Prometheus Sailing Purchases Sunsail’s UK Operation
Following a strategic review by global charter company Sunsail, Prometheus Sailing Ltd has purchased the UK Sailing business of Sunsail.
The purchase included the fleet of 12 brand new Jeanneau 410s, which joined the Sunsail fleet in Port Solent in 2020, along with other assets of the business. Prometheus Sailing Ltd has also been granted exclusive rights to deliver all Sunsail branded sailing activities in the UK.
Prometheus Sailing has already delivered exciting and innovative sailing opportunities in 2021, including its new UK Sunsail Flotillas. The flotillas proved to be extremely popular, selling out within weeks of launch and will feature in Prometheus’ 2022 sailing opportunities.
Prometheus will continue to offer a range of other, exciting Sunsail branded sailing activities in the UK, including staycation charter holidays, RYA sailing school courses, matched fleet racing at Cowes Week and other events, industry regattas and hospitality events.
The fleet of Jeanneau 41.0 yachts is the most modern fleet of charter yachts in the UK and one of the most modern in the world.
Simon Boulding, Managing Director of Prometheus Sailing commented:
“The directors of Prometheus Sailing are proud to represent Sunsail, one of the world’s most recognized sailing brands. We are very excited about the acquisition of this fantastic business. The brand new fleet of Jeanneau 410 yachts have been extremely well received by Sunsail’s clients in the UK and, with 2021 proving to be one of the busiest on record for sailing trips in the UK, the acquisition opportunity was both timely and very attractive. We look forward to a highly productive partnership with Sunsail and to continue the 47 year legacy of Sunsail’s operations in the UK.’
Simon Cross, of Sunsail commented:
”The strategic review was conducted with a view to medium - long term growth, and with a desire to find an outstanding partner to continue to provide fantastic sailing experiences on the Solent under the Sunsail brand. To that end we are delighted to partner with Prometheus Sailing Ltd, a business we believe are aligned with our desire to continue to deliver these great experiences on the waters of the Solent.”