29 december, 2016

Sunseeker storsatsar på Düsseldorf 2017

Engelska Sunseeker International gör en enorm satsning på Boot Düsseldorf, som håll 21–29 januari. Det brittiska båtföretaget har som vanligt en av de största montrarna i lyxbåtshallen och visar ett brett utbud av sitt båtprogram, inklusive nya Manhattan 66 som får premiär på mässan.

Sunseeker, som numera ägs av en kinesisk företagsgrupp, brukar satsa kraftfullt på Düsseldorf. Men i år blir det extra intressant, inte minst tack vare varvets nya minsting i flybridgeprogrammet, Manhattan 52, som också gör mässdebut på den gigantiska tyska mässan. Den båten visas jämte Predator 68, som liksom Manhattan 52 lanserades under hösten 2016.

Här är Sunseekers egen beskrivning av båtarna som visas i Düsseldorf. Texten är hämtad från en pressrelease.

The full line-up includes:

Manhattan 66 – Show debut

Having already sold 28 boats before it has even launched, this innovative new model for 2017 is designed to maximise space and entertainment options with exceptional panoramic hull and saloon windows providing light-drenched living spaces throughout. Its brand new deep V hull offers signature Sunseeker performance and impeccable 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, sociable spaces. Her 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. Optionally, the galley can be specified below creating an open entertainment space in the main saloon.


The newly configured flybridge also creates the feeling that you are on board a much larger craft and 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 (capable of launching a Williams 385 Jet RIB) and transom ‘beach club’ where an optional barbecue, fold-away bench seat and overhead ‘rain shower’ truly set the Manhattan 66 apart from its peers.


The twin berth crew cabin, with private access through the transom, enjoys a dedicated en suite and ample stowage. Thanks to the galley being situated on the main deck, there is room enough for four very 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; a first for Sunseeker in this size range.


Manhattan 52 – Show debut

The Manhattan 52 is Sunseeker International’s smallest flybridge model for over a decade and since its world premiere at Cannes Yachting Festival in 2016, it has found in excess of 70 new buyers and is Sunseeker’s fastest ever selling model.

Setting a new benchmark for the smaller flybridge format, the heavily sought after, innovative Manhattan 52 is devised to maximise entertainment options, light and living space throughout the boat. Its hull incorporates unparalleled amounts of curved glass to emphasise its sleek lines as well as bringing the outside in and sets the design direction for a new wave of Manhattan models that will be introduced over the coming years.

The innovative design and attention to detail that has gone into the unique layout of the main deck makes this the perfect boat for entertaining in style; with a strong focus on creating fun and easy to use sociable spaces. From the generous saloon and upper aft galley, through to the social seating at the helm, this exceptional layout allows the owner and guests to move effortlessly between entertaining spaces.

The open layout of the Manhattan 52 provides sumptuous space and showcases the wonderfully well-equipped bathing platform and transom area that can be converted into a mini beach club – a unique and unrivalled feature for a boat in this class. This area offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the optional built-in barbeque, overhead shower and fold down transom seating.

A standout feature that truly sets the Manhattan 52 apart from its peers is the hinged glass cockpit/galley window that opens upwards and outwards, which, alongside the bi-fold saloon doors, creates an exceptional inside/outside environment. The convertible helm seating is another new feature, designed to enhance life onboard as it allows owners to fold the seats forward to provide an incredibly large saloon seating area.

Predator 68 – Show debut

The redesigned Predator 68 is built with sport yacht lovers’ desires and needs in mind and affords the owner the option to choose whether the yacht is transformed into an ‘open’ yacht in warmer regions or a ‘closed’ yacht in cooler climates. 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. This discreet functionality allows those onboard to take advantage of uninterrupted views; creating a seamless inside/outside entertaining area from the forward helm right through to the bathing platform. Embodying all that is chic about its predecessor, the new Predator 68 features a full width sliding sunroof that also helps to bring the outside in.

The exquisite design of the Predator 68 draws upon the finest attributes of the Sunseeker range with impressive attention to detail and an abundance of natural light thanks to its intelligent window design that floods each cabin and living space. The generous saloon includes a sumptuous U-shaped seating area, bar and social seating area at the stern, whilst the exterior features a superb sunbed on the foredeck for soaking up the sun.

Accommodating up to six guests in a three cabin arrangement, this is a craft with unlimited entertaining and relaxation opportunities. Below deck from the saloon, the three spacious en-suite cabins, comprising of an aft Master aimidships, starboard Twin and forward VIP, are all equipped with individually controllable audio/video entertainment systems, demonstrating the attention Sunseeker has given to creating exceptional living spaces for its customers.

Behind the Predator 68 transom, directly below the vast sun pad, the tender garage provides the space to house a tender or jet ski with a hydraulic lifting platform to make launching effortless. Drawing on inspiration from Sunseeker’s award-winning the Predator 57, the sleek exterior lines boasts the latest in exterior glazing and incorporates unparalleled amounts of curved glass to emphasise its dramatic lines.

San Remo

The San Remo is a spectacle in any waters. Light, spacious and expertly finished, the main saloon is a practical and welcoming space that guarantees space, brightness and privacy. The impeccable styling and refined approach continue below deck, where up to four guests can enjoy a stay in the generously sized cabins.

Outside, two large sunpads and bathing platform are ideal for relaxing in the sun or hosting your own party out at sea. Your own private sanctuary, this exceptional performance cruiser is perfect for days out and long weekends.

Predator 57

The highly coveted Predator 57 secured the 2016 Motor Boat & Yachting Award for the “Best Sportscruiser over 45ft” and justifiably, continues to be one of the brand’s most popular models.


The Predator 57 has been built with yacht lovers’ needs in mind and the design has evolved and developed in response to customer feedback. Its open-plan design is enhanced by the addition of a fully opening hardtop roof as standard. The aft cockpit offers the ideal backdrop for entertaining thanks to its large L-shaped seating arrangement and wet bar area, whilst the spacious deck saloon makes an equally idyllic setting for entertaining guests in opulent luxury. The interior is just as impressive, with a combination of fine materials and large opening portholes ensuring the full-beam master stateroom, achieves the perfect blend of comfort and elegance.


The Predator 57 certainly doesn’t sacrifice performance at the cost of style. With speeds of up to 40 knots (depending on the engine/drive option chosen) it cuts an impressive figure on the open water.


75 Yacht

The brilliantly capable 75 Yacht has been crafted to perfection using the very latest materials and techniques to create an outstanding yacht. Those owners dedicated to serious cruising will recognize a galley and dining area designed to maximise available space whilst after dinner, the main saloon offers a sophisticated yet comfortable environment in which to relax.


However, the most notable feature in this area of the 75 Yacht is not its impressive audio visual system, but the ‘z’ shaped panoramic glazing and hull windows. This offers breathtaking views of the open waters whilst flooding the main saloon with natural light, creating the illusion of being on board an even larger yacht. The spacious nature of the yacht is continued in the interior thanks to its four cabins; three double suites and a twin bed guest arrangement.


86 Yacht

Finally, the stunning Sunseeker 86 Yacht on show couples flawless design with world-class engineering to deliver a thrilling and powerful performance matched to a staggering range of 1,500 nautical miles. The streamlined profile of the yacht also means it offers the grace and agility often found in a much smaller yacht.


This magnificent motoryacht exudes sophistication and luxury and with a four cabin arrangement, it can accommodate up to eight guests. However, it is the full-beam master stateroom which is the focal point of its accommodation courtesy of its truly capacious volume.  The Sunseeker interior design team has used the space to maximum effect, creating a tranquil and comfortable sanctuary.


If the interior of the 86 Yacht embodies contemporary sophistication, then it is matched only by the yacht’s magnificent outdoor spaces. The large flybridge provides a beautiful open-air entertaining spot, where you can take in the sights of the open water. This vast area is so expansive it even offers the possibility of a spa tub.

Sunseeker International will also be showcasing its new exclusive range of merchandise, named the ‘Sunseeker Collection’ at the Dusseldorf Boat Show. Featuring a stunning selection of clothing, leather goods and accessories, the new Sunseeker Collection will be on-show on the Sunseeker stand during the Show, from 21st to 29th January.

This unique 15-line collection from Sunseeker includes a selection of high performance Henri Lloyd jackets, caps and polo shirts, alongside beautifully crafted Italian leather wallets, briefcases, document bags and weekender holdalls and other accessories all featuring the iconic Sunseeker branding. Synonymous with luxury, performance and style, the new Sunseeker Collection is a valuable addition to the Sunseeker brand.


Info: www.sunseeker.com