Sunseeker XS2000 in Casino Royale
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the new James Bond film Casino Royale, have confirmed that the latest 007 production will again feature Sunseeker motoryachts. It is the third time in succession Sunseeker motoryachts have featured alongside the world-famous secret agent and the company's greatest involvement in a 007 film production to date.
A number of Sunseeker motoryachts have been filmed on locations from the Bahamas to central Europe. The motoryachts were also filmed in the studio, including a sequence involving the company's high performance XS 2000 and a sea plane. Casino Royale, due for worldwide release in November 2006, features Sunseeker's stunning Predator 108, the largest yet in the Predator range and one of the company's most impressive performers, achieving speeds of up to 50mph.
Other James Bond films which have featured Sunseeker motoryachts include Die Another Say (2002) and The World is not Enough (1999) in which Sunseeker's Superhawk 34 sped down London's River Thames at over 60 mph in the longest-ever Bond pre-title sequence.
Commenting on another appearance in a James Bond film, the company's managing director Robert Braithwaite MBE said: 'I am delighted that we have been asked to be involved in Casino Royale. Like Sunseeker, James Bond is associated worldwide with luxury, style and performance, I like to think that it would not be a 007 film without a Sunseeker!'
A global leader in the design and build of luxury motoryachts, Sunseeker International exports 99% of its product range and employs over 1,750 highly trained staff in their shipyards on Britain's South Coast. Sunseeker International is widely recognised as the pre-eminent marine brand in the world today.
See an overview of all Sunseeker appearences in Bond films.