Decisions - Robert Braithwaite - Sunseeker

Founder and managing director of the Dorset boat-maker.


... was deciding to build boats myself and develop a company. I built my first boat in 1968. I was a marine engineer and I decided to start making boats because the company I was working for - BMC - imported boats that were either American or Scandinavian. I had a great passion to create something British that was the best of its type.

Everything is made in Poole. We design, develop and manufacture the boats here. In the past year, we've made 330 boats, from 47ft out to 120ft. The only way I've succeeded is by building a team around me.

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