Peters Opal announcement expected later today

Comment anticipated on industry rumours

Peters Opal are expected to make a comment later today on rumours that the company is in difficulties.

The company’s chairman Brian Peters told MBY he was not able to comment on the situation, but that a statement was due to be released shortly.

Rumours have been growing about the fortunes of the major dealer since Sealine announced last month that from 1 September they would be using Ancasta as an outlet instead.

Peters Opal, who have bases along the UK South Coast and in the Mediterranean, are also dealers for Azimut, Rodman sportsfishers, as well as sailing yacht marques Island Packet, Bavaria and Legend.

Brian Peters is also president of the British Marine Federation.