New 40m Sunseeker superyacht sold at Dubai Show
by Malcolm MacLean
Sunseeker International enjoyed a highly successful Dubai Yacht Show as its new flagship, the Sunseeker 40 metre, was sold.
Approaching the vessel, the most noticeable development is that, compared to the 37 metre yacht, the stern of the 40 metre yacht has an increased rake which gives an impressive streamlined profile and features a sharp, ocean-going bow. Passengers enjoy steps which curve inwards on each side of the hydraulic central bathing platform, providing a true superyacht feel when boarding. The main deck cockpit is also significantly larger with an extended aft deck, allowing for a number of customised layouts to suit each clients requirements.
Significantly, the interior of the 40 metre yacht is across three decks and offers the option of balconies on either side of the main deck saloon, and on one side of the master stateroom – opening up magnificent seascapes and bringing in more natural light.
Light is a major feature of the vessel. Following classification approval the large, panoramic portlights, a trademark on smaller Sunseekers, have been incorporated into the guest cabins of the lower deck of the 40 metre, transforming the side profile of the yacht and allowing the lower deck guest cabins to bathe in natural light.
The 40 metre has had a number of unique custom modifications, including an extended wheelhouse deck layout which offers greater flexibility and the addition of an upper deck stateroom created as a result of having all four crew cabins on the lower deck. The skydeck layout has also been highly customised in order to maximise space and to offer a combination of formal and informal seating, while the main deck saloon has an oval feature bar positioned aft to serve both the saloon and main aft deck cockpit. The vessel also features an integrated touch-screen-controlled lighting system and state-of-the-art audio visual system installed on the main and upper decks featuring Bang & Olufsen equipment.