Former Sunseeker man Karl Gilding has re-joined Fairline Boats to head up the Oundle firm’s yacht sales division

Fairline Boats is claiming a major coup after appointing former Sunseeker sales manager Karl Gilding.

Karl has re-joined Fairline to head up the yacht sales division, after two years working for the firm’s Poole-based rivals.

Fairline added that Karl will help to build up the brand’s dealer network in North America, an area which is expected to show future growth.

As the first UK importer of Sea Ray boats, Karl has plenty of experience in yacht sales, and his first stint at Fairline lasted 17 years.

Colin Sykes, CEO of Fairline Boats, said: “We are very pleased to be welcoming Karl back to our global sales team.

“He brings extensive knowledge of both Fairline’s heritage and the global leisure boating sector as a whole to the role.”

Colin took this opportunity to stress the strength of Fairline’s order book, which is at its highest level for two years, excluding advance orders for the recently announced Targa 53GT and Squadron 53.