Glider Yachts in the top 20 fastest growing businesses in the UK
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:54 AM
Glider Yachts Limited, the British luxury yacht designer and manufacturer, has been revealed by independent research agency Beauhurst and SyndicateRoom in the top 20 of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the UK.
The report, entitled "Top 100: Britain's Fastest-Growing Businesses of 2018" identified the companies that have increased in value the most since 2015. Glider Yachts features in this year's league table at number 17.
London headquartered Glider Yachts has a clear mission to become the world’s leading supplier of high-performance luxury yachts and to deliver a more cost-effective and ultimately more comfortable, efficient and sustainable way of navigating our oceans.
One of the most revolutionary high-performance craft available in the world today, Glider launched its first model, the 18-metre SuperSports 18 (SS18) in 2016, followed by its SL24 24 metre Limousine, which was launched at Monaco Yacht Show in September 2017. The initial two models will be complemented by Glider’s stunning range of luxury superyachts, the GT and SX-E range will that are available from 35 to 80 metres, once the firm secures a major investor for these builds.
Robert McCall, Managing Director of Glider Yachts, said: “We’re thrilled to be recognised in this way for the extraordinary rise in the value of Glider Yachts in the last three years. As an innovative British luxury yacht manufacturer, we are a dying breed as many of the big British brands are now owned by foreign entities.”
The Glider superyacht range has been under development for a decade, with meticulous planning, design and world-class British engineering, using best practice and expertise from Formula One and the aerospace industry, including a proprietary Stability Control System (SCS). This will enable the ultimate comfort whilst at anchor, cruising or at speed without the bumpiness associated with traditional sports-boats and limousines, even in the roughest seas conditions.
Glider’s unique hull form, propulsion and Stability Control System (SCS) tune to the sea conditions allowing its passengers to “glide” over the waves in unprecedented comfort.
“Gliders are unlike any other yacht seen in the market to date, with unparalleled design and technological capabilities, we are now seeing extraordinary demand and are in the process of securing a number of major sales,” concluded Robert McCall.