In 1969, A young Robert Braithwaite was selling dinghies and outboards for Poole Powerboats. When the American boat builder Owens announced they were shutting down their UK operations Braithwaite seized the opportunity. He purchased Owens’ boat mould and Poole Powerboats entered the boat building business. By the early 1970s, the company was exhibiting their first 17’ and 23’.

The first boat to carry the name “Sunseeker” was built in the mid-1970’s, and in 1979, forged by a great partnerships with race boat Master Designer Don Shead to develop the race-derived deep-V hulls that have become a Sunseeker trademark.

During the 1980’s Poole Powerboats changed their name to Sunseeker International Yachts.  The many innovations throughout Sunseeker Yachts’ history include Duoprops, stern-driven race-bred Arneson surface drives, and the first production boat to be powered by water jets.

The expansive range of Sunseeker yachts extends from 34′ Sportfishers to their latest and largest craft, a tri-deck 155’ Megayacht.