The five new models dominated the waters as they sailed to Studland Bay in perfect formation against a breath-taking sunrise.
Sunseeker is delighted to officially reveal the Sunseeker ‘Famous Five’ in a magnificent, all-new display of the Manhattan 55, Predator 55 EVO™, 65 Sport Yacht, 88 Yacht, and 90 Ocean together for the very first time off the coast of Dorset, England.
Revealing not one but five new models reflects the extraordinary pace of product development and a feat never before seen in the company’s history. To celebrate their arrival, a special guest and friend of the brand, actor Hugh Bonneville, recently visited the boatbuilder in Poole to support a very special launch video. The sheer expanse of Sunseeker’s presence, with its legendary shipyard set against the backdrop of the town’s historic quayside made for an ideal filming location. Hugh experienced the Sunseeker Famous Five first-hand by going behind the curtain of this complex operation. As well as touring the shipyards that house these remarkable yachts and meeting with the teams responsible for building them, Hugh relished the exceptional interiors of the 88 Yacht, sat comfortably at the innovative SkyHelm™ of the 65 Sport Yacht, and felt right at home on the all-new X-TEND™ transforming sunbed; just some of the many latest technology innovations onboard this class-leading, industry-defining models.
Predator 55 EVO
The Predator 55 EVO™ has been engineered to make the heart race. Framed by stainless steel and carbon fiber detailing, the Predator 55 EVO™ sits sporty and sleek atop the water.
Inside, the dynamic feel continues with the Predator range of interior fabrics and textures throughout. Independent helm seats in the focussed cockpit allow owners to enjoy its piercing performance in comfort whilst underway. A carbon fiber opening roof with multiple glazed panels along with carefully devised concealed lighting frames the saloon and maximizes light throughout. Available with Volvo D11-725 shaft engines, the Predator 55 EVO™ reaches an exhilarating 34 knots whilst taking advantage of its ‘Hydro-Pack’ which utilizes a fly-by-wire steering system for exceptional agility.
Building on the highly successful Manhattan range, the Manhattan 55 has been developed to offer exceptional levels of comfort and luxury throughout with a vast array of social spaces for entertaining. A key feature of this new model is the innovative powered glass cockpit/galley window that can be electronically lowered to bring the outdoors in. Matched to swathes of glazing, a selection of premium wood finishes, premium lighting solutions, and a cool contemporary interior, relaxing in comfort and style has never been so effortless.
She boasts three large cabins featuring fabulous finishes with the Master being particularly volumes, bathed in natural light from its oversized hull glazing. A well-equipped bathing platform with Beach Club aft and a hospitable foredeck entertainment area, make her perfect for family and friends to relax and entertain.
65 Sport Yacht
Continuing with the sporty and sleek style, the all-new 65 Sport Yacht showcases the fresh design philosophy of Sunseeker’s next generation of models and brings a fundamentally different yacht to the 60ft segment due to its sculptured exterior design, innovative helm concept and stylish interior appointments. With an almost invisible 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 a revolutionary ‘Sky Helm’ featuring twin bolstered pivoting seats set very low either side of a central console. The design includes a revolutionary 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. To the stern too, it benefits from an immense extra-wide garage with flush floor providing flexibility to accommodate a Jet RIB or where specified, a fully-featured Beach Club. Yet, it’s the interior that will defy logic given a standard three cabin layout all with en suite plus a standard day head. But that’s not all, 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; delivering immense flexibility for any owner.
Luxury is personified in the new 88 Yacht which combines a superyacht feel with all the practical advantages of a yacht in this size category. She has impressive, exterior lines and where specified, a sleek hardtop roof with central opening canopy in either canvas or tilting aluminium vanes. She accommodates eight guests and four crew in complete luxury and comfort and is capable of reaching impressive speeds of up to 30 knots; rare for a yacht of this size but customary for a Sunseeker. 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.
Stepping up in size to what is frankly an entirely new category, the 90 Ocean sees a remarkable 20% increase in overall volume with this new model compared to her predecessor, thanks not only to her substantial beam but also her upright bow that brings interior volume forward.
Once you’re ready to relax, sit back and enjoy the X-TEND™ seating in either its raised cockpit or lowered Beach Club configuration, maybe whilst using the integrated BBQ bar built into the lower coaming. The flybridge is a staggering 25% larger than a comparable yacht and if specified, comes with an infinity spa pool and sideboard with a second integrated BBQ. Perfect for entertaining, the space also provides a wet bar with stainless steel sink, drawer fridges, ice maker, and glass bar top sitting amongst an uninterrupted panoramic view.
Inside, an open-plan feel is enhanced by clever design and glazing with a considerable penthouse-style saloon, dining, and galley, much of which is flexible in configuration due to concealed ‘invisible’ systems such as air conditioning.
The furniture has been carefully designed, featuring sweeping curved bulkheads, textured paneling, a curved sofa, vanity desk, and a super king slatted bed that offers additional storage below. Behind a full-width decorative bulkhead mirror lies a 55” television, displaying yet again the yacht’s array of advanced technology. The generous master en suite incorporates a floating vanity unit with twin porcelain sinks, backlit framed mirrors, more drawer storage, and a large shower room.
Contact: Sunseeker Adriatic