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UK. Sunseeker announces a trio of special of special guest at the YACHTMARKET.COM Southampton Boat Show

Monday, 04 September 2017


15th September, Midday - Stand C080

Sunseeker International is delighted to announce that two time world hurdles champion Colin Jackson CBE, sports commentator Suzi Perry and X Factor winner Ben Haenow, will be the brand’s special guests at this year’s Southampton Boat Show on Friday 15th September at 12 noon.

Colin, who is best known for his success and world records in the 110m and 60m hurdles, and more recently his coverage of the athletics across the BBC will be opening the stand with Sunseeker founder, Robert Braithwaite CBE DL and CEO Phil Popham.

Colin will also introduce Sunseeker’s new long-term partnership with Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), a charity dedicated to protecting the oceans for future generations to enjoy. The partnership with Sunseeker will increase awareness of ocean conservation by encouraging people to think about their impact on the oceans and how they can help save our most valuable resource.

Colin commented: “I am really delighted to be joining Sunseeker to celebrate the opening of the stand at the Southampton Boat Show; and particularly introducing the BLUE partnership, which I am very excited about as it is more crucial than ever to preserve and protect our oceans.”

Suzi Perry will also be at the opening and is a long-time friend to Sunseeker. Suzi is renowned for becoming the first permanent female presenter of Formula One racing on British TV.

Colin and Suzi will be joined by X Factor 2014 winner, Ben Haenow who will be singing for everyone’s enjoyment. His debut single reached number one in the UK singles chart becoming the 2014 Christmas number one. Ben has since released his debut studio album and will be going on tour this December.

The show will see Sunseeker launch two world premieres - the 76 Yacht and the Predator 57 MKII.

The exciting, all-new 76 Yacht delivers unprecedented levels of luxury, sociability and entertaining space and, with 18 yachts pre-sold, is already in high demand. Clever design maximises social and entertaining spaces, whilst the innovative use of glass enhances natural light, making this a bright and airy boat in which to relax and unwind with family and friends.

The Predator 57 MK II is an evolution of the incredibly popular Predator 57 which has been the segment leader since its introduction in January 2015, echoing all its stand out features with even more elegance and style.

These breathtaking new yachts are set to steal the show in Southampton. They will be joined by five other boats including the innovative Predator 68, Manhattan 66 and 95 Yacht.

About Sunseeker International Limited:

Sunseeker is the world’s leading brand for luxury performance motor yachts.

Originally named Poole Power Boats, the company was founded by brothers Robert and John Braithwaite in 1969. The company changed its name to Sunseeker International in 1985 and has since become a global icon, with every Sunseeker the result of an uncompromising and unmatched approach to design, craftsmanship and performance.

In August 2013 a majority stake in the business was acquired by Wanda Group, the Beijing headquartered conglomerate with strong footprints across China, Europe and the US. Wanda Group is a committed long term shareholder providing strong financial and strategic backing for Sunseeker’s continued growth and success. In January 2015, they appointed Phil Popham as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.

From its manufacturing base in Dorset on the south coast of England, Sunseeker employs c.2,300 people and produces around 150 boats every year ranging from 50-155 feet. Demand for the company’s larger models continues to grow year-on-year with more than 120 yachts over 100 feet in length already delivered. Buyers have benefitted from the company’s ‘Bespoke’ customisation service which allow individual customers to personalise their yacht. Working very closely with highly professional dealer representation in over 60 countries, service and product support is a key priority in maintaining customer satisfaction.

The Sunseeker range constantly sets new standards and benchmarks. From the dynamic San Remo and Sport Yacht models, through its luxurious Manhattan range, iconic Predator models, and its majestic Yachts range, each Sunseeker is the result of an uncompromising approach to innovative design and engineering excellence. Never settling for second best, it is this spirit of excellence that has driven Sunseeker to its pre-eminent position in the leisure marine industry today.

Sunseeker is recruiting 170 new skilled staff to support the introduction of several new models planned for 2017. The new roles will be based at its manufacturing operations in Dorset, covering construction trades including Carpentry, Plumbing and Electrical, Boat Building, plus Engineering trades including Mechanical Engineering, and Composites.

The current 12 boat range consists of:

Yacht               155, 131, 116, 95, 86, 76, 75

Sport Yacht      68

Predator           68, 57

Manhattan        66, 52

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