Sunseeker International - Poole Quay, Dorset, UK
Posted by: Dragontree
N 50° 42.730 W 001° 59.400
30U E 571308 N 5618304
Quick Description: A world renowned factory which produces luxury, motor yachts.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/30/2008 12:51:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM4V5P
The yachts are viewable on the Sunseeker website: visit link
We have watched this factory grow from a single building to its stretch along most of West Quay. The yachts can be seen using the waters of Poole Harbour by the rich and famous.
Wikipedia describes Sunseeker:
'Sunseeker International, is a UK luxury motor yacht manufacturer. Their headquarters and assembly factory is in Poole Harbour, at Poole in Dorset, England. In 2005 they employed 1800 people, with a turnover of £172 million pounds. 99% of production is exported. The company has been making motor boats since 1979.
Manufacturing is undertaken mainly in Poole, in seven production plants and shipyards. An additional deep-water shipyard is used to build the 105 yacht and larger vessels. In March 2007, the company announced a 500 job expansion program, with a new site on the Isle of Portland, A new factory is being developed at New Quay Road, Poole.
In October 2002, Robert Braithwaite, the founder of Sunseeker International, was named Ernst & Young's UK Entrepreneur of the Year.
Sunseeker boats feature in theJames Bond films: Die Another Day and The World Is Not Enough. The most recent film, Casino Royale, shows the Predator 108.'
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