September 14, 2021

Project: Sunseeker Superhawk 55

Sunseeker went all guns blazing during the Cannes 2021 boat show, presenting four new models and three upcoming projects for 2022, and announcing the return of the Superhawk name since the demise of the 43 model around 2012 with this new 55 project.  With Andrea Frabetti at the helm great things are coming from the Poole based builder, and now his work is turning full circle.  The Superhawk 55 is a sixteen meter with a beam of just under five meters sport yacht, offering a spacious main deck layout with central sun-pad, and a nice central wet bar behind the centre console type helm station.  Of note is that half of the exterior is covered by an overhang, side opened hard-top, and another important detail is that the aft part from the radar arch to the stern makes also full use of the beam.  Down below the Superhawk 55 also offers nice spaces with a standard two cabins layout; owners room at midships, and guest forward, and an option for a third in replacement to the lower deck saloon to starboard.  A galley is also located below to port side in between the cabins.  Performance wise the Sunseeker Superhawk 55 will be powered by twin Volvo 725hp with IPS pod drives and speeds up to 38 knots.   The Superhawk 55 is an innovative project to come from Sunseeker, with some brilliant ideas on the main deck giving the feel of a large centre console and when launched should be one of the most good looking sport yachts in its size.  My only gripe is that with the near to five meter beam and performance numbers it is difficult to picture this model in the Hawk-Superhawk line-up, but more about this in an upcoming blogger. 

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