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New Sunseeker 131 Yacht hits the water

October 05, 2015

Written by zuzana

Last week at Sunseeker’s Poole headquarters saw the all-new Sunseeker 131 Yacht hit the water for the very first time, ahead of her official launch set for January 2016. The US Owner of the first motor yacht ‘131 Yacht’ was on board to inspect the progress on his vessel.

Sunseeker superyacht ‘131 Yacht’

Sunseeker superyacht ‘131 Yacht’

The interiors of Sunseeker superyacht ‘131 Yacht’ are fully customizable, in order to meet the requirements of her owner. Standard guest configuration is for ten guests in five cabins, with scope for up to 12 to be accommodated, depending on the layout as well as options selected. Moreover, the main deck of this striking vessel hosts a lounge, separate dining area and top-class galley, while the upper deck features a sky lounge, cocktail bar and access to a gorgeous ‘sky deck’.

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A very successful Monaco Yacht Show 2015 for Sunseeker Yachts

October 02, 2015

Written by zuzana

It has been a very successful Monaco Yacht Show 2015 for the leading UK shipyard, Sunseeker Yachts. The prestigious event was marked by the sale of the all-new Sunseeker 116 Yacht, due to be delivered in late 2016. Moreover, the Sunseeker London Group is at the final negotiation stages with two other clients for Sunseeker 131 Yacht for 2016 and 2017 delivery, respectively.

New Sunseeker 116 Yacht sold by Sunseeker Monaco during MYS 2015

New Sunseeker 116 Yacht sold by Sunseeker Monaco during MYS 2015

During the event, Sunseeker showcased three luxury yachts in a pinnacle position just outside the Monaco Yacht Club. The yachts on display included the 40 Metre motor yacht THUMPER, the 115 Sport Yacht LIVING THE DREAM and the 28 Metre Yacht MERRICK. Furthermore, Sunseeker 108 Predator yacht ZULU was anchored in the bay of Monaco with a Sunseeker tender service available for guests to use should they wish to view this striking vessel.

Sunseeker 131 Yacht

Sunseeker 131 Yacht

Moreover, Sunseeker has recently announced 100 yachts over 100ft, creating a campaign around the larger Sunseeker yachts, which have been constructed by the iconic British shipyard since inception.

Note: Original article appeared on the official Sunseeker Blog Book.

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Party planning aboard Sunseeker Predator 108 Yacht ZULU

September 30, 2015

Written by zuzana

Last week’s Monaco Yacht Show saw Liz Brewer, UK etiquette expert and author of ‘The Ultimate Guide to Party Planning and Etiquette’, meet Gregers Andersen, Captain of Sunseeker Predator 108 yacht ZULU, to discuss party planning aboard this sleek and sexy looking sports yacht. Currently available for sale, luxury motor yacht ZULU has been specifically designed to easily accommodate the ultimate party whilst on board.

Sunseeker Predator 108 Yacht ZULU currently for sale

Sunseeker Predator 108 Yacht ZULU currently for sale

Perfect for hosting parties, superyacht ZULU offers comfortable accommodation to up to 8 guests across 4 deluxe guest cabins. ‘One level’ yachting enables guests to fully use the space available alongside great party features, including Jacuzzi, plenty of sunbathing lounges, a super sound and audio system, secure stabilisers, as well as 4 highly professional crew, all headed up by Captain, Gregers Andersen.

Gregers Andersen said: “There is an expectation within the yachting industry for guests to have the ultimate and truly bespoke experience whilst on board. ‘ZULU’ lends itself perfectly for a completely relaxed atmosphere, or that of a party.”

Liz Brewer and Gregers Andersen aboard superyacht ZULU

Liz Brewer and Gregers Andersen aboard superyacht ZULU

Luxury yacht ZULU has recently undergone a major refurbishment by Baldwin Harris with a complete interior and exterior finish, as well as specially commissioned parasol protecting sunbathers around the Jacuzzi. A large aft cockpit has been reconfigured and a customised servery space has been added. Furthermore, the exterior has been enhanced with a carbon fibre hull wrap, in line with the natural design lines of the 108 Predator.

Liz Brewer said: “My favourite aspect on board ‘ZULU’ is the on board spa pool and the sunbathing cushions all around! This makes for the most perfect entertaining, or chill out space which is exactly what you need whilst on board! Being on board ‘ZULU’ is a magical experience! She is in marvelous condition. I just love the social aspects and space available for guests to entertain or chill out. The luxury of having the spa pool is the ultimate feature!”

Note: Original article appeared on the official Sunseeker Blog Book.

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James Bond 007 Superyacht ZULU by SUNSEEKER available to view during Monaco Yacht Show

September 25, 2015

Written by zuzana

Currently for sale, the Sunseeker 108 Predator superyacht ZULU is available to view during the currently running Monaco Yacht Show at anchor, close to shore between the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and the Monte Carlo Beach Club at the Eastern end of the Monaco shoreline. Luxury motor yacht ZULU was the star of the famous James Bond 007 film ‘Casino Royale’.

Sunseeker 108 Predator Yacht ZULU in Monaco

Sunseeker 108 Predator Yacht ZULU in Monaco

The Sunseeker 108 Predator yachts are undoubtedly one of the best looking Sunseeker models ever produced, well known for their volume, generous master suite, as well as aft and fore deck socialising areas hosting exterior jacuzzi and stabilisers. Moreover, there is a top class galley equipped for cooking a large number of guests, while on board.

The iconic super yacht ZULU has recently undergone an interior refit, designed by UK designer Baldwin Harris, including Armani Casa interior finishes, Summit exterior deck furniture, Dominique Keiser sofa upholstery, carbon fibre wrap dining table with Cassini dining chairs, as well as embossed leather panels in the saloon.

Furthermore, the Sunseeker 108 Predator luxury yacht ZULU also features a Williams 445 jet rib purchased new in 2014, together with a carbon fibre black hull band wrap.

Note: Original article appeared on the official Sunseeker Blog Book.

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New Sunseeker 95, 116 and 131 Yachts to be powered by MTU engines

September 17, 2015

Written by zuzana

This year’s Southampton Boat Show saw Rolls-Royce and UK luxury yacht builder Sunseeker International sign a new general contract for the supply of MTU Series 2000 and Series 4000 engines for a range of yachts, including three new superyacht models. The contract will see MTU engines power the new Sunseeker 95 Yacht, 116 Yacht and 131 Yacht. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce.

Rendering of new Sunseeker 116 Yacht to be powered by MTU engines

Rendering of new Sunseeker 116 Yacht to be powered by MTU engines

Phil Popham, Sunseeker International, CEO commented: “I am delighted that our long-standing relationship continues with the supply of MTU’s latest and most advanced engines for fitment across all of our largest models, matched to industry leading standards of service and support.”

Bruce Phillips, MTU UK, Managing Director said: “We are very pleased to have concluded this agreement. The signing of the general contract marks another milestone in our successful collaboration with Sunseeker. The yacht market demands continual progress and innovative technologies, and we are delighted that the new Series 2000 M96L engine generation forms part of this new agreement.”

The contract was signed by Phil Popham, Sunseeker International, CEO (left) and Bruce Philipps, MTU UK, Managing Director

The contract was signed by Phil Popham, Sunseeker International, CEO (left) and Bruce Philipps, MTU UK, Managing Director

Sunseeker 95 Yacht and 116 Yacht will be both fitted with the new Series 2000 M96L engines, ensuring improved acceleration and reduced fuel consumption as well as meeting the strict emission limits of the EPA Tier 3 standard for leisure craft. The engine will be offered as a 12 or 16-cylinder version with power outputs ranging from 1,432 to 1,939 kW.

The all-new Sunseeker 131 Yacht will be run by larger Series 4000 engines. Four retail orders have been already secured, months before the first yacht is launched in January 2016. In combination with the MTU Blue Vision monitoring and control system, both engine series provide the ultimate in advanced yacht engine technology.

The Series 2000 M96 engine by MTU

The Series 2000 M96 engine by MTU

MTU has supplied equipment for several Sunseeker yachts of 24 metres or more over many years, including the ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ superyacht Blush. The largest Sunseeker vessel ever constructed, Blush is run by the Series 4000.

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Sunseeker celebrates successful Cannes Yachting Festival and reveals strong sales figures for 2015 to date

September 16, 2015

Written by zuzana

It has been a very successful Cannes Yachting Festival for Sunseeker International, which saw the company showcase eight luxury yachts and mark a significant milestone for the brand – the delivery of its 100th luxury performance yacht in the 100ft+ superyacht category.

Sunseeker at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival

Sunseeker at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival

Sales Director at Sunseeker, Sean Robertson, commented: “Cannes Yachting Festival is always a real highlight of the boating calendar for us and we were delighted to be celebrating the delivery of 100 luxury yachts over 100 feet at this show. We are also pleased to announce encouraging sales figures and a very healthy order book, which reflects strong customer demand for our range of yachts, including three new models due for launch in early 2016.”

Sunseeker celebrating at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival

Sunseeker celebrating at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival

The exquisite range of yachts on display at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival included the highly popular Predator 57 yacht, the versatile and elegant Manhattan 55, the powerful 115 Sport Yacht (example is superyacht ZOZO), as well as the sublimely stylish 86 Yacht. Visitors also learnt more about three amazing new models scheduled for launch in early 2016 – the 131 Yacht, 116 Yacht and 95 Yacht.

In addition, Sunseeker unveiled strong key sales figures for 2015 to date. As at the end of August, the order book for 2016 is up 70% year on year (by turnover). The order book for large models (90’ and above) is up 143% year on year (by turnover) reflecting demand for the new 131 Yacht, 116 Yacht and 95 Yacht models set for launch in early 2016. Asia Pacific region orders are currently 161% up year on year with additional orders being taken weekly. Moreover, North America orders are currently up 53% year on year with again, increasing levels of new orders, as well as enquiries.

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Luxury Superyacht THUMPER to be showcased at MYS 2015 as Largest Sunseeker On Display

September 16, 2015

Written by zuzana

Next week’s Monaco Yacht Show, running in the glamorous Monaco yacht holiday location from September 23 to 26, will host the Sunseeker 40 Metre superyacht THUMPER, representing the largest Sunseeker on display at this prestigious event. Available for sale, the striking THUMPER yacht will be displayed along with the Sunseeker 28 Metre yacht MERRICK and the Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht LIVING THE DREAM.

Sunseeker 40 Metre Yacht THUMPER - Photo by Jeff Brown

Sunseeker 40 Metre Yacht THUMPER – Photo by Jeff Brown

With the THUMPER superyacht’s interior designers given a brief of ‘Miami and Ibiza Beach Club’, they have created an amazingly serene, calm and highly luxurious interior, featuring unique materials as well as fabrics throughout. The vessel boasts such notable design features as white washed timber floors, pale vein stone ceilings and backlit white Onyx to create the illusion of natural light.

Aboard THUMPER superyacht - Photo by Jeff Brown

Aboard THUMPER superyacht – Photo by Jeff Brown

Fully equipped and specified for both personal and luxury superyacht charter use, the Sunseeker 40 Metre luxury yacht THUMPER has been built with a remarkable list of extras. Designed with thought, consideration and flair, this 2014-launched vessel represents a truly superior Sunseeker superyacht that will undoubtedly attract plenty of attention during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.

Note: Original article appeared on the official Sunseeker Blog Book.

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Eye-catching Sunseeker Predator 108 Motor Yacht ZULU for sale

September 15, 2015

Written by zuzana

The eye-catching Sunseeker Predator 108 motor yacht ZULU is now available for sale, lying in the South of France. Combining both design and performance, the 32-metre superyacht ZULU underwent an interior refit by Baldwin Harris in 2013.

Sunseeker Predator 108 Yacht ZULU

Sunseeker Predator 108 Yacht ZULU

The beautiful satin cherry interiors of luxury yacht ZULU are complemented by carbon fibre features, light grey soft furnishing and a number of non-Sunseeker factory design features. Accommodation is offered in a lavish master stateroom, one VIP double cabin and two twin guest cabins, with further accommodation for four crew.

The generous deck area of the 32m ZULU yacht hosts two bow sunbathing areas, complete with a spa tub and a large aft deck with dining table and seating. In 2013, all exterior cushions were recovered in light grey Sunbrella.

Luxury yacht ZULU - New interior by Baldwin Harris Design

Luxury yacht ZULU – New interior by Baldwin Harris Design

The asking price includes a 2013 Williams 445 jet tender, stored on the rise and fall hydraulic aft platform, with further storage available in the large garage.

Take a glimpse at the lovely Sunseeker Predator 108 ZULU superyacht in the video below, released by Sunseeker London:

Note: Original article appeared on the official Sunseeker Blog Book.

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Sunseeker Celebrates 100th Luxury Performance Yacht Over 100′ Delivered

September 11, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Currently present at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the well-known Sunseeker International organised an exclusive celebration to mark the delivery of the 100th Sunseeker Luxury Performance yacht of over 100 feet. The company hosted a VIP champagne breakfast to celebrate this milestone, which signals a true coming of age for this iconic UK brand.

Sunseeker Breakfast at Cannes Yachting Festival

Sunseeker Breakfast at Cannes Yachting Festival

The exclusive breakfast was attended by world-wide press, partner companies, colleagues and owners. The audience was presented with an insight into the history of Sunseeker from CEO, Phil Popham and John Braithwaite, Co-founder.

The first Sunseeker 100ft+ model, Sunseeker 105 Yacht (such as charter yacht Willpower), was launched in the summer of 2000. This was the first step on the brand’s road to become an important player in the superyacht sector. Since then, in less then 15 years, the company reached an impressive milestone, producing on average around seven 100ft+ yachts every year at its manufacturing facilities in Dorset, UK.

SUNSEEKER INTERNATIONAL

SUNSEEKER INTERNATIONAL

Sunseeker’s 100ft+ yacht range has quickly developed and now includes boats  from the sleek and powerful 101 Sport Yacht to the majestic flagship Sunseeker 155 Yacht (such as BLUSH superyacht), with a diverse range of options in between. The company also has several exciting new models set for launch in 2016, including the new Sunseeker 131 Yacht and Sunseeker 116 Yacht which have both attracted multiple forward orders from customers until 2017.

SUNSEEKER VIP Event

SUNSEEKER VIP Event

The company currently builds more boats 80ft and above per year than any other brand. To build on this dominance, it places a clear focus on innovation through an extensive new product development programme aligned to world class manufacturing and support services across the business.

Sunseeker’s CEO Phil Popham said: “Cannes is the perfect place for us to share Sunseeker’s milestone of delivering 100 luxury yachts over 100 feet. Our champagne breakfast was a fantastic event and it was great to see so many of our owners, colleagues and business partners sharing Sunseeker’s success. We look forward to building on this and continuing to deliver the best in innovation, design and performance in the luxury performance motor yacht market.”

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New Images of Sunseeker 95 Yacht Unveiled

September 08, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Sunseeker International has unveiled the first images of the new 28 metre Sunseeker 95 Yacht, which is currently under build in Dorset, UK. The striking Sunseeker 95 superyacht is scheduled for launch in Spring 2016, highlighting the company’s commitment to delivering more exciting new products to the market in the upcoming year.

Sunseeker 95 Yacht

Sunseeker 95 Yacht

Motor yacht Sunseeker 95’s elegant lines and innovative layout showcase the fresh design direction that Sunseeker’s next generation of larger models is heading towards. Sunseeker 95 Yacht represents the latest in the brand’s cutting-edge design and innovative construction processes. Boastin all the spacious elegance of its very successful predecessor, the 28m Sunseeker yacht combines a superyacht feel with all the practical advantages of a yacht in this size category.

Sunseeker 95 Yacht - Saloon

Sunseeker 95 Yacht – Saloon

 

Luxury Yacht Sunseeker 95 - Saloon

Luxury Yacht Sunseeker 95 – Saloon

The Sunseeker 95 motor yacht’s main feature includes the unique main deck layout with a special master cabin triplex configuration for even greater flexibility and freedom onboard. With the luxurious owner stateroom berth on the main deck, a forward staircase leads to a mid level dressing area and sumptuous en-suite.

Motor Yacht Sunseeker 95 - Master Suite

Motor Yacht Sunseeker 95 – Master Suite

28m Sunseeker 95 Yacht - Master Stateroom

28m Sunseeker 95 Yacht – Master Stateroom

Another important and beautiful new feature of the 28M Sunseeker yacht is the raised pilot house, offering greater flexibility and contributing to the more expansive main deck layout which is truly one-of-a-kind for this size of yacht. Above deck the spacious flybridge is well equipped with bar, optional hot tub and plenty of seating for guests to be entertained in style.

Sunseeker 95 Yacht - Master Stateroom

Sunseeker 95 Yacht – Master Stateroom

Sunseeker 95 Yacht - Master Suite

Sunseeker 95 Yacht – Master Suite

As with all Sunseeker’s new wave of 2016 models, the 95 yacht is based on the classic deep V hull with performance at its heart, enabling it to cruise at up to 24 knots or accelerate up to 28 knots, depending on engine option.

Sunseeker 95 Yacht

Sunseeker 95 Yacht

Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International said: “The 95 Yacht is yet another stunning illustration of the striking lines and open plan layout which is proving very popular with our customers. Its design has evolved to perfectly emulate the new design direction of our larger models, yet it still remains unmistakeably a Sunseeker.”

“As the third in a series of product launches we have set for early 2016, this is further evidence of our commitment to invest in developing new exciting models which lead the way in technical and design innovation; providing our customers with the best possible choice within their preferred size range.”

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