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About Premier Boats

The Australian owned company Premier Boats, is based in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Jon Sayer is the Managing Director of the Company and is an internationally acclaimed yachtsman, designer and builder.

Premier Boats specialises in custom design and construction, covering racing and fast comfortable cruising yachts, motor sailors, power craft  and catamarans. With well thought out interiors and deck layouts, smart sail plans and balanced handling characteristics, Premier Boats produces a strong safe boat with superior performance.

Opting for flexibility, we are able to offer clients the choice of engaging Premier Boats to design and/or build a custom yacht or simply build a boat selected from another designer's portfolio.  Meeting our customers' needs is our primary focus


About Jon Sayer

38 years experience in the marine industry as a yacht designer and builder

Sailed over 210,000 nautical miles

Expertise in rig design and tuning- 9 years experience with Australia's largest mast maker

Received international acclaim as a short-handed specialist - 4 wins in Melbourne / Osaka Double Handed events as well as Trans Tasman Solo campaigns

Australian Offshore Yachtsman of the Year 1992 (CYCA) and MYC Yachtsman of the Year

Jon Sayer has a reputation for designing yachts that are fast, well balanced and strong.  He is a leader in innovative design and technology. 

Jon's knowledge of yacht construction and sailing is reflected in his designs, which are both performance focused, practical  and cost effective.  A Sayer design can fulfill the needs of either the keen racing sailor or cruising yachtsman. 

Jon began his sailing career as a youngster on the waters of Whangarei Harbour, New Zealand.  In  1979 Jon moved to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia, where he has based his yacht design, construction and consultancy business.