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Life on deck

An award-winning sportscruiser that is setting the standard for ocean enjoyment.

Leading the world when it comes to luxury performance motor yachts, Sunseeker, originally named Poole Power Boats, was founded by brothers Robert and John Braithwaite in 1969. Changing its name in 1985, Sunseeker has since become a global icon, with every boat the result of an uncompromising and unmatched approach to design, craftsmanship and performance. From its manufacturing base in Dorset, Sunseeker produces around 150 boats every year.

Constantly setting new standards and benchmarks, from the dynamic Sport Yacht models, through to the luxurious Manhattan range, iconic Predator models and its majestic Yachts range, each Sunseeker is the result of an uncompromising approach to innovative design and engineering excellence. Never settling for second best, it is this spirit of excellence that has driven Sunseeker to its pre-eminent position in the leisure marine industry today.

The stunning Predator 50 launched in January 2018, has already sold over 30 boats worldwide and is currently collecting a haul of awards. In late 2018 the model was awarded ‘Best Sports Cruiser – up to 55ft’ at the Asia Boating Awards, and more recently has won the accolade for ‘Best Sportscruiser over 45ft’ at the 2019 Motor Boat Awards.

Every detail of the Predator 50 has been designed to perfection, but this boat’s hidden treasure is its entertainment space. The open-plan design is enhanced by the addition of a fully opening hardtop roof and beautifully executed cockpit glazing, bringing the outside in. The spacious saloon makes an equally idyllic setting for entertaining guests in opulent luxury with panoramic views. This makes the Predator 50 a truly open or enclosed cockpit boat, unusual in this size of sports boat.

The interior is just as impressive, with a combination of fine materials and large windows ensuring the full-beam master stateroom, which comes with a generous en suite, achieves the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. The forward VIP cabin exudes a light yet luxurious feel and features a scissor berth for complete flexibility. Up to four guests can be catered for in style and comfort on the water or an additional bunk cabin can be created in lieu of the lower saloon to increase the accommodation to six.

A yacht for all occasions, the Predator 50 also has ample exterior space. A stylish and highly sociable deck boasts a spacious foredeck seating and sunbathing area complete with optional retractable pram hood canopy. Moving aft, Sunseeker’s ‘Beach Club’ concept offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the optional built-in barbeque, overhead shower and fold-down transom seating. Finally, the integral garage (where specified) can accommodate a Williams 325 Jet Tender, launched via the hydraulic bathing platform.

While the Predator 50 boasts truly class leading design and luxury, performance is still at the heart of this true sports cruiser which is fitted with the new Volvo Penta D8-600 engines, mated to shaft drives with optional electric steering and joystick manoeuvrability.

The judging panel at the 2019 Motor Boat Awards commented on presenting the award: “With vast quantities of glazing, extra volume and delivering a strong mid range performance, with surprisingly light steering and predictable low speed handling, the Predator 50 demands attention. These days it’s more about comfort, refinement and ease of control, and this is where the Predator 50 really shines. This is what customers now demand and the Predator 50 delivers them in a very elegant and well rounded package.”

On accepting the award, Sunseeker CEO, Christian Marti said: “The Predator 50 exemplifies the latest in Sunseeker’s cutting edge design and sets a new benchmark for the smaller performance format. Since it was launched at Düsseldorf Boat Show last year it has had an outstanding reception from customers and media alike. We are thrilled to have won this award and it underlines our ability to keep giving our customers the best in class across every segment we operate in.”

Whether it’s a long weekend exploring the coast and coves or a day out on the water, the Predator 50 won’t disappoint with its combination of comfort, class and style.


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