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MGM Boats 50 Ton Travel Hoist Launches New Yacht in a Jiffy (Video)

3rd March 2019
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A brand new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 is launched with the custom-built hoist A brand new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 is launched with the custom-built hoist

Dublin Bay's MGM Boats have been showing off the versatility of the firm's 50–Ton Marine Travel Hoist at its Dun Laoghaire Harbour boatyard.

'Ever wondered how we get a 50 foot yacht from hard standing to the water?' is the question posed on a social media post. The answer of course is with the proper equipment and to prove the point the Irish Jeanneau agents added a short vid (below) revealing how a brand new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 is launched with the custom-built hoist.

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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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