Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite dies elderly 75


Mr. Braithwaite commenced making a craft for the emerging sports and leisure marketplace in Poole, Dorset, in 1969.

The organization now employs an extra than 2,500 teams of workers and exports superyachts around the sector. It supplied craft to four James Bond movies.

Chief Executive Christian Marti stated he changed into an “actual visionary who modified the face of cruising forever.”

Under the organization call of Poole Powerboats, the first craft Mr. Braithwaite released changed into the Sovereign 17 in 1971.

Sunseeker International went directly to design and build high-performance luxury superyachts and grew a worldwide distributor community in more than 70 international locations.


After Sunseeker boats seemed in four James Bond films, Mr. Braithwaite becomes given a cameo position in Quantum of Solace.

Mr. Marti said: “Robert became a proposal to everybody at Sunseeker and to the broader marine enterprise, recognized as a boating pioneer, a true visionary, and someone who changed the face of sailing forever.

“Robert turned into now not best the corporation’s founder however the father of the ‘Sunseeker own family’ here in Dorset, and worldwide through our dealers and customers. He will always stay on as the riding pressure behind our success.”

Mr. Braithwaite changed into appointed a CBE inside the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007 and turned into a vice-president of the RNLI.

In 2015 after being dealt with for bowel cancer at Poole Hospital, he donated a £three.5m robotic for advanced keyhole surgical treatment for cancer sufferers.