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As an official partner of the 2024 Vendée Globe, Zodiac will provide a safety fleet of 42 RIBs to escort the 40 solo skippers competing in this unique race
Zodiac, a well-known international brand in RIBs with over 125 years of experience, has renewed its partnership with the Vendée Globe, one of the most renowned ocean races in the world. As an official partner of the 2024 Vendée Globe,…
The F4 is the first model of Prestige’s third-generation flybridge F-Line
Leading motor yacht marque Prestige is celebrating the win of major awards at leading boat shows in Cannes and Genoa for two yachts making their world-premiere appearances. In the World Yachts Trophies ceremony on Saturday 16 September at the Cannes…
Joining Eddie Jordan to mark the show’s opening were, Oyster Yachts CEO Ashleigh Highfield, Christopher Head, Group Sales Director of Sunseeker London, Alan Knight, brand ambassador for Princess Yachts, Paul Atkins, St Katharine Docks Marina Manager and Lesley Robinson, CEO and Paul Gullett, President, British Marine, organisers of London Luxury Afloat.
Irish F1 aficionado and TV personality Eddie Jordan was joined by representatives from iconic yachting brands Oyster Yachts, Sunseeker and Princess Yachts and show organisers British Marine to open London Luxury Afloat 2023 officially. In a busy month for Dun…
MGM Boats are staging a weekend Spring Showcase of its Jeanneau, Prestige and Zodiac Brands by appointment at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
MGM Boats will stage a 'Spring Showcase' of its boat range will from 14 to 16th April at its Boatyard in the Coal Harbour, Dun Laoghaire, on Dublin Bay. The broker celebrated 25 years in business in 2022 and has a…
The M8, the flagship of Prestige’s M-Line of multihull yachts
This past weekend at boot Düsseldorf was a big one for Dun Laoghaire-based agents MGM Boats, with the world premiere of Jeanneau’s new DB/37 and the launch of the electric Delphia 10 Lounge — as well as the reveal of…
Artist’s impression of the Delphia 10 Lounge moored at an inland waterway jetty with an electric charging point
The new electric-first Delphia 10 Lounge enjoyed its official launch at boot Düsseldorf on Sunday morning (22 January). Similar to the D10 LoungeTop which was unveiled last November by the ‘mindful cruising’ brand, the Delphia 10 Lounge boasts an open…
The new DB/37 from Jeanneau features a streamlined silhouette designed by Camillo Garroni
Jeanneau expands its DB Yachts line with the new DB/37, which had its world premiere at boot Düsselforf on Saturday 21 January. Benefiting from all the savoir-faire and creativity of Jeanneau, the DB/37 is available in inboard and outboard versions…
MGM Boats at boot Düsseldorf 2023 graphic9
MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire will have a full sales team at boot Düsseldorf from 21-29 January — the largest indoor boat show in the world. Aside from their dedicated brokerage stand (E45 in Hall 5), MGM Boats will have…
Profile of the new DB/37 day boat from Jeanneau and DB Yachts
Jeanneau will unveil the DB/37, the second model in its new line of premium day boats, with its world premiere at boot Düsseldorf next month. This brand-new 37-foot model is the perfect representation of the DB Yachts line, Jeanneau says.…
Artist’s impression of the Delphia 10 LoungeTop on the water in the light of dawn
The latest addition to Delphia’s ‘mindful cruising’ range — available in Ireland via MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire — is the Delphia 10 LoungeTop, which will have its worldwide launch in Berlin this week. Designed for relaxation in total comfort,…
Artist’s impression of the new Sun Fast 30 One Design yacht
Saying they are “bound by common values”, French boatbuilding institutions Jeanneau and Multiplast are joining forces to develop a new high-performance and accessible sailboat: the Sun Fast 30 One Design. It’s promised that the new design will offer “an intense…
Prestige M48
The recently debuted M48 from Prestige received a prestigious Design Innovation Award in the multihull category at last month’s Genoa International Boat Show. The Design Innovation Award 2022, created by the Italian Marine Industry Association and by the company I…
“If you like your work, then work is the best fun that you can have”. 25 years on, and going stronger than ever at MGM Boats’ Silver Jubilee Celebration in Dun Laoghaire are (left to right), Ross O’Leary, John O’Kane (Belfast Lough Office), Gerry Salmon and Martin Salmon 
For most sailors in what is Ireland’s largest and busiest pier-enclosed recreational harbour, MGM Boats of Dun Laoghaire are, first and foremost, the people who provide the essential service of one of Ireland’s largest and most versatile travel hoists. For…
The Prestige M48
Prestige Motor Yachts are offering yachting journalists two exclusive sea trial days aboard their first power catamaran, the Prestige M48, at Port Ginesta in Spain later this month as part of a big showcase for Group Beneteau boating brands. It…
The Prestige X60
The new Prestige X60 has been awarded the prize for Best Innovation of the Year 2022 at the prestigious World Yachts Trophies ceremony during the Cannes Yachting Festival. “This award, two years after the X70 won the award for Best…
The Jeanneau stand at a previous edition of the Southampton International Boat Show
Following a successful stint in Cannes last week, MGM Boats will be on the Prestige and Jeanneau stands for the duration of the Southampton International Boat Show which kicks off this Friday 16 September. The Dun Laoghaire-based boat sales agents…

About MGM Boats

MGM Boats is one of Ireland's leading boat brokers now operating internationally as well as throughout Ireland. MGM Boats was founded in 1997 by brothers Martin and Gerry Salmon who were previously worked as a carpenter, joiner and glass fibre laminator in the 1980s. Martin progressed to boat retailing in the late 1980s and Gerry was a service manager in the 1990s. From these many years of experience, MGM Boats was founded in 1997. It started out as a service, maintenance and repairs company based in Malahide, Co. Dublin.

The company grew in 1998 when the Aquador dealership was acquired. Starting as they meant to go on, in 2001 MGM became distributors for Jeanneau Motorboats and Yachts and also opened its second office in Belfast. MGM had begun to create what would be an international and acclaimed brokerage company.

In 2003, MGM Boats moved to Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Co. Dublin. The large office space and yard expanded the service department and paved the way for MGM to acquire the dealership for Sunseeker in Ireland in 2003.

From then, MGM built up its brokerage listings and in 2009 it opened its office in Hamble, UK. This has led to many years of MGM being present at all major UK boat shows, and each year growing their presence and listings.

The success of MGM's brokerage listings spread internationally, leading in 2012 to 2 new offices being opened in the Mediterranean - in Villamoura, Portugal and Mallorca, Spain. The now international brand and team throughout these years received many awards for their enterprising spirit, customer service and international presence, including winning Sunseeker Distributor of the Year in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

This also led to a new Irish office being opened in Kinsale, Co. Cork increasing their presence within Ireland as well as abroad.

At A Glance – MGM Boats Agencies

MGM Boats are Irish agents for the following yacht and motorboat manufacturers

  • Jeanneau sail
  • Jeanneau power
  • Prestige
  • Lagoon catamarans
  • Aquador
  • Bayliner
  • Zodiac

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