Sunseeker International has revealed further details of its 88 Yacht. The new model will combine a superyacht feel with all the practical advantages of a yacht in this size category.
Powered by twin MTU 10V 2000’s as standard, the 88 Yacht accommodates eight guests and four crew. She is capable of reaching speeds of up to 28 knots.
She features Sunseeker’s innovative ‘Beach Club’ concept, which is accessed by dual teak staircases featuring recessed LED lighting. The ‘Beach Club’ transforms the area into a private outdoor sanctuary complete with X-TEND™ sunbed that converts under an optional parasol. Beneath, is an overhead rain shower and plentiful stowage including dedicated lockers for two Seabobs with charging points. The extended bathing platform is perfect for carrying a tender and there is also an option of a flybridge crane for a jet ski or similar.
The vast flybridge layout features a spacious aft deck and the option of an infinity spa bath with sun pad. Here we can find plentiful places to sit and relax thanks to shaped companion seating adjacent to the helm, and extended U-shaped seating opposite a feature wet bar with an ice maker, grill, and two fridges or optional drawer-refrigeration. Customers can also opt for fixed stools to turn this into a sociable bar area. The teak foredeck features another private, social space with a Portuguese bridge, large sunbathing area and comfortable lounge seating which is complemented by premium teak side decks as standard.
The main deck houses a large forward galley, helping to maximize the open-plan entertaining space. It gives owners and crew a practical storage space, as well as a dedicated fixed breakfast bar unit with two stools, creating an additional informal dining space. The galley has a full-height premium fridge freezer and dishwasher as standard and can be specified with optional wine coolers. There is also the ability to fully close off the galley, allowing crew to move around the yacht unnoticed with access from the lower helm on the starboard side that gives owners the chance to enjoy complete privacy. The yacht has large storage spaces as standard set behind the helm station or alternatively, customers can opt for a day head.
The helm features independent seating and a glass bridge with flush screens incorporating the new Simrad NSO evo3 range. With double the power of previous screens, owners will enjoy a cleaner console look with a simplified and intuitive user interface that sees controls moved to navigation screens. Owners will also have access to mySunseeker, a new app that allows customers to control multiple systems from an onboard iPad or from their phone.
The saloon offers a variety of seating configurations. Central is a coffee table with push touch panels giving access to storage within, with a nearby 55” TV as standard with even more storage underneath.
Andrea Frabetti, CEO at Sunseeker International, commented: “The team and I are incredibly excited about this new model. We’ve incorporated innovative design, technology, and engineering firsts across the 88 Yacht and the interior finish and fabrics are nothing short of remarkable. This yacht really does have a luxury superyacht feel to it with the practicalities of a smaller model and we’ve really worked hard to make her the very best yacht in her class.”
The interior features diagonal stainless detailing on cabinetry and doors. To maximize space, Sunseeker has located the master stateroom central to the yacht, making the most of her substantial beam. Here we find a 55” TV as standard, a spacious dressing area with a double wardrobe, and an adjacent en suite featuring double sinks, an overhead rain shower, and plentiful storage.
The yacht also features a VIP forward cabin with wardrobe and en suite on a par with the master stateroom, as well as two further double cabins with dedicated en-suites. There is an option for two single fixed beds, twin sliding single beds or a fixed full double in each guest room. Each cabin enjoys full height wardrobes and extended glazing with new window profiles.
For the charter market, an optional fifth cabin is even possible in lieu of the standard master stateroom. The crew cabin, with capacity for four or five, benefits from a kitchenette, crew mess, en-suite and the provision of two appliances.
Length – 26.38 m/86’7”
Beam – 6.47m/21’3”
Draft – 1.95m/6’5”
Displacement – 75,400 kg/166,229lb
Fuel capacity – 11,000 litres, 2,907 US gal
Freshwater capacity – 1,400 litres/370 US gal.
Black water capacity – 435 litres/115 US gal.
(Sunseeker reveals details on new 88 Yacht – Barchemagazine.com – September 2020)