Slicing through the water with its trim profile and streaming glass panes, the Sunseeker Predator 57 looks every bit the part of a fast sports yacht. Approaching speeds of 37 kts and turning tight circles around the competition, the newest of the Sunseeker Predators performs like a rock star. No surprise then, that the public is demanding encore performances after a spin on the water. With 50 retail orders since the unveiling at the London Boat Show, it would be an understatement to say that this line is a hit headed for the top of the chart.
The reason for the Predator 57’s popularity comes in part from its versatility. This clever, 60 ft/18.3 m craft feels every bit the luxury cruiser, with leather seating, solid hardware, polished woods and chic design, both inside and out. The owner’s cabin amidships below features an island bed, handsome ensuite bath, and an insightful dining table with seating poised perfectly for a private view through the oversized, stylized, parallelogram windows.
A VIP cabin forward shares a bath conveniently tucked between the cabin and nicely sized galley with good counter space and storage. A third bunk cabin sleeps two to starboard, with a small dinette forward between the bunks and the VIP cabin. As an option, should it prove preferable, one might substitute a third cabin ensuite for the dinette.
On the main deck, the starboard cockpit sports two cushy leather captains chairs and a thoughtful helm station layout. To port is an upholstered seating area with table, ready to serve as dining space, or easily transformed to cushy saloon, equipped with drop down flat screen television and wet bar. All tucked in behind a sliding glass door that leads to the aft al fresco dining area, BBQ, and cool plate, everything is safe and secure from the elements, whether escaping heat or frost.
Then, in about as much time as it takes to push the lever to the dash, things transform and this posh yacht turns sporty. The massive hardtop roof slides back, opening up the saloon and the cockpit to the sky. Then, the starboard glass door slides to port, and, in a feat of clever engineering, the mechanism disappears between the seatbacks of the saloon and the aft deck, leaving nothing but sumptuous sea air between helm and stern.
With three different engine configurations and three drive options, abundant light and headroom, a tender garage spacious enough to swallow a 3.3 meter craft or a couple of jet skis and additional water toys, the comfort and convenience of this luxuriously outfitted yacht is impressive. There is even a crew cabin accessible from the swim platform, ready to be used for children or storage, should the need arise.
“We constantly strive to innovate and build the best, and every element of this yacht has
been carefully designed to provide the optimum experience for our customers,” Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker summarized, in response to the Predator 57’s success. Of course, speed, versatility, innovative design, luxury details, and a beautiful profile don’t hurt.