In the Spring of 2014 Simon Hughes asked his old mate Jon Le Conte to come and assist him with a yacht delivery from Antigua to London on an Oyster 885. During the crossing they hatched a plan to form a new yacht sales and brokerage company in Guernsey principally to sell new Jeanneau yachts and motorboats, brokerage and yacht services. During the following Summer of 2014 after 21 years as a yacht skipper, Simon and Jon formed Sun Yachts Ltd. Jon has been involved selling boats for over 20 years also, working mainly with Jeanneau or Beneteau so knows the French manufacturers well.
Shortly afterwards they secured the Jeanneau dealership for yachts and inboard power boats and also a dealership for BRIG inflatables, one of the largest European RIB builders. More recently they have added Ocqueteau to their range of boats offered.
They also provide a brokerage service, guardienage, maintenance and yacht deliveries. Simon's experience on a wide variety of yachts has made them a popular choice for delivering boats both locally and internationally and he is often in demand to skipper various Oyster yachts from 54-88 feet either for deliveries or as a relief skipper on charters.