Huge Jeanneau base planned at Portland

Boost for new marina site

Southern Motorboats have announced they will open a new showroom with berthing spaces at the upcoming Portland Marina site, which will be part of the venue for sailing events for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The site will see Southern Motorboats, who were named the most successful Jeanneau motorboat dealer in the UK last year, co-operate with Jeanneau yacht distributor, Sea Ventures, to lease a 3,000 sq ft showroom with display and demonstration model berths nearby.

The venture will result in the establishment of one of the largest dedicated Jeanneau showrooms in the UK.

It is hoped both organisations will be moving into the new building in the first quarter of 2009.

Managing Director Bill Dineen says: “The site will attract a large customer base due to its size and location and more marine support engineers and staff will move to the area, allowing us to offer an even better standard of service to our customers.”

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The site will staff four people in total from both Southern Motorboats and Sea Ventures.