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MGM Boats Confirm Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 Set for Spring 2019 Launch

9th December 2018
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At the Paris Boat Show this week is Jeanneau executive Jean-Philippe Brun, MGM's Gerry Salmon and John O'Kane with Antoine Chancelier also of Jeanneau At the Paris Boat Show this week is Jeanneau executive Jean-Philippe Brun, MGM's Gerry Salmon and John O'Kane with Antoine Chancelier also of Jeanneau

Jeanneau's new Sun Fast 3300 high-performance sailboat will be launched next Spring, Irish agent Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats told Afloat.ie at the opening of the Paris Boat Show this weekend.

Jeanneau has enlisted not one, but two renowned naval architects: Daniel Andrieu and Guillaume Verdier to design the new marque which is to be sailed either fully crewed or short handed.

David Andrieu, the naval architect behind the Sun Fast line since its inception, is a 'proven expert' in optimising for the IRC rating rule, as well as working with the Jeanneau builders to deliver boats of exceptional quality which Jeanneau customers expect. Guillaume Verdier, who is renowned for his work in the America’s Cup and Vendee Globe, will bring a 'mastery of computational fluid dynamics'  to this project, as he has in the past with other high-performance boats, such as the 100’ Commanche and the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss.

Jeanneau Sunfast 3300This new Sun Fast 3300 was launched yesterday in Paris

"Jeanneau has enlisted not one, but two renowned naval architects: Daniel Andrieu and Guillaume Verdier to design the new marque"

The hull of the Sun Fast 3300 shows a double 'concave', forward and aft according to the designers who say as follows: 

These curved hollows on the centre line enable an improved distribution of dynamic pressure while limiting drag on the hull and minimizing the surface below the waterline for greater performance.

The structure and shape of the keel, carefully studied on this new Sun Fast, also enable a reduction in drag and an optimised centre of gravity.

The sail plan has been designed to be large and powerful while being highly efficient and easy to handle.

The hull features maximized buoyancy aft, so the rig has been moved aft as well. The maximum area square top main is controlled by a long traveller and twin backstays for improved upwind sailing.

The long list of international awards won by Sun Fast 3200s and Sun Fast 3600s is impressive at home and abroad, with victories in such iconic races as the Sydney Hobart, the Spi Ouest France, the Transquadra, the Giraglia, the Commodores’ Cup and the Caribbean 600. And of course, Irish Sailor of the Year 2017 Conor Fogerty achieved his magnificent solo success on his 3600 BAM! from Howth.

Today, nearly 400 Sun Fast 3200s and 3600s sail in waters around the world.

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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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