New Models 2022: British Motor Yachts
In the second part of a series covering models released in 2022, YACHT STYLE highlights some of the most exciting new motor yachts from British builders.
Sunseeker 100 Yacht
Sunseeker’s 100 Yacht is the biggest new luxury motor yacht to emerge from the UK this year and was the star of the Poole builder’s display at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. Powered by twin MTU 12V 2000 M96X or 16V 2000 M96L engines, the 100 Yacht can reach up to 29 knots.
Notable features include a flybridge with complete walk-around access from bow to stern, while the forward area has two separate seating arrangements and cinema-screen capability. The full-beam master suite forward on the main deck is another standout zone, with floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides and a signature glass atrium door forward that leads up to a private bow terrace.
Sunseeker Predator 65
Sunseeker’s first debut of the year was the Predator 65, which had its world premiere at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. The 65-footer offers Volvo Penta IPS 1200 or 1350 engines, hitting 35 knots with the latter, and expands a Predator series that ranges from the 55 EVO™ to the 74XPS.
Princess started the year by unveiling its new X80 and V50 at the nine-day Princess Exclusive event in its home city of Plymouth. The X80 is the little sister of the Plymouth builder’s flagship X95 and features the range’s extra-long flybridge and enclosed skylounge.
The V50 cruiser had its major boat show premiere at Palm Beach before the model’s Open version – with a completely different saloon and cockpit layout – had its debut at Cannes in September. The V50 has a new deep-V hull and an extended canopy over the cockpit, as well as newly refined interior fixtures and fittings, as seen on the V55.
Meanwhile, the all-new F65, the new flagship of the F Class of flybridge yachts, made its global debut at the Southampton International Boat Show along with the world premieres of the upgraded F50 and F55 models. Both the X80 and F65 will be among Princess’s display at Boot Dusseldorf in January 2023.
Fairline Phantom 65
Fairline has introduced two new models this year, staging the world premieres of the Phantom 65 and the newly upgraded flagship Squadron 68 at Cannes.
The Phantom 65 – which also appeared at the Genoa International Boat Show – is the Oundle builder’s first sportbridge yacht and is based on the Targa 65, featuring sleek lines, large hull windows and a glazed sunroof forward of the sportbridge. Twin Cat C18-1150 engines and optional V12 C32-1622s deliver 31 and 35 knots respectively.
Fairline Squadron 68
The upgraded Squadron 68, which also showed at Southampton and is already in Asia through Simpson Marine, features a subtly revised exterior, fresh interior layout and design, and a sleek new hardtop with fabric sliding sunroof and integrated electric sunshade aft.
The main deck has a new galley design that increases workspace and fridge/freezer capacity, and incorporates a sociable bar that extends into the cockpit. Options include a tri-fold patio door and lower-helm side door.
Meanwhile, Pearl Yachts staged the world premiere of the Pearl 72 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with the model scheduled to make its European debut at Dusseldorf in January 2023. The Pearl 72’s distinguishing features include two master cabins. For more details on the yacht, click here for news article.
Note: The article above has been updated and edited from a feature in YACHT STYLE Issue 67.