By Chris Jefferies

UK motorboat manufacturer Cockwells has announced plans to expand its operations, following a highly successful summer.

The custom boatbuilder is aiming big, following a successful showing at last month’s Monaco Yacht Show, which saw its first sale to the Chinese market.

The 9.5m Limousine model will be used as a tender for an 88m superyacht, the yard told local newspaper Falmouth Packet.

Managing director Dave Cockwell told the news provider: “I am very much looking forward to expanding our skilled team of craftsmen here at Cockwells with more self-motivated and keen individuals in order to meet the growing demand.”

He added that moving into the international market has always been a key part of the boatbuilder’s long-term growth strategy.