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Sunseeker Factory Tour

10th May 2016


At Marine Resources we pride ourselves on the relationships we hold with our clients. We build this through offering the utmost in service at all times, but also through ensuring that we are fully educated on the company, their products and the roles that we work on for them.

We have developed a strong relationship with the team at Sunseeker International and as part of developing that relationship and our understanding of them as a brand, we attend factory tours and meetings with the HR and Recruitment teams on a regular basis. Due to new team members at both companies we arranged one such visit for Tuesday 12th April, as a means of new introductions, but also to ensure that our newest recruiter at Marine Resources, Hollie Smith, could continue to offer our excellent service through her own personal understanding of the roles we work for Sunseeker.

Following a brief introductory meeting we headed across to Sunseeker Shipyards opposite Poole Quay. Ed and Hollie were very lucky in that there are currently 5 Sunseeker 86s’ in various stages of build, from early stage hull and deck lay-up, through to final test phase out on the water

In each boat Ed and Hollie would visit the same cabins and areas to show us the various stages that the build goes through, from bare hull, to fully finished and fitted out vessel built to specific customer standards. Seeing the sheer volume of work, staffing and collaboration that goes into such a build is a fascinating site, and something that we feel very privileged to have experienced.

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Following the tours of the various builds they were then shown to the main quay, where they experienced a full and in depth tour of a finished 86 (see above). The Test and Commissioning teams to a fantastic job at this stage, making sure that the customer will only see the product once it’s perfect in every way, full furnished and ready for delivery to anywhere in the world.

As a fantastic finish to our visit our consultants were permitted a tour of the freshly finished Yacht 155, and second boat of the series ‘Princess AVK’. With a fully custom interior (no pictures allowed), this largest vessel in the Sunseeker range is quite a sight. The sheer scale of the vessel, and the standards to which the owner has decided the vessel should be decorated are truly special, with some touches that would make a Mayfair townhouse look sub-standard. Sunseeker are confident that interest is certainly growing in its 131 and 155 yachts at present, and are expecting this line of the business to develop through 2016/17

Marine Resources Would like to thank Sunseeker International for their continued hospitality and exposure to their shipyard facilities. We look forward to continuing to work with this great British Brand in the future, and helping to ensure that they continue to be a household name within the marine sector.

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