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Sunseeker reveals new 55 Sport Yacht model

13 September 2023 • Written by Katia Damborsky

Sunseeker has introduced a new addition to its Sport Yacht fleet with a brand new 17.1-metre model. The 55 Sport Yacht is set to launch in 2025 and is built on the proven technical platform of the Superhawk 55.

The new model will have the same signature speed and performance of the Sport Yacht line, with the added benefit of a flexible interior designed to suit a range of owners. The yacht will offer two helming positions, including an upper helm with companion seating as well as a traditional interior helm console with twin bolstered seats. 

Other al fresco areas include an aft cockpit which is shaded by the Sport Bridge above and offers space for six guests to comfortably gather. A sunpad can be raised to reveal steps directly into the water, and also doubles as a storage space and launch system for a Williams TurboJet 325. Stowage for two SeaBobs is integrated on the underside of the garage door and there is a hydraulic bathing platform that lowers diagonally into the water.

The standard configuration comprises two cabins on the lower deck which are separated by a dining and utility space. The forward VIP cabin benefits from scissor berths, storage units and an en suite, and Sunseeker has said that both cabins have generous head heights that make the 55 Sport Yacht suited for long-distance cruising.

There is plenty of scope for customising the layout on this model, including the option to add an additional twin en suite cabin or amp up the size of the galley. 

Andrea Frabetti, Sunseeker's CEO said: “We are thrilled to reveal the 55 Sport Yacht concept as part of our plan to offer the broadest range in this category. The 55 Sport Yacht opens a new dimension of space in this size category. The second helm on the Sports Bridge offers that wind-in-the-hair feeling. It is a dynamic yacht that offers a level of separation for morning to evening cruising.”

The yacht is equipped with Twin Volvo Penta IPS 950 engines, totalling a top speed of 35 knots. During the yacht show, Sunseeker used the opportunity to reveal a first look inside its Ocean 182 model. 

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