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Robert Braithwaite, Sunseeker’s Founder, Passes Away

22-May-2019

Sunseeker’s founder, Robert Braithwaite, sadly passed away in March. 

“Braithwaite was an inspiration to everyone at Sunseeker and to the wider marine industry, recognized as a boating pioneer, a true visionary and someone who changed the face of boating forever,” says Christian Marti, Sunseeker’s CEO. 

Braithwaite built his first boats in 1971 under the Sovereign name. Under Braithwaite’s direction, the Sunseeker brand went from producing 17-foot runabouts to 159-foot yachts.  

“Robert was not only the company’s founder but the father of the ‘Sunseeker family’ here in Dorset, and worldwide through our dealers and clients” Marti says. “He will always live on as the driving force behind our success.”


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