SUNSEEKER INTERNATIONAL is a British luxury motor yacht manufacturer.
Its headquarters and main assembly facility is in
Poole Harbour , at
England . The company has been making motor boats
since 1969. Chinese conglomerate
Dalian Wanda Group has owned the
company since 2013. It is the largest UK-based luxury yachtmaker
measured by 2012 revenues.
* 1 Profile
* 2 Appearance in popular culture
* 3 Example
* 4 See also
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Manufacturing is undertaken mainly in
Poole , in seven production
plants and shipyards. An additional deep-water shipyard is used to
build the 105 yacht and larger vessels. In March 2007, the company
announced a 500 job expansion program, with a new site on the Isle of
Portland , A new factory is being developed at New Quay Road, Poole.
In October 2002, Robert Braithwaite , the founder of Sunseeker
International, was named Ernst it also featured a cameo role for
Sunseeker's then managing director, Robert Braithwaite, in one of
Sunseeker's very first open-cockpit speedboats, the Sovereign 17.
There was a one off 2016
BBC 2 documentary about the brand, named
Britain's Biggest Superyachts: Chasing Perfection which showed the
building of the new
Sunseeker 131 yacht.
Sunseeker regularly updates its yacht collection with new yachts, or
improved versions of already released yachts. Below is a description
of one the yachts in the
Sunseeker collection, their specifications
and where they can be chartered.
Sunseeker Predator 115 (Launched 2013):
Sunseeker Predator 115, also known as Chimera, was launched in
spring 2013. Features: The Predator 115 has 5 cabins, meaning it has
room for 10 guests. She also features a large on deck dining area and
a spa tub. Specifications: The yacht is 34.5 metres in length, with a
draft of 2.38 metres. She has a maximum speed of 24 knots and her
cruising speed is 18 knots. Charter: The Predator 115 is available for
charter in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea.
Top Track 250 list ,pub Oct 2008, Entry No. 88
Sunseeker Confirms Acquisition by Dalian Wanda
* ^ Rapoza, Kenneth (19 June 2013). "Chinese Billionaire Buys
\'James Bond\' U.K.
Yacht Maker". Forbes. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
* ^ "
Luxury yacht maker\'s 500 new jobs".
BBC News. 14 March 2007.
* ^ Clark, Emma (8 October 2002). "
Sunseeker scoops entrepreneur
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* ^ "Britain\'s Biggest Superyachts: Chasing Perfection -
BBC. Retrieved 2016-07-02.