Sunseeker Yachts, formerly known as Poole Powerboats, a British company based in Poole, England, began manufacturing yachts under the Sunseeker name in the 1980’s, although the first boat to carry the name Sunseeker was built in the mid-1970’s. The change in name was ushered in with new hulls and aesthetically over-the-top designs that have instantly ignited interest from the yachting community. Today, Sunseeker yachts are built on hulls that have evolved from racing, while utilizing the latest in composite materials and construction techniques. Sunseeker is the recipient of two International Superyacht Design awards, and a multiple-time winner of the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement. A large majority of Sunseeker’s production is exported. There are several models in the Sunseeker fleet, ranging from a 140-foot long yacht down to a 34-foot long high performance yacht. Sunseeker employs over 1400 people to build yachts, each highly experienced in their respective fields, from design, to engineering, to manufacturing, sales and distribution. It's a melting pot of creativity and ingenuity - the embodiment of Sunseeker's 'Undiluted Spirit' slogan.
New Launch: Sunseeker 34-meter Yacht Sunseeker yachts have enjoyed a wonderful year. This can be measured by the number of yachts launched and delivered to the owners on time and successfully. With the launch and deliveries of the 37M Snapper and the 37M M4, these yachts alone are a success story. Of course, they have delivered many smaller yachts this year, but the latest highlight is the new 34-meter Sunseeker. The 112’ yacht will feature three decks, a lower, main and upper fly bridge deck. Starting below, the lower deck hides the two VIP-type suites. These suites are generously proportioned and feature the latest in entertainment systems. Each suite has ensuite bathrooms with all the modern amenities. There are also two guest rooms on the lower deck as well. These rooms offer similar entertainment and ensuite bath and toilet facilities. However, it is on the main deck where the bigger and more impressive accommodation is located. The master suite is located to the fore of the main deck and features a wealth of amenities for a number of possibilities. The master is large and spacious and because it is located to the front of the main deck, the windows provide a near 180-degree view of the outside world.
When a grand charter operation decides to step up to grand size and style in its yachts, the entire industry must take notice; adjust and welcome a new level of competition. This impressive new Tri-Deck entry affirms that the yachting industry, along with the balance of world economy, is undergoing an upscale surge, as more customers afford new yacht charters, and eventually, new yachts. To that end, Chairman of Sunseeker Robert Braithwaite casts the gauntlet: “We want to built the most beautiful boats in the world; and for the company to grow, we need a slice of the big-boat market.” Sunseeker, for years the premium charter service, is once again leading the way, with its bold and beautiful Sunseeker 37m, at 121 ft.; bigger, better, with an aggressive appeal to a very broad market. Here, Sunseeker’s Tri-deck, combining first-class style with luxurious amenities, has apparently begun an immediate thrust to garner the audience appeal which is its main objective: This first edition has already been sold, to Formula One Racing Team magnate Eddie Jordan. Now a further plus – on order to build, seven more.
Another spectacular yacht bows in Sunseeker’s performance yacht series. Rocket-shaped and lithe as a leaping dolphin, the Predator 108 delivers action – streaking in perfect animation over the bounding main, at 43 knots! Rocket-radiant and performance-prepped, aggressive style with a profusion of precision design surely vault Sunseeker’s Predator 108 to the top of its class. With features and fittings normally reserved for larger yachts, this sleek beauty forges its own set of rules. Entertainment venues and accommodations also reach a standard that other builders – and potential owners – might want to make note of. Above and below decks a broad range of activity and leisure options thrust it way above the ordinary.
UK builder Sunseeker was at the recently concluded Boot Dusseldorf and they used the event to introduce the new Predator 74 which will be coming to market this year. For those who have followed Sunseeker for a while, the Predator name brings back memories of the 108-foot boats they were making but this 74 is of a totally different styling to the former.
There is a new model on the way from Sunseeker that will essentially be an upgrade from the well-known Manhattan 52 -which was the first model in the Manhattan series-. Following the success of the Manhattan 52, Sunseeker International unveils plans to launch the new Manhattan 66 at London Boat Show in January 2017.
Another 116-foot unit has splashed at the Sunseeker facilities recently. At present, the UK yard has "Fleur" at the ongoing Cannes Yachting Festival. The present yacht represents the third hull in the Sunseeker 116 series and she already proudly wears her name from her sides. "King Power" is the name of this yacht and on the surface you probably would not be able to tell the difference between the sisters as they are all white. Amazingly all three units of the Sunseeker 116 model were launched this year.
UK yacht builder Sunseeker has delivered the third Sunseeker 131 called "Jacozami". The near 40-meter luxury yacht is built on a semi displacement hull but she can sprint to as high as 25-knots. However, if range is the intended mission, Jacozami has to be throttled back to a continuous 10 to 12-knots to achieve her 1,500 nautical range. The Sunseeker 131 series started off with "ZoZo" and progressed with the second hull called "Take 5". A fourth yacht is presently under construction and expected to be launched before this year is done.
Sunseeker is set to unveil their smallest flybridge motoryacht in over ten years coming this Summer. The 2016 Manhattan 52 is the model making a comeback and reaffirms Sunseeker's idea of re-establishing their position in that market segment. The flybridge yacht features two full internal decks (lower and main) and the open-air flybridge. The flybridge will be a hit, being fairly large (for the yacht's size) it features ample seating for the full-guest complement onboard. There is also secondary helm-station situated to the forward starboard side of the deck.