Space, elegance, and flexibility: these are the themes followed by Sunseeker International with their 161 Yacht, the new flagship of the Superyacht Division. ICON Yachts will build the tri-deck yacht in Holland, with a design carried out in collaboration with Design Unlimited.
Sunseeker 161 Yacht promise to offer exceptional space and volume across the various decks, divided into seven unique areas. This will include a waterside Beach Club framed by underwater glazing of the plunge pool accessed from the main deck above. The shipyard worked with the British studio Design Unlimited on both the interior and exterior spaces.
The design team has carefully considered the flow of movement around the yacht for both guests and crew, including the transitions between inside and outside spaces, using a consistent color palette and complementary fabrics, to create a seamless dynamic.
On the sundeck, four freestanding aft-facing sun loungers are set out behind fixed, upholstered, c-shaped banks of seating. An integrated spa tub completes the area, together with jets, bubbles and underwater lights. Under the canopy top, there is another seating area configured in a more social arrangement and a fully kitted-out bar with stone countertop and stools, as well as an optional TV screen.
Another social space is on the wheelhouse deck aft, covered by the overhang of the deck above. The wheelhouse deck can host a circular wooden dining table to seat 10 and has direct access to the contemporary interior via electric sliding glass doors.
The forward wheelhouse deck features a circular seating area with 360-degree views, a visual that continues throughout the yacht in its various levels and deck spaces. This additional seating is apart from the dining space aft to offer its own private ambient and a more relaxed feel. An optional sail canopy can be added to provide shade, as well as a second cinema screen.
The main deck is yet another exterior expanse, housing a living area with soft upholstered seating and a coffee table, with color-matched materials that provide a range of textures in sync with the interior design. Aft of this space, steps lead up to a raised deck with room for more than five sun pads.
The Beach Club on the lower deck features three hydraulic balconies extended over the water, creating a just-above-water space with a sit-up bar allowing those on board to live next to the sea and offering an impactful first impression to visitors. A glass wall gives guests a view of the plunge pool above.
The garage with hydraulic lift up-and-out door is suitable for a tender up to 7m. Alternatively, this space can be turned into a gym, a workshop, a sauna, a dive room or a locker room.