Hey, we will not be there (unless someone from across the pond wants to pick up our travel expenses), but the Sunseeker display at the London Boat Show sounds like it would be worth checking out. (HT: Diane Byrne)
Further underscoring its commitment to the megayacht market, Sunseeker will officially unveil the Predator 115 at the London International Boat Show next month.
While Sunseeker is still considered by some buyers to be a production builder of harbor hoppers, it began designing yachts exceeding 100 feet LOA about a dozen years ago. In fact, its Predator range of performance yachts already includes a 108 and a 130; on the smaller end of the superyacht scale, it further features an 84 and a 92. As for the 115, the hull was completed in April, and the superstructure a few weeks after that.
The Predator 115 will carry on the model’s tradition of emphasizing speed and luxury. Top end is expected to be 30 knots, depending on the MTU engine option selected. That should ensure anyone reclining on the flying bridge’s sunpad cools off on a particularly hot day. Other features on the flying bridge include a hot tub and a bar, and buyers can opt for a hardtop for shade. A nice touch on that optional hardtop is down lighting, to make the flying bridge a great gathering spot at night.
How well this megayacht will do in todays highly competitive market is yet to be seen, but one thing is for sure, Sunseeker has sure come a long way from their first boat shows and their the 17'-23' boats.