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MGM Boats Celebrate Lagoon Catamaran 40th Birthday With 'Exclusive Days' Display in Bordeaux

17th February 2024
An MGM Boats  Lagoon 52 catamaran departs Dun Laoghaire Harbour
An MGM Boats Lagoon 52 catamaran departs Dun Laoghaire Harbour Credit: Afloat

Ireland's MGM Boats, a leading boat broker, is all set to celebrate its 15-year partnership with French yacht builder Lagoon Catamarans. The year 2024 will be extra special for the boat builder as it marks 40 years of production. In honour of these milestones, MGM Boats is promoting a special weekend event called 'Exclusive Days', where visitors can see the wide range of catamarans on display in Bordeaux.

The event is scheduled to take place from 6th to 9th March 2024 and will offer an opportunity to discover a wide range of catamaran models. The Lagoon 40, Lagoon 42, Lagoon 46, Lagoon 51, Lagoon 55, Lagoon 60, Sixty 5, Seventy 7 and Sixty 7 are set to be on display.

MGM Boats has been representing the Lagoon Catamarans brand in Ireland for the past 15 years and has built a reputation for providing high-quality boats to its customers. The partnership has been successful, with Lagoon Catamarans being one of the most popular catamaran brands in Ireland.

As regular Afloat readers know, Afloat has been charting the Lagoon story on right back to when WM Nixon declared the Lagoon 52 Catamaran was Irish sailing's shining white hope in 2014. In 2018, the same author charted an Irish couple's dream retirement cruise on a Lagoon Catamaran, and in 2021, MGM launched the Lagoon 55 in Ireland.

The 'Exclusive Days' promotion is expected to attract a lot of visitors, who will have the opportunity to see the latest models and designs from Lagoon Catamarans. The event promises to be a great opportunity for anyone interested in boating to see the latest trends in the industry, as well as to celebrate the success of MGM Boats and Lagoon Catamarans.

More details from MGM's Sales Director Ross O'Leary on +353 [0]87 6642297 or [email protected]

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About MGM Boats

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 1980s 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 its 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.

The 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.

At A Glance – MGM Boats Agencies

MGM Boats are Irish agents for the following yacht and motorboat manufacturers

  • Jeanneau sail
  • Jeanneau power
  • Prestige
  • Lagoon catamarans
  • Aquador
  • Bayliner
  • Zodiac

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