By: Scott Way
For the first time in company history, Sunseeker will be launching five brand new models together in 2021. The 'Famous Five' are set to be released in January and will include the Predator 55 EVO™, Manhattan 55, 65 Sport Yacht, 88 Yacht, and 90 Ocean.
According to Sunseeker International CEO Andrea Frabetti, “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. Each of these innovative yachts, from the dynamic Predator 55 EVO™ to the industry-defining 90 Ocean exudes luxury and panache whilst benefitting from the very latest technology, engineering and design excellence. We have pushed the boundaries to deliver novel solutions, innovating at every opportunity. These new models are imbued with Sunseeker style and passion, poured lovingly into every yacht from conception to build. We are incredibly proud of all of them and believe, given their incredible designs, they will yet again define their respective segments.”
The large scale announcement comes on the heels of Sunseeker announcing a £38m investment towards accelerating product development between 2020 and 2023.
Here's a look at all five models and their respective standout features:
1) Manhattan 55
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 voluminous, bathed in natural light from its over-sized 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.
2) 90 Ocean
Stepping up in size to what is frankly an entirely new category, the 90 Ocean is built in the superyacht shipyard in Poole and sees a remarkable 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 than ever before. With plentiful storage for a 4.6m JetRib, a JetSki and two SeaBobs in dedicated lockers, an action-packed day of water sports has never been more appealing with ease of access to and from the water provided by a wide submersible ladder gangway. 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 second integrated BBQ. 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 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 elegant furnishings and design are replicated below deck with a sculptured feature wall leading owners into the luxurious full beam Master Stateroom complete with panoramic views through 2.5 metre feature windows. The furniture features sweeping curved bulkheads, textured paneling, a curved sofa, vanity desk, and a super king slatted bed with additional stowage below. Behind a full-width decorative bulkhead mirror lies a 55” television. Large ‘his & hers’ pivot hinge wardrobes adjoin the lobby shelving, sat behind full-height paneled mirrors accommodating hanging and drawer stowage. The generous Master ensuite incorporates a floating vanity unit with twin porcelain sinks, backlit framed mirrors, more drawer stowage and a large shower room.
3) Predator 55 EVO™
The Predator 55 EVO™ has been engineered to make the heart race. Its evolutionary design is emphasized throughout its superstructure and interior. Framed by stainless steel and carbon fibre 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 focused cockpit allow owners to enjoy its piercing performance in comfort while underway. A carbon fibre 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 34 knots while taking advantage of its ‘Hydro-Pack’ which utilizes a fly-by-wire steering system for exceptional agility.
4) 65 Sport Yacht
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 chaise lounge and companion seating, or a ‘Sky Helm’ featuring twin bolstered pivoting seats set low on 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 maneuvering while standing.
As well as improved efficiency and performance from its Volvo Penta IPS drives, the choice of propulsion delivers numerous other benefits, not least the interior volume it frees up. 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 ensuite plus a standard day head. Four optional configurations can also 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.
5) 88 Yacht
Luxury is personified in the new 88 Yacht, which combines a superyacht feel with the practical advantages of a yacht in this size category. She has impressive exterior lines, and a sleek hardtop roof with central opening canopy in either canvas or tilting aluminum vanes.
She accommodates eight guests and four crew and is capable of reaching 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.