Precious cargo! Multi-million pound Sunseeker yachts loaded onto transporter ship destined for Med

CARGO: The Eendracht moored at Poole Quay where it was loading Sunseeker yachts

CARGO: The Eendracht moored at Poole Quay where it was loading Sunseeker yachts

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MILLIONS of pounds worth of Sunseeker yachts were loaded on to a huge merchant vessel moored at Poole Quay at the weekend.

The special transporter ship, set to sail to various destinations in the Mediterranean, was loaded with at least seven prestigious yachts ready for its voyage.

The ship, named the Eendracht, sailed into Poole Harbour at around 12noon on Friday, after travelling from Rotterdam in the Netherlands, to pick up its precious cargo.

The boats to be collected included a Sunseeker 115 Predator as well as two 28-metre yachts.

The vessels were loaded onto the carrier over the weekend, before they are delivered to several destinations in the Mediterranean.

Mark Garside, Sunseeker’s Transport and Export Manager, said: “I have worked here for 15 years and this is only the second time that I have seen one of these vessels come into Poole Quay to collect the yachts.

“Usually, they would be picked up from Southampton, but on this occasion it has come to Poole.

“It was nice to see the ship come in to pick up the yachts but it is also nice to see our work go off to their new owners.”

The biggest yacht ever to be built by Sunseeker is due to leave Poole Harbour soon, in order to be united with its owner, Formula One mogul Eddie Jordan.

The tri-deck 155 Yacht is thought to be worth £32million and has been undergoing trials on the sea.

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5:52am Mon 24 Mar 14

whataboutthat says...

The rich are great! Let's celebrate!
The rich are great! Let's celebrate! whataboutthat
  • Score: -20

6:47am Mon 24 Mar 14

EGHH says...

You can watch its journey on FleetMon if you're interested in shipping.
You can watch its journey on FleetMon if you're interested in shipping. EGHH
  • Score: 11

7:07am Mon 24 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

whataboutthat wrote:
The rich are great! Let's celebrate!
If they are spending their money that is he great with me.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: The rich are great! Let's celebrate![/p][/quote]If they are spending their money that is he great with me. Lord Spring
  • Score: 21

7:13am Mon 24 Mar 14

4FCB says...

Yeah yeah, news story of some interest about a local employer but, why have a photo showing the boats being loaded, but then have some guy in scruffy baggy jeans taking up 30% of the photo itself? Come on Echo, gedda grip!
Yeah yeah, news story of some interest about a local employer but, why have a photo showing the boats being loaded, but then have some guy in scruffy baggy jeans taking up 30% of the photo itself? Come on Echo, gedda grip! 4FCB
  • Score: 25

8:05am Mon 24 Mar 14

simplythebest says...

Agree - why the photo of someone's fat ar$e?
Agree - why the photo of someone's fat ar$e? simplythebest
  • Score: 22

9:12am Mon 24 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Does anyone remember the ship load of busses destined for Cuba that were lost when a ship capsized in the Thames, hope this trip is not so eventful
Does anyone remember the ship load of busses destined for Cuba that were lost when a ship capsized in the Thames, hope this trip is not so eventful Lord Spring
  • Score: -7

9:53am Mon 24 Mar 14

Mamma Troll says...

slow down there! it'll catch fire just before delivery.
slow down there! it'll catch fire just before delivery. Mamma Troll
  • Score: -13

10:41am Mon 24 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Does anyone remember the ship load of busses destined for Cuba that were lost when a ship capsized in the Thames, hope this trip is not so eventful
It's ok I think Sunseekers are more suited to floating than busses ;)

If it was me buying one i'd pick it up and sail it down myself?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Does anyone remember the ship load of busses destined for Cuba that were lost when a ship capsized in the Thames, hope this trip is not so eventful[/p][/quote]It's ok I think Sunseekers are more suited to floating than busses ;) If it was me buying one i'd pick it up and sail it down myself? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 0

12:24pm Mon 24 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

built by slaves
on minimum wages you know
the main reason I won't buy one.
built by slaves on minimum wages you know the main reason I won't buy one. nickynoodah
  • Score: -7

12:47pm Mon 24 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

That's a great pic.
A bloater wondering how many pies he could have got with the cost of those boats.
That's a great pic. A bloater wondering how many pies he could have got with the cost of those boats. BIGTONE
  • Score: 3

1:22pm Mon 24 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

pic above
the guy with the kaksac is having a fag
and weeing in the harbour
multi tasking you know.
pic above the guy with the kaksac is having a fag and weeing in the harbour multi tasking you know. nickynoodah
  • Score: -2

1:45pm Mon 24 Mar 14

BoscVegas says...

simplythebest wrote:
Agree - why the photo of someone's fat ar$e?
Nowt wrong with a bit of 'eye candy' to cheer us all up on a Monday morning!
[quote][p][bold]simplythebest[/bold] wrote: Agree - why the photo of someone's fat ar$e?[/p][/quote]Nowt wrong with a bit of 'eye candy' to cheer us all up on a Monday morning! BoscVegas
  • Score: 2

2:42pm Mon 24 Mar 14

John T says...

4FCB wrote:
Yeah yeah, news story of some interest about a local employer but, why have a photo showing the boats being loaded, but then have some guy in scruffy baggy jeans taking up 30% of the photo itself? Come on Echo, gedda grip!
The photo serves to remind those that may have forgotten that 'we are all in this together.'
The photograph could have been worse...the man could have had his arms folded with being annoyed to be watching another load of precious cargo destined for Britain's tax avoiders, evaders and drug dealers!
[quote][p][bold]4FCB[/bold] wrote: Yeah yeah, news story of some interest about a local employer but, why have a photo showing the boats being loaded, but then have some guy in scruffy baggy jeans taking up 30% of the photo itself? Come on Echo, gedda grip![/p][/quote]The photo serves to remind those that may have forgotten that 'we are all in this together.' The photograph could have been worse...the man could have had his arms folded with being annoyed to be watching another load of precious cargo destined for Britain's tax avoiders, evaders and drug dealers! John T
  • Score: 3

3:30pm Mon 24 Mar 14

4FCB says...

John T wrote:
4FCB wrote:
Yeah yeah, news story of some interest about a local employer but, why have a photo showing the boats being loaded, but then have some guy in scruffy baggy jeans taking up 30% of the photo itself? Come on Echo, gedda grip!
The photo serves to remind those that may have forgotten that 'we are all in this together.'
The photograph could have been worse...the man could have had his arms folded with being annoyed to be watching another load of precious cargo destined for Britain's tax avoiders, evaders and drug dealers!
It’s also a photograph and story that portrays a high profile British company to a worldwide audience. Surely they could’ve used a slightly more appealing focal point than this?
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]4FCB[/bold] wrote: Yeah yeah, news story of some interest about a local employer but, why have a photo showing the boats being loaded, but then have some guy in scruffy baggy jeans taking up 30% of the photo itself? Come on Echo, gedda grip![/p][/quote]The photo serves to remind those that may have forgotten that 'we are all in this together.' The photograph could have been worse...the man could have had his arms folded with being annoyed to be watching another load of precious cargo destined for Britain's tax avoiders, evaders and drug dealers![/p][/quote]It’s also a photograph and story that portrays a high profile British company to a worldwide audience. Surely they could’ve used a slightly more appealing focal point than this? 4FCB
  • Score: 2

5:38pm Mon 24 Mar 14

cromwell9 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Does anyone remember the ship load of busses destined for Cuba that were lost when a ship capsized in the Thames, hope this trip is not so eventful
You naughty BOY,
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Does anyone remember the ship load of busses destined for Cuba that were lost when a ship capsized in the Thames, hope this trip is not so eventful[/p][/quote]You naughty BOY, cromwell9
  • Score: 0

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