Sunseeker to show six models on water at Southampton
Published: Monday, 09 July 2018
Sunseeker has announced its six-strong line-up of luxury motor yachts that will be displayed on water at the upcoming 50th Southampton Boat Show, including the UK premiere of the Predator 50.
(Photo: Sunseeker - Predator 50)
The Predator 50 is the new entry point for the range, and it boasts ample entertainment space, in addition to the spacious saloon. The cockpit – with a fully opening hardtop roof – has a forward and aft cockpit seating that can be folded down to create an enlarged sunbathing area. At aft, the ‘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.
There is also an integral garage that can accommodate a Williams 325 jet tender launched via the hydraulic bathing platform.
Up to six guests can be catered for in the guest cabins. The sports cruiser is fitted with the new Volvo Penta D8-600 engines mated to shaft drives with optional electric steering and joystick manoeuvrability.
Joining the 50 model will be the Predator 74, which is having its show debut.
The yacht epitomises the latest Sunseeker design cues, the exterior boasts sleek, yet oversized pillarless’ windows down to the side deck floods the interior with light.
Same with the Predator 50, guests can soak up rays on the sunbed on foredeck, which is completed with optional pram hood canopy. Directly below and behind the transom, the tender garage provides space to house a Williams 390 jet tender or jet ski with a hydraulic bathing platform.
Central to its appeal, the cockpit door mechanism allows it to open conventionally, but also lower itself into the sole of the yacht. Depending on owners’ wishes, the 74 can be transformed into an ‘open’ yacht in warmer regions or a ‘closed’ yacht in cooler climates.
Below a glass-panelled sliding roof, the generous saloon includes a large seating area and ample storage. Below deck, there is a generous galley and three en-suite cabins, comprising an aft master, starboard twin and forward VIP. An extended galley arrangement complete with lounge and breakfast bar seating, or an additional twin guest cabin that would allow to accommodate up to eight guests, can be arranged according to owners’ wishes.
The 74 yacht is powered by MAN V12 1550hp engines which can give a top speed of up to 35 knots. Alternatively, the performance engine option with the MAN V12 1900 engines can offer a top speed of up to 40 knots.
Alongside the two models, Sunseeker will also be showcasing the 95 Yacht, Manhattan 66 and 52, and the Predator 57, as well as its 2019 season merchandise named the ‘Sunseeker Collection’ at the show.