Work begins on second Sunseeker 155 Yacht following success of Eddie Jordan's £32m vessel

Bournemouth Echo: Eddie Jordan's yacht Eddie Jordan's yacht

WORK has started on the construction of a second Sunseeker 155 Yacht, which is the largest vessel the Poole shipbuilder produces.

Sunseeker International founder and group president Robert Braithwaite oversaw the laying of the latest 155’s keel at the company’s shipyard at Poole Quay.

The firm remains tight-lipped about who the super yacht is being built for, and what the price tag will eventually be.

However, the company’s first tri-deck 155, completed earlier this year for Formula One mogul and BBC television presenter Eddie Jordan, cost a reported £32million.

Eddie, who named his yacht Blush, said the bespoke 155 was the culmination of a dream he’d had since 2007.

Sunseeker is a major local employer and commission of a second 155 Yacht will be seen as a significant boost for the local economy.

On this latest project, a company spokesman said: “Following on from the success of the first 155 Yacht, this is the first stage of the build of the impressive second vessel.

“Similar to the owner of the first 155 Yacht, the client is taking full advantage of the bespoke element of this stunning vessel, so there will be differences between the two.”

The latest vessel will boast floor to ceiling ‘feature glass’ in both the master stateroom and two double guest cabins. It will also be propelled by more powerful engines than its earlier sister ship.

“What’s more,” said the spokesman, “the client is currently working with the Sunseeker team to finalise the details of the interior design to ensure the yacht is unique to them and reflects their personality.”

The vessel is scheduled for completion in early 2016.

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10:05am Wed 11 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Nice advert. What's the actual story other than a local company doing normal business?
Nice advert. What's the actual story other than a local company doing normal business? speedy231278
  • Score: -16

10:12am Wed 11 Jun 14

Gingertree says...

Wow! I saw a takeaway being delivered to an address in Canford Cliffs last night.But who too?? best get a reporter down there knocking on some doors ASAP!
Wow! I saw a takeaway being delivered to an address in Canford Cliffs last night.But who too?? best get a reporter down there knocking on some doors ASAP! Gingertree
  • Score: 2

10:46am Wed 11 Jun 14

whataboutthat says...

Who cares? Sepp Blatter? Some rich emir? Sisi in Egypt?
Who cares? Sepp Blatter? Some rich emir? Sisi in Egypt? whataboutthat
  • Score: 0

11:15am Wed 11 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Maybe Eddie lent the first one to Pastor Maldonado or Sergio Perez and they crashed it?
Maybe Eddie lent the first one to Pastor Maldonado or Sergio Perez and they crashed it? speedy231278
  • Score: 6

11:21am Wed 11 Jun 14

MrPitiful says...

I heard BOB49 is buying it on behalf of his old mate Richard Carr, using some cash they have stashed away in an old safe somewhere underneath the O2 Academy in Boscombe.

Then when Mr Carr gets out of the nick, they are gonna sail off together into the sunset and open a Surf Reef & Nightclub leisure complex in some faraway exotic location.

Just saying what I heard in the Florence Shelly the other day.

Better than an Echo reporter for scoops and exclusives me.
I heard BOB49 is buying it on behalf of his old mate Richard Carr, using some cash they have stashed away in an old safe somewhere underneath the O2 Academy in Boscombe. Then when Mr Carr gets out of the nick, they are gonna sail off together into the sunset and open a Surf Reef & Nightclub leisure complex in some faraway exotic location. Just saying what I heard in the Florence Shelly the other day. Better than an Echo reporter for scoops and exclusives me. MrPitiful
  • Score: 5

2:42pm Wed 11 Jun 14

ben111 says...

Me
Me ben111
  • Score: 1

9:41pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Mangiafuoco says...

Shame that the company's success is not shared equally amongst it's staff. I know many people that work/have worked there and they all say the pay and conditions are appaling!
Shame that the company's success is not shared equally amongst it's staff. I know many people that work/have worked there and they all say the pay and conditions are appaling! Mangiafuoco
  • Score: 2

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