on 24 Nov 2020
Holding a quintuple global premiere is a first for the British company
65 Sport Yacht | All images: Sunseeker
Sunseeker International has revealed it will launch its five new models together in 2021 – a first for the British company. The Predator 55 Evo, Manhattan 55, 65 Sport Yacht, 88 Yacht and 90 Ocean will all be unveiled at global premieres in January.
These new models are the first to come to market since the Poole-based luxury builder announced a £38m (HK$393m) investment to accelerate its new product development between 2020 and 2023.
“This is a world first for Sunseeker and we are delighted to bring not one, but five new models to the market at the same time,” says Andrea Frabetti, CEO at Sunseeker International. “Each of these innovative yachts exudes luxury and panache whilst benefiting from the very latest technology, engineering and design excellence … We are incredibly proud of all of them and believe, given their incredible designs, they will yet again define their respective segments.”
The 90 Ocean, which was originally slated for release in late 2020, is built in the company’s new superyacht production facility in Poole. Originally called the 87 Yacht when she was unveiled at the Boot Dusseldorf show last year, the 90 Ocean sees a 20% increase in overall volume compared to her predecessor, thanks not only to her substantial beam but also her upright bow that brings interior volume forward.
The 90 Ocean’s exterior lines have been modified to allow a large spacious beach club measuring over 6m x 4m, helping to bring guests closer to the water. There’s plentiful storage for a 4.6m JetRib, a JetSki and two SeaBobs in dedicated lockers.
The large flybridge has the option for an infinity spa pool and sideboard with second integrated BBQ and wet bar.
Inside, an open-plan feel is enhanced by clever design and glazing with a considerable penthouse-style saloon, dining and galley. Below deck, a spectacular sculptured feature wall leads owners into the luxurious full beam master stateroom complete with panoramic views through its 2.5 metre feature windows.
The new 88 Yacht seeks to combine a superyacht feel with all the practical advantages of a yacht in this size category. She accommodates eight guests and four crew in complete luxury and comfort and is capable of reaching impressive speeds of up to 30 knots.
The 88 Yacht’s exterior is vast and provides multiple sanctuaries fore and aft. The flybridge has a spacious deck with U-shaped seating, a feature wet bar with ice maker, grill and two fridges and even the possibility of an infinity spa bath with sun pad.
Meanwhile, the beach club with cantilevered parasol can be equipped with ‘X-Tend’ sunbeds, which convert from their lowered beach configuration to raised cockpit position at the flick of a switch, providing an overhead rain shower and plentiful stowage opposite an extended bathing platform.
65 Sport Yacht
The 65 Sport Yacht showcases the fresh design philosophy of Sunseeker’s newest models. With a minimalist bridge deck and rakish tinted hull glazing, her exterior profile is defined with a blend of teak, carbon fibre and polished stainless steel features.
The 65 Sport Yacht’s modular sport bridge can be specified as a standard ‘sky lounge’, with comfortable chaise longue and companion seating, or adapted to a ‘sky helm’, featuring twin bolstered pivoting seats set very low either side of a central console. The design includes an innovative steering arm that can be raised forward to ease ingress into the racing-cockpit design or locked in its elevated position for manoeuvring while standing.
On top of the standard three cabin layout, all with en suite plus a standard day head, four optional configurations can be chosen – ranging from a lower saloon, an additional single-berth cabin, mini-galley or, within the master Stateroom, an open-plan owner’s office.
Building on the success of the Manhattan range, notably the top-selling Manhattan 52, the Manhattan 55 has been developed to offer comfort and luxury with ample social spaces.
A key feature of this new model is the innovative powered glass cockpit/galley window, which can be lowered electronically. A well-equipped bathing platform with beach club aft and a hospitable foredeck entertainment area make her perfect for entertaining. She offers three large cabins, including a voluminous master cabin, and can reach 32 knots.
Following on from last year’s 60 Evo, the Predator 55 Evo has a distinctively sporty aesthetic, thanks to stainless steel and carbon fibre exterior detailing.
Available with Volvo D11-725 shaft engines, the Predator 55 Evo reaches 34 knots and has a ‘hydro-pack’, which utilises a fly-by-wire steering system for increased agility.