April 12, 2013

New Model: Sunseeker 80 Predator

It was more or less nineteen years ago that Sunseeker presented its first eighty footer the 80 Predator, considering how big its super yacht portfolio has become and the size increase of the British Poole based brand has increased, at the moment a new flagship 155 Yacht is in build that was an important move back then.  This new 80 Predator follows the name of that first Sunseeker super yacht with two generations of design difference and a confidence that today marks it as among the top semi producers in the eighty plus foot segment.  This new 80 Predator follows Sunseeker latest design stints of huge glass surfaces both above and below in the cabins area.  Her accommodation plan is a spacious traditional layout with a full beam midships owners stateroom, VIP suite to fore, and two guest cabins in between.  A galley is located below to port side in a separate conceived area, while a crew cabin with two berths is located to aft.  The living is all located on the main deck with a large lounging saloon to starboard, and a dining to port.  Power options are a varied choice from MTU which starts at 1550 and ends up to 2640hp with the large engine available only with Arneson surface drives set up.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 24,9 m (81.8ft)
Beam - 6.09 m
Draft - 1.86 m inc props
Displacement - 56,000 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 6000 l
Water Capacity - 1200l
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, 2 crew berths in 1 cabin
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V 1550hp, 12V2000 M94 1950hp, 16V 2000 M94 2640hp only with surface drives
Propulsion - line shaft with props in semi tunnels, or Arneson surface drives
Speed - 46 knots max, 30 knots cruise with MTU 2640hp and Arneson surface drives option
Construction - hand laid GRP with Vinilester skin coat and powder pound mat
Certification - CE B, MCA - 24 m