Sunseeker is a premium boat making company based in the UK that produces around 150 yachts a year and exports them to over 74 countries. Over the decades they have built up a reputation for crafting truly exceptional yachts that merge innovation and luxury.
Sunseeker’s largest yacht produced the Sunseeker 155. This luxurious vessel measures 47.25m (155’) in length, with sufficient space for up to 12 guests and 11 crew members.
Sunseeker has crafted close to 140 superyachts in the 100ft-plus category, bringing a premium blend of performance and luxurious detail to each one. Each new creation encourages them to continuously push their standards and levels of yacht-building innovation.
Behind the brand
Sunseeker was born in the English town of Poole. Robert Braithwaite worked at Poole Powerboats and acquired boat molds from an American boat building company called Owens Cruisers who discontinued their UK operations.
Poole Powerboats launched their first seagoing craft, the Sovereign 17, in 1971. The company steadily built up demand for their boats, with ever-more impressive designs including the Offshore 28, a cruiser that launched the company as Sunseeker International.
Fast-forward to the new millennium and Sunseeker have introduced boats such as the 105 Yacht. The company’s commitment to innovation and pushing boundaries eventually led to their largest yacht to date, the Sunseeker 155 Yacht.
Sunseeker 155 Yacht
The 155 Yacht is Sunseeker’s biggest and most advanced yacht to date. It has an overall length of 47.25m (155’) and is designed to accommodate up to 12 guests and 11 crew.
The 155 Yacht achieves a range of up to 4000 nautical miles at 10 knots, with a maximum speed of up to 22 knots. Created with long-distance cruising in mind, the 155 Yacht can be tailored to the owner’s personal tastes and technical requirements through Sunseeker’s Bespoke service.
The Sunseeker 155 Yacht Blush was launched in 2014, having been commissioned by former motorsport team owner Eddie Jordan. Blush was later sold in 2017 after a successful stint as a charter yacht.
Sunseeker’s biggest and most luxurious yachts form part of their Superyacht range. The Sunseeker 42M Ocean feature’s Sunseeker’s first vertical bow and a 31’ beam, which provides a 27% increase in the interior volume compared to its sister ship, the 131 Yacht.
The 42M Ocean has a total length of 40.01m (131’3″) and a range of up to 3200 nautical miles traveling at 12 knots, though it can travel at a maximum speed of up to 24 knots. It’s designed for 12 guests and 9 crew and will launch in 2021.
The Sunseeker 50M Ocean offers an even larger option for the discerning superyacht connoisseur. Also known as the Ocean Club 50, this impressive vessel is a tri-deck yacht with an overall length of 48.35m (158’8”).
Sunseeker has partnered with Dutch company ICON Yachts to develop the superyacht. The Ocean Club 50 will be Sunseeker’s first yacht built with an aluminum hull.
Sunseeker has seen demand for even bigger yachts, which is a key factor in their decision to start building yachts with metal hulls.
The 50M Ocean has a range of up to 3200 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots, with a maximum speed of 20.5 knots. Designed to accommodate 10 guests and 9 crew (though 12 guests may be accommodated depending on the layout chosen), this superyacht is set to launch in 2021.
Sunseeker on the big screen
As an icon in the British boat-building world, it seems only fitting that Sunseeker vessels have appeared on the big screen with another British icon, James Bond. A variety of Sunseeker vessels have appeared in James Bond films, including Casino Royale where a restored vintage Sunseeker Sovereign 17 ferries Bond to an appointment, driven by none other than Sunseeker President Robert Braithwaite.
Additionally, a Superhawk 34 appears in The World is not Enough, while a Superhawk 43 makes an appearance in Quantum of Solace and viewers will spot a Superhawk 48 in Die Another Day.
Sights set firmly on the horizon
Sunseeker has built up an impressive range of yachts over its five-decade history. Of course, the driving commitment to further innovation is sure to see that reputation grow even further.
The Superyacht series ushers in a new era for the company and one which is sure to captivate yacht owners and enthusiasts alike.