Sunseeker Tour

The final event in the 2018 Royal Southampton Cruising Programme was a visit for our motor boat owning members to Sunseeker in Poole on Saturday 1 December.

This followed a kind invitation to the Club by the company for a guided tour of their extensive yards in Hamworthy.

Our group of 20 assembled in the Sales Office before the tour. We were given an introductory presentation, with a video showing the range of Sunseeker Yachts, and a safety briefing.

The tour included visits to four of the building yards. Although it was the weekend the yards were very busy under the pressure of a full order book.
The morning focussed on a tour of the yard dedicated to building the 95ft and 86ft boats.

There were four indifferent stages of construction. The view of the laying of the composite resin hull into the 95ft mould was unforgettable.
After a light lunch at the Old Custom House on Poole Quay we returned to visit the yard where several of the popular Manhatten 52ft models were under construction.

The level of bespoke customisation, highly valued by Sunseeker customers, was clearly seen.
We then visited two final yards where we viewed the two largest models, one 116ft and the other an awesome 131ft!

After the yard visits we returned to the Sales Office for a debrief and a group photograph. Some stayed on to view some of the completed boats on display.
It was a great visit and we all appreciated the welcome and the very informative tour-guiding by Colin Royles of Sunseeker Sales.

Thank you,Colin!

Martin Alexander