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New Buyers Attend The MGM Boats Boat Show At Dun Laoghaire Harbour

9th June 2019
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MGM Boats has 13 new models afloat and shore at its new and used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend MGM Boats has 13 new models afloat and shore at its new and used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend Photo: Afloat

One interesting outcome of this weekend's MGM New and Used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is that the majority of show-goers were first-time boaters keen to get on the water this season or next. 

As Afloat previously reported, the leading Irish yacht broker MGM Boats has 13 new models on display including a recently arrived Sun Odyssey 349 yacht and a Prestige 420 Fly. The show has been a very positive experience both in terms of new and used boat markets. 

"We have two offers under consideration by owners as of this morning on our brokerage listings", Managing Director Gerry Salmon told Afloat.

The firm also picked up three new boats for its 300-boat brokerage listing.

A Jeanneau Merry Fisher motorboat has also been sold subject to a trade-in being in good condition. 

On the Sailboat front, MGM Boats have three test sails lined up for the new Sun Odyssey 349 (on display) and are expecting two further offers this week, Salmon says.

The show continues at the Coal Harbour today.

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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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