Sunseeker Predator 80
Style and substance as Sunseeker has completely re-vamped its mid-size sports boat.
With more than 40 years of boat building expertise, English boat creator Sunseeker are regarded as the masters of the sports cruiser; with their award winning formula focused on the fusion of performance and luxury. Their latest offering, the Predator 80 was recently launched at the Southampton Boat Show in September 2012.
The Predator 80’s dramatic new styling and curves provide a sleek yet aggressive new look, coupled with a performance hull, it represents the next generation in the bloodline of the trend-setting and award-winning Predator range.
The Predator accommodates a guest party of eight in a four-cabin arrangement, with crew quarters or fifth guest suite in the stern. The transition between interior and exterior accommodation is seamless with the single level saloon and aft cockpit offering exceptional comfort for unmatched entertaining pleasure.
This new sports cruiser boasts a spacious feeling throughout; with the exquisite owner's stateroom even boasting a walk-in wardrobe and exquisite seating area.
The surprising headroom and impressive panoramic hull-side windows allow light to flood into to the cabins and saloon to create a real 'wow factor'; giving an impression of space which extends right through to the roomy and generous galley, something not found in any of its competitors in the class.
The exterior is defined by the large hull window, a signature feature of all future Predators as are the carbon-fibre-effect mullions and blacked-out hardtop. A central strip of smoked glass runs the full length of the deck saloon. The large new foredeck dinette and raised sunbathing area are backed up by yet more aft sunpads overlooking the hydraulic bathing platform, with the aft cockpit boasting a sunpad and seating area for eight people.
Other cutting-edge features include the helm station with its carbon fibre fascia at the console with three leather pedestal seats. The style and design features on the Predator are many, but this hasn’t led to sacrificing practicality with the huge stern garage boasting increased deck storage and a large garage which can hold the Williams 445 jet tender.
The scale of the new 60-ton Predator belies its performance pedigree. The option of Twin Arneson drives, coupled with twin 16V 2000 M14 MTUs leave the competition in its wake at a top speed of 45 knots. Even the standard engine option still delivers an impressive 30-40 knot performance. Surface-piercing propeller designs also act to reduce the underwater drag by as much as 50 percent, meaning a higher speed, quicker acceleration and more efficient fuel economy.
The Predator 80 is both a flexible and luxurious choice, offering a stunning range of options from top-end sports performance through to long distance cruising and everything in between, truly making it the must have yacht of the moment.