February 9, 2012

Project: Sunseeker 40 Portofino

PowerYacht announced a smaller Sunseeker a year ago when at the Southampton show 2010 the British builder was showing renderings for a new small 38 Portofino.  Now Sunseeker officially presents this project, renamed as 40 Portofino which will compete against other British and European builder in this very competitive size and market segment.  Recently the British seem to have recaptured this size; see new Princess, just improved Fairline 38 Targa now with hardtop option and three berth midships cabin, and future upcoming offers also coming from rejuvinated Broom.  The 40 Portofino sees Sunseeker go to just forty feet in some years now. Smallest model was for a certain time the more performance orientated 43 Superhawk stopped in production in 2010.  The 40 Portofino is more a cabin hard top sport cruiser, with what looks on plan a spacious well laid two cabin sleeping five layout.  The aft cabin will feature a three berths cabin.  In between is a saloon and galley, with a head to starboard serving guest and owners with an en-suite door from the owners stateroom. Propulsion which was my question mark for this model will be efficient to run stern drives.