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Old 07 June 2013, 12:39   #1
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Sunseeker selling to China

We worry about Chinese built RIB quality, what will happen to Sunseeker if this goes through?

Britain's largest luxury yachtmaker Sunseeker set to be sold to Chinese property group for 300m | Mail Online

Great pension for the CEOs but I hope the build stays here
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Old 07 June 2013, 17:58   #2
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But they are built shockingly badly...

When you talk to the crews you hear all the horrors, and I have friends who make good money flying round the world fixing them.
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Weren't they made in kidderminster and now closed down.
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Made in Poole i believe?
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You're thinking of Sealine, they've just gone bust.
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You're thinking of Sealine, they've just gone bust.
Thats the one thanks. Its such a shame they employed a few people
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Made badly in Poole i believe?
I've corrected that for you....
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I suspect they will keep everything in the UK (for a fair while). It is a premium brand and most of that comes from where the product is designed and manufactured.

The problem we have in the UK is we couldn't manage our way out of a paper bag. We have great ideas, great brands, highly skilled workers and still manage to Bugger it all up (with some exceptions, like Rolls Royce).

Just look at Jaguar / Land Rover. Owned by Tata but actually very profitable and still built mostly here. I hate all this foreign ownership stuff, but if Sunseeker turns out the same way that has to be good for everyone involved.... For now anyhow.
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But they are built shockingly badly...

When you talk to the crews you hear all the horrors, and I have friends who make good money flying round the world fixing them.
PeterM, looking at a Sunseeker 63 late 90's and can not find anything on the web about how good or otherwise they are or common faults.

Not wanting to hijack the thread but was wondering what goes wrong with them.
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If it does go through it would be a real shame, sun seeker are probably about one if the last large UK boat manufacturers left! Lets hope if it does go through they will keep production in the UK for a while!
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