The UK’s Sunseeker International presented encouraging sales figures and a healthy order book at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival.

At the end of August, Sunseeker’s forward order book was up 70% year-on-year in terms of turnover and the order book for large models (90ft and above) was up by 143%, reflecting demand for Sunseeker’s new 131 Yacht, 116 Yacht and 95 Yacht models due for launch in early 2016.

The company said that the forward order book for Asia-Pacific, a developing market for Sunseeker, is up by 161% with additional orders being taken weekly. In North America, Sunseeker’s key market, the forward order book at the end of August was 53% up on where it was this time last year.

The news coincides with an important milestone for Sunseeker – the 100th delivery of a luxury performance yacht over 100ft in length. Sunseeker displayed eight yachts at Cannes, including the Predator 57, which made its show debut, the Manhattan 55, the 115 Sport Yacht and the 86 Yacht.