Sunseeker’s new look
Published: Sunday, 01 January 2012
Sunseeker is one of the world’s most prolific yacht builders. Their design has settled on a pattern of aggressive styling and angular shapes. Now they have released two new models – the Sunseeker 28M Yacht and the Predator 53 – that break sharply with that design pattern and seem to usher in a new look for the UK brand.
Wraparound glazing is the dominating feature of Sunseeker’s latest addition to its superyacht range. Unusually full height and pillarless, the glazing flows continuously down the sides and around the rear of the saloon, merging with the aft patio doors. This new glazing gives the main deck accommodation a unique uninterrupted floor to ceiling panoramic view and an extraordinarily bright interior, bringing the outside in.
The 28M also features a huge saloon space and a variety of cabin plans that allow the yacht to be focused on owner use, or made into a well-suited charter yacht. The 28M is also very beamy at 6.5 metres, which should make the flybridge a comfortable place to be for a sizeable number of guests. With a maximum speed of 29 knots, the 28M offers enough wind-in-the-hair speed thrills to give guests a good time. At the cruise speed of 23 knots, the 28M manages a range of 400 nautical miles, putting nearby destinations such as Hainan Island within reach of Hong Kong-based owners.
Borrowing from other boats in the Sunseeker range gives the Predator 53 a pedigree all of its own. A sleek sporting profile, the use of modern carbon materials and an intuitive accommodation layout make this boat a winner in all departments.
The main deck saloon area is split between two spacious social areas which features a carbon sliding hardtop positioned above the helm and dinette seating area, bringing the outside in. This feature provides the saloon entertaining area with a fantastic sky view, just one of many cutting edge design features on this new model.
Both models will be on display for the first time at the upcoming London Boat Show, opening on January 6.
In Asia: www.sunseekerasia.com.hk