Predator vs Ocean, so the battle begins with the new Sunseeker Predator 80

Sunseeker International revealed the much anticipated new Predator 80 at the Southampton International Boat Show in September 2012. The all new Predator will join its famous siblings as the most flexible yacht in the range, offering limitless options from top-end sports performance through to long distance cruising, and everything in between. The stunning range of options available on the Predator 80 truly makes it a yacht to suit every lifestyle, so we at WSB take a closer look into this new Predator.

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Mercury rising in the Sunseeker Predator 60

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Poole based boat builder Sunseeker have been riding the crest of the wave this past decade with an influx of millionaires moving into the Sandbanks area. Sunseeker who are located just round the corner are well placed to offer these millionaires the luxurious play toys for the water to match their play toy houses on the Sandbanks.

Sunseeker products have grown in size and numbers and one of the latest creations comes in the form of the Sunseeker Predator 60 which made its debut at this year’s Boot Dusseldorf show.

From the outside the Predator 60 fits with its family’s design and styling attributes, large highly racked front windscreen with half-curved side windows give the vision of performance to the top deck and cockpit area coupled with the large slanted rectangular master bedroom windows carved into both sides of the lower back third of the hull give the Predator 60 a stand out value in the crowd.    

Suneeker provide semi custom layouts for their boats at the lower end of the scale which the Predator 60 is part and comes with 3 spacious cabins that accommodate 6 people plus an extra crew member if required. The Predator 60 is fully air conditioned in the cabins with reserve cycle heating during colder weather.

As you would expect from any boat of this size and cost entertainment is paramount and Sunseeker have excelled with a complete entertainment system that includes a built in radio’s, flat-screen TV’s with matching DVD and CD players and a comprehensive surround sound system.

The Predator 60′ is equipped with a retractable roof so when entertaining night or day guest can experience views of the sea or sky while sitting on its double helm seat or navigation seat.

Predator 60′ is well equipped with the latest in electronic navigation and helm aides, radar, a Ritchie high-speed compass, walnut fascia and leather rimmed steering wheel.  The predator boasts,  hydraulic trim tabs and Steering for easier and smooth use plus a remote controlled helm search light coupled with bow docking lights for easier mooring at night.

The Predator 60 is available in open and hard top versions. Either accentuates the clever cockpit detailing which includes an off-centre sunpad, permitting a wide starboard stairway up from the bathing platform while retaining a cunning stairway straight to the port side deck.

The sunpad’s lip extends aft-wards over the stern garage door effectively providing additional length on deck. Meanwhile on the foredeck, sun loungers benefit from neatly hinged backrests for increased comfort and better all-around viewing.

The cockpit and its seating arrangement provides ample space for entertaining guests, relaxing during ongoing sea voyages or simply anchored up for a spot of lunch and is serviced by the large well equipped wet bar.

Below decks the saloon and all three guest cabins each feature their own flatscreen TVs and AV systems set in a choice of highly contemporary designs that can be enhanced with a further choice of bold lacquers, bright grains and highlights or softened with more conventional finishing.

The general arrangement of the VIP suite forward, master suite aft and twin bed cabin to port radiate from the central saloon. The fully equipped open plan galley includes electric refrigerator, freezer and microwave/grill, a ceramic hob and ample stowage.

The Predator 60 can top speeds up to 42 knots and can cruise at speeds of 28 knots depending on engine and drive choice. The aft garage is capable of housing a tender which can be easily launched and retrieved from the bathing platform.

The Sunseeker Predator 60 fits beautifully within the Predator range between the 54 and 64 alike and is a very versatile and comfortable cruiser capable of giving you a thrill if you need one with its hidden performance. We Are sure that the Predator 60 will become a common site in coming years on the English Riviera no doubt.

See the Sunseeker Predator 60 in video action at

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Sunset blues in the new Sunseeker 74 Predator

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Welcome to the new Predator 74, which is to supersede the Predator 72, will it be anoth hit for the Poole UK based boat builder Sunseeker?

The Predator 74 has the option to include a sports fly bridge with a dual helm. Sunseeker provide a semi-custom approach to the Predator 74 as seen on all the Predator range, allowing for a number of optional changes to the design.

As with many sports yachts in this size bracket the customer can model the boats interior and to some extent the exterior to their own individual taste.

As you would expect the latest design technologies and building techniques have been employed throughout the predator 74, there is a large aft garage that comes as standard, providing space for a choice of smaller craft and even the option to have a fully bespoke dive facility platform. The customer can also choose to include a twin crew cabin at the stern, without losing the garage space if so required.

Sunseeker 74 Predator

The main deck space is plentiful with a large saloon and aft cockpit area, ideal for entertaining during those summer evenings. Enjoying state-of-the-art digital sound and TV systems situated within the seductive dining area complimented perfectly by the up market lounge, together creating that perfect tranquil environment we have come to know from Sunseeker 

 

The accommodation has multiple choices available to the customer. A standard layout can be with a full-beam master stateroom with large en-suite, a twin cabin to starboard and VIP stateroom forward both with en-suite facilities. There is a large fully equipped galley to port incorporating a range of high quality appliances and a separate seating/dining area which has the option of becoming a separate Pullman cabin with twin berths if required.

As you would expect the Predator 74 can be married up with a range of engines from Man, MTU or Caterpillar  our ones to watch would be the 2 Man 1800PS which would give the Predator 74 a top speed in excess of 40 Knots and a range of approximately 380Nm.

With space for 8 guests and 2 crew the Sunseeker 74 Predator is certain to be on your list if you’re in the market for a 60ft to 80ft Sports Cruiser.

 Watch the Predator in action below 

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