July 10, 2015

Project: Sunseeker 116 Yacht

Sunseeker has released the first exclusive CGI images of the eagerly anticipated new 116 Yacht currently under production in Dorset, UK. The stunning next generation super-yacht is set for launch in Spring 2016. Its elegant lines, open plan layout and stylish interiors showcase the new design direction that Sunseeker’s next generation of 100 feet and over models will take. It also underlines the group’s commitment to bringing more exciting new products to market, and continuing to invest in cutting edge technical and design innovation.  The 116 Yacht shares the proven engineering platform of the hugely popular 115 Sport Yacht, but brings a spectacularly re-imagined new deck and superstructure design. The new images give a tantalizing first glimpse of the rakish looks and unique design layout that make it a super yacht for entertaining in style.  In keeping with that theme, the fore-deck has been developed into a whole entertainment area of its own, with a new ‘Club’ concept and the option of a large hot tub. The fly-bridge itself boasts a huge retractable sunroof and an exceptionally generous seating and dining area, with space for a wet bar, sun-loungers, companion helm seating, and standard hot tub. An electronically operated carbon fiber gull-wing door also provides easy access for crew from the wheelhouse to the exterior side deck.  Inside, the 116 Yacht’s most eye-catching new design features include larger and lower windows in the full beam master stateroom, creating bigger, brighter owner’s accommodation affording maximum privacy. Full height glass in the saloon also combines with sleek cut away deck bulwarks to flood the living accommodation with natural daylight, bringing an astonishing sense of size and space to the interior for a yacht of its size.  The aft cockpit lounge area, bar and bathing platform is designed with a sociable ‘Beach Club’ feel in mind. Extra touches like the platform level seating and hidden platform shower give it everything owners and their guests need to relax and enjoy the water in style and comfort. The stern garage has plenty of room for a large tender and two jet skis. Based on the classic Sunseeker hull, the 116 Yacht still has performance at heart, and depending on engine options cruises at 16 or 18 knots with top speeds up to 26 knots. Standard guest configuration is for ten guests in five cabins, with up to five crew, but this can be flexed depending on the layout and options selected.