Sunseeker has announced its newest model as part of a generation of larger models, luxury yacht PROJECT 8X, due to launch in autumn 2020.
The new PROJECT 8X will be radically different from previous Sunseeker models and will capture the essence of a true superyacht in sleek lines while maintaining a generous volume that will house an innovative beach club, able to provide four times the space of a traditional bathing platform design: An inset transom and bathing platform become part of a thoroughly designed entertainment area, while there is still space on board for stowing numerous water toys including a Williams 460 SportJet and JetSki, with SeaBob deck lockers.
An integrated remote-controlled tender crane is placed within the aft coaming, and there is also the option of a 3.2m x 2.5m (10ft x 8ft). In addition, there will be a self-levelling passarelle, built-in drawer BBQ and dedicated refrigeration and overhead rain shower.
Sunbathing and entertaining space will be available across the decks, however, the main deck aft will be the main alfresco dining space, offering glass-panelled balustrades to maintain seamless views and recessed lighting for evening ambiance.
The foredeck has a central sunbathing area with powered backrests and canopies, and the forward area has the capacity to store a 140″ cinema screen, laser projector and surround sound technology for alfresco films in the moonlight.
The flybridge will also be ready to entertain guests and visitors, furnished with a wet bar with fridges, a barbeque and the option of a hot tub. A fully-retractable carbon fibre hardtop allows for a full shade of sun-drenched dining as desired.
Inside, floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that the connection to the outside world is maintained, flooding the open-plan main salon with light for guests to enjoy throughout the day. The interiors have modern elements in the choice of textures and materials while remaining elegantly timeless. A modular lounge can be placed to port with a formal dining area to seat up to eight guests opposite, and the forward section has room for a galley that can be partitioned off as required. The helm station can be fitted with a 3.7m/12ft skylight, and guests can relax in the additional seating to port and take in the forward views.
The guest accommodation provides four cabins for up to eight guests, or a fifth cabin if the Owner desires a more charter-friendly arrangement. A wooden feature wall leads to the Master suite, which offers panoramic views through its 2.5m/8ft windows. A super king bed, a vanity, a mirror concealing the widescreen TV and a curving sofa furnish the interior to a high standard. The en-suite bathroom includes his-and-her sinks, back-lit framed mirrors and a free-standing Axor shower.
The VIP stateroom and two twin cabins convertible to doubles offer a similar level of luxury and comfort as the Master suite.
The crew accommodation has also been well considered, providing for 4-5 people with a kitchenette, a mess, en-suite and two appliances.
“We are immensely excited about the launch of this project which we believe will dictate this sector for years to come,” said Sunseeker International Director of Sales Sean Robertson. “Her exterior and interior are fundamentally very different from the current range. Sunseeker prides itself on producing the world’s finest luxury performance motor yachts and the design and engineering behind PROJECT 8X epitomises our next generation of larger models. Whilst each new model is still quintessentially and unmistakably a Sunseeker, this exciting new yacht will, without doubt, reinvent the market when it launches next year.”