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Sunseeker announces plans for staff to return to work

Sunseeker yacht in Poole
Sunseeker 155 Yacht in Poole

Sunseeker is a luxury marine giant and the largest private employer in Poole, who are “implementing a phased return to work”.

Up until now, most of their employees have been on the government backed furlough scheme, while the company was nearly completely closed.

Two weeks ago, Sunseeker announced that up to 460 jobs could be lost because of the impact of COVID-19 on their business. Now, they are asking their staff to return to work as early as next week, but Sunseeker has not provided any information about the previously-mentioned redundancies.

Dorset Online is assuming that Sunseeker will assess its financial position as staff return to work before continuing with or cancelling any or all redundancies.

We are excited to be getting back to work.

Our goal now is to achieve safe efficient production over the coming weeks so we can deliver boats to our customers who, understandably, are keen to get afloat this summer.

In parallel, our new model development programme continues at a pace in order that we can offer the very latest range which is on course to double in size by 2022.

I’d like to personally thank our clients, employees and suppliers for their patience during this enforced period of shutdown.

We are fortunate to be able to return to work, to do what we love and deliver on the passion we all have for this industry.

Now, more than ever, the country needs us to do what we do best which will help deliver exports and support the economy.

As a proud UK manufacturer, we are eager to play our own small part in returning it to prosperity.

Andrea Frabetti, CEO

With safety precautions in place, Sunseeker plans to resume full production within the next few weeks, and resume full operations of their Warranty and Parts service as of June.

Sunseeker claims to have devised some strict safety protocols that go beyond Government guidelines.

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