British aeronautical engineer and yachtsman-enthusiast Tom Moorrant, together with three friends, founded the shipbuilding company Sealine Fibrasonic Marine Ltd in 1972. The manufacturing facility was located in a small British town near Bobbington, Staffordshire, and the first yacht was unveiled the following year. In the same year, the oil crisis struck the world, and the VAT soared by 25%, because of which the young company had to interrupt nearly 10 years with orders not related to shipbuilding and act as a subcontractor for other yacht manufacturers. In 1978 the company introduced two new models and in the same year moved to a larger plant in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. In the 1980s, the shipyard entered the European market, thereby gaining popularity and a reputation as a reliable manufacturer, and in the 1990s it entered the American market, making it one of the largest shipbuilding companies in the UK (along with Fairline, Sunseeker and Princess).
8 years after the shipyard entered the American market, a number of significant changes began to occur in its internal structure. Shipyard founder Tom Moorrant and his associates sold the company for $ 45 million to a group of US venture capitalists led by English industrialist Gerard Wainwright, who immediately began to improve build quality and design of new models. Three years later, the company was sold for $ 65 million to the Brunswick Corporation, which undertook significant styling changes in an effort to attract new customers with luxurious interiors, and significantly expanded the range. The company suffered greatly from the crisis of 2007-2008, which led to its almost complete bankruptcy. After 7 years, she was acquired by the renowned German yacht manufacturer HanseYachts, who rebuilt the shipyard's production capacity and successfully owns it to this day.
To date, all manufacturing facilities have been relocated to Greifswald Germany, where other brands owned by HanseYachts are also being assembled.
The Sealine lineup consists of more than ten yachts, divided into three series: Cruiser, Flybridge and Sport. The Sport line consists of small cabin cruising boats, the Cruiser range of enclosed cruising yachts from 15 meters in length and the Flybridge range consists of mid-sized planing flybridge yachts.
Sealine yachts are distinguished by well-thought-out layout of interiors and luxurious interiors, as evidenced by several major awards at international festivals and yachting exhibitions.
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