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Leading luxury British boat builder, Sealine International, today (31st August 2011) announced that it has been acquired by private investors, led by The Oxford Investment Group,Inc.

Selwyn Isakow, chairman of the Oxford Investment Group commented "we have been looking to enter the leisure marine sector for some years and it was important for us to find the right business. Sealine has produced some world beating boats in the last five years and their success, with a rejuvenated brand in a difficult market, is a fantastic story."

Selwyn together with fellow investor Conrad Prebys (a successful builder, real estate developer and philanthropist from San Diego, California) plan to expand Sealine's international presence and will be looking to add other marine brands to their portfolio.

Part of the Brunswick Corporation for more than 10 years, Sealine has established itself as a strong and innovative brand, introducing several award winning models in recent years. Commenting on the sale, Dustan E. McCoy, Brunswick's chairman and chief executive officer said "we are delighted to be selling to an investor who will continue to take the Sealine story from strength to strength".

Sealine will be launching their much anticipated new SC42 Sports Cruiser and C48 Coupe at the forthcoming Cannes, Southampton and Genoa Boat shows.

James Bursey, of the Oxford Investment Group, a marine industry veteran, will be assuming the role of managing director.

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A Sealine motor cruiser that hit rocks in Tralee Bay early on Sunday morning on a run back from Ballydavid is due to be lifted on to Fenit pier this week. Eight people were rescued by Fenit lifeboat and the boat was towed into Fenit harbour where it is now lying on the bottom. Photos: Paul Dolan.



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Scotland's Boat Show 2010 takes to the sea and shore over the weekend of 15th/16th/17th October. Now in its 24th year, Scotland's Boat Show 2010 show promises to be the biggest ever with over 150 boats for sale - from a £500 dinghy to a £1.2 million luxury motor yacht – and over 30 marine trade companies from all over the UK who exhibit the latest trends and products in the world of boats.

Visitors to the show can view the latest new boats from Hanse, Dehler, Sealine, Fairline and Bayliner, together with an unrivaled selection of quality pre-owned boats for sale – perfect for those considering a boat for the first time or an upgrade to something bigger.
On shore a giant marquee hosts over 35 trade exhibitors showcasing the latest products from the boating world - from state of the art electronics to the latest fashions in marine clothing.
Adding spice to this year's show visitors can view the new 202mph Bentley Super Sport Convertible from Bentley Glasgow together with other luxury models from this prestigious company.
For those who prefer their excitement on two wheels West Coast Harley-Davidson will showcase a range of their iconic motorcycles from the latest production bikes to a fully customised Softail Deluxe.
For extra entertainment there is everything from a Pipe Band to a chance on Sunday to try your hand at radio controlled model yacht racing!
"With last year's show attracting thousands of visitors from all over Scotland, the UK and even Europe, we are now Scotland's busiest boat show and, with over £3.2 million worth of boats and £750K of cars sold at 2009's event, it has become an essential destination for the UK marine trade and for all those contemplating spending time on the water" said Gavin McDonagh, Kip Marina's Managing Director.


Scotland's Boat Show 2010 opens each day at 10am and admission is free. This year it features bike and cars too.



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Sealine International has joined the list of exhibitors who will showcase products at 2011 Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show at ExCeL, after an absence of two years.

Andrew Williams, Managing Director at National Boat Shows said:

“We are delighted to welcome Sealine International back to the 2011 Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show after two years away.  

“The 2011 show is aimed at ensuring the best possible showcase for exhibitors as well as a great experience for visitors with the widest possible range of boats and products on display.  And after seeing the research that we’ve undertaken and the resulting developments that we will implement, we’re pleased that Sealine has decided to exhibit once again.  This decision both recognises the strength of this vital event in the marine industry calendar for driving business at the start of the year and also confirms that our plans are on track to deliver what visitors and exhibitors alike have asked for.”

Nick Powell, Head of Marketing at Sealine added:

“The NBS team has made significant changes to the 2011 show in order to attract a broader audience and to deliver the best possible showcase for exhibitors.  We are therefore pleased to be bringing a selection from our range of modern sports cruisers and flybridge motor yachts to the show.”

The launch of the new Phase II extension at the eastern end of ExCeL has opened up a world of opportunity for the show and National Boat Shows has taken this chance to develop the event to ensure it provides the best experience for visitors and the best possible sales platform for exhibitors.  The 2011 show will have more sail boats, affordable boats and watersports products, a new layout, a used boat section on the marina and The Outdoors Show will co-locate alongside for the final four days of the event.  Combined with more features, including the all new Watersports Action Pool, plus a broad spectrum of exhibitors the show will be spectacular and educational.  

Space at the 2011 Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show is selling fast, with over 85% of the 2010 show space applied for.  For more information on the opportunities available at the show, including the extended boardwalk in the South Hall dropped floor area which is an ideal cost effective way of exhibiting, visit

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