November 15, 2010

New Model: Sunseeker 54 Predator

Officially presented about a year ago Sunseeker have been very slow in promoting the 54 Predator. This model is basically a redesign of the 2005 53 Portofino model which it now replaces. Rumour has it that the slow promotion is due to the fact that there is some 53 Portofino Mk.II unsold models around the globe, so this model has been kept a little bit under warps since launched a year ago, even tough in my opinion it is one of the most valid recent Sunseeker's. The hard top design follows a very open feel, and the cockpit just as the bigger 60 feels quite large. The 54 Predator can also accommodate two personal water craft, from a rib in the stern garage to a jet bike on the hydraulic up and down bathing platform. Accommodation is a three double cabin interior with a layout identical to the replaced 53 Portofino. Owners stateroom to fore, and two double cabins to mid ship. Obviously furnishings and living areas as the galley and saloon have been redesigned now feeling more spacious. Hull one of the 54 Predator had a very cool white oak with black wood trimming fit out. Power is a max up to twin 865hp Cat engines with shafts which should give a top speed of up to 33 knots. Future options should also include pod drives which Sunseeker seems to have embraced fully in recent times, but so far there is no speed data for this choice.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.76 m (58.3ft)
Waterline Length - 13.19 m
Beam - 4.54 m
Draft - 1.38 m
Displacement - 25400kg full load
Fuel Capacity - 2140 l
Water Capacity - 500 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x 865hp
Propulsion - line shaft, or pod drives
Speed - 33 knots max, 27 knots cruise
Construction - hand laid GRP with vinilester resin, balsa cored hull
Project - Don Shead, Sunseeker design
Certification - CE B
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