November 27, 2009

New Model: Sunseeker 60 Predator

Sunseeker launched the 60 Predator at the Southampton boat show, where British largest production powerboat builder presented itself with five new models, three of which super yachts over eighty feet in length, and including with them also the current 130 Predator flagship. The new 60 Predator finds me in a friendly complain with Sunseeker as so far the British builder has always been clever in its history to differentiate its models with names and numbers from previous ones. The 60 Predator is the same name as given to a Sunseeker model from 1999 to 2001. Spaces are key to the new 60 Predator, which also goes back to the basics of the open Mediterranean Sport Yacht outside capturing an attention for big open areas, like the large cockpit which feels that of a much bulkier boat, and a spacious three cabin lower deck. Its main deck is pure entertainment having a sun pad aft under which is a tender garage, two opposite looking L-shaped settees, L-shaped wet bar, and a front row dedicated to the helmsman in his three person settee to port, and two person passenger seats to starboard. Below are the three cabins, galley and C-shaped settee. The owners suite as the big view hull windows suggest is a full beam mid ship affair. The other two cabins are the VIP suite located to fore, and a double singles to port. Power is for twin engines up to 1267hp each which should give top speeds of 37 knots. Choice is also a virtue of the 60 Predator with a no hard top open alternative, an option I think we want see much of it around, and propulsion of traditional in line shafts standard or extra cost surface drives.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.92 m (65.4ft) includes pulpit
Length - 19.37 m
Waterline Length - 14.67 m
Beam - 4.95 m
Draft - 1.49 m
Displacement - 33500kg full load
Fuel Capacity - 3000 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x 1267hp
Propulsion - in line shaft, surface drives
Speed - 37 knots max, 28 knots cruise
Construction - hand laid GRP vinlester powder mat, balsa core sides, PVC core top
Design - Sunseeker Design, Design Unlimited interior
Certification - CE B

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