Kidderminster boat builders Sealine to axe 72 jobs

Luxury boat builders Sealine International, based in Kidderminster, is to shed 72 jobs.

The Sealine T60 Aura
The Sealine T60 Aura

Luxury boat builders Sealine International, based in Kidderminster, is to shed 72 jobs.

The redundancies follow a review of the firm’s operation after it was bought by American private investors led by the Oxford Investment Group in September.

The company, which currently employ 385 people, shed 37 management, clerical and support jobs in October.

The latest job losses come just days after Kidderminster carpet business Brintons revealed plans to cut 150 jobs, mainly at its Stourport Road factory.

Bill Griffiths, Sealine’s managing director, who was appointed last month, said: “In order to keep our business strong and growing we need to keep our overheads in line with current demand. We have taken the decision to cut our workforce.”

Mr Griffiths said a range of high quality luxury motor boats would continue to be produced at the Sealine factory in Whitehouse Road.

The job losses will affect production and office staff.