Sunseeker launches Yacht range flagship
The British builder has launched the first hull of the 100 Yacht, the new flagship of a series strengthened last year by the 88 Yacht and 90 Ocean.
The 100 Yacht is wheeled out of her shed
Sunseeker launched hull one of the 100 Yacht in the presence of her owner at the British builder’s Poole headquarters, soon after the 94-tonne flybridge motor yacht saw daylight for the first time after leaving her shed.
Showing aggressive, muscular lines, the 98-footer with an almost 23ft beam was lowered into the water and will undergo sea trials ahead of her delivery into the Mediterranean this summer. Powered by twin MTU 12V 2000 M96X or 16V 2000 M96L engines, the 100 Yacht can reach up to 29 knots and has a range of 1,300nm at 12 knots with 12,800 litres of fuel.
The yacht has a powerful exterior
Andrea Frabetti, CEO of Sunseeker International, said: “We are incredibly proud to unveil the 100 Yacht with the owner in attendance. Our project team has worked incredibly hard to present this first build and prepare the vessel for initial sea trials and testing.
“The 100 Yacht has been a remarkable success. The second hull is following and we’re busy building multiple orders for delivery in 2022 and beyond. The order book reflects our brand strength, in-house creativity and the passion of all involved to deliver a spectacular new model. This is the only yacht offering seamless access between flybridge, foredeck and an owners’ private terrace on the sea.”
Hull one is launched ahead of sea trials
The flybridge has complete walk-around access from bow to stern. The foredeck has two separate seating arrangements and cinema-screen capability, while aft of the pilot house is a large L-shaped sofa with dining table, a fully equipped wet bar and space for free-standing furniture or a spa bath.
The main deck has a large aft cockpit, while the interior features a saloon and dining area. Forward, the full-beam master suite has floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides plus a signature glass atrium door forward that leads to the private bow terrace. There are four guest cabins and crew quarters on the lower deck.
After taking over as CEO of Sunseeker in mid-2019, Andrea Frabetti announced a plan to double its number of models to 22 in three years. Then Covid struck. Despite widespread challenges, Sunseeker stuck to its strategy and the portfolio growth remains on schedule as the Poole builder continues a whirlwind series of new product launches. Interview: John Higginson.