October 1, 2010

New Model: Sunseeker 48 Portofino

Sharing an identical beam, and waterline lenght it is clear that the Sunseeker 48 Portofino is a derivation of the three years produced 47 model it replaces. This new Sunseeker hard top sport cruiser is also the first model from the Poole based British boat builder to be fully dedicated for Volvo IPS pods drives. I remind that the 47 had a choice of having shaft drive or Volvo pods. Would be interesting to know which sold the most of the two. This has given its benefits with the 48 Portofino having the much desired full beam owners stateroom with large side view windows. The guest cabin now moves to fore, and a clever scissor movement can also make this en-suited VIP develop into two single berths. The 48 Portofino has also an option to what regards its exterior main deck which also increases length by a foot in the optional version. The standard is a sun pad with garage underneath layout. But an optional replacement is a small sun lounger aft in replacement to the pad, high low bathing platform, and a longer C-shaped settee. This last main deck option increases overall length to over 52 feet. Power for the 48 Portofino is twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drives which gives a max speed of 32 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.09 m (52.7ft) lifting platform and pulpit included
LOA - 15.66 m (51.4ft) fixed platform with garage version
Waterline Length - 11.20 m
Beam - 4.30 m
Draft - 1.17 m
Displacement - 16566 kg full load
Fuel Capacity - 1320 l
Water Capacity - 328 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo IPS600 D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller pods
Speed - 32 knots max, 28 knots cruise
Construction - hand laid vinilester resin skin with powder pound mat, balsa cored top side
Project - Sunseeker Design
Certification - CE B
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