Sunseeker International have announced that for the first time, its five new models will be on display together at the Cannes Yachting Festival this year. Sunseeker is delighted to be represented by its European distributor, Sunseeker London Group, championing Sunseeker in the UK and Europe since 1993. The yachting festival will be the inaugural event of the autumn show season, returning to Vieux Port and Port Canto from 7 – 12 September 2021.
Amongst the impressive eight yacht line-up, the all-new Predator 55 EVO™, Manhattan 55, 65 Sport Yacht, 88 Yacht and 90 Ocean will form part of the Sunseeker display. These new yachts will showcase industry-leading architectural and technical advancements, elevated interior design, and ingenious arrangements to maximise interior volume and outdoor entertainment capacity. Each of the five models offers a unique proposition to Sunseeker’s discerning clientele.
Sean Robertson, Sales and Marketing Director at Sunseeker International, said: “We are excited to be able to showcase eight spectacular yachts at Cannes this year, one of the first international boat shows to re-open its doors after a year of uncertainty. We are grateful to the event organiser for ensuring a safe and enjoyable event for guests and visitors.”
Sunseeker has revolutionised its Predator range with the enviable Predator 55 EVO™. Bursting with innovation, she enjoys state-of-the-art Hydro-Pack technology which utilises a fly-by-wire steering system for exceptional agility, allowing owners to cut through the water with effortless fluency. Her arrangement promotes space maximisation to the fullest, with low-slung furniture in the saloon and a reconfigured helm console featuring touch panels and controls that intuitively fall to the hand.
The Predator 55 EVO™ enjoys remarkable interior detailing found only in larger custom yachts, from striking feature lighting to stainless steel trim on cabinetry and shelving. Owners can enjoy a generous bathing platform at the stern, with an improved tender garage design that enables smooth launch and recovery, complete with remote control operation for ease and convenience. The garage space can comfortably accommodate a 325 Williams jet tender, paddleboards, SeaBobs and diving equipment for owners to enjoy their time on the water. Available with twin Volvo Penta D11-725 engines on shafts, the Predator 55 EVO™ will perform a top speed of 32 knots.
Exemplifying the latest in Sunseeker’s exceptional design capabilities, the Manhattan 55 is crafted to enhance comfort and cruising whilst providing owners with an array of social spaces from the vast flybridge to the generous saloon. The exceptional layout allows owner and guests to move effortlessly between entertaining spaces.
A key feature that truly sets the Manhattan 55 apart from its peers is the innovative powered glass cockpit/galley window that can be lowered at the touch of a button. With the adjacent cockpit door open, this feature creates an exceptional inside/outside environment. The interiors boast exquisite attention to detail with a new palate of upholstery that provides a contemporary look. The lighting design has been exceptionally well-considered throughout and includes concealed lighting within ceiling panels and furniture.
Powered by new Volvo Penta D13-800 engines, the Manhattan 55 can cruise comfortably at 25 knots with a range of 230 nautical miles or achieve more than 30 knots at full throttle.
The Sunseeker 65 Sport Yacht is fundamentally different from the current Sunseeker range in the 60ft segment due to its sculptured exterior design, innovative helm concept and stylish interior appointments. Her sleek exterior profile, with an almost invisible minimalist bridge deck, has been enhanced by the addition of rakish hull glazing, emphasising her modern sporting prowess whilst increasing natural light into the lower deck spaces. The dramatic exterior is a striking blend of tinted glazing, teak, carbon fibre and polished stainless steel, perfectly balancing traditional Sunseeker design concepts with cutting-edge material innovation to create a dynamic performance model.
Central to this yacht’s appeal, owners can specify a revolutionary and exceptionally innovative ‘SkyHelm™’. Featuring twin bolstered seats set very low on either side of a central console, the instrumentation is courtesy of a state-of-the-art glass bridge plotter complete with retro chrome dials housing LED displays. This design sets off a very modern fully-carbon steering arm that the driver can raise to ease ingress into this racing-cockpit design or locked in a raised position for helming while standing. Cleverly, both helm seats can pivot aft for socialising, while the windscreen can also tilt up and down depending on the driver’s preference and desire to be connected to the elements. Altogether, the experience is one of pure adrenaline, akin to driving a high-performance convertible supercar.
The stunning all-new 88 Yacht perfectly showcases Sunseeker’s new-found design direction. There are an abundance of social spaces on board, making it the perfect place to spend quality time with family and friends. The vast flybridge enjoys a superb layout with beautifully appointed furniture on the spacious aft deck and the option of an infinity spa bath with sun pad. It’s a brilliant space for entertaining with ample places to sit and relax thanks to companion seating adjacent to the helm, and extended U-shaped seating opposite a feature wet bar with everything you could need for a fabulous get together. Owners can also opt for fixed stools to turn this into a lively bar area. The teak foredeck features another private, social space with a Portuguese bridge, ready for owner and guests to enjoy the ultimate yachting experience in secluded bliss.
Exemplifying the very best in technical excellence, the 88 Yacht features Sunseeker’s X-TEND™ transom seating system that cleverly converts at the flick of a switch, facing rearward at Beach Club level to forward-facing at deck level, offering flexibility to seating arrangements dependent on owner preference. The 88 Yacht is the perfect yacht for relaxing, entertaining and having fun with family and friends in style.
The class-defining, all-new Sunseeker 90 Ocean breaks new boundaries in yacht design, boasting a 20% increase in overall volume and up to 30% more deck space. With her substantial 23’6” beam, she truly sets herself apart from rival models in her size category. Her unique stem bow creates a brand new Sunseeker silhouette. Reaching an impressive 1,800 nautical mile range at a cruising speed of 12 knots and a top speed of 26 knots, the 90 Ocean is a distinctive force in the water. From her generous Beach Club complete with innovative transformational X-TEND™ sunbed system to the impressive foredeck, equipped with a laser projector and 140-inch screen ready to transform this area into an open-air cinema, this is the perfect craft for luxury entertainment. Up onto the vast flybridge, owners can select an infinity-style spa pool to complement U-shaped seating and a large sunpad, all serviced by a newly styled integrated wet bar framed with LED lighting. She accommodates eight guests in four exquisite cabins, three doubles and a twin in a standard arrangement, or up to 10 guests in a customised configuration.
Certainly an exciting lineup for Sunseeker at Cannes. With the highly anticipated festival now fast approaching stay tuned to motoryacht.com.au for all the latest from the event.