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MGM Boats €32,000 Bayliner 'Starter' Motorboat Aims to Get Families Afloat

29th March 2018
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Starter pack for 2018 – The Bayliner Element 5 comes with a 60HP engine, a full safety kit, a two day professional tuition course, insurance for the first year and a marina berth for one year in the largest marina in Ireland at Dun Laoghaire Starter pack for 2018 – The Bayliner Element 5 comes with a 60HP engine, a full safety kit, a two day professional tuition course, insurance for the first year and a marina berth for one year in the largest marina in Ireland at Dun Laoghaire Photo: Afloat.ie

Boat Sales Company MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire have put together a "Get You Started Pack" on the new Bayliner Element 5 motoboat this Easter weekend,  just in time for the 2018 Irish boating season.

What's more, the package has proudly gone on display in front of Dun Laoghaire Marina, a location – and at a price – that is bound to grab some eyeballs.

The boat, already exhibited this season at an Anglling show in Swords in February, is built by one of the largest boat builders in the world, comes with a 'complete package' and pitched at the starter boat market.

For families, in particular, it offers a safe and enjoyable first time on the water experience, according to MGM Boats', Gerry Salmon.

The boat comes with a 60 HP engine, a full safety kit, a two day professional tuition course, insurance for the first year and a marina berth for one year in the largest marina in Ireland at Dun Laoghaire.

The all in price is €32,000 inc VAT and MGM say they also have a finance option. The offer is limited to the Element 5.

What sounds like an attractive offer already has the first two boats being delivered to two new owners in the coming weeks.

'While we cannot guarantee the weather we will do whatever we can to get new boaters out on Dublin bay and beyond', quips Salmon, a marine industry stalwart.

The full specs of the boat are displayed on the vessel in Dun Laoghaire and are downloadable below too. 

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 1980's 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 it's 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.

he 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.

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