Maritime & Marine

Published: July 18, 2022 | Updated: July 18, 2022

UK debut for Predator 65 as Sunseeker reveal Southampton International Boat Show line-up

The Predator 65 which will make its UK debut at this September’s Southampton International Boat Show.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Luxury motor yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International has revealed its line-up for the Southampton International Boat Show with its brand new Predator 65 taking centre stage.

The motor yacht will make its UK debut in an exclusive for Britain’s biggest festival of boating.

Sunseeker will be represented by its UK and European distributor, Sunseeker London Group, with its line-up of eight models ranging in size from the Manhattan 55 through to the 90 Ocean.

Sean Robertson, pictured left, Sales and Marketing Director at Sunseeker International, said: “We are looking forward to showcasing another stellar line-up at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show with our expert team on hand to offer comprehensive sales advice and support throughout the ten-day show.”

Poole-based Sunseeker will showcase the Manhattan 55 and Manhattan 68, both designed to enhance comfort and cruising while providing owners with a large array of social spaces usually only seen in larger yachts.

From the 65-foot category, the Predator 65 will be alongside the award-winning 65 Sport Yacht.

Another Predator, the Predator 74. will join the line-up alongside the 76 Yacht and 88 Yacht from Sunseeker’s Yacht range.

The 90 Ocean will complete the eight-yacht line-up.

The all-new Predator 65 benefits from next-generation technology designed to take the stress out of boating.

Installed with the latest Volvo Penta IPS System with its fully integrated pilot, engine data and navigation systems, Sunseeker says the Predator 65 is an intuitive motor yacht capable of effortless manoeuvring and easy handling for new boat owners.

A single piece windshield and newly designed carbon fibre sunroof provides the main deck with an abundance of natural light, aimed at bringing the owner closer to the elements than previous models.

The exterior is a blend of tinted glazing, teak, carbon fibre and polished stainless steel, balancing traditional Sunseeker design concepts with cutting-edge material innovation to create a dynamic performance model.

In a standard arrangement, the aft cockpit comprises of comfortable seating backed onto a large sun pad over the garage and a social bar unit with matching stools on the port side.

Owners can opt for a fully integrated wet bar or extended C-shaped lounge seating running aft from the galley across the width of the cockpit if desired.

The new model benefits from an optional crew cabin, accessed via a dedicated stairwell in the aft cockpit.

Below deck, the three-cabin layout provides accommodation for up to six guests.

A spacious, full-beam master stateroom features an en-suite, while the forward VIP cabin provides an equally comfortable haven for guests.

Each guest cabin has an en-suite, and there is a separate day head below.

Optionally, an open-plan owner’s office linked to the master stateroom, a single-berth cabin, lower deck galley or saloon can be specified, delivering flexibility for any owner.

An extra-wide tender garage allows a Williams 345 jet tender to be carried and launched via a new diagonal sliding hydraulic bathing platform.

The additional garage space can store SeaBobs, inflatable paddleboards, diving equipment or racking.

If specified as a Beach Club, the fully flush floor lends itself to free-standing furniture with a rain shower, lighting and speakers built into the opened door.

The Predator 65 has a maximum speed of 35 knots with an overall length of 20.5 metres/67 ft 2 inches.

The full line-up to be showcased by Sunseeker is:

  • Manhattan 55
  • Manhattan 68
  • Predator 65
  • 65 Sport Yacht
  • 74 Predator
  • 76 Yacht
  • 88 Yacht
  • 90 Ocean

This year’s Southampton International Boat Show is from Friday September 16 to Sunday September 25 at Mayflower Park.

Visitors will find the Sunseeker stand at E060 and the Sunseeker Brokerage stand at E059.

From its manufacturing base in Poole, Sunseeker employs around 2,000 people and produces around 150 boats every year ranging from 38-161 feet with 95 per cent being exported.

Poole is also the home to Sunseeker’s dedicated Design & Technology Centre.

The unique facility vertically integrates every detail of the yachts, from the initial concept designs through to the finishing details including furniture, complex electrical systems, helm consoles and soft furnishings.

  • All pictures courtesy of Sunseeker International.