Photography by Sunseeker
British yacht manufacturer, Sunseeker International, announced its full line-up of eight models that will be on display at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival 2017. The line-up includes a world premier and three show debuts.
The show will take place in the Bay of Cannes and will showcase over 500 yachts and 500 exhibitors. It is expected that over 50,000 visitors will be attending the event.
Visitors to the Sunseeker stand will have the opportunity to view the world premiere of the Predator 57 MK II, along with the new Manhattan 66, 68 Sport Yacht and the magnificent 131 Yacht, all making their first appearance at the show.
The Predator 57 MK II is an evolution of the infamous Predator 57 and echoes all its stand out features with enhanced elegance and style.
The sporty and sleek Predator 57 MK II is crafted to perfectly balance style with practicality. The exterior boasts smooth, yet oversized windows down to the side deck, which floods the interior with light and provides uninterrupted views from the saloon.
The transom area now features an optional mini beach club. It offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the built-in barbeque, overhead shower and fold-down transom seating.
The patio door, which separates the saloon from the cockpit, lowers at the flick of a switch to create an entertaining space. This allows the craft to adapt to different climates, and is further enhanced by a fully opening hardtop roof over the saloon.
Performance is also a key facet of the Predator 57. Depending on the engine or drive option chosen the yacht can reach speeds of up to 40 knots. Furthermore, there are six berths and three cabins, with an additional crew cabin for one. The full beam master cabin is located amid ship with en suite, lounge seating and vanity space.
The Predator 57 MK II is truly designed for cruising in luxury.
The new model Manhattan 66 is designed to maximise space and entertainment options with a panoramic hull and saloon windows that provide light-drenched living spaces throughout. The brand new deep V hull offers signature Sunseeker performance and seakeeping, whilst its open-plan layout provides ample space on board to rival much larger yachts.
Throughout the main deck, there is a strong focus on creating generous, useable, open-plan, and sociable spaces. The exterior lines flow effortlessly from the bow seating and sunbathing areas to the expansive cockpit adjoining the well-equipped aft galley and saloon on the main deck. There is also an option for the galley to be located on the lower deck creating an even more open entertainment space in the main saloon.
The newly configured flybridge simulates the feeling of being on board a much larger craft. It has been designed with relaxation in mind, with extensive seating throughout, large forward sunbathing areas and a well-equipped wet-bar. The open-plan layout continues through to the wide bathing platform that can launch a Williams 385 Jet RIB. The transom beach club houses an optional barbecue, fold-away bench seat and overhead rain shower.
Since the galley is situated on the main deck, there is enough room for four spacious cabins below including two large twin cabins, a forward VIP suite and standout full-beam master cabin with its own private stairway access from the saloon. This is a first for Sunseeker in this size range. The optional twin berth crew cabin, has separate access through the transom and enjoys a dedicated wetroom and ample stowage.
The new hull glazing on the exterior lines gives the 68 Sport Yacht a sporty profile and more contemporary aesthetic. This new feature also increases natural light into the lower deck spaces, thus enabling an equal balance of style and practicality.
The new features continue into the cockpit, that contains an innovative powered glass door, which can be lowered away to create an entertaining space.
The main saloon has received numerous enhancements through the furniture and detailing. The yacht contains state-of-the-art entertainment systems, high quality fabrics and plenty of natural light. The guest cabins are located below deck and can accommodate up to six guests in a three cabin. There is also an additional crew cabin for two. The galley is also located below, creating even more entertaining space in the main saloon.
On the lower deck, the new interior showcases a new combination of fine materials. The spacious, full beam master stateroom includes a generous en suite and walk-in wardrobe. The forward VIP cabin embodies a luxurious ambience and exudes a light.
Depending on the engine configuration chosen the 68 Sport Yacht can reach speeds of up to 38 knots.
Since its introduction in 2016, 10 tri-deck 131 Yachts have already been sold.
The 131 Yacht is the largest of the five new models launched by Sunseeker in 2016. The uniqueness of the yacht lies in the ability of the design and layout to be tailored to the owners’ personal specifications.
The standard guest configuration is for ten guests in five cabins, however, scope exists for up to 12 guests to be accommodated. This depends on the layout and options selected. The feature glass in the Master Stateroom, Saloon and Upper Saloon creates a light-filled, comfortable and enjoyable environment for owners and guests.
The new exterior deck arrangements use deep lounge style seating to provide comfort for owners and their guests. The external skydeck and upper deck aft cockpit have also been lengthened by approximately two metres. This creates additional deck space that accommodates new bar and seating layouts. Lower down, the spacious garage can accommodate a tender of up to 6.0 metres in length, along with two personal watercraft’s (PWCs).
The 131 yacht can operate at ten knots for an extended cruising range of 1,500 nautical miles or at 23 knots for ultimate performance. Build time for each new 131 Yacht is around one year, with capacity in place to have up to four yachts in build simultaneously.
Alongside these models, Sunseeker will also be showcasing the following: