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

September 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

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.”

New Images of Sunseeker 95 Yacht Unveiled

September 08, 2015

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.”

New Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht successfully delivered to her British Owners

August 26, 2015

Boasting the American Walnut wood finish and white hull, the all-new Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht has been successfully delivered to her British Owners by Sunseeker London. Last week saw the Owners of the new motor yacht ‘115 Sport Yacht’ by Sunseeker enjoy the yacht’s maiden voyage, with the Sunseeker crew and team on board. 

The Sunseeker crew and team were invited to be on board Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht's maiden voyage

The Sunseeker crew and team were invited to be on board Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht’s maiden voyage

It took 8 months to build the brand new superyacht ‘115 Sport Yacht’. Built to meet the exact requirements of her new owners, she boasts plenty of extra toys, features, and specially designed elements. These include an amazing custom piano in the main saloon, a highly custom entertainment system, a removable staging built over the hot tub so a band can perform on a stage, as well as a number of truly bespoke and custom furniture pieces in each suite on board this striking vessel, specially commissioned by the owners favourite designer.

Celebrating the launch of the new Sunseeker 115 Yacht in Poole, Dorset

Celebrating the launch of the new Sunseeker 115 Yacht in Poole, Dorset

Christopher Head, Sales Director, Sunseeker London Group, said: “Myself and the whole Sunseeker team have enjoyed working on this truly bespoke 115 Sport Yacht project for the new owners. We have helped create something unique to the market, complimenting the existing 115 Sport Yacht model with extra features and entertainment systems, along with a forward thinking interior design.”

Christopher Head added: “For the new owners we have helped source crew, offer management of the new vessel and provided continuous communication throughout the build process. We have all become very good friends, and as first time Sunseeker owners, we very much welcome them into our Sunseeker family.”

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

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Turkish debut for all-new Sunseeker 86 Yacht at 35th Istanbul Boat Show

August 25, 2015

Sunseeker Turkey has announced their participation in the upcoming 35th Istanbul International Boat Show, running in the popular Eastern Mediterranean yacht vacation location – Turkey from October 6 to 11, 2015. During the event, the all-new Sunseeker 86 Yacht and Manhattan 55 yacht will make their Turkish debut in Istanbul.

Striking Sunseeker 86 Yacht underway

Striking Sunseeker 86 Yacht underway

A seductive mix of style and exclusivity, the Sunseeker 86 Yacht has been built to perfection. Inside, both the owner’s stateroom and guest cabins offer privacy and extravagance in equal measure, and there is also a gorgeous main saloon full of natural light, boasting hand-finished furnishings and state-of-the-art technology.  The vessel can achieve a thrilling top speed of approximately 30 knots.

The show will be hosted by the Pendik Marinturk City Port Marina from October 6 to 11, between the hours of 11.00-20.00.

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

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Sunseeker to celebrate delivery of 100 Superyachts over 100ft at Cannes Yachting Festival 2015

August 21, 2015

Next month’s Cannes Yacht Festival will be marked by Sunseeker’s exclusive celebration to recognise a huge landmark for the business – the delivery of the 100th luxury performance yacht in the 100ft+ “superyacht” category. The first 100ft+ model of the prominent British shipyard was Sunseeker 105 Yacht (example is charter yacht Moliver), launched in the summer of 2000.

Sunseeker 155 Yacht

Sunseeker 155 Yacht

Today, the shipyard produces on average around seven 100ft+ yachts every year at its manufacturing facilities in Dorset, UK. The company’s 100ft+ offering now extends from the elegant and striking Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht (example can be luxury yacht Sandy) to the impressive flagship – Sunseeker 155 Yacht (example is superyacht Blush), with a diverse range of options in between. Moreover, the company is currently working on the construction of several amazing new models set for launch in 2016, including the new Sunseeker 131 Yacht and Sunseeker 116 Yacht. Both of these have attracted multiple forward orders from customers until 2017.

Sunseeker’s CEO Phil Popham comments: “Sunseeker is renowned for making luxury performance motor yachts that deliver innovation, technology, design and style. The breadth of our range is the world’s largest under a single brand, built upon a heritage spanning nearly 50 years. From our earliest model measuring a very modest 17 feet to our current flagship 155 Yacht, we pride ourselves on hand-crafting boats that inspire and delight. This is a momentous occasion which is truly worth recognising and I am delighted to be joining our customers and colleagues from around the world to celebrate our milestone of delivering 100 luxury yachts over 100 feet.”

Sunseeker 131 Yacht

Sunseeker 131 Yacht

In addition to the celebrations of an important milestone for Sunseeker, eight of the brand’s luxury performance motor yachts will be displayed at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2015, including the majestic Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht (example is charter yacht Chimera) and the superb Sunseeker 86 Yacht. Visitors will also be able to learn more about three amazing new models scheduled for launch in early 2016 – the Sunseeker 131 Yacht, Sunseeker 116 Yacht and Sunseeker 95 Yacht.

Sales Director at Sunseeker, Sean Robertson, comments: “We are really looking forward to displaying our iconic range of luxury performance motor yachts at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival and delighted to be celebrating the delivery of 100 luxury yachts over 100 feet. This major milestone for the business will be celebrated with Sunseeker owners at the show and we’ll also be sharing more details of the exciting new models set for launch in 2016.” 

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New ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ Motor Yacht CHERRY delivered

August 20, 2015

The all-new ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ motor yacht CHERRY was successfully delivered to her new Owners in Poole by Sunseeker Egypt yesterday, on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. The brand new Sunseeker superyacht CHERRY boasts a number of extras, including the full Platinum Package with Fin Stabilisation, CCTV, Bose Audio Package, Tropical AC systems and a JMS Joystick control system, to name but a few.

New Sunseeker 86 Yacht CHERRY

New Sunseeker 86 Yacht CHERRY

Following her brief visit in Guernsey, luxury yacht CHERRY will cruise the waters of the Mediterranean this summer, before heading down to el Gouna on the Red Sea in Egypt toward the end of the year – making her the first Sunseeker vessel to pass through the newly extended Suez Canal.

Luxury superyacht CHERRY - aft view

Luxury superyacht CHERRY – aft view

Craig Hume, Sunseeker Egypt, comments, “The Sunseeker 86 Yacht is ideal for our Red Sea owners. With a fuel capacity of 11,000 litres and a range of over 1,500 nautical miles, owners can enjoy the summer season in the Mediterranean and send the yacht on to Egypt for the winter for ‘all year round’ boating!”

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

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