|Industry||Luxury motor yachts|
|Robert Braithwaite (Founder and Managing Director)|
|Revenue||£320 million (2013)|
|Owner||Dalian Wanda Group|
Number of employees
|Approximately 2,230 (2008)|
Sunseeker International is a British luxury motor yacht manufacturer. Its headquarters and main assembly facility is in Poole Harbour, at Poole in Dorset, England. The company has been making motor boats since 1979. Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group owns the company since 2013. It is the largest UK-based luxury yachtmaker measured by 2012 revenues.
Manufacturing is undertaken mainly in Poole, in seven production plants and shipyards. An additional deep-water shipyard is used to build the 105 yacht and larger vessels. In March 2007, the company announced a 500 job expansion program, with a new site on the Isle of Portland, A new factory is being developed at New Quay Road, Poole.
On 19 June 2013 it was announced that the Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group had agreed to buy a 91.8% stake in Sunseeker for £320m. As reported, it has been promised that the day-to-day running of Sunseeker in Poole will be unaffected, with its 2,500-strong workforce keeping their jobs. The deal is set to be sealed by mid-August. 
Appearance in popular culture
Sunseeker boats have featured in the James Bond film series since 1999. The relationship began with The World Is Not Enough, famously chasing up the Thames in the pre-credits sequence, and continued through Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. This latest outing showed Sunseeker's new 37m Yacht and the Superhawk 43; it also featured a cameo role for Sunseeker's then managing director, Robert Braithwaite, in one of Sunseeker's very first open-cockpit speedboats, the Sovereign 17. 
Sunseeker regularly updates its yacht collection with new yachts, or improved versions of already released yachts. Below is a description of one the yachts in the Sunseeker collection, their specifications and where they can be chartered.
Sunseeker Predator 115 (Launched 2013):
The Sunseeker Predator 115, also known as Chimera, was launched in spring 2013. Features: The Predator 115 has 5 cabins, meaning it has room for 10 guests. She also features a large on deck dining area and a spa tub. Specifications: The yacht is 34.5 metres in length, with a draft of 2.38 metres. She has a maximum speed of 24 knots and her cruising speed is 18 knots. Charter: The Predator 115 is available for charter in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea. 
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