Sunseeker premieres new Predator
The British builder’s series of virtual global premieres for its ‘Famous Five’ new models kicked off with the Predator 55 EVO™ and Manhattan 55.
The first of Sunseeker’s ‘Famous Five’ new models to be sold in Asia, the Manhattan 55 features a refined exterior along with a sophisticated interior styling and detailing that reflects the upgraded look and feel of the British builder’s new generation of yachts.
The double premiere on Sunseeker’s Facebook and YouTube channels opened with an introduction from Sunseeker CEO Andrea Frabetti before Sales Director Sean Robertson, who has worked for the builder since 1986, hosted the broadcast.
Technical Sales Manager Ross Donohoe shared details about the Predator 55 EVO™ and Product Manager Gemma Knill spoke about the Manhattan 55. There was also a presentation by Olivia Richards-Smith on the various interior finishes and materials available. Click below for the 35-minute premiere:
“The Predator 55 EVO™ utilises innovative technology, beautiful detailing and performance systems throughout and we have no doubt this model will dominate its segment.” continued phenomenal success of our Predator range, we are delighted to have developed another new model in this series, which blends stylish design, innovative technology and sporty looks both on the water and throughout its interior design.
“The Predator 55 EVO™ utilises innovative technology, beautiful detailing and performance systems throughout and we have no doubt this model will dominate its segment.”
The sleek yacht has an overall length of 55ft 11in, a beam of 14ft 9in and a top speed of 32 knots with twin Volvo Penta D11-725 engines on shafts. The boat’s ‘Hydro-Pack’ utilises a fly-by-wire steering system and independent rudders for exceptional agility. Optional thrusters, joystick and a Humphree Automatic Interceptor System also add to performance.
The yacht features a spacious cockpit, while an enhanced bathing platform design brings guests closer to the water and offers easy launching from the garage of a Williams 325 jet tender.
A hinged door and fold-up window connect the saloon and cockpit to create a social expanse ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining, complemented by an optional wet bar with grill, fridge and dedicated storage.
The interior is topped by an expansive carbon-fibre opening roof with multiple glazed panels. Framing the whole saloon is new headlining with concealed lighting carefully devised following an extensive photometric study.
The saloon has well-appointed upholstered seating for up to six to socialise around a fixed coffee table, set opposite new push-to-touch storage cabinets. To starboard, new bolstered helm seats offer greater support. A state-of-the-art AV system with zoning capabilities allows for different music in the cockpit and saloon.
On the lower deck, a dinette opposite the lower galley is fitted as standard, although there is the option for extended storage or a third Pullman guest cabin. starboard, new bolstered helm seats offer greater support. A state-of-the-art AV system with zoning capabilities allows for different music in the cockpit and saloon.
Aft, the master stateroom and its ensuite bathroom have ample stowage, a stylish new headboard and the same ambient lighting as the main deck, while to starboard is a sofa with breakfast tray. Forward is the VIP stateroom with scissor berths and ensuite.
The full-beam master stateroom is midships