Chinese tycoon to buy James Bond yachts maker
A UK company that makes James Bond`s yachts is to sell for 320 million pounds to a Chinese billionaire.
London: A UK company that makes James Bond`s yachts is to sell for 320 million pounds to a Chinese billionaire.
Wang Jianlin is buying Sunseeker yachts, and said that all 2,300 jobs in the company were safe.
According to the Independent, Jianlin is one of the world`s richest men with an estimated six billion pounds fortune from karaoke centres, department stores and cinema complexes.
Sunseeker yachts featured in four Bond films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace with Daniel Craig as 007, plus The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day.
Managing director Stewart McIntyre said production would increase from 180 yachts a year to around 370.
Wanda is also the world’s largest cinema operator and is rumoured to want to buy the UK`s Odeon chain, the report added.