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#FirstSeaTrials – Newest addition to Arklow Shipping’s Dutch division, Arklow View with her distinctive green hull took to open waters this morning to carry out her first sea trials, writes Jehan Ashmore.

Arklow View with a yard no. of 722 had departed Delfzijl in north-eastern Netherlands to carry out the seatrials off Eemshaven. At time of writing, she was underway with a speed in excess of 12 knots.

The 2,999 gross tonnes Arklow View is based at the Ems estuary port for the trials, but in fact this second in a series of 10 general cargoships was built further inland at Hoogezand near Groningen. Only last month, leadship, Arklow Vale (see photo) made a maiden call to Dublin Port.

The yard responsible for this large order from Arklow Shipping was contracted to Royal Bodewes which is building to their Eco Trader 5,000dwt class series. 

The near 87m long vessels or ‘V’ class given their ship naming theme have a single cargo hold and an energy efficient bow. The sisters fly the Dutch flag with a port of registry in Rotterdam, where Arklow Shipping Nederland B.V. are based.

Published in Arklow Shipping

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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