Cockwells plans to expand after strong Monaco show

After selling its first model to China, Cockwells is planning to take on more staff

Cornish motorboat manufacturer Cockwells has announced plans to expand its operations, following a highly successful summer.

The custom boatbuilder is aiming big, following a successful showing at last month’s Monaco Yacht Show (24-27 September), which saw its first sale to the Chinese market.

The 9.5m Limousine model will be used as a tender for an 88-metre superyacht, the yard told local newspaper Falmouth Packet.

Managing director Dave Cockwell told the news provider: “I am very much looking forward to expanding our skilled team of craftsmen here at Cockwells with more self-motivated and keen individuals in order to meet the growing demand.”

He added that moving into international market has always been a key part of their long-term growth strategy.

Earlier this year Cockwells expanded its range with the 33 Impulsive and the 27 Launch (pictured above), about which boat test editor Jack Haines wrote: “Sometimes you have to step back and admire a boat for its sheer beauty.”

Our full report on Cockwells was published in the August edition of Motor Boat & Yachting.

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