November 12, 2013

New Model: Sunseeker 68 Sport Yacht

Sunseeker presents the new 68 Sport Yacht, which had its World wide showdown in the past Southampton show.  This model is build on the basis of the Predator model of the same size, with the addition of a sport bridge up top.  For this type of sports yacht, Sunseeker do seem to offer among the most spacious sport bridge in this category, here featuring a large area with a C-shaped settee, wet bar to starboard, and dual seat helm station to port. Below is a spacious three double cabins interior, with a galley located below in between the cabins.  This layout leaves the main deck all reserved for lounging areas, from the L-shaped dinette to port, to a nice C-shaped settee upon entrance by the patio door. Still for a boat of this size, 21 meters of length, it would be good to have a galley available in an enclosed version especially for the more Southern Europe markets. A two berth crew cabin is located aft.  Engines are twin 1622hp which give a max speed of 33 knots, although Sunseeker does promise there is a 45 knots version available in its script.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.7 m (71.2ft)
Waterline Length - 16.42 m
Beam - 5.09 m
Draft - 1.58 m full load
Displacement - 37,300 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 3500 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths in 3 cabins, 2 crew berths in 1 cabin
Engines - 2 x 1622hp diesel
Propulsion - line shaft in semi tunnels
Speed - 33 knots max, 24 knots cruise 
Range - 300 nautical miles at cruise speed
Construction - hand laid vinilester resin, with powder pound mat, multi-axial fiberglass.  Single skin bottom with balsa cored hull sides, and PVC for upper structure
Certification - CE