunday 28th September

The Sunseeker Yacht Show in Beaulieu runs in parallel with the Monaco Yacht Show and is open until Sunday 28th September

With one of the industry’s largest international boat shows – the Monaco Yacht Show – taking place just a short drive down the road, it is by no means a coincidence that the Sunseeker France Group are also displaying a selection of new and pre-owned boats at the Port de Plaisance until 28th September. Daily opening times are from 10.00am until 6.00pm (out of hours by appointment).

Situated in the beautifully elegant marina town of Beaulieu, this is a chance for clients to view the boutique showcase of selected Sunseeker and non-Sunseeker craft from 46 to 84ft.

The Sunseeker France Group is hosting a unique Sunseeker Yacht Show in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

The Sunseeker France Group is hosting a unique Sunseeker Yacht Show in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

The line-up of boats on show include two of the key new models from the British shipyard: the 75 Yacht (example is motor yacht Finezza) and the Manhattan 55, both presenting examples of Sunseeker finery.

The 75 Yacht presents a fusion of both style and sophistication, a motoryacht which will never fail to impress. Over two spacious decks, both modern and classic design blend harmoniously to exceed even the highest of expectations. On the lower deck, signature ‘Z’ shaped windows allow plenty of natural light to illuminate both the dining and separate seating areas. Below deck, three double suites, plus twin bed guest cabin comfortably accommodate up to eight guests. Outside, the vast outdoor playground was made for entertaining. Complete with wetbar, sunpads and dining area, it’s the perfect space for relaxing in a secluded bay or enjoying the thrill of travelling along the coastline at a cruising speed of 27 knots – proving that sometimes, you can have it all.

The Sunseeker 75 Yacht is a perfect combination of style and sophistication

The Sunseeker 75 Yacht is a perfect combination of style and sophistication

The Sunseeker France Group are also pleased to exhibit the Manhattan 55, one of their most popular classic models. Stylish, versatile and spacious, the Manhattan 55 displays all the characteristics of a Sunseeker. A practical, elegant space, both the main saloon and guest cabins have been expertly finished with the finest materials and modern technologies. Whether you’re onboard for a short stay or long break, up to six guests can unwind and appreciate the surroundings on this remarkable motoryacht. Guests can also experience the pure enjoyment of cruising along in the open air thanks to the large, family size flybridge – ideal for those looking to get away from it all.

These two new models, the 75 Yacht and the Manhattan 55, are also joined by the following vessels for sale with Sunseeker Brokerage:

Sunseeker Predator 84 “FIRECRACKER”

Sunseeker Predator 72 “MAK ONE”

Sunseeker Manhattan 62 “KLUTE”

Sunseeker Predator 60 “LADY ICE”

Pershing 46 “POCKET ROCKET”

The Predator 84 “FIRECRACKER” is the largest Sunseeker on display at the Sunseeker Yacht Show

The Predator 84 “FIRECRACKER” is the largest Sunseeker on display at the Sunseeker Yacht Show

With many Monaco Yacht Show visitors also looking at pre-owned examples, the Sunseeker Yacht Show provides a fantastic opportunity for clients to view a range of models in a relaxed boutique setting where some of the industry’s most respected Sunseeker sales brokers will be on hand to give invaluable advice regarding motor yacht purchase.

So pop down to the Sunseeker Yacht Show between now and Sunday 28th September inclusive, sit down and enjoy a coffee, chat with some of the most knowledgeable brokers in the industry and take a tour of some of the finest examples of motor yachts, all in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Note: Article supplied by the official Sunseeker Blog Book

World debut for ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ motor yacht BLUSH at MYS 2014

September 25, 2014

The all-new ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ motor yacht BLUSH is currently making her world debut at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. Superyacht BLUSH represents the largest yacht built by Sunseeker International to date.

‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ motor yacht BLUSH

‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ motor yacht BLUSH

The tri-deck’s presence will be felt throughout the marina. Commissioned by a long-standing customer, luxury yacht Blush is the epitome of sophistication and contemporary design.

Luxury motor yacht BLUSH underway

Luxury motor yacht BLUSH underway

The biggest project ever undertaken by the British luxury yacht manufacturer, super yacht Blush is of particular significance to Sunseeker as it takes the concept of a series build with personal customisation ever further.  The modular build methodology allowed the customer to have a direct input on the interior design and layout of the yacht, as well as on the actual superstructure.

BLUSH superyacht - front view

BLUSH superyacht - front view

The accommodation onboard Blush superyacht is the ultimate in style and luxury for up to 12 guests. Two VIP cabins can be found on the main deck, both of which feature ceiling to floor glass windows, which create a dramatic feeling of light and space, as well as offering spectacular views.  In addition, the forward lower deck area can accommodate up to 10 crew and offers a separate captain’s cabin.

Luxury yacht BLUSH from above

Luxury yacht BLUSH from above

While the spacious and stylish private accommodation is clearly one of the most appealing features of Sunseeker’s flagship yacht, it is the expanse of entertainment space which makes it truly stand out. The upper deck alone features an expansive sky lounge which can be dedicated to private entertainment. Blush yacht also boasts a formal dining area with side patio doors and balconies for uninterrupted sea views whilst dining; provided for by a fully equipped commercial galley.

BLUSH Yacht by night

BLUSH Yacht by night

The level of sophistication found in Blush yacht’s interior is further enhanced by its unique design palette, which blends grey, blue and green tones to create an overall chic ‘aqua’ feel.

BLUSH Yacht - Exterior

BLUSH Yacht - Exterior

Such innovative design is extremely intricate and the attention to detail in the 155 Yacht is second to none.  The team at Poole have worked closely with the client to ensure his personality is reflected in the design but have also made sure that the trademark Sunseeker standards are evident throughout.

Super yacht BLUSH - Cabin

Super yacht BLUSH - Cabin

BLUSH superyacht - Bathroom

BLUSH superyacht - Bathroom

Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International, commented: “Whilst we are proud of all our yachts, Blush holds a special place in our hearts.  Not only is it the biggest project we have ever worked on, but it is also testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team in Poole.”

Luxury yachts by Sunseeker on display at Monaco Yacht Show 2014

September 24, 2014

This morning, September 24, was marked by the official opening of this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, representing the world’s largest showcase for superyachts and megayachts. The expanded exhibition area and berthing for 110 superyachts in Port Hercules, a lovely Monaco yacht charter destination, promises an amazing display for yacht builders as well as distributors, particularly for Sunseeker, which has the luxury of exhibiting next to the newly opened Monaco Yacht Club this year.

Day 1 of the Monaco Yacht Show, which is set to be Sunseeker’s most impressive to date

Day 1 of the Monaco Yacht Show, which is set to be Sunseeker’s most impressive to date

With 3 outstanding Sunseeker models on display, including the World debut of the 155 Yacht “BLUSH”, the 2014 show is guaranteed to impress both clients and brokers alike.

The Sunseeker 155 Yacht “BLUSH” makes her international public debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

The Sunseeker 155 Yacht “BLUSH” makes her international public debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

The world debut of the Sunseeker 155 Yacht “BLUSH”, Sunseeker’s largest and most advanced yacht to date, is certain to steal the show. The GRP semi-displacement tri-deck 155 Yacht is Sunseeker’s new flagship model. With accommodation for up to 12 guests and 10 crew, she offers generous entertaining areas, in addition to breathtaking exterior features, including jacuzzi spa tub and maximised sunbathing space. The 155 Yacht is a sublime example of Sunseeker’s design and engineering, and truly must be seen to be appreciated. Hosted by Sunseeker Monaco, poised in front of the exclusive Monaco Yacht Club, the 155 Yacht can be marvelled in her natural surroundings.

The Sunseeker 155 Yacht “BLUSH” is the largest and Sunseeker yacht built to date

The Sunseeker 155 Yacht “BLUSH” is the largest Sunseeker yacht built to date

The Sunseeker 40 Metre Yacht “THUMPER” will also be displayed during the Monaco Yacht Show. This 40 Metre Yacht is the first to have a complete bespoke interior design. Realised by one of London’s top interior design houses, HPM Developments, “THUMPER” features finishes, fabrics and styles previously unseen on board a Sunseeker. The interiors, inspired by a “Miami & Ibiza Beach Club” theme, white-washed timber floors and ceilings with pale vein stones, make the already expansive 40 Metre Yacht feel even more capacious and open. Bright, airy spaces are accentuated by backlit white onyx, giving the impression of daylight filtering through the yacht.

The bespoke interior of the Sunseeker 40 Metre Yacht “THUMPER” is a must-see

The bespoke interior of the Sunseeker 40 Metre Yacht “THUMPER” is a must-see

The third yacht presented by Sunseeker Monaco is the Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht “ZOZO”. The 2013 model’s tasteful interior and finely-balanced layout, comprising of a Master Cabin on the Main Deck with four Guest Cabins on the Lower deck, appeals to every taste. Fitted with all the extras expected on a 115 Sport Yacht including a Saloon balcony, stabilisation system, hard top and flybridge jacuzzi, “ZOZO” certainly delivers the ‘wow factor.’

The Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht – “ZOZO” appeals to all tastes

The Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht – “ZOZO” appeals to all tastes

Note: Article supplied by the official Sunseeker Blog Book

Presentation of this year’s Genoa International Boat Show

September 22, 2014

Set to take place from October 1 to 6 in the popular Italy yacht charter location – Genoa, this year’s Genoa Boat Show was presented in Milan on September 18, 2014. The presentation was hosted by the headquarters of Il Sole 24 Ore Group, the event’s media partner, and was attended by Massimo Perotti, President of Ucina Confindustria Nautica (the Italian Marine Industry Association), Anton Francesco Albertoni, President of I Saloni Nautici S.p.A., Marina Stella, General Manager of Ucina, Alessandro Campagna, Genoa Boat Show Manager, and of the Institutions’ representatives. The presentation was opened by the Councillor for Culture and Tourism of the Genoa City Council, Carla Sibilla, as well as the President of Fiera di Genova SpA, Sara Armella.

Presentation of this year’s Genoa International Boat Show

Presentation of this year’s Genoa International Boat Show

No better way to get an idea of the new Show than by taking a look at the figures: a surface area of 180,000 square meters, 100,000 of which in water, 760 exhibitors, 1,000 vessels presented, and over 100 new features. In response to industry demands, the Show has be extended by one day compared to last year.

The 2014 edition is the first step of a three-year plan for the reorganisation and revitalisation of the most important nautical event in Italy. This task has been made rather complicated by the difficult economic situation that has hit the nautical industry particularly hard, although the 54th Genoa International Boat Show is revealing the first positive signs of recovery. In particular, the sailing sector has registered a 22% increase in the number of boats displayed, some being world premiered. The number of exhibitors of sailing accessories has grown by 50%, and the figures recorded by the multihulls sector are also excellent.

Inboards are broadly in line with last year’s trend, while outboards – which this year will be on display in the water – have recorded an outstanding +50%. The strategy of allowing navigation trials, launched last year, is paying off, and is much appreciated.

Presentation of this year’s Genoa International Boat Show

Presentation of the 2014 Genoa International Boat Show

The Genoa International Boat Show is pooling its strengths to adapt to changing and complex industry needs, leveraging its more than 50 years of experience. Confirmation of the popularity enjoyed by the 2014 Boat Show may be found in the return of prestigious shipyards and international groups such as Ferretti Group, Sanlorenzo, Sunseeker, Groupe Bénéteau, Fipa Group, Hanse Group, Fairline, Cranchi, Absolute, Cantieri del Pardo, Solaris, Brunswick Marine, etc.

“From the outset, we had set ourselves two major goals,” says Massimo Perotti. “Firstly, we set out to focus on Italian excellence and production. Italian boats are a positive proof of our excellence in the shipbuilding world and in areas such as design and furnishings. Secondly, we worked hard to internationalise the event: the Show needs to promote our values abroad, and attract buyers and journalists from all continents. I am very pleased with the way the Saloni Nautici organisers have worked, enabling us to fully achieve both objectives.”

The first and most obvious change in 2014 is the new layout, an operation that began last year with the “red wall”, which accompanied visitors upon entering the grounds. “The format we experimented with in 2013,” says Anton Francesco Albertoni, “was fully appreciated by the industry, and this year’s more mature version fully meets the needs of exhibitors and the public alike. We have made it easier and more pleasant to move between the stands and along the quays, so as to provide an intense emotional experience, one that the Genoa International Boat Show continues to inspire in hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic visitors. The 54th Genoa Boat Show further consolidates the rapprochement between producer and consumer in an industry charged with passion on both sides, and continues to be unique in Europe for its variety, richness and completeness. I would like to thank Alessandro Campagna, who, in his role as Boat Show Manager, has once again made all this possible.”

Sunseeker at currently running PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014

September 20, 2014

The currently running PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014 has been marked by some exciting new yacht launches, celebrity appearances, unique Sunseeker events, as well as warm and sunny weather. With a busy weekend ahead of them, Sunseeker looks back at the event so far.

The Southampton Boat Show has been a busy event for Sunseeker

The Southampton Boat Show has been a busy event for Sunseeker

Claudia Winkleman, Eddie Jordan and Robert Braithwaite combined for a stunning reveal of the brand new Manhattan 65 and 86 Yacht on the Sunseeker stand.

A total of 11 Sunseeker motor yachts are on display in Southampton, from the Portofino 40 through to the largest vessel at the boat show, the 28 Metre Yacht “AUTUMN”, available to luxury yacht charter through Sunseeker Charters. Interest across the range has been very high, with an impressive number of deals agreed on the stand for the Sunseeker London Group.

Robert Braithwaite was joined by Claudia Winkleman and Sunseeker owner Eddie Jordan at the launch of the 86 Yacht and Manhattan 65

Robert Braithwaite was joined by Claudia Winkleman and Sunseeker owner Eddie Jordan at the launch of the 86 Yacht and Manhattan 65

The Sunseeker stand has given the Sunseeker London Group an excellent opportunity to work with a number of luxury brand partners, including a collaboration with The White Company for ‘hotel chic’ interiors onboard the Manhattan 55, a gorgeous display of Bloom Gin and VIP receptions for property specialists, Savills UK.

Meanwhile, some fantastic events supported by the Sunseeker London Group have been taking place outside of the show, including the Crème de la Crème Ball in Cheshire, attended by Sunseeker London and Sunseeker Cheshire, and the upcoming Sunseeker International U Support Charity Ball this evening at the Grand Harbour Hotel.

The Sunseeker stand is the largest of the exhibitors at the Southampton Boat Show

The Sunseeker stand is the largest of the exhibitors at the Southampton Boat Show

Longstanding Sunseeker shipping suppliers Peters & May, located in Southampton, have committed to supporting Breast Cancer Clinical Trials (BCCT) through a number of initiatives in 2014. This year’s boat show celebrated 3 of those initiatives, the Peters & May Shooting Challenge, the Pink Lashing fundraising donations and the Royal Parks Half Marathon in which PR & Marketing Director Laura Harrison, will be taking part.

Social media activity has been buzzing during the week, as Sunseeker continues here in Southampton, and looks ahead to the Monaco Yacht Show on Wednesday 24th.

Sunseeker Cheshire and Sunseeker London attended the Creme de la Creme Ball in Cheshire

Sunseeker Cheshire and Sunseeker London attended the Creme de la Creme Ball in Cheshire

With the weekend promising plenty more visitors to the Sunseeker stand, we are looking forward to a busy Sunday in Southampton. Make sure you pass by our fantastic display, open until 6.00pm tomorrow evening.

Note: Article supplied by the official Sunseeker Blog Book

Supplier of the Year award for Williams Performance Tenders

September 19, 2014

Williams Performance Tenders is proud to announce that it has been awarded with a Supplier of the Year award for Business Improvement from the leading British luxury yacht builder, Sunseeker International. The prize was handed over during the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014.

Supplier of the Year award for Williams Performance Tenders

Supplier of the Year award for Williams Performance Tenders

The award, presented by Group President, Robert Braithwaite to owners Mathew and John Hornsby, was given in recognition of Williams’ outstanding performance in meeting Sunseeker’s most demanding requirements.

Sales Director, Mathew Hornsby, commented: “It is a real honour to have been presented with this award from Sunseeker. We have worked together for many years to deliver hundreds of bespoke tenders for Sunseeker’s customers and it is fantastic our work together has been recognised in the awards ceremony. We look forward to many more successful years working together.”

Robert Braithwaite CBE, Founder and Acting President at Sunseeker International, commented: “The Williams range of yacht tenders continues to set the industry benchmark for design, quality and consistency. We are proud to have them as a long-term partner.”

Founded by brothers Mathew and John Hornsby in 2004, Williams has established itself as the world’s leading jet tender specialist, renowned for design excellence and practical attention to detail across its range of Turbojet and Dieseljet and Sportjet models. The company now employs 50 staff at its Oxfordshire base and is supported by a global team of factory trained engineers. Williams produces up to 700 boats per year and had a turnover of £11.2M in 2013.

Sunseeker Yacht Show, September 24 – 28, 2014

September 19, 2014

The Sunseeker France Group is delighted to announce that it will be hosting an exclusive yachting event to coincide with the Monaco Yacht Show, called ‘Sunseeker Yacht Show’. This will run at the Port de Plaisance, in the idyllic Beaulieu-sur-Mer, situated between Nice and Monaco, from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th September.

The port of Beaulieu is welcoming the unique Sunseeker Yacht Show from 24th to 28th September

The port of Beaulieu is welcoming the unique Sunseeker Yacht Show from 24th to 28th September

With one of the industry’s largest international boat shows just a short drive down the road, it is by no means a coincidence that the Sunseeker France Group will also be displaying a selection of pre-owned boats to coincide this September.

The Sunseeker Yacht Show will take place at the Port de Plaisance in the idyllic Beaulieu-sur-Mer, situated between Nice and Monaco. Running parallel to the Monaco Yacht Show, this is a chance for clients to view the showcase of selected craft from 40ft to 84ft. Daily opening times from 10.00am until 6.00pm (out of hours by appointment).

The Sunseeker Predator 84 “FIRECRACKER” is set to be the star of the Sunseeker Yacht Show this September

The Sunseeker Predator 84 “FIRECRACKER” is set to be the star of the Sunseeker Yacht Show this September

The talk of the show will undoubtedly be the 2011 Sunseeker Predator 84 motor yacht “FIRECRACKER”, a yacht which reflects Sunseeker’s cutting-edge development in performance yacht design. With a sports flybridge and a dining / seating area on the bow, accommodation on board is fully maximised. Below, clever design has created four spacious ensuite cabins.

“FIRECRACKER” boasts extensive outdoor space both aft and forward

“FIRECRACKER” boasts extensive outdoor space both aft and forward

Built in 2011 for an existing Sunseeker client, “FIRECRACKER” offers unbridled space and luxury. Fitted with Satin Oak wood throughout, complemented with white lacquer feature panels and her striking Jet Black hull, “FIRECRACKER” is an excellent turn-key opportunity on the current brokerage market – asking £2,495,000 ex VAT. With a long list of extras that include a Sports Fly, Hydraulic Platform and Trac Digital Fin Stabilizers, this is a Sunseeker 84 Predator that must be seen to be truly appreciated.

The iconic Predator 84 “FIRECRACKER” accommodates 8 guests in 4 luxury cabins

The iconic Predator 84 “FIRECRACKER” accommodates 8 guests in 4 luxury cabins

The Sunseeker Manhattan 55 and Sunseeker 75 Yacht have also been confirmed to join the motor yacht line-up on display during the event.

With many Monaco Yacht Show visitors also looking at pre-owned examples, the Sunseeker Yacht Show gives the opportunity for clients to view a range of models from different manufacturers in a relaxed boutique setting where some of the industry’s most respected Sales Brokers will be on hand to give invaluable advice regarding the collection of Motor Yachts on show.

Sunseeker Yacht Show, September 24th to 28th, Beaulieu

Sunseeker Yacht Show, September 24th to 28th, Beaulieu

Murray Bray, Sales Manager of Sunseeker Beaulieu comments, “We are delighted to host this late season Sunseeker event at the Port of Beaulieu. We are equally delighted to host the event during the Monaco Yacht Show, which is taking place just a stone’s throw away. We have a great selection of Sunseeker motor yachts here for guests to view; all are for sale and available for immediate delivery. It’s a perfect opportunity to purchase a Sunseeker!”

A selection of Sunseeker and non-Sunseeker boats will be on display at the Sunseeker Yacht Show from 24th-28th September.

Note: Article supplied by the official Sunseeker Blog Book

A hugely successful Cannes Yachting Festival for Sunseeker

September 16, 2014

The recently concluded Cannes Yachting Festival has been a huge success for the Sunseeker brand. The five-day event was marked by a record number of deals, agreed by the Sunseeker London Group of companies.

The Sunseeker display at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival was the biggest and best it has been

The Sunseeker display at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival was the biggest and best it has been

Welcoming new and existing clients from across the globe, the vast Sunseeker collection attracted worldwide interest across the whole display, from the striking red wrapped Portofino 40 through to the iconic 115 Sport Yacht “ZOZO”.

Particular attention was also paid to the brand new 86 Yacht which made its very successful debut at the show in Vieux Port, Cannes. The model generated serious interest at the show and is set to be in high demand for the coming seasons.

This Sunseeker Portofino 40 was wrapped in metallic red by Wild Group International

This Sunseeker Portofino 40 was wrapped in metallic red by Wild Group International

Representing each of the key models from the British shipyard – Performance Cruiser, Manhattan, Predator, Sport Yacht and Yacht – Sunseeker powerfully demonstrated their commitment to producing the most extensive yacht range from a single brand, and reasserted the importance of meeting client’s specific boating requirements.

The Saloon of the 86 Yacht, which made its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival

The Saloon of the 86 Yacht, which made its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Having made her World Debut at the start of the show, the Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht gained a further accolade after winning the World Yachts Trophies award for “Best Exterior Design”.

The Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht was awarded the “Best Exterior Design” at the LuxMedia World Yachts Trophies on September 13th

The Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht was awarded the “Best Exterior Design” at the LuxMedia World Yachts Trophies on September 13th

Based on the exceptional and well-recognised “BLACK LEGEND” yacht, delivered in May by Sunseeker London and the sumptuous 3-cabin customised version “SANDY” sold by Sunseeker France and on display at the show, the award affirmed Sunseeker’s unrivalled and forward-thinking design capabilities.

Intelligent design features onboard the 101 Sport Yacht set her aside from competing brands

Intelligent design features onboard the 101 Sport Yacht set her aside from competing brands

In total, 10 new Sunseeker yachts were at Cannes, representing the strongest display the brand has exhibited there in recent years. Having dominated the production motor yacht sector at the show, Sunseeker is now looking forward to capitalising on the strengthening of the 2014/15 market.

The Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht “BLACK LEGEND”, winner at the World Yachts Trophies

The Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht “BLACK LEGEND”, winner at the World Yachts Trophies

The Sunseeker London Group is set for further success at the UK based Southampton Boat Show, taking place from the 12th – 21st September, where the new Manhattan 65 is making her debut alongside the 86 Yacht on the impressive and instantly recognisable stand.

A number of sea trials took place at the Cannes Yachting Festival, with the 80 Sport Yacht being pictured here

A number of sea trials took place at the Cannes Yachting Festival, with the 80 Sport Yacht being pictured here

Note: Article supplied by the official Sunseeker Blog Book

Sunseeker to unveil Sunseeker 86 Yacht and Manhattan 65 at the 2014 Southampton Boat Show

September 11, 2014

The luxury yacht builder Sunseeker is pleased to announce that the brand new Manhattan 65 Yacht and Sunseeker 86 Yacht will be unveiled at the upcoming Southampton Boat Show by Strictly Come Dancing co-host, Claudia Winkleman and operatic band, Amici Forever.

The Manhattan 65 and 86 Yacht will be launched by Sunseeker at the Southampton Boat Show this year

The Manhattan 65 and 86 Yacht will be launched by Sunseeker at the Southampton Boat Show this year

Commencing with a welcome presentation by Robert Braithwaite and special guest Eddie Jordan at 12 noon, the exclusive new Sunseeker yacht launches will follow, together with a photo opportunity with Claudia Winkleman, Eddie Jordan and Amici Forever.

Famed for his association with Formula One and many racing drivers the world over, Eddie Jordan has been a part of the Sunseeker family for many years. Having bought one of the first Sunseekers from the factory located in Poole, Dorset, Eddie is now the proud owner of the first Sunseeker 155 Yacht, “BLUSH”. Arranged over multiple decks, the 155 Yacht is the largest Sunseeker to be manufactured by the British shipyard. Motor yacht “BLUSH”, complete with beach club, many toys, full length bar, nightclub and a hot tub, sleeps up to ten guests in five luxury staterooms.

Eddie Jordan has been a friend of Robert Braithwaite for many years and has owned a total of nine Sunseekers over the past 3 decades.

Sunseeker owner Eddie Jordan will join Robert Braithwaite at the 2014 Southampton Boat Show

Sunseeker owner Eddie Jordan will join Robert Braithwaite at the 2014 Southampton Boat Show

Claudia Winkleman is the co-host of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing after hosting the show’s results programme and the spin-off Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. She is also the host of The Great British Sewing Bee and of the BBC’s Film programme, and is a popular gameshow panelist, having appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You.

Claudia Winkleman will co-present the new model launch for Sunseeker at the Southampton Boat Show

Claudia Winkleman will co-present the new model launch for Sunseeker at the Southampton Boat Show

After graduating from Cambridge, Claudia became Fashion Editor for Tatler, where she also wrote two columns on motoring and nutrition. She has contributed to Vogue, The Sunday Times and The Independent. She also fronts Claudia Winkleman’s Arts Show on BBC Radio 2.

Claudia has presented the Oscar’s coverage for Sky, and has hosted Comic relief does Fame Academy and the Eurovision Dance Contest. She also presented the House of Tiny Tearaways, and the BBC writing challenge in which members of the public completed short stories started by some of the country’s best known authors.

Heralded by the press as the ‘world’s first opera band’, Amici Forever‘s two studio albums with RCA Victor under the US wing of Sony BMG have topped classical and mainstream charts around the world. The group have achieved double platinum, platinum and gold discs for sales of over a million albums worldwide. Their style and brand were conceived to encapsulate the best of pop-classical music and they remain the only vocal group in the genre blending both male and female voices.

Band Amici Forever will perform on the famous Sunseeker stand, launching the new Manhattan 65 and 86 Yacht in full glory

Band Amici Forever will perform on the famous Sunseeker stand, launching the new Manhattan 65 and 86 Yacht in full glory

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High profile TV appearances have included singing the theme at the Champions League football final and the Remembrance Day service in London’s Albert hall in the presence of the Prime Minister and Her Majesty the Queen.

Robert Braithwaite, pictured here with Richard Hammond at last year’s show, will lead the new model presentation for Sunseeker

Robert Braithwaite, pictured here with Richard Hammond at last year’s show, will lead the new model presentation for Sunseeker

Robert Braithwaite, Sunseeker’s Group President and Founder, will present alongside Claudia Winkleman and Amici Forever in a show stopping performance for all to see. Robert excitingly comments; “Launching our new fantastic yachts at an International Boat Show is an important aspect of Sunseeker always striving to exceed expectations and offering a show stopping performance for all to enjoy!”

Note: Article originally posted on Sunseeker Blog Book