The first ever Taste of the South festival, taking place at West Field Poole Park, will see two original Sunseeker motorboats displayed alongside local producers and manufacturers from the South of England. These two original models, namely Mustang 20 and Hostess 17, are two of the original boats created in 1969. They were originally unveiled at boat shows in Paris, Genoa and in London at Earls Court by the founders of Sunseeker Robert and John Braithwaite.
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Shipyards and Shipbuilding
Sunseeker is celebrating its 10th anniversary of its Portland site. Osprey Quay has seen numerous developments and expansions over the last decade with more great plans ahead. Many of the staff who joined Sunseeker on its first day are still with the company and form the backbone of the workforce today.
This unique project cannot be framed as a refit or as a new build but is the perfect example of a rebuild.
In 2015 Project Gisele came to the premises in Urk after her Owner granted Balk Shipyard the project due to its good reputation as a refit and rebuild specialist and its heritage. Now Project Gisele is ready to be launched and to discover the world.
A longstanding partnership between Damen Shipyards and leading crane manufacturer Liebherr was celebrated with the announcement that Damen has ordered its 110th crane from Liebherr. The two family-owned companies have worked together since 1985.
The re-emergence of organotin in marine hull coatings is of increasing concern, with academics and environmentalists calling on IMO to investigate the use of tin in silicone-based foul release systems and other ships hull coatings.
After having been informed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and its member organisation Bellona that the TIDE CARRIER (now named HARRIER, aka EIDE CARRIER) had been sold for illegal, dirty and dangerous scrapping to a South Asian beaching facility, the Norwegian environmental authorities arrested the ship on Tuesday 5 April.