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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

Desty Marine to increase its service provision from Endeavour Quay

June 18, 2014

UK superyacht repair and refit facility, Endeavour Quay, is delighted to announce that Desty Marine will be increasing its service offering from the Gosport boatyard, with immediate effect.

The Princess 88 Yacht at Endeavour Quay before re-spray

The Princess 88 Yacht at Endeavour Quay before re-spray

Following a successful three years of utilising the 180 tonne boat lift and 40m boat sheds for large vessel re-sprays, Desty will now operate a wider range of services on a full time basis from Endeavour Quay.

Desty Marine is increasingly working with premium UK power and sail yacht manufacturers including Sunseeker, Princess and Oyster. A Portsmouth Harbour based facility suits the business growth plan and enables the boat repair and paint contractors to provide an enhanced service to these all important clients.

With approximately 5000 leisure boats on Portsmouth Harbour, there are many business opportunities available and Desty Marine is one of the largest boat repair and marine paint contractors in the harbour itself. The successful repair and refit business will also look to meet their employment and skill needs using local resources to support their expanding staffing requirements at Endeavour Quay.

The Princess 88 superyacht ready for launch in the hoist

The Princess 88 superyacht ready for launch in the hoist

Neil Desty of Desty Marine commented, “Endeavour Quay has provided us with a great service since the start of our partnership.  The equipment for handling large boats such as the 180 tonne lift and deep water enable us to work on large paint projects that are also very complex. The boat sheds provide the perfect space for the high levels of labour and expensive materials required as the working environment is critical to provide the best result for our clients and we need to be sure we have an expert team handling the boats in and out of the sheds at all times.”

Tim usedell, Boatyard Manager at Endeavour Quay added, “We welcome Desty’s plans to make their base at Endeavour Quay more permanent and full time. Our business to business relationships are crucial to the success of the yard and offering the best services for our customers.  The relationship with Desty is no different and is one we are really keen to develop.”

Launch of ‘Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht’ motor yacht Hull #2

June 17, 2014

The prestigious British shipyard, Sunseeker International, has recently launched the all-new Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht. This is presumed to be the ‘Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht’ motor yacht Hull #2 – a sister ship to the recently delivered luxury yacht Black Legend.

Luxury motor yacht BLACK LEGEND

Luxury motor yacht BLACK LEGEND - a sister ship to 'Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht' motor yacht Hull #2

Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht boasts striking looks and styling. Featuring aggressive yet sleek lines, the 101 Sport Yacht is unmistakable. Blending almost imperceptibly within the sleek lines of the yacht, the large flybridge on the top deck provides the perfect open air entertaining area.

The open plan saloon of Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht has a spacious feel thanks to the expansive glazed windows, which flood the saloon with natural light. The 101 Sport Yacht also offers a flexible galley combined with crew quarters amidships. Good looks are matched with outstanding performance. She is expected to reach maximum speeds of up to 40 knots depending on whether shaft or arneson drives are chosen.

Successful ‘Best of Yachting’ event for Sunseeker Mallorca in Port Adriano

June 13, 2014

The recently concluded ‘Best of Yachting’ event came to an end with a positive result for Sunseeker Mallorca. Taken place from June 6 to 9, 2014, the event was hosted by the Port Adriano harbour, a beautiful Mallorca yacht charter destination, positioned in Spain.

Sunseeker Mallorca at 'Best of Yachting' event in Port Adriano

Sunseeker Mallorca at 'Best of Yachting' event in Port Adriano, a lovely Mallorca yacht holiday destination

Emerging from the Sunseeker Open Days of the past years, this new event presents itself as a joint project of the port and the nautical companies based in Port Adriano. This first edition of Best of Yachting offered the perfect platform for private yacht viewings with tailored recommendations, and was likely an important social gathering of like-minded yacht enthusiasts.

The recipe for success lies in the perfect blend of a quality swimming boat show and an attractive but just as important varied support program. The show presented up to 25 different boats between 6 and 40 meters of renowned yacht brands.

Luxury yachts by Sunseeker on display at 'Best of Yachting' event

Luxury yachts by Sunseeker on display at 'Best of Yachting' event

The event took place at the inner quay of the commercial zone of Port Adriano, which especially in the evenings fascinated many visitors with its maritime atmosphere. Sunseeker caught attention among visitors with the exhibition of a 115 foot yacht. Especially during the boat parade, taking place on Friday night, the 35-meter yacht caused goose bumps among many in the audience, who watched the boat sailing into the harbor in the sunset.

Besides the impressive line-up of yachts ranging from 40 to 115, Best of Yachting scored with its varied program of lifestyle activities for all ages. A fashion show, Flyboard exhibition, Bentley & Test Drive, a vernissage of Rolf Knie in the Ahoy Port Gallery and various activities for children completed the show on this very hot Pentecost weekend.

'Best of Yachting' event

A 35m Sunseeker Yacht at 'Best of Yachting' event

“Best of Yachting will be an integral part in our event calendar. The concept to host an own show in Port Adriano, as a joint project of the port and the local companies, has proven itself and we are happy that Sunseeker Mallorca and the port have developed as positive,” commented Torsten Sieckmann, Director of Marketing & Sales at Sunseeker Germany.

Sunseeker Mallorca based in Port Adriano celebrated its 20th anniversary last year and is the only official Sunseeker dealer on the island.

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

Partnership of Sunseeker Yachts and Wild Group International at British Motor Yacht Show

June 12, 2014

The recently concluded British Motor Yacht Show saw the leading UK luxury yacht builder, Sunseeker International, provide a very patriotic twist, achieved with the help of Wild Group International.

Sunseeker Portofino 40 Yacht with wrap by Wild Group International

Sunseeker Portofino 40 Yacht with wrap by Wild Group International

“Sunseeker asked us to produce an eye-catching wrap for the British Motor Yacht Show at Swanwick Marina back in May and I hope the results speak for themselves,” commented Clare Hoar at Wild Group.

The trademark styling and design of the sleek Portofino 40 has been further enhanced by the stunning wrap which was specially created in support of the GREAT Campaign showcasing the very best of what Britain has to offer,’’ commented Gemma Marsh, Marketing Manager at Sunseeker International.

As a leader in British Yacht manufacturing, Sunseeker took centre stage alongside Fairline and Princess to showcase their striking San Remo, Portofino 40, Manhattan 63, 68 Sport Yacht and 80 Sport Yacht.  What’s more, Sunseeker really got into the British theme as they unveiled a special Union Jack Portofino 40 courtesy of Wild Groups talented wrappers!

“We are delighted to be going from strength to strength with Sunseeker, it’s exciting to see the more daring designs starting to come through. Together we are already talking about ideas for future shows,” added Greg Hoar, Director, Wild Group.

High-profile repeat bookings for Singapore Yacht Show 2015

June 09, 2014

Following a highly successful 2014 edition of the Singapore Yacht Show, the organisers have received a flurry of high-profile repeat bookings for the 2015 event. This will run in the fabulous Southeast Asia yacht charter destination – Singapore from April 23 to 26.

Singapore Yacht Show 2014

Singapore Yacht Show 2014

From superyacht builders and yachting lifestyle accessories to brokers and dealers of superyachts, multihulls, day cruisers and sportfishers, a wide variety of companies have already committed to returning again in 2015.

Bookings have been coming in from all over the world, including: Alloy Yachts, AXA Insurance Singapore, Axis Group Yacht Design, Funair, Kingship, Luxury Yachts, MarkAgain, Premium Nautical, Princess Yachts, Reel Torque, Rossinavi, SG Boating, Simpson Marine, Sunbrella and Sunseeker, with many more key players due to sign up in the coming weeks.

Yachts on display at Singapore Yacht Show 2014

Yachts on display at Singapore Yacht Show 2014

“It’s really gratifying to see so much enthusiasm for this show from some of the biggest brands in the world, and so much anticipation for next year’s event, which will be bigger and better again,” said Andy Treadwell, MD of show organisers Singapore Yacht Events. “There have been some big sales in the region both during and after the Show. Asia is on a roll, and the whole industry is waking up to the future potential here.”

A highly successful SYS 2014

A highly successful SYS 2014

Open bookings for the 2015 Singapore Yacht Show are now available, and full information on stand availability can be provided by contacting the organisers or through the website. Exhibitors from 2014 looking to keep their stand location for next year are strongly advised to contact the Singapore Yacht Show team now to guarantee their preferred position.

Launch of new ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ motor yacht Hull #1

June 05, 2014

The leading British shipyard, Sunseeker International, has successfully launched the all-new 26m ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ motor yacht Hull #1. Boasting an iconic styling and unmistakable design, the first Sunseeker 86 Yacht represents a seductive combination of style and exclusivity.

Rendering of Sunseeker 86 Yacht by Sunseeker International

Rendering of Sunseeker 86 Yacht by Sunseeker International

The standard 86 Yacht offers four suites, including a full beam master cabin, with the unique option of a fifth cabin and a two berth crew cabin. The VIP stateroom can be accessed from its own private stairway, leading from the main deck.

‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ superyacht Hull no. 1 successfully teams performance with exceptional design. Expected to achieve top speeds of up to 31 knots, she boasts exceptional handling and extended cruising, with highly impressive range of up to 1,500nm.

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

Construction begins on ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ motor yacht Hull #2

May 28, 2014

Construction on the ‘Sunseeker 155 Yachtmotor yacht Hull #2 is underway as the team at Sunseeker International’s shipyard in Poole laid the keel of the hull. Following on from the success of the first ’155 Yacht’ luxury yacht Blush, this is the first stage in the build of the striking second Sunseeker 155 Yacht, scheduled for completion in early 2016.

'Sunseeker 155 Yacht' motor yacht Hull #2 under construction at Sunseeker International

'Sunseeker 155 Yacht' motor yacht Hull #2 under construction at Sunseeker International

A significant development in the construction of the 155 Yacht, the laying of the keel of the ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ superyacht Hull no. 2 was overseen by client representatives and also by Sunseeker International’s founder and group president, Robert Braithwaite.

Similar to the owner of the first 155 Yacht, the client is taking full advantage of the bespoke element of the stunning second 155 Yacht, so there will be distinct differences between the two. The latest 155 Yacht will boast breath-taking ‘feature glass’ running from floor to ceiling in both the master stateroom and the two double guest cabins, alongside many other bespoke features which can be found in every area of this fabulous vessel.

First Sunseeker 155 Yacht - Superyacht Blush

First Sunseeker 155 Yacht - Superyacht Blush

The latest 155 Yacht will also be powered by the more powerful Twin 16V MTU’s.

What’s more, the client is currently working with the Sunseeker team to finalise the details of the interior design to ensure the yacht is unique to them and reflects their personality.

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

Sunseeker Predator 80 Yacht receives Asia Boating Award 2014

May 23, 2014

British luxury yacht builder, Sunseeker International, got off to an amazing start at this year’s Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show as it received a top prize for its Predator 80 yacht at the prominent 2014 Asia Boating Awards.

Asia Boating Award 2014 for Sunseeker superyacht Predator 80

Asia Boating Award 2014 for Sunseeker superyacht Predator 80

The Sunseeker motor yacht Predator 80 was named the Best Worldwide Production Motoryacht (15m to 24m). Held on the first night of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show, the awards ceremony highlights the best that the Asian and International yachting industries have to offer.

Organised by Asia-Pacific Boating magazine and China Boating magazine, the Asian Boating Awards is the most iconic of yacht awards and has served as a benchmark for the marine industry in the Asia-Pacific region since 2005. The awards are particularly special as they bring recognition not only from industry insiders but also from yacht lovers themselves, as readers of Asia-Pacific Boating selected the nominees.  This is clearly testament to the stunning design and engineering excellence of the superyacht Predator 80.

“We are extremely proud to receive the Best Worldwide Production Motoryacht Award for the Predator 80,” commented Sunseeker International Sales Director Sean Robertson. “We continue to strive towards excellence in yacht design, manufacturing, and quality, to provide superior luxury yachts and customer service to our yacht owners from around the world.”

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