Sunseeker makes no excuses for their boats. They draw on a rich racing history when developing their boats, and on a reputation for building boats to meet their customers’ needs and wishes. For instance, one of their first boats featured a full width sun bed for Formula One driver Henry Taylor.
Sunseeker started in 1969, when Robert Braithwaite lived in the English seaside town of Poole. Braithwaite had a dream of creating a new kind of boat, so he gathered revolutionary materials and technology and shared his vision with a handful of customers who were of a like mind. At the time, Braithwaite worked for American boat builder Owens Cruisers Inc. In 1969, Owens shut down its European operations, opening the door for Braithwaite to start building his own boats. Braithwaite filled the void of sports and leisure boat maker in the UK. Soon Braithwaite, with the help of his brother, broke into the Mediterranean market. Their imagination propelled the company to become a team of over 2,500 highly skilled designers, engineers, and master craftsmen with a worldwide network of over 120 retail locations. Sunseeker exports around 150 yachts each year to more than 74 countries, a direct result of their commitment to seek out the most advanced, most ambitious, and most creative approaches to watercraft. Sunseeker is still going strong today, offering yachts built for comfort and leisure, or speed and sport.