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UK-based Sunseeker has eliminated 240 jobs. The company said the majority of those employees had taken voluntary redundancy or were “natural” leavers, according to a report by BBC News.

In October, it announced that up to 300 jobs would go as part of a “strategic review” to “increase efficiency”. In 2013, Chinese property developer Dalian Wanda Group paid 32o million pounds for 92 percent of the company.

In a statement, Sunseeker said there may be further “voluntary redundancies” accepted to limit the need for compulsory redundancies.

“The skilled craftsmen on our shop floor remain key to the business and as expected the restructuring has had minimal impact on our direct boat-building activities,” according to the statement. “The overall outlook for the business remains positive and the board believes Sunseeker is now in the best shape possible to maintain its strong position at the forefront of the global leisure marine industry from our base in Poole.”

Sunseeker International produces a range of yachts up to 155 feet (47m) and employs 2,100 people at seven sites in the UK.

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