Sunseeker says Dorset "Jobs Secure" Amid Chinese Takeover Bid
10:39am 7th June 2013
(Updated 12:04pm 7th June 2013)
One of Dorset's biggest brands looks set to be taken over by a Chinese Company.
Luxury boat maker Sunseeker is due to be sold off.
It's reported a deal in the region of £3 million pounds is what a Chinese property group are willing to pay for the UK's most luxurious yacht maker.
Sunseeker have Wessex-FM they're in talks with a third party AND any deal will solidify their future for years to come.
They say manufacturing will remain here in Dorset, securing the jobs of 2,300 staff at bases in Poole and Portland.
In a statement to Wessex-FM Sunseeker says:
"Sunseeker is in discussions with a third party over the sale of a majority stake in the business with any deal being subject to the approval of various regulators. If a deal is concluded then I wanted to confirm to you that Sunseeker will remain a British company, headquartered in Poole, Dorset and will maintain its existing primary production bases in the UK, along with its current workforce and infrastructure."
"If a deal is concluded, it will be fantastic news for the business, the wider Sunseeker "family" and the motor yacht industry and will allow Sunseeker to expand its global base still further while retaining its current operational and manufacturing infrastructure at our headquarters in Poole."