05 November 2017
Sunseeker International, Britain’s biggest boat builder, has unveiled two new models at the upcoming Boot Düsseldorf from 20 to 28 January 2018. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to view two world premieres, Sunseeker’s Predator 50 and the Predator 74.
Currently in build at Sunseeker’s facilities in Dorset, UK, these two stunning next generation boats epitomise the sleek lines, open plan layouts and stylish interiors that Sunseeker is renowned for and reflects the growing demand for the performance Predator range.
The all-new Predator 50, sets a new benchmark for the smaller performance format. The innovative Predator 50 is remarkable in offering both open and closed capabilities complete with tender garage; no compromises required.
Exemplifying the latest in Sunseeker’s cutting-edge design, every detail of the Predator 50 has been designed to perfection, but this new boat’s hidden treasure is the entertainment space that it affords. The Predator 50’s design is enhanced by the addition of a fully opening hardtop roof and a beautifully executed folding cockpit door and hinged window providing an open plan cockpit/saloon.
This is complemented by forward and aft cockpit seating which can be folded down to create an enlarged sun bathing area. The spacious saloon makes an equally idyllic setting for entertaining guests in opulent luxury with panoramic views. This makes the Predator 50 a truly open or enclosed cockpit boat, unusual in this size of sports boat.
The interior is just as impressive, with a combination of fine materials and large windows ensuring the full-beam master stateroom, which comes with a generous en-suite, achieves the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. The forward VIP cabin exudes a light yet luxurious feel and features a scissor berth for complete flexibility. Up to four guests can be catered for in style and comfort on the water or an additional bunk cabin can be created in lieu of the lower saloon thereby providing accommodation for six.
Another key feature for this model is the ample exterior space. A stylish and highly sociable deck boasts a spacious foredeck seating and sunbathing area complete with optional retractable pram hood canopy. Moving aft, Sunseeker’s ‘Beach Club’ concept offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the optional built-in BBQ, overhead ‘rain shower’ and fold-down transom seating. Finally, but most importantly, the integral garage which is synonymous with the Predator can, where specified, accommodate a Williams 325 Jet Tender launched via the hydraulic bathing platform.
While the Predator 50 boasts truly class-leading design and luxury, performance is still at the heart of this true sports cruiser. Fitted with the new Volvo Penta D8-600 engines mated to shaft drives, with optional electric steering and joystick manoeuvrability.
Sporty and sleek, the brand new Sunseeker Predator 74 is crafted to perfectly balance style with practicality.
Epitomising the latest Sunseeker design cues, the exterior boasts sleek, yet oversized pillarless’ windows down to the side deck which floods the interior with light and provides uninterrupted views from the saloon.
Central to its appeal, the cleverly engineered cockpit door mechanism allows it to open conventionally, but also lower itself into the sole of the yacht. Depending on the owner’s wishes, the Predator 74 can be transformed into an ‘open’ yacht in warmer regions or a ‘closed’ yacht in cooler climates.
The generous saloon includes a sumptuous U-shaped seating area, ample storage and comprehensive port side bar console; all below an extraordinary glass sliding roof.
Below deck from the saloon, there is a generous galley and three spacious en-suite cabins, comprising an aft master, starboard twin and forward VIP. The master cabin benefits from an optional walk-in wardrobe or office area. The below deck configuration offers complete flexibility for owners with an option to have an extended galley arrangement complete with lounge and breakfast bar seating or an additional twin guest cabin which would allow the yacht to accommodate up to eight guests in a four cabin arrangement.
The vast foredeck features a superb sunbed for soaking up the rays complete with optional pram hood canopy. Behind the Predator 74 transom, directly below the vast sunpad, the tender garage provides the space to house a new Williams 390 jet tender or Jet Ski with a hydraulic bathing platform to make launching effortless.
The transom area features an optional ‘Beach Club’ with parasol – an option first introduced with the Manhattan 52 in 2016 and now a Sunseeker signature feature. This area offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the built-in BBQ, overhead ‘rain shower’ and fold-down transom seating.
Piercing through the waves, this yacht is powered by MAN V12 1550 horsepower engines which give an impressive top speed of up to 35 knots. Alternatively, for the thrill seekers the performance engine option with the MAN V12 1900 engines offers a breath-taking top speed of up to 40 knots.