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Sunseeker Academy launched at Lymington Yacht Haven

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02 February 2016

James Brooke, a former Royal Marine Commando, lifeboat crewman and with 20 years experience as a Yachtmaster Instructor, has launched a new Sunseeker Academy at Lymington Yacht Haven which has been officially approved by Sunseeker London Group Sea School.

James Brook Academy's vision is to support boat owners who own the best boats in the world by giving them the best training in the world to understand and master their Sunseeker Yachts. Approved by the Sunseeker London Group, The James Brooke Academy has assembled a team of the very finest and most experienced instructors to support a growing number of new and potential Sunseeker boat owners.

Much of the training runs in accordance with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Maritime and Coastgaurd Agency (MCA) syllabuses enabling owners to become qualified and gain essential certification. There is also a growing request for improving boat handling skills and The James Brooke Academy spends much of its time focussing on the art of close quarter manoeuvring, fine tuning owner’s skills alongside an inclusive style of training for all family members.

James comments, “I have had a love for Sunseeker boats, since a child when my father took me to the Earls Court Boat Show. For me it really is the realisation of a dream to have teamed up with the Sunseeker London Group and I am looking forward to sharing the combined knowledge and experience my team has accumulated over the years with prospective and new Sunseeker owners.”

The James Brooke Academy is based in the prestigious Lymington Yacht Haven, winner of the 2016 UK Marina of the Year Award.

Christopher Head, Sales Director at Sunseeker London, said: “We are excited to be offering training courses to prospective boat owners of all abilities and we are delighted to welcome James to our team.”

Whilst Sunseeker London will be recommending courses to all new buyers, the academy is also open to non-Sunseeker owners who want more hands-on experience before purchasing. A Sunseeker Camargue 50 is available for tuition in Lymington but those who want training on their own Sunseeker boat can bring their boat to Lymington Yacht Haven and berth in the marina while training.

For more information, visit www.jamesbrookeacademy.com or come to the new James Brook Academy offices in the main marina building overlooking A/B bridgehead.