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Suits You Sir – MGM Boats Get Tailor's Approval for Prestige Flybridge Cruiser

18th September 2018
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Made to measure – Dublin Tailor Louis Copeland (left) runs a rule over Gerry Salmon's new Prestige model that the Dublin Boat dealer is exhibiting in Southampton this week Made to measure – Dublin Tailor Louis Copeland (left) runs a rule over Gerry Salmon's new Prestige model that the Dublin Boat dealer is exhibiting in Southampton this week Photo: Facebook

Enterprising Dublin boat dealer Gerry Salmon of Dun Laoghaire left no stone unturned in MGM Boat's pre-show preparations for this month's international boat shows at Cannes and Southampton running until this Sunday 23rd September.

Salmon's publicity drive included a visit to leading Dublin Tailor Louis Copeland and Son on Capel Street with a model of the new Prestige Sport-Fly Motor Yacht exhibit.

As Afloat.ie reported previously, MGM Boats have been active this season in promoting the new joystick controlled cruiser.

As well as the Prestige Stand, MGM Boats are also showcasing a brokerage stand with up to 300 used boats on offer in Southampton.

MGM boats Southampton standMaking a stand for the Irish Marine industry – the Irish-based MGM Boats Brokerage stand at this week's Southampton Boat Show

As well as its Dun Laoghaire Harbour HQ, MGM Boats have locations in Cork, Belfast, the UK and the Mediterranean.

The Southampton Boat Show runs until September 23rd with daily direct flights from Ireland with Flybe.

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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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