Sunseeker Celebrates Major Milestone Delivery of 100 Luxury Performance Yachts Over 100 Feet

Sunseeker International held an exclusive celebration at Cannes Yachting Festival to recognise a huge landmark for the business – the delivery of its 100th luxury performance yacht in the 100ft+ “superyacht” category. Sunseeker hosted a VIP champagne breakfast event this morning to celebrate this achievement which signals a true coming of age for this iconic British brand.

Sunseeker’s exclusive event was well attended by global press, partner companies, colleagues and owners who all helped Sunseeker celebrate this major milestone. The audience were treated to an insight into the history of Sunseeker from CEO, Phil Popham and John Braithwaite, Co-founder.

The launch of Sunseeker’s first 100ft+ model, the 105 Yacht in the summer of 2000, was the initial step in the brand’s progress towards becoming a major player in the superyacht sector. Since then it has taken the company less than fifteen years to reach this impressive milestone, producing on average around seven 100ft+ yachts every year at its manufacturing facilities in Dorset, UK.

Sunseeker’s 100ft+ offering has rapidly evolved and now extends from the sleek and powerful 101 Sport Yacht to the majestic flagship 155 Yacht, with a diverse range of options in between. The company also has several exciting new models set for launch in 2016, including the new 131 Yacht and 116 Yacht which have both attracted multiple forward orders from customers until 2017.

The company currently builds more boats 80ft and above per year than any other brand. To build on this dominance, it places a clear focus on innovation through an extensive new product development programme aligned to world class manufacturing and support services across the business.

Sunseeker’s CEO Phil Popham said: “Cannes is the perfect place for us to share Sunseeker’s milestone of delivering 100 luxury yachts over 100 feet. Our champagne breakfast was a fantastic event and it was great to see so many of our owners, colleagues and business partners sharing Sunseeker’s success. We look forward to building on this and continuing to deliver the best in innovation, design and performance in the luxury performance motor yacht market.”

Top statistics on Sunseeker’s 100 x 100ft+ yachts:

  • Total length if placed end to end: 3,405 metres (3.4km) – enough to stretch over 38 Premiership football pitches
  • Total displacement: 14,150 tonnes – roughly the weight of over 1,000 London double-decker buses
  • Total interior volume: 1,274,924 cubic feet – enough to fill 15 Olympic size swimming pools
  • Total exterior deck space: 12,522 square metres, or 3.1 acres – the size of nearly 50 tennis courts
  • Total installed power: 551,000 BHP – enough to power 10 Boeing 747s to take-off
  • Total installed cylinder capacity: 3,648 litres
  • Sunseeker International held an exclusive celebration at Cannes Yachting Festival to recognise a huge landmark for the business – the delivery of its 100th luxury performance yacht in the 100ft+ “superyacht” category. Sunseeker hosted a VIP champagne breakfast event this morning to celebrate this achievement which signals a true coming of age for this iconic British brand.

    Sunseeker’s exclusive event was well attended by global press, partner companies, colleagues and owners who all helped Sunseeker celebrate this major milestone. The audience were treated to an insight into the history of Sunseeker from CEO, Phil Popham and John Braithwaite, Co-founder.

    The launch of Sunseeker’s first 100ft+ model, the 105 Yacht in the summer of 2000, was the initial step in the brand’s progress towards becoming a major player in the superyacht sector. Since then it has taken the company less than fifteen years to reach this impressive milestone, producing on average around seven 100ft+ yachts every year at its manufacturing facilities in Dorset, UK.

    Sunseeker’s 100ft+ offering has rapidly evolved and now extends from the sleek and powerful 101 Sport Yacht to the majestic flagship 155 Yacht, with a diverse range of options in between. The company also has several exciting new models set for launch in 2016, including the new 131 Yacht and 116 Yacht which have both attracted multiple forward orders from customers until 2017.

    The company currently builds more boats 80ft and above per year than any other brand. To build on this dominance, it places a clear focus on innovation through an extensive new product development programme aligned to world class manufacturing and support services across the business.

    Sunseeker’s CEO Phil Popham said: “Cannes is the perfect place for us to share Sunseeker’s milestone of delivering 100 luxury yachts over 100 feet. Our champagne breakfast was a fantastic event and it was great to see so many of our owners, colleagues and business partners sharing Sunseeker’s success. We look forward to building on this and continuing to deliver the best in innovation, design and performance in the luxury performance motor yacht market.”

    Top statistics on Sunseeker’s 100 x 100ft+ yachts:

    • Total length if placed end to end: 3,405 metres (3.4km) – enough to stretch over 38 Premiership football pitches
    • Total displacement: 14,150 tonnes – roughly the weight of over 1,000 London double-decker buses
    • Total interior volume: 1,274,924 cubic feet – enough to fill 15 Olympic size swimming pools
    • Total exterior deck space: 12,522 square metres, or 3.1 acres – the size of nearly 50 tennis courts
    • Total installed power: 551,000 BHP – enough to power 10 Boeing 747s to take-off
    • Total installed cylinder capacity: 3,648 litres
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