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Ireland's MGM Boats Push The Boat Out at Boot Dusseldorf

20th January 2019
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6 pm on the opening day of Boot Dusseldorf  – Over 60 people were on Ireland's MGM Boats brokerage stand at one stage and all were Irish! 6 pm on the opening day of Boot Dusseldorf – Over 60 people were on Ireland's MGM Boats brokerage stand at one stage and all were Irish!

In Hall 5 Stand E45 of Boot Dusseldorf, Ireland's MGM Boats did their best to give Europe's largest Boat Show a fair wind on Saturday, especially after the loss of the London Show.

The Irish broker, that also has a presence on the Prestige and Jeanneau stands at Boot, is flying the flag for the Irish marine trade at the show.

"We'd a busy day here yesterday and lots of Irish boaters turned up. We had over 60 people on the stand at one stage – all were Irish! MGM's Martin Salmon told Afloat.ie

"Tom Crean's Lager and Tayto Crisps were flowing!"

"Our Isle of Wight Gin, Tom Crean's Lager and our Tayto Crisps were flowing!" Salmon added.

For the seventh year running MGM Boats has its own dedicated brokerage stand in Hall 5 with a wide selection of used powerboats and sailboats.

The 50th anniversary German Show is the largest indoor Boat Show in the world and features over 1,500 boats on display in 16 halls along with chandlery, electronics and accessories. Afloat.ie's WM Nixon previewed the massive German show here.

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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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