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Sunseeker to attend boot Dusseldorf 2015 with 5 motor yachts on display

January 14, 2015

Sunseeker will be attending this month’s boot Dusseldorf, running from January 17 to 25. During the event, the prominent UK builder will present the German debuts of the 86 Yacht, the 75 Yacht, the 65 Manhattan and the 57 Predator, as well as one further craft from the current range of motor yachts: the 55 Manhattan.

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

For the first time the 86 Yacht will be presented on German ground. With a length of 26,70 meter it will definitely be one of the largest boats at boot 2015. This yacht will not only convince you because of its length but also because of its distinctive hull design and spaciousness of its interior. For sure the 86 Yacht will turn out to be a real darling of the public, it is recommend to make an appointment before!

Sunseeker 75 Yacht

Also the little sister of the 86 Yacht, the 75 Yacht, which also will be presented on German ground for the first time, will attract many visitors: her elegant design with her striking big hull windows and the optional carbon-hardtop will stand out from the crowd. Comfort and performance are two important additional properties of this breath-taking yacht.

Sunseeker 75 Yacht

Sunseeker 75 Yacht

boot Düsseldorf 2015 is open daily, from 17 to 25 January 2015, 10:00 to 18:00 hrs. Further details and entrance tickets are available in the ticket shop. Tickets can be printed out directly upon purchase and are also valid for free trips on public transport in the area covered by the local transport company, VRR, within zone D, Region Süd.

As additional German premiere Sunseeker Germany will present the Predator 57 and the Manhattan 65, both yachts are the newest products from the Sunseeker hangar in Poole. The Predator 57, which is already one of the most popular types from the Predator family, distinguishes herself by standard features like the automatic and hydraulic sunroof, hydraulic lifting bathing platform and the extensive hull windows, which will give you a total new sense of space.

The Manhattan 65 presents herself elegant, sporty and versatile – the classical flybridge Newcomer convinces at first sight with its sleek sculpted lines and its perfect finish. No less impressive than the four Newcomers is the Manhattan 55, which since her introduction is one of very popular models from the Sunseeker range.

Sunseeker partners at boot 2015

As an important regular for many years at boot, Sunseeker is part of the boat show’s success story and will also be on board in 2015. At the famous and well-known location in hall 6 Sunseeker will convince with a spectacular booth that certainly will become a constant visitor magnet at this boat show. As in the last few years, Land Rover will be also present at the booth. Both brands have more in common than their British origin: same as Land Rover, Sunseeker is one of the topaddresses since decades in its sector and is a synonym for innovative design, great interior design and fascinating products. The Sunseeker booth is therefore the perfect location for the get-together of these two companies. According to the motto “Best of British” this year Sunseeker has a new partner on board, the favourite champagne brand from Prince William and Kate, the British couple heir to the throne. Pol Roger, a champagne brand which is already famous in Great Britain, is getting more and more popular also in Germany. Pol Roger will exclusively be served in the Sunseeker Owners Lounge. As hotel partner Sunseeker is more than happy to welcome again the Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf on board. The recent cooperation with this 5-star top-hotel in the maritime environment of the Medienhafen in Düsseldorf has opened doors for more interesting cooperations.

Sunseeker at boot Düsseldorf from 17 to 25 January 2015: Hall 6 / Stand B61.

Yachts on display:

• 55 Manhattan

• 57 Predator (German debut)

• 65 Manhattan (German debut)

• 75 Yacht (German debut)

• 86 Yacht (German debut)

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

Further expansion for Williams Performance Tenders in 2015

January 12, 2015

Williams Performance Tenders is looking forward to an amazing year ahead, as it plans further expansion of its factory as well as workforce, following a very successful 2014.

New Sportjet 520 superyacht tender by Williams Performance Tenders

New Sportjet 520 superyacht tender by Williams Performance Tenders

In early 2015, Williams will extend the size of its factory in Oxford by 6,000 square feet and will recruit five additional members of staff, in order to meet growing demand for the brand’s Dieseljet and newly-launched Sportjet ranges.

2014 was an exceptionally strong year for Williams, as the company celebrated its 10 year anniversary in July, as well as its strongest ever order book. The company also saw increasing levels of business from volume sailboat manufacturers such as Hanse and Group Beneteau with its Prestige range. Both these manufacturers, along with other key brands such as Princess and Sunseeker, have designed their garages specifically to fit a Williams tender, providing a glowing endorsement of the brand’s popularity and appeal.

Furthermore, the 2014 Southampton Boat Show saw Williams take home the Sunseeker Supplier of the Year award, in recognition of the team’s outstanding performance in meeting Sunseeker’s most demanding requirements.

Mathew Hornsby, Sales Director at Williams, said: “2014 was an incredible year for Williams, with the world launch of our new Sportjet range at the Yachting Festival de Cannes and our fantastic 10 year celebration. We also saw our best results yet at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in October. We are starting 2015 in a strong position and are very excited about what the year ahead will bring. We look forward to welcoming talented new members of staff to the team and continuing to grow the Williams brand.”

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, Dieseljet and Sportjet models. The company currently 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.

The official opening of the 12th Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX)

January 08, 2015

Today, January 8, in the lovely Thailand yacht charter location – Phuket, saw the official opening of this year’s 12th Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), at a ceremony presided over by the Governor of Phuket Province, Mr. Nisit Jansomwong. Presented by Thailand Elite and displaying Phuket’s marine as well as leisure credentials to the world, PIMEX is taking place during Phuket’s peak tourism season from 8th to 11th January and is being hosted by the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina. Organisers expect a strong visitor turnout from Thailand and overseas, in particular Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Russia.

The official opening of the 12th Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX)

The official opening of the 12th Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX)

“The line-up of exhibitors at this year’s PIMEX, both in-the-water and onshore, is one of the best yet, a strong sign of the strength of Thailand’s marine and lifestyle industry. Yachting and lifestyle brands from around the world are displaying here in Phuket at PIMEX, underscoring PIMEX’s position as the consumer boat show in the region and Phuket as the marine playground for Asia,” said Mr. Andy Dowden, PIMEX Show Director.

With over 6 Billion Baht of product on display, PIMEX 2015 is set to break records.

At 51, this year sees one of the largest boat displays at PIMEX ever. From the smallest at less than 20 foot and priced under 2,000,000 Baht, the boats grow in size and price with seventeen over 20 metres in length including large motor yachts from Sunseeker, Princess, Monte Carlo Yachts and Sanlorenzo. The largest boat on display this year is a Custom Line NEXT 112 superyacht valued at approximately 430,000,000 Baht and which forms part of a four boat display by Lee Marine.

PIMEX 2015 from above

PIMEX 2015 from above

Two iconic British yacht brands, Sunseeker and Princess Yachts, are showing in numbers this year. Sunseeker, popularly known for being James Bond’s yacht of choice, have four large powerboats on display including the stunning charter yacht Predator 92, while Princess Yachts are showing four boats in the water as well as brokerage and luxury yacht charter offerings through local dealer Boat Lagoon Yachting.

Elsewhere in the marina are boats from Cranchi, Majesty, Gulf Craft, Azimut, Bavaria, Moody and Wider Yachts Asia. Derani Yachts have expanded to a new location at the end of Docks C and D and are showing a number of boats, the largest being a San Lorenzo 72 (example is charter yacht Lolea), while Simpson Marine have a large display with six boats including a selection from the Monte Carlo shipyard, a brand which they launched into Asia with much success at PIMEX 2014.

Ideally suited to cruising the Andaman region, multihulls are growing in popularity and this is reflected with an increase in the number of multihulls on display this year. Multihull Solutions are showcasing popular designs from Fountaine Pajot and Privilege while Northrop & Johnson’s display includes the new Thai-built solar power-assisted luxury catamaran Heliotrope 65.

Onshore, the exhibitor line-up mirrors that of the in-water display both in terms of size and quality, and also in variety. Luxury auto brands Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Aston Martin, BMW and Mini are all debuting at PIMEX, and are joined by a collection of luxury real estate, marine and lifestyle products and services.

“The show continues to develop and I am happy to say it looks great again this year. We’ve improved the design and layout of the show for both exhibitors and visitors and our marketing has stretched all around the world. I’m looking forward to a busy and successful four days for all,” added Dowden.

PIMEX is open Thursday 8th January to Saturday 10th January from 12:00 – 20:00, and on Sunday 11th January from 12:00 – 18:00. Entry is free.

Sunseeker London Group to attend 2015 London Boat Show

January 07, 2015

The Sunseeker London Group look forward to the London Boat Show, running at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands from 9th to 18th January 2015. Over the 9-day event, a total of 9 new Sunseeker motor yachts will be showcased, from the Portofino 40 sports cruiser to the 28 Metre superyacht.

The Sunseeker London Group are excited to be exhibiting at the CWMFX London Boat Show 2015 , 9th-18th January, ExCeL London

The Sunseeker London Group are excited to be exhibiting at the CWMFX London Boat Show 2015 , 9th-18th January, ExCeL London

The complete Sunseeker line-up features:

28 Metre Yacht

86 Yacht

75 Yacht

68 Sport Yacht

Manhattan 65

Predator 57 – World Debut

Manhattan 55

San Remo

Portofino 40

The stunning new Sunseeker Predator 57 will be unveiled at the London Boat Show 2015

The stunning new Sunseeker Predator 57 will be unveiled at the London Boat Show 2015

After 2 years of planning and market-leading design, the stunning new Predator 57 will make her world debut during the London Boat Show.

Promising unique features and radical new exterior look, the order book for the Predator 57 is already fast expanding.

True to boat show form, Sunseeker is aiming to dazzle the crowds with not only a brand new model to the 2015 range of boats, but also by introducing some very special A-list celebrity guests. Joining us at the Sunseeker launch on Friday 9th of January is none other than the gorgeous and very glamorous Nicole Scherzinger!

NICOLE SCHERZINGER will be opening the Sunseeker stand at the London Boat Show on Friday 9th January!

NICOLE SCHERZINGER will be opening the Sunseeker stand at the London Boat Show on Friday 9th January!

Along with an enormous amount of product support from International brands and companies, including The White Company, Pickett London, Gillian Weir, Boodles, Grant MacDonald and with the support of the Classic Car Show at the London ExCeL, Sunseeker is excited to be working with a number of luxurious companies and pinnacle brands during the show.

Sunseeker is partnering with some exceptional international luxury brands at the London Boat Show

Sunseeker is partnering with some exceptional international luxury brands at the London Boat Show

Sunseeker is also proud to be supporting the Princess Alexandra Hospital Breast Cancer Clinical Trials for the duration of the London Boat Show. With a dedicated stand, a raffle and auction, the fundraising efforts will be available for guests to be a part of or sign up to accept a challenge in the 2015 year!

Note: Article supplied by the official Sunseeker Blog Book

Sunseeker International releases interior images of second ‘155 Yacht’ motor yacht Project GOLD DIAMOND

January 07, 2015

Sunseeker International has released the exclusive CGI interior images of the eagerly awaited second ‘155 Yachtmotor yacht Project Gold Diamond. Currently under construction in Poole, UK, superyacht Project Gold Diamond is scheduled for delivery in early 2016.

'Sunseeker 155 Yacht' super yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image credit to Sunseeker International

'Sunseeker 155 Yacht' super yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image credit to Sunseeker International

Sunseeker has taken the concept of series building with personal customisation one step further.  The modular build methodology enables the new owners to have substantial personal input into the interior design and layout via the yards ‘Bespoke’ service. The stunning images reveal the impressive new layout and design of this latest custom interior.

The Sunseeker team is approaching the halfway stage in the construction process with the hull, deck and superstructure fully moulded, engines and gearbox installed and painting of the superstructure underway.   The traditional ‘all white’ yacht will now move into the second stage of development, which will see the interior brought to glorious life by the talented Sunseeker team.

Luxury motor yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image by Sunseeker International

Luxury motor yacht Project Gold Diamond - Image by Sunseeker International

Luxury yacht Project Gold Diamond is an impressive fusion of engineering perfection and truly breathtaking design.  Featuring an elegant interior throughout, it has a more ‘classic’ feel than the first ‘155 Yacht’ superyacht Blush which has already reached the finalist stage of the renowned ShowBoats Design Awards 2015.

The new Project Gold Diamond yacht will be powered by an impressive Twin 16V 4000 series MTU M93, which will deliver an increased top speed of up to 24 knots.

Alongside the remarkable engineering and stunning exterior structure, the interior is sure to delight and inspire Sunseeker lovers across the world.  The master stateroom in particular, features spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows which create a dramatic feeling of light and space while offering the most spectacular views.

Project Gold Diamond Yacht - Image by Sunseeker International

Project Gold Diamond Yacht - Image by Sunseeker International

Boasting impressive accommodation with six cabins for up to 12 guests in ultimate style and luxury, the forward lower deck area can accommodate up to 10 crew with a separate captain’s cabin located adjacent to the wheelhouse.

The upper saloon features a full-length stone finished bar and an additional secondary dining area which offers a less formal dining experience than the principal arrangement located on the main deck.  Yet another highlight is the spectacular port-side balcony which offers uninterrupted views.

The 155 Yacht features exquisite design touches throughout but it is perhaps the addition of a sauna to the Beach Club which is creating the biggest stir with potential customers.  This extravagant feature is yet another example of the custom approach Sunseeker is able to consider when dealing with clients through its ‘Bespoke’ service.

Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International said: “The first 155 Yacht was a truly magnificent sight to behold and a stunning fusion of precision engineering and contemporary design.  Although a more ‘classic’ interpretation, the latest yacht will surely be met with the same reception when it is completed in early 2016 due to yet more innovative features and custom choices.

“As the largest yacht we have ever built, the 155 is testament to the dedication and passion of the Sunseeker team who bring together the very best of British engineering and design talent. We are immensely proud.”

The latest ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ super yacht Project Gold Diamond is scheduled for completion in early 2016 and will be available for luxury yacht charter shortly after.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ motor yacht BLUSH shortlisted for ShowBoats Design Award 2015

December 29, 2014

Sunseeker International is celebrating the nomination of its striking ‘155 Yacht’ motor yacht Blush in the ShowBoats Design Awards 2015. Superyacht Blush has been announced as one of the finalists in the Exterior Design and Styling Award category, thanks to her sublime exterior lines as well as overall design.

'Sunseeker 155 Yacht' superyacht BLUSH

'Sunseeker 155 Yacht' superyacht BLUSH

The award ceremony now in its sixth year recognises the creativity behind the most innovative and inspiring new yachts. What’s more Sunseeker’s nomination has been made all the more special by the fact that the stunning tri-deck Blush yacht is the largest yacht the British manufacturer has ever made.

Commissioned by Eddie Jordan on behalf of the Jordan Family trust, Blush superyacht is the epitome of sophistication. The biggest project ever undertaken by the British luxury yacht manufacturer, ‘Blush’ is of particular significance to Sunseeker as it takes the concept of a series build with personal customisation even further. The modular build methodology allowed Formula 1 star Eddie Jordan to have a direct input on the interior design and layout of the yacht, as well as on the superstructure of the yacht.

Luxury yacht Blush by Sunseeker - Interior

Luxury yacht Blush by Sunseeker - Interior

The accommodation on board luxury yacht Blush is the ultimate in style and luxury for up to 10 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 with a separate captain’s cabin located on the Upper Deck next to the wheelhouse.

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 a huge sky lounge which can be dedicated to private entertainment. While the main deck features a large saloon and formal dining area.

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

Super yacht BLUSH - Cabin

Super yacht BLUSH - Cabin

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 Eddie Jordan to ensure his personality is reflected in the design but have also made sure that the trademark Sunseeker standards are evident throughout.

James Hall, Superyacht Sales Manager at Sunseeker International, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have been short listed in the Show Boats Design Awards as it is testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Sunseeker team. ‘Blush’ was an entirely new concept for us and the biggest project we have ever undertaken, so it means to a lot to be recognised for our innovation.”

Winners of the ShowBoats Design Awards will be announced on 23rd February.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

The arrival of first luxury yachts to be displayed at 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show

December 23, 2014

This week saw the ExCeL London welcome luxury yachts that will be showcased at the prominent 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show. The event will run from January 9 to 18, 2015.

The arrival of first luxury yachts to be displayed at the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show

The arrival of first luxury yachts to be displayed at the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show

On Friday 19 December the first boats to enter via the River Thames were lifted out of the water. This included debut boats from Sunseeker International, Princess Yachts and Fairline Boats. As well as the Show’s biggest and most expensive boat – the Sunseeker 28 Metre (example is charter yacht In All Fairness) weighing 78 tonnes.

First luxury yachts to be displayed at the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show

First luxury yachts to be displayed at the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show

Since then these boats, along with many others, have been manoeuvred into the South Hall surrounded by the busy preparations for the CWM FX London Boat Show.

First luxury yachts at Excel London

First luxury yachts at Excel London

A very successful year for South Coast offices of the Sunseeker London Group

December 23, 2014

The South Coast offices of the Sunseeker London Group are proud to announce over 100% increase in the number of Sunseeker yachts sold this year, compared to 2013 figures.

The Sunseeker South Coast offices, comprising of Sunseeker Poole (pictured), Sunseeker Southampton, Sunseeker Torquay and Sunseeker Channel Islands, have had an exceptional 2014 season

The Sunseeker South Coast offices, comprising of Sunseeker Poole (pictured), Sunseeker Southampton, Sunseeker Torquay and Sunseeker Channel Islands, have had an exceptional 2014 season

Building on last year’s success – which in itself showed a very positive uplift in the UK market – the Sunseeker London Group South Coast offices consisting of Sunseeker Poole, Sunseeker Southampton, Sunseeker Torquay and Sunseeker Channel Islands have sold an incredible 63 Sunseeker motor yachts in the 2014 financial year.

With new boats sales ranging from 7 of the smallest in the range, the Sunseeker Portofino 40, right through to 2 of the second-largest in the range, the Sunseeker 40 Metre Yacht, this diverse spectrum of models illustrates that the team really does have knowledge and expertise across the Sunseeker collection.

The sale of this Sunseeker 40 Metre Yacht was completed by Sunseeker Poole in July, the same time as the Sunseeker South Coast offices confirmed the sale of 3 Sunseeker Portofino 40s

The sale of this Sunseeker 40 Metre Yacht was completed by Sunseeker Poole in July, the same time as the Sunseeker South Coast offices confirmed the sale of 3 Sunseeker Portofino 40s

With a select number of 40 Metre Yachts produced each year, Sunseeker Poole were delighted to seal two of the build slots, with both owners now happily enjoying their yachts in the Mediterranean.

This year has seen a large upturn in the activity of the brokerage market through the ever expanding services of Sunseeker Brokerage. This global service assists all of our owners when listing their yacht with us, ensuring they gain maximum exposure to clients and other industry brokers.

Sunseeker Poole announced the sale of the highly customised 40 Metre Yacht “THUMPER” ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, where she was on display

Sunseeker Poole announced the sale of the highly customised 40 Metre Yacht “THUMPER” ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, where she was on display

South Coast Sales Manager Spencer Brown comments: “This is a truly amazing set of results which indicates the diligence and professionalism of the Sunseeker sales team in the UK. It is also indicative of how well the world is recovering with luxury motor yacht returning to people’s priorities for their leisure time. The team have developed and sharpened their knowledge and skills over the period of the recession and this is now evident in the best sales results since 2008.”

The next opportunity to view the current Sunseeker range is at the upcoming London International Boat Show, held from the 9th – 18th January at ExCeL London.

Note: Article supplied by the official Sunseeker Blog Book

Sunseeker to attend CWM FX London Boat Show 2015 with an amazing collection of luxury yachts on display

December 18, 2014

Sunseeker International will debut the all-new motor yacht Predator 57 at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015. She will be showcased together with an amazing collection of the most talked 2014 Sunseeker models, including Sunseeker 86 Yacht, the Sunseeker 75 Yacht, as well as Manhattan 65 yacht, all of which were launched this year.

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

The groundbreaking new Predator 57 yacht has been three years in the making and, as with every new Sunseeker introduction, it is set to steal the show in London.

The Predator 57 yacht breaks new ground for Sunseeker by eliminating the need for a choice between an open or closed style yacht. Helping to blur the gap between the two, it features an electric door between the saloon area and the cockpit.

Unique to this model, the cleverly engineered mechanism allows the door to open conventionally, but also lower itself into the sole.  This discreet patio door allows those onboard to take advantage of uninterrupted views; creating a seamless inside/outside entertaining area from the forward helm right through to the bathing platform.  The open-plan design is further enhanced by the addition of a fully opening hardtop roof as standard.

The interior accommodation is just as impressive with the three cabins, sleeping up to six guests, testament to this.  The full-beam master stateroom, which comes with a generous en suite, achieves the perfect blend of comfort and elegance while the forward VIP cabin exudes a light yet luxurious feel and further exemplifies the extraordinary high standards Sunseeker is so well known for.

The new luxury yacht Predator 57 certainly doesn’t sacrifice performance at the cost of style. With speeds of up to 40 knots (depending on the engine/drive option chosen) it cuts an impressive figure on the open water.

Sunseeker 86 Yacht - front view

Sunseeker 86 Yacht - front view

86 Yacht

The stunning Sunseeker 86 Yacht on show couples flawless design with world-class engineering to deliver a thrilling and powerful performance.  The streamlined profile of the yacht also means it offers the grace and agility often found in a much smaller yacht.

The magnificent motor yacht Sunseeker 86 exudes sophistication and luxury and with a four cabin arrangement, it can accommodate up to eight guests.  However, it is the full-beam master stateroom which is the focal point of its accommodation courtesy of its truly capacious volume.  The Sunseeker interior design team has used the space to maximum effect, creating a tranquil and comfortable sanctuary.

If the interior of the 86 Yacht embodies contemporary sophistication, then it is matched only by the yacht’s magnificent outdoor space.  The large flybridge provides a beautiful open-air entertaining spot, where you can take in the sights of the open water.  This vast area is so expansive it even offers the possibility of a spa tub.

Manhattan 65

The Manhattan 65 yacht exudes an expanse of space and a beautiful, sleek profile.  Its cutting-edge design has redefined the parameters for interiors and created a new DNA for mid-range yachts.  The open plan layout adds to the light feeling of the Manhattan 65 and amplifies the vast space available, including an open galley housing versatile storage and features leading-brand appliances.

Sunseeker 75 Yacht

Sunseeker 75 Yacht

75 Yacht

Finally, the brilliantly capable Sunseeker 75 Yacht has been crafted to perfection using the very latest materials and techniques to create an outstanding yacht. Those owners dedicated to serious cruising will recognize a galley and dining area designed to maximise available space whilst after dinner, the main saloon offers a sophisticated yet comfortable environment in which to relax. Careful design of the opulent sofas are sure to encourage sociability amongst guests.

However, the most notable feature in this area of the 75 Yacht is not its 50” television, but the ‘z’ shaped panoramic glazing and hull windows.  This offers breathtaking views of the open waters whilst flooding the main saloon with natural light, creating the illusion of being on board an even larger yacht.  The spacious nature of the yacht is continued in the interior thanks to its four cabins; three double suites and a twin bed guest arrangement.

Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International, commented: “The London Boat Show is always extremely exciting as it is the first show of the year and I am delighted we are launching yet another brand new model, the eagerly awaited Predator 57.  With some of our most recent models also on display, it is a fantastic opportunity for guests to see our latest range of beautiful yachts and we look forward to welcoming all visitors.”

The Predator 57 will make its world premiere at London Boat Show from 9th to 18th January 2015. The full range on display includes: 28M Yacht, 86 Yacht, 75 Yacht, 68 Sport Yacht, Manhattan 65, Predator 57, Manhattan 55, San Remo and Portofino 40.

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

Marine industry contributes to two million apprenticeship milestone

December 17, 2014

The UK government has fulfilled its commitment to starting two million apprenticeships in this Parliament, highlighting the role of apprenticeships in giving people the skills they need to get on and in supporting businesses of all sizes to grow their talent. The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, announced 22 new employer-designed apprenticeships in professions, comprising boatbuilding.

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The employers, who are part of the government’s trailblazer scheme, design apprenticeships to meet the needs of their industries making sure people have the right skills to get on in the world of work. Within this scheme, a new boatbuilding apprenticeship is being developed by employers working together to design standards in their occupations and sectors.

Co-ordinated by the British Marine Federation (BMF), the employer led group to encourage apprentices in the marine industry is led by Berthon Boat Company. BMF member companies taking part include Sunseeker International, Princess Yachts, Pioneer Sailing Trust, Pendennis Shipyard, Fairline Boats, Broom Boats, Green Marine, English Harbour Yachts, RNLI, Windboats and Cockwells.

The Business Secretary said: “Reaching the two millionth apprenticeship is testament to this government’s commitment to apprenticeships and employers are a shining example of how apprenticeships give young people the chance to start a career and give businesses the talent to grow.

“This isn’t just about numbers. From space engineering, to TV production, to boatbuilding, apprenticeships are the ticket to a great job and a route employers trust to access the skills they need.”