Glider Yachts Secures Funding To Build First Luxury Vessel
Published: Thursday, 23 April 2015
Glider Yachts Limited, a novel British luxury yacht manufacturer announces that it has secured its first major round of funding, enabling the start-up to commence the build of the first of its fleet of luxury high performance yachts in Britain.
A consortium of private investors and the Glider Yachts team and Advisory Board are behind this first major round of funding.
Being built at a top-secret location in Britain, the prototype of the SS18 (Super Sports 18) is being specifically built to demonstrate the capabilities of the technologies and innovations that underpin Glider Yachts’ three ranges.
The hull, propulsion and proprietary Stability Control System (SCS) actually tune to the sea conditions allowing passengers to “glide” over the waves in unprecedented comfort and style at speeds of up to 70mph.
Glider Yachts will debut the British designed and built SD18 at the Monaco Yacht Show Sept 23-26, but selected media will be invited to experience the new Glider at an invitation only media launch event in the South of England in the late summer, followed by a media preview event during the Cannes Yachting Festival Sept 8-13.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be starting the build of the first of our exciting Glider Yachts range,” says Robert McCall, Chief Designer and Managing Director of Glider Yachts. “The very essence of Glider Yachts is something you’ll feel each time you see one of our yachts and it will sweep over you every time you experience a voyage on one.”
London headquartered Glider Yachts signed a £100 million deal with renowned marine engineering company, Burgess Marine.
“Glider Yachts is set to become the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance, luxury yachts,” says Nick Buckland, OBE and Chairman of Glider Yachts. “We are very proud to be able to debut the most revolutionary sports boat seen in decades and the first of our unbelievably unique range at Monaco later this year. We have spent seven years designing and developing the Glider Yachts fleet, so we’re incredibly excited that she is now in production.”