Sunseeker to stage world premiere of Predator 57 MK II in Cannes
Published: Monday, 26 June 2017
British shipyard Sunseeker International will stage the world premiere of Predator 57 MK II and three show debuts – Manhattan 66, 68 Sport Yacht and 131 Yacht at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival 2017 (September 12-17).
(Photos: Sunseeker - Predator 57 MKII)
Alongside these magnificent models, Sunseeker will be showcasing the 95 Yacht, 86 Yacht, Predator 68 and Manhattan 52.
Sunseeker International will also be showcasing its exclusive range of merchandise, named the ‘Sunseeker Collection’ at the show, featuring a selection of clothing, leather goods and accessories.
Predator 57 MK II
The Predator 57 MK II is an evolution of the Predator 57, which has been the segment leader since its introduction in January 2015.
The exteriors boast oversized pillarless windows down to the side deck, which floods the interior with light and provides views from the saloon.
The transom area features an optional mini beach club – an option first introduced with the Manhattan 52 in 2016 and now the shipyard’s feature. This area offers space for family and friends to enjoy the built-in barbeque, overhead shower and fold-down transom seating.
The patio door, which separates the saloon from the cockpit, lowers at the flick of a switch to create an entertaining space, allowing the craft to adapt for different climates, which is further enhanced by a fully opening hardtop roof over the saloon.
With speeds of up to 40 knots (depending on the engine/drive option chosen), the vessel features six berths in three cabins, with an additional crew cabin for one. The full beam master cabin is located amidship with en-suite, lounge seating and vanity space. It is a yacht designed for cruising in luxury and is sure to remain the benchmark for the segment.
Having already sold 43 boats since its launch in January, this new model for 2017 – the second model in the flybridge range, comes with panoramic hull and saloon windows providing light-drenched living spaces throughout.
On the main deck is a focus on creating usable open-plan spaces. Her exterior lines flow from the bow seating and sunbathing areas to the expansive cockpit adjoining the well-equipped aft galley and saloon on the main deck. Optionally, the galley can be specified on the lower deck creating a more open entertainment space in the main saloon.
It also features large forward sunbathing areas and a well-equipped wet-bar. The open-plan layout continues through to the wide bathing platform (capable of launching a Williams 385 Jet RIB) and transom ‘beach club’ where places an optional barbecue, fold-away bench seat and overhead ‘rain shower’.
Thanks to the galley on the main deck, there is room enough for four cabins below including two large twin cabins, a forward VIP suite and a standout full-beam master cabin with its private stairway access from the saloon; a first for Sunseeker in this size range. The optional twin berth crew cabin has separate access through the transom and enjoys a dedicated wetroom and ample stowage.
68 Sport Yacht
The features of the 68 Sport Yacht include the large cockpit, where an innovative powered glass door can be lowered away to create an entertaining space. The engineered mechanism allows the door to open conventionally, but also lower itself away into the sole of the yacht providing an open space from the lower helm all the way to the transom.
Inside, the main saloon has received numerous enhancements through both new designs to furniture and highly effective detailing as well as state-of-the-art entertainment systems, high-quality fabrics and plenty of natural light.
Below deck, the guest cabins can accommodate up to six guests in a three-cabin layout, with an additional crew cabin for two. The galley is also located below, creating more entertaining space in the main saloon.
On the lower deck, the new interiors showcase a new combination of fine materials. The spacious, full beam master stateroom includes a generous en-suite and walk-in wardrobe. A VIP cabin is located forward. The yacht can go up to 38 knots depending on the engine configuration chosen.
Since its introduction in 2016, a total of 10 units of the tri-deck 131 Yacht were already sold.
The largest of five new models launched by Sunseeker in 2016, the 131 Yacht enables its owner to tailor every element of the interior design and layout to their personal preferences via Sunseeker’s ‘Bespoke’ service. Standard guest configuration is for 10 guests in five cabins, with scope for up to 12 to be accommodated depending on the layout and options selected.
A standout element is an addition of feature glass in the master stateroom, saloon and upper saloon to create a light-filled environment for owners and guests.
New exterior deck arrangements use deep lounge style seating. In addition to this, the external skydeck and upper deck aft cockpit have been lengthened by approximately 2m, creating additional deck space, accommodating new bar and seating layouts. Lower down, the garage can accommodate a tender of up to 6m in length, plus two PWCs.
The vessel operates at 10 knots for an extended cruising range of 1,500 nautical miles or at 23 knots for at top. Build time for each new 131 Yacht is around one year, with capacity in place to have up to four yachts in build simultaneously.