Three Sunseeker craft to appear in Quantum of Solace
The much-anticipated new James Bond film QUANTUM OF SOLACE, due for UK release on 31 October, will feature two Sunseeker motoryachts in one of the biggest-ever 007 boat chases" as well as a further Sunseeker model. It's the fourth consecutive time Sunseeker's world-leading luxury motoryachts have appeared in a James Bond release.
Daniel Craig reprises his role as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in QUANTUM OF SOLACE, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures release of EON Productions' 22nd adventure in the longest-running film franchise in motion picture history. The film is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay was written by Paul Haggis and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade. Filmed on location in Panama in March 2008, the boat chase sequence" which took three months of preparation and comprised of more than 100 boats in support" features a lead role for the Sunseeker Superhawk 43" from one of the company's high-performance range.
A part of Sunseeker's proud history will also appear in QUANTUM OF SOLACE, when one of the company's very first open-cockpit speedboats is used to transport James Bond. Originally built in 1970, the Sunseeker Sovereign 17 was fully restored in 2005 to celebrate the company's early years and long history designing and building luxury motoryachts.
The Sunseeker 37 Metre Yacht M4, one of the company's latest and largest vessels, will also appear in the film. Sunseeker's 37 Metre Yacht is the company's most ambitious build in more than 45 years and the largest semi-custom production motoryacht ever to be built in the UK. Robert Braithwaite CBE, Sunseeker managing director, said: "For everyone at Sunseeker, it's very rewarding to be involved in QUANTUM OF SOLACE and once again see our British-built motoryachts appear alongside Britain's most famous secret agent."
Five Sunseeker models have appeared in the previous three James Bond movies. CASINO ROYALE (2006) featured the 108 Predator with appearances from the XS 2000 and Sportsfish 37; Halle Berry climbed onboard a Superhawk 48 in DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002); and THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999) in which a Superhawk 34 sped down London's River Thames at more than 60 mph in a thrilling boat chase, which became the longest-ever Bond pre-title sequence.
A global leader in the design and build of luxury motoryachts, Sunseeker International exports 99% of its product range and employs more than 2,500 highly trained staff in their shipyards on Britain's South Coast. Sunseeker International is widely recognised as the preeminent marine brand in the world today.
EON Productions EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC, is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced twenty two James Bond films since 1962, including QUANTUM OF SOLACE. The James Bond films, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, make up the longest running franchise in film history and include the recent blockbuster films Casino Royale, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day.
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