New Sunseeker 155 flagship superyacht splashes in water for first time
by Risa Merl
Sunseeker International's new flagship tri-deck superyacht, the Sunseeker 155, has entered the water for the first time.
At the end of January, the Sunseeker 155 emerged from her shed for the first time. And now after splashing into the water on 10 February, the yacht will undergo commissioning before starting basin trials prior to sea trials beginning later this month. This basin trials testing phase is expected to last two to three weeks, putting the new yacht through her paces before the sea trial stage and delivery to her owner. The yacht has been commissioned for Formula 1's Eddie Jordan.
The 47.25m Sunseeker 155 yacht is the largest to date to be launched by the Poole, UK-based shipyard, and she is the first-ever semi-displacement, round-bilge hull design to come from the builder. The Sunseeker 155 will accommodate 12 guests and 10 crew members, and special features include inset balconies and a beach club with lower deck day room. Her top speed is predicted to reach 26 knots while boasting a 4,500 nautical mile range at more moderate speeds.
'This is an extremely exciting time for Sunseeker as we inch ever closer to the completion of the 155 Yacht,' says Stewart McIntyre, managing director at Sunseeker International. This is the biggest project we have ever undertaken ... we are incredibly proud of what we have created and look forward to showcasing it to the world.'