Sunseeker restoration project

By Scott Berry 2 April 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sunseeker Sovereign 17 fitted with ALI 68 aluminium rub railIn 2005 Sunseeker celebrated their heritage with the restoration of a Sunseeker Sovereign 17 - a craft which they first built in 1970.

 

Wilks were approached to assist in this project with the supply of aluminium fendering to provide a classic look to their elegant sports boat.

 

However, it wasn't until 2008 that I had my first sighting of the Sovereign 17 when she played a cameo role in the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, where she shared the screen with Daniel Craig as she glided across the shimmering waters of Tuscany. A fitting role if ever there was one.

 

Sunseeker Sovereign 17 fitted with ALI 68 aluminium rub rail

I next caught a glimpse "in the flesh"  at the Southampton Boat Show in 2011 as the Sovereign 17 peeked out from the lower deck of Sunseeker's 115 Sport Yacht where she was neatly tucked away, acting as the yacht's launch.

  

More recently she has appeared at the London Boat Show in January 2015 where fans got to admire her at close quarters.

 

All of us at Wilks think she is an absolute cracker ... and we're sure that you'll agree with us!

 

Sunseeker Sovereign 17 fitted with ALI 68 aluminium rub rail

 

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