Successful first weekend at the London Boat Show with Hugh Bonneville and the Sunseeker 131 Yacht

The Sunseeker London Group have enjoyed a great weekend entertaining the crowds at the London International Boat Show. Joined by their teams from across Europe, the Sunseeker stand was busy with activity including the arrival of the highly anticipated 131 Yacht.

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The first day of the show, commenced with Phil Popham CEO Sunseeker International, out lining some of the exciting plans for Sunseeker in 2016 including a recruitment drive for 225 new employees across various disciplines and skills over the first half of the year along with the release of three new models;

  • 116 Yacht
  • 95 Yacht
  • 52 Manhattan

The Sunseeker range can confidently claim to offer the broadest range of boats from 40ft-155ft in the marine industry.

The Sunseeker 131 Yacht on the morning of her launch berthed outside the London ExCeL Centre. Photo by Lizzie Trott
The Sunseeker 131 Yacht on the morning of her launch berthed outside the London ExCeL Centre. Photo by Lizzie Trott

As ever the Sunseeker Champagne Bar has a spectacular view of the Sunseeker stand which dominates the vast hall at the London International Boat Show, ExCeL.

Once again, this year’s dynamic Sunseeker stand is built around 7 magnificent boats and houses a luxury VIP lounge for exclusive client hospitality.

Hugh Bonneville cuts the ribbon on the Sunseeker stand at the London International Boat Show
Hugh Bonneville cuts the ribbon on the Sunseeker stand at the London International Boat Show

Robert Braithwaite CBE DL introduced the busy stand and Sunseeker enthusiasts to Hugh Bonneville, one of Britians finest actors, famed for his starring roles in Downtown Abbey, Paddington, W1A and up and coming role playing Lord Mount Batten in the Viceroy.

Hugh Bonneville cuts the ribbon to launch the Sunseeker stand at the London International Boat Show
Hugh Bonneville cuts the ribbon to launch the Sunseeker stand at the London International Boat Show

Continuing the celebrations, The Overtones performed some of their best-selling hits to the hundreds of guests and press visitors in the audience.

The Sunseeker London Group escorted Robert and Hugh down to the brand new 131 Yacht ‘ZOZO’. Recently presented to her new owner, the crowds cheered with delight as the official launch took place for all to see. After the show the 131 Yacht will depart from the London Show for warmer climes!

Robert Braithwaite CBE DL and Hugh Bonneville join the new owners of the Sunseeker 131 Yacht at her official launch
Robert Braithwaite CBE DL and Hugh Bonneville join the new owners of the Sunseeker 131 Yacht at her official launch

The Sunseeker London Group is also pleased to announced the launch of their new RYA Training Academy to deliver boat handling and navigation courses for new owners and prospective boat owners. James Brooke from The James Brooke Academy will be at the show, is a Yachtmaster Instructor, former Royal Marine Commando and served 7 years on the RNLI Leamington lifeboat.

Christopher Head, Sales Director, Sunseeker London Group comments “We are excited to be offering training courses to prospective boat owners of all abilities and we are delighted to welcome James to our team. His experience will enable owners the highest standard of training through The James Brooke Academy.”

The Sunseeker stand again this year is helping support two chosen charities this year; The PAH Princess Alexander Hospital breast cancer clinical trials and SignIt. PAH is hosting a space on the stand with friends from Art De Vivre and selling special golden and pink raffle tickets to be in the chance of winning one of many fantastic prizes, including a 7 night stay in the Seychelles!

Victoria Gerlis with Alexis Lewis and Baroness Floella Benjamin and friend support the PAH Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
Victoria Gerlis with Alexis Lewis and Baroness Floella Benjamin and friend support the PAH Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Sign It offer the utmost is support to disabled visitors and clients joining Sunseeker at the show and who provide sign language and assistance in viewing the boats one display.

Buy your raffle tickets to be in the chance of winning one of many prizes on the PAH charity stand and help support Breast Cancer Clinical Trials!
Buy your raffle tickets to be in the chance of winning one of many prizes on the PAH charity stand and help support Breast Cancer Clinical Trials!

Its safe to say that the first weekend of the London Boat Show was a busy one, and we can’t wait to see you over the next 7 days here at ExCeL!

For further information, or to contact us about your visit, please contact your local Sunseeker office:

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Sunseeker London | 34-36 Davies Street | Mayfair | London | W1K 4NF | +44 (0) 207 355 0980 | info@sunseekerlondon.com

Sunseeker Poole | Sunseeker Wharf | West Quay Road | Poole | Dorset | BH15 1HW | +44 (0) 1202 666 060 | info@sunseekerpoole.com

Sunseeker Southampton | Swanwick Marina | Bridge Road | Swanwick | Southampton | SO31 1ZL | +44 (0) 1489 579 824 | info@sunseekersouthampton.com

Sunseeker Torquay | Torquay Marina | Torquay | Devon | TQ2 5EQ | +44 (0) 1803 293 939 | info@sunseekertorquay.com

Sunseeker Scotland | Cameron House Marina | Loch Lomond| Dunbartonshire | G83 8QS | +44 (0) 1389 467373 | stan.prosser@sunseekerscotland.com

Sunseeker Channel Islands | Unit 10 | Le Caplaine House | Castle Quay | St Helier | Jersey | JE2 8WF | +44 (0) 1534 768 888 | sales@sunseekerchannelislands.com

Sunseeker Beaulieu | Port de Plaisance | 06310 Beaulieu Sur Mer | France | +33 (0) 493 76 48 48 | beaulieu@sunseeker.fr

Sunseeker Cannes | Port Camille Rayon | 21-22 Quai Nord | 06220 Golfe Juan | France | +33 (0) 493 33 17 17 | info@sunseekercannes.com

Sunseeker La Napoule | Port de Plaisance | 06210 Mandelieu – La Napoule | +33 (0) 493 93 67 67 | lanapoule@sunseeker.fr

Sunseeker Monaco | 11 Rue Grimaldi | MC 98000 | Monaco | +377 9777 5777 | nigel@sunseeker.mc

Sunseeker Spain | Avda. Nord 93, Urb. Santa Margarita | 17480 Roses | Spain | +34 (0) 97 24 56 098 | info@sunseekerspain.es

Sunseeker Ibiza | Marina Botafoch | Local 309 | 07800 Ibiza | Spain | +34 (0) 971 191 622 | ibiza@sunseekerspain.es

Sunseeker Mallorca | Local 2 | Port Adriano | 07180 Calvia | El Toro | Mallorca | Spain | +34 971 23 28 20 | info@sunseeker-mallorca.es

Sunseeker Andalucia | Plaza Del Agua | Puerto Deportivo Sotogrande | Sotogrande | San Roque | 11310 | Spain | +34 956 790 360 | info@sunseekerandalucia.com

Sunseeker Malta | Portomaso Marina | The Quay | Portomaso | St Julians | Malta | +356 21 385 678 | info@sunseekermalta.com

Sunseeker Greece | 15 Poseidonos Aven. & 2 Davaki Str. | Alimos 17455 | Greece | +30 2109843822 | info@sunseeker-hellas.gr

Sunseeker Turkey | Haydar Aliyev Cad. No:174 / 4 | Tarabya | 34457 Istanbul | Turkey | +(90) 212 257 0030 | info@sunseekerturkey.com

Sunseeker Egypt | Abou Tig Marina | El Gouna Hurghada | Red Sea Governorate | Egypt | +20 (0) 127 853 2238 | craig@sunseekeregypt.com

Sunseeker Morocco | The Pearl Hotel | Angle Rue des temples et Avenue Harroun Rachid | Marrakech-Hivernage | Morocco |+212 (0) 6871 54663| info@sunseekermorocco.com

Sunseeker Cyprus | Limassol Marina | Limassol 3601 | Cyprus | +357 (0) 250 51777| info@sunseekercyprus.com.cy

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