Sunseeker's flagship nears completion
Published: Wednesday, 04 September 2013
The first hull in Sunseeker’s new tri-deck 155 Series, which was commissioned by the Formula 1 driver Eddie Jordan, is now nearing completion at the company’s Poole-based yard in Dorset. This is the largest boat ever built by Sunseeker and their first ever semi-displacement hull with round bilge and long keel. As her launch date approaches so anticipation is growinging feverishly.
Sunseeker has taken the concept of combining series building and personal customisation way beyond its competitors. The modular composite build methodology virtually gives owners a free hand, not just in the interior design but also that of the actual superstructure. Owners can really design a yacht to their own specifications.
The 155 offers accommodation for up to 12 guests in ultimate luxury and can carry a crew of up to 10, with a separate captain’s cabin up forward. Large floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interior with natural light enhancing the spacious feeling and offering spectacular panoramic views. One of the yachts chief characteristics is its expansive entertainment space with much of the upper deck dedicated to a huge sky lounge.
At 47.5 metres in overall length, with a 9.4-metre beam and a maximum draft of 2.66 metres at the propellers, this tri-deck displaces 330,000 kilogrammes fully laden. She carries 60,000 litres of fuel and 11,000 litres of fresh water. Her range is an ocean-crossing 4,500 nautical miles and she can reach an impressive top speed of 26 knots.
However, in the meantime Sunseeker has its work cut out over the next few weeks as it gets ready to exhibit 10 of its finest models at the Cannes Boat Show in mid-September. These will include: the 28 Metre Yacht, a Predator 84, a Predator 80, a Manhattan 73, a Predator 68, a Manhattan 63, a Predator 60, the new Manhattan 55, a San Remo and the Portofino 40.