Dealers feel distinct upturn in the market
The pre-season Sunseeker Boat Show held at Sunseeker Wharf in Poole over the weekend saw a welcome interest from new customers and existing owners keen to move up the range.
A wide variety of models were displayed ashore including the new 48 Portofino first seen at the London Boat Show in January while the 108 Predator was available for inspection afloat.
After the recent lull over the past 18 months the atmosphere and the number of people attending was an encouraging sign not only for British dealers but also those representing the brand abroad which included dealers from Cyprus and Malta.
David Lewis, head of Sunseeker Sales London Ltd, felt the market was once again on the move. “Following the recent lean period, its great see new and old faces turning once again to the Sunseeker image. There is no doubt about it. In my opinion there’s definitely an upturn in the atmosphere.”
This was reflected with the interest experienced by Sunseeker International Charters which specialised in world-wide chartering of Sunseeker craft from medium to the very largest models.
Their latest Sunseeker 88 Yacht High Energy, alongside for inspection by prospective charterers, attracted strong interest. The company also recognised an upturn in enquiries compared to last year but although craft are available world-wide the greatest demand from European clients remains strongest along the Cote D’Azur.