January 30, 2023

New Model: Sunseeker Superhawk 55

Sunseeker finally present the new Superhawk 55, a very much awaited model from one of Britain's favourite yacht brands which reportedly sold in twenty units before its debut in January 2022.  A creation envisioned by current Sunseeker CEO Andrea Frabetti, the Superhawk 55 is a departure to the previous eight to fifteen meter Hawks which have came since the 1987 launched 37 Tomahawk.  The Hawks had a common denominator, slim and fast, and fifty knots or more speeds with the large engine option.  This new Superhawk 55 breaks a few rules in the Hawk regulations book if there ever was one.  She is quite a fat boat sitting at just under five meters in beam, for comparison this makes her fatter to both the current Predator 55 and 60 Evo models.  Another is that she is not that super fast, by all accounts 38 knots wide open throttle is not slow, and if we look to the past over half of the 292 made 37 Tomahawks sold in its five year production where with twin Volvo 200hp diesel on stern drives, which had about the same top speed.  It was the same for the Hawk 34, and or the Superhawk 48/50, mostly sold with diesel power and speed in the high thirties.  Taking away all this and the name, the Superhawk 55 is a fantastic day yacht with Summer week or two cruising capabilities for two couples.  It is also a party yacht outside with a spacious wide body aft deck taking half the length revolving around a large central sun-pad, galley wet-bar, and two L-shaped lounge settee all sitting in a flush floored cockpit.  Conclusion is that the Superhawk 55, is a new departure for Sunseeker, and if successful might open the door for the British yacht builder for the creation of larger entertainment focused Hawks.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.13 m (56.2ft)
Beam - 4.93 m
Draft - 1.43 m including drives
Displacement - 21,800 kg unloaded, 26100 kg loaded 
Fuel Capacity - 1800 l
Water Capacity - 430 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, plus two in convertible lounge
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS950 dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 38 knots max
Certification - CE A

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