Formula One legend Eddie Jordan made a surprise visit to Sunseeker headquarters to check up on the build of his 155ft superyacht.

Jordan, who was recently awarded an honorary OBE for his services to motor racing and charities, dropped into the superyacht hangar in Poole to see the mould for himself on Wednesday 2 May.

Eddie Jordan and Robert Braithwaite at the Sunseeker 155 build

Eddie Jordan and Robert Braithwaite at the Sunseeker 155 build

He was so impressed he made an impromptu motivational speech to the Sunseeker employees on the shop floor, thanking them for their hard work and autographed a sign ‘Thanks, Eddie’.

A spokesperson for Sunseeker said that Jordan was ‘very proud’ of the work done on the boat so far.

You can see photos of Eddie Jordan’s visit to Sunseeker in our exclusive gallery below.

The ex-Formula One racing team owner commissioned the yacht, which is the largest ever built by Sunseeker, and hopes to launch in September 2013.

The flagship will have room for 12 guests and 10 crewmembers, and features an innovative beach club at the stern, complete with folding bathing platforms, lower deck dayroom and tender docking.

sunseeker 155 superyacht

The Sunseeker 155 superyacht was commisioned by Eddie Jordan

Jordan founded the Formula One team Jordan Grand Prix in 1991, the team that gave Michael Schumacher his Formula One debut, and went on to compete in 250 Grands Prix.

Jordan sold the team to the Midland Group in 2005 and is now the lead analyst for F1 coverage on the BBC.

All pictures courtesy of Sunseeker International