- Грайфсвальд, Ladebower Chaussee 11, 17493 HanseYachts AG
In 1972, the British aviation engineer Murrant wanted to buy a small family cruiser. The right he found, so he took a pencil and designed the boat of your dreams. For the production of yachts Murrant turned to the yard Marine Midland. It was supposed to be the barter items in exchange for a design project. But Marine Midland was a bunch of commercial orders, and drawings of Murrant put on the back burner. However, the engineer was lucky: his project noticed three young employee of Marine Midland and offered assistance. The resulting 23 Continental so everyone was astonished that Murrant took a loan of 500 pounds (5 thousand pounds in today's money) secured by life insurance, hired as Secretary to his wife Jane founded her own company Fibrasonic.
From the beginning they were not lucky: in 1973 came the oil crisis, and VAT increased by 25%. To survive, Fibrasonic had for nearly a decade to produce not associated with shipbuilding items to order (e.g., traffic signs). Only in 1978 the company managed to resume production yachts, but broad recognition she had received in the mid-80s, when it was released, the first boat with a flybridge, and the length of the produced yachts has increased. By this time the company name changed from Fibrasonic Sealine.
In 1998, Murrant sold Sealine investor businessman Gerard Wainwright, and he in 2001 he sold the company to American Corporation Brunswick. In 2011, British manufacturer of motor yachts once again sold, this time of Oxford investment companies Oxford Investment Group. To bring Sealine on profitability, had several times to reduce the number of workers. But these measures have not helped: in 2013, the Sealine was once again for sale.
this time the company acquired group >Hanse Yachts. The new owner moved production yachts Sealine from UK in Germany. In 2014, Sealine showed >F380 is the first model built by the shipyard Hanse Yachts. The boat was immediately recognized and became the best flybridge boat up to 55 feet according to the media Time Inc.