Shock announcement

Sealine have made the shock decision to pull out of the ExCeL London Boat Show in January 2009.

The announcement this afternoon follows news of job cuts at the manufacturer planned for early next year.

Sealine’s statement reads as follows:

In light of the current economic climate and its impact on the global leisure marine market, Sealine International will be attending one major boat show per country in each of its major European markets during 2009.

Sealine will be supporting its international dealer network at the key shows in Düsseldorf, Moscow, Cannes, Southampton, Genoa and Barcelona and as a result has made the decision not to attend the 2009 London Boat Show.

Commenting on the decision Steve Coultate, Managing Director of Sealine said: “Sealine will be staging a number of exciting customer based activities during this winter period, details of which will be released shortly.

“We will of course continue to work very closely with the British Marine Federation and will be exhibiting our full range of luxury motor boats, as well as launching new product, at the 2009 Southampton Boat Show in September.”

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