Successful first weekend at the London Boat Show 2016 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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