Introducing the Sunseeker line up for
TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018
14th-23rd September 2018, Stand CO18 and in the water
Sunseeker, Britain’s biggest boat builder, is excited to announce its full line up of luxury motor yachts that will be on display at the upcoming 50th TheYachtMaket.com Southampton Boat Show.
For the first time in the show’s history, Sunseeker will be showcasing all six models on the water in the show’s marina where visitors will have the opportunity to view the UK premiere of the incredibly innovative and dynamic Predator 50.
Sunseeker’s flagship Predator 74 will be joining the Predator 50 as these two stunning next generation boats epitomise the sleek lines, open plan layouts and stylish interiors that Sunseeker is renowned for and reflects the growing demand for the performance Predator range.
The new stand configuration will allow Sunseeker to maximise hospitality space for guests on the land with a two tier layout that overlooks the water.
Predator 50 – UK Debut
The Predator family is now joined by an all-new Predator 50, the new entry point for this definitive range. Setting a new benchmark for the smaller performance format, the innovative Predator 50 is remarkable in offering both open and closed capabilities, complete with tender garage; no compromises required.
Exemplifying the latest in Sunseeker’s cutting-edge design, every detail of the Predator 50 has been designed to perfection, but this new boat’s hidden treasure is the entertainment space that it affords. The Predator 50’s design is enhanced by the addition of a fully opening hardtop roof and beautifully executed cockpit glazing providing an open plan cockpit/saloon. This is complemented by forward and aft cockpit seating which can be folded down to create an enlarged sunbathing area. The spacious saloon makes an equally idyllic setting for entertaining guests in opulent luxury with panoramic views. This makes the Predator 50 a truly open or enclosed cockpit boat, unusual in this size of sports boat.
The interior is just as impressive, with a combination of fine materials and large windows ensuring the full-beam master stateroom, which comes with a generous en-suite, achieves the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. The forward VIP cabin exudes a light yet luxurious feel and features a scissor berth for complete flexibility. Up to four guests can be catered for in style and comfort on the water or an additional bunk cabin can be created in lieu of the lower saloon, thereby providing accommodation for six.
Another key feature for this model is the ample exterior space. A stylish and highly sociable deck boasts a spacious foredeck seating and sunbathing area complete with optional retractable pram hood canopy. Moving aft, Sunseeker’s award-winning ‘Beach Club’ concept offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the optional built-in BBQ, overhead shower and fold-down transom seating. Finally, but most importantly, the integral garage which is synonymous with the Predator can, where specified, accommodate a Williams 325 Jet Tender launched via the hydraulic bathing platform.
While the Predator 50 boasts truly class-leading design and luxury, performance is still at the heart of this true sports cruiser which is fitted with the new Volvo Penta D8-600 engines mated to shaft drives with optional electric steering and joystick manoeuvrability.
Predator 74 – Show Debut
Back with a vengeance, Sunseeker’s largest Predator model is here with a 40 knot capability. Sporty and sleek, the brand new Sunseeker Predator 74 is crafted to perfectly balance style with practicality. Epitomising the latest Sunseeker design cues, the exterior boasts sleek, yet oversized pillarless’ windows down to the side deck which flood the interior with light and provide uninterrupted views from the saloon.
Central to its appeal, the cleverly engineered cockpit door mechanism allows it to open conventionally, but also lower itself into the sole of the yacht. Depending on the owner’s wishes, the Predator 74 can be transformed into an ‘open’ yacht in warmer regions or a ‘closed’ yacht in cooler climates.
The generous saloon includes a sumptuous seating area, ample storage and comprehensive port side bar console; all below an extraordinary glass panelled sliding roof; a work of art in its own right.
Below deck from the saloon, there is a generous galley and three spacious en-suite cabins, comprising an aft master, starboard twin and forward VIP. The master cabin benefits from an optional walk-in wardrobe or office area. The below deck configuration offers complete flexibility for owners, with an option to have an extended galley arrangement complete with lounge and breakfast bar seating or an additional twin guest cabin which would allow the yacht to accommodate up to eight guests in a four cabin arrangement.
The vast foredeck features a superb sunbed for soaking up the rays complete with optional pram hood canopy. Behind the Predator 74 transom, directly below the vast sunpad, the tender garage provides the space to house a Williams 390 jet tender or Jet Ski with a hydraulic bathing platform to make launching effortless.
The transom area features an optional ‘Beach Club’ with parasol – an option first introduced with the Manhattan 52 in 2016 and now a Sunseeker signature feature. This area offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the built-in BBQ, overhead ‘rain shower’ and fold-down transom seating.
Piercing through the waves, this yacht is powered by MAN V12 1550 horsepower engines which give an impressive top speed of up to 35 knots. Alternatively, for the thrill seekers the performance engine option with the MAN V12 1900 engines offers a breathtaking top speed of up to 40 knots. A true Sunseeker in every sense!
Alongside these magnificent models, Sunseeker will be showcasing the following four models:
For 2018, Sunseeker will have a new stand layout in Solent Park. Its hospitality area will include details on its partnership with The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) and the recently launched conservation project on the island of Menorca.
Sunseeker International will also be displaying its exclusive 2019 season merchandise, named the ‘Sunseeker Collection’ at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. Featuring a stunning selection of clothing, leather goods and accessories, the entire range will be on-show on the Sunseeker stand.
For more information about the Sunseeker Collection or to purchase items from the range, please visit www.sunseeker.com.
About Sunseeker International Limited:
Sunseeker is the world’s leading brand for luxury performance motor yachts and Britain’s biggest boat builder.
Originally named Poole Power Boats, the company was founded by brothers Robert and John Braithwaite in 1969. The company changed its name to Sunseeker International in 1985 and has since become a global icon, with every Sunseeker the result of an uncompromising and unmatched approach to design, craftsmanship and performance.
In August 2013 a majority stake in the business was acquired by Wanda Group, the Beijing headquartered conglomerate with strong footprints across China, Europe and the US. Wanda Group is a committed long term shareholder providing strong financial and strategic backing for Sunseeker’s continued growth and success. In January 2015, they appointed Phil Popham as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.
From its manufacturing base in Dorset on the south coast of England, Sunseeker employs c.2,500 people and produces around 150 boats every year ranging from 50-131 feet. Demand for the company’s larger models continues to grow year-on-year with more than 125 yachts over 100 feet in length already delivered. Buyers have benefitted from the company’s ‘Bespoke’ customisation service which allows individual customers to personalise their yacht. Working very closely with highly professional dealer representation in over 74 countries, service and product support is a key priority in maintaining customer satisfaction.
The Sunseeker range constantly sets new standards and benchmarks. From the dynamic Sport Yacht models, through its luxurious Manhattan range, iconic Predator models and its majestic Yachts range, each Sunseeker is the result of an uncompromising approach to innovative design and engineering excellence. Never settling for second best, it is this spirit of excellence that has driven Sunseeker to its pre-eminent position in the leisure marine industry today.
The current 12 boat range consists of:
Yacht 131, 116, 95, 86, 76
Sport Yacht 68, 74
Predator 74, 57, 50
Manhattan 66, 52