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#sunseeker – Is this the biggest boat owned by an Irishman? Sunseeker's largest ever yacht for Irish Formula One mogul Eddie Jordan has been revealed this weekend at Poole Quay in Dorset, the Bournemouth Echo reports.

The 155–foot yacht, reported to be worth £32 million, was painstakingly moved out of the shed by Sunseeker staff on Saturday and took more than an hour to move the short distance into the yard.

Eddie Jordan has been enjoying a lot of time on the ocean waves of late. Afloat previously reported (this time last year) on the start of Jordan's Round the World Rally. He was joined on that voyage by Dun Laoghaire sailing school instructor Paul Adamson on the Oyster 885, Lush, for the first ever Oyster World Rally.

Meanwhile in Poole, Stewart McIntyre, Managing Director at Sunseeker, whose Irish agents are MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire, said yesterday: "This is an extremely exciting time for Sunseeker as we inch ever closer to the completion of the 155 Yacht.

"This is the biggest project we have ever undertaken and since the announcement of its build it has been the talk of the industry.

"We are incredibly proud of what we have created and look forward to showcasing it to the world."

The impressive accommodation can cater for 12 guests and 10 crew, and has an on board nightclub, a panoramic viewing area, a dining area, bar and its own garage for jet skis.

The largest luxury boat ever built by the company had to be moved using a radio controlled multiple wheeled unit from its build shed onto the quay at Poole for the final fitting out.

An extra radar mount was needed to complete the boat but it was far too tall for the current shed so the boat will have to spend at least one or two more weeks on the harbourside before it can be finally launched into the water.

More from the Bournemouth Echo here

 

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#boatsforsale – Ireland's MGM Boats got off to a busy start at this weekend's opening of Boot, the Dusseldorf Boat Show. It's an upswing in fortunes for yacht sales that that started off at the London Boat Show earlier this month where the international brokers also reported the strongest interest in five years. The MGM Yachts for Sale Stand is the only Irish and UK broker exhibiting on its own stand in Hall 4 of this week's massive German Show.  

The Dun Laoghaire firm is promoting more than 300 used boats from its international brokerage listing as well as promoting the Aquador, Jeanneau, Sunseeker and Lagoon marques.  

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#mgmboats – Irish boat firm MGM Boats has proved a big hit with its boats for sale stand at this week's London Boat Show, according to managing director of the Dun Laoghaire company, Gerry Salmon.

Salmon says clients are looking for more from a broker these days than just a simple website listing, his advice comes at a time when the UK boat market is in a state of flux, according to one UK Trade Association

"Web sites are great, and we all need them in business, but you still have to engage your clients face to face", Salmon told Afloat.ie

The Irish company has the biggest brokerage stand at the British marine showcase event at the EXCEL centre in London's docklands. 

The MGM brokerage stand has had an average of 100 inquires a day since last Saturday. Salmon says he has had to put on extra staff to cope with demand.

"We get the listings because the clients see the level of commitment we give their boat as well as the web site marketing we do" Says Salmon.

Aswell as a base in Dun Laoghaire, MGM boats also has offices in Portugal, Belfast, Cork and on the UK south coast on the Hamble.

Encouragingly, there is a real buzz of activity at the 2014 show. 'we have had more Irish visitors to our stand this year ,than in the past five years. It's great to see our clients showing confidence and optimism. Bring on 2014" he concludes.

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#mgmboats – Marine firm MGM Boats from Dun Laoghaire are open for boat brokerage business at this week's Southampton boat show. As part of its continued marketing drive, the Irish firm has eight sales people on Jeanneau, Aquador, Sunseeker stands at the show plus its own dedicated brokerage boats for sale stand featuring over 300 boats.

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#mgmboats – Go ahead yacht broker MGM boats of Dun Laoghaire features in this morning's Irish Times in a piece entitled 'Setting sail for calm waters of recovery'. In it co-founder Martin Salmon describes how the company has recently established two new bases in the Mallorca and Portugal and how the business has evolved in recession. 'We're now estate agents for boats', he told journalist Mark Paul.

As previously reported by Afloat.ie, the Irish marine firm has currently 300 boats on its books and has expanded by attending international boat shows. Salmon expects numbers on its listings to rise in the coming seasons. A welcome bonus is the return of some Irish folk to boating.

 You can read the full piece on the back apge of Friday's business supplement. (August 23 2013).

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#mgmboats – Irish boat firm MGM Boats has announced two new yacht and boat brokerage sales offices in the mediterranean. 'We have been working on this project for 18 months and have decided to select Cala d'Or Mallorca and Vilamoura Portugal as our first phase of expansion into the med market' explained director Martin Salmon.

In Mallorca, MGM are based in Port Petit and are working alongside Nick Jones from International Boat Centre.

Nick Jones has operated a boat sales and maintenance business in the picturesque port of Cala d'Or since 1989. We have done a lot of business together over the past five years and have co-brokered a lot of deals.

In Portugal, MGM are based in Vilamoura next to the town marina. They are working alongside Chris Watson of Algarve Marine Services who has over twenty years' experience in the service and maintenance sector in Portugal. "We have worked together on many deals in that region, Chris has handled all of our maintenance storage and logistics, said Salmon.

MGM Boats are an established international yacht broker. They currently have over 300 brokerage boats for sale and these are berthed in a wide variety of locations throughout Europe.

'With our two new Mediterranean locations we intend to greatly increase our market share and increase our listings particularly in the larger boat sector, ' said Martin.

The contact details for MGM in the med are:

MGM Boats Mallorca
International Boat Centre
Port Petit 320-321
07660
Cala d'Or
Mallorca
Spain

MGM Boats Portugal
Edificio Vilammarina Office 60,
Marina de Vilamoura
Quarteira
8125-401
Portugal

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Leading Irish boat sales firm MGM Boats is preparing a summer long celebration of its 15–years in business and a new logo is part of the firm's birthday rebranding. Afloat.ie brings you a sneak peek of the new MGM look above that will shortly be emblazoned on a new boat sales website along and a a new office in Carrickfergus. There will also be other staff announcements as the company continues its international developments.

Enterprising broker Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats has been in the Middle East last St. Patrick's weekend attending the Dubai International Boat Show. The Dun Laoghaire firm who specialise in international yacht brokerage have spent the winter months working hard to sell clients boats at foreign boat shows.

Not content to limit themselves to a depressed Irish market the go ahead firm headquartered in Dun Laoghaire harbour regularly attend established shows in Southampton, London, Paris and Dusseldorf as well as Helsinki.

The reason behind this Summer's rebranding is a rapid exansion of its brokerage division in Europe and the Middle East. It is an opportunity to give ourselves a unique and prestigious brand identity. 

'Our new logo and corporate identity will work well across all mediums of communication. It will complement our Boat Show Brokerage stands at the fifteen planned international events for the 2003/14 season' says MGM managing director Gerry Salmon.

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#mgmboats – Go ahead Irish yacht brokerage firm MGM Boats Ltd of Dun Laoghaire are exhibiting this weekend at the Stockholm Boat Show in Sweden.

Irish boat firm MGM Boats Ltd is marketing 300 brokerage craft valued at €50m at world boat shows over the Spring season.

The leading Irish marine firm is the Sunseeker, Jeanneau and Aquador agent in Ireland and has had a winter tour of the world's boat shows at Paris, London and Dusseldorf.

The main thrust of the firm's activity is the marketing of Ireland's largest brokerage listing in Ireland.

In the last 12 months, MGM has also travelled to many other foreign markets including Dubai, Finland, Siberia and Moscow as well as the more common European yachting centres in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and the Balearic Islands.

The firm is also making a push on the Lagoon 39 catamaran, a brand new model from the French manufacturer. 'Live aboard cruising is a growth area on big catamarans' says the firm's Ross O'Leary who was on the Lagoon stand at the Paris and Dusseldorf shows.

The Swedish show opens tomorrow and runs until Sunday 10th. The firm's Joe Hill is working the first part of the week, Martin Salmon doing mid week with brother Gerry finishing next weekend.

The show opens Monday - Friday*, 12 noon - 8 pm and Saturday - Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm. More details here

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#boatsales – Irish boat brokerage firm MGM Marine Boats are exhibiting at this weekend's Miami Boat Show in Florida. John O Kane (pictured left) and Gerry Salmon are both working on the impressive Sunseeker stand with Ross O'Leary working on the Lagoon Catamaran stand.

The brokerage firm headquartered in Dun Laoghaire has been active over the winter period at key international boat shows and attended the Dubai Show in the United Arab Emirates and the Russian show in central Moscow.

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#londonboatshow – Irish boating firm MGM Boats Ltd is flying the flag for Ireland at this week's London boat show at the Excel arena.

The Dun Laoghaire firm is promoting its brokerage listing of boats worth over €50m.

MGM will also be distributing information about the Gathering Cruise in Ireland this year both on its London and Dusseldorf Boat Show stands.

The leading Irish marine firm is the Sunseeker, Jeanneau and Aquador agent in Ireland and is embarking on a winter tour of the world's boat shows at Paris, London and Dusseldorf.

The main thrust of the firm's activity is the marketing of Ireland's largest brokerage listing in Ireland.

The Dun Laoghaire firm wrapped up several deals following the Southampton Boat Show, a venue where the Dublin firm had its own brokerage stand.

In the last 12 months, MGM has also travelled to many other foreign markets including Dubai, Sweden, Finland, Siberia and Moscow as well as the more common European yachting centres in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and the Balearic Islands.

The firm is also making a push on the Lagoon 39 catamaran, a brand new model from the French manufacturer. 'Live aboard cruising is a growth area on big catamarans' says the firm's Ross O'Leary who will be on the Lagoon stand at the Paris and Dusseldorf shows.

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