August 13, 2023

Sunseeker Yacht Burns Down During Poker Run

A seventeen meter Sunseeker sport yacht burned down during a Poker run event in Cap Juluca, in the South West of Anguilla island, the Lesser Antilles on the afternoon of Saturday twelfth August. Owned by Calypso Anguilla Charters, and the larger of its five boat fleet, the Sunseeker yacht was under commercial duty when it went ablaze. The fire is being said to have started from the galley area of the main deck, though this is not officially confirmed.  No one was injured during the fire with guests later thanking the quick thinking and action of the captain and crew for getting everyone off board safely.  The  Anguila Poker Run 2023 was in its eight edition held on Saturday twelfth August.
The Sunseeker in this fire is the Predator 56 model, released in the fall of 1999 and produced till 2003 with an interior of two double cabins, including an owners stateroom at midships.  The Predator 56 offered a different layout and was Sunseeker first boat with an up and down bathing platform.  The 56 was a replacement to the Predator 54 mk.1 and was replaced by the Portofino 53 in 2004.  The hull of the Predator 56 was also used in the flybridge Manhattan 56.

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