Rolls-Royce, Sunseeker In New Engine Deal
By Mike Brezonick22 October 2018
Rolls-Royce and British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International have agreed a new framework agreement for the supply of MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines for its 86Y, 95Y, 116Y, 131Y range of yachts and for future yacht series. Under the terms of the agreement, new technologies and systems solutions that MTU launch on the market during the contractual period until the end of 2020 are also to be included.
“We intend to continue the successful working relationship we have enjoyed with MTU in the course of the last 18 years,” said Michael Straughan, Chief Operating Officer of Sunseeker International, “and is why we have now signed a new framework agreement. In MTU, we have an exceptional partner for the introduction of innovative technologies and can look forward to a very positive future together.”
MTU UK has been supplying engines for Sunseeker vessels from 60 to 155 ft. (20 to 47 m) for a long period and presented an award to Sunseeker for 1.8 million bhp of MTU power installed in Sunseeker yachts over the last 18 years.
“We are very pleased to have concluded this new agreement and to continue our good cooperation,” said Knut Müller, head of MTU Marine and Government Business. “Over a period of many, many years the company’s founder Robert Braithwaite has had a major impact on the success of Sunseeker, MTU and the yacht building industry and has been instrumental in developing the market. We at MTU are very grateful and privileged to be part of the ‘Sunseeker family’.”