Sunseeker to Shine in Cannes, Southampton

Sunseeker Predator 57 MK II.

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Sunseeker Predator 57 MK II.

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SUNSEEKER WILL STAGE the world premieres of the Predator 57 MK II at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12-17) in France and the 76 Yacht at The Southampton Boat Show (September 15-24), just 30 miles along England’s south coast from the builder’s home in Poole.

An evolution of the Predator 57 introduced in January 2015, the 57 MK II can reach up to 40 knots, while its oversized pillar less windows – that reach down to the side deck – provide natural light and great views from the saloon.

The transom area now features a mini beach club, offering built-in barbecue, overhead shower and fold-down transom seating.

The patio door, which separates the saloon from the cockpit, lowers at the flick of a switch to create an entertaining space, which is further enhanced by a fully opening hardtop roof over the saloon.

The 57-footer features three cabins, with an additional crew cabin.

The full-beam master cabin with en-suite is located midship and has lounge seating and a vanity space.

The Manhattan 66, 68 Sport Yacht and 131 Yacht will be making their Cannes debuts, while Sunseeker will also be exhibiting the Manhattan 52, Predator 68, 86 Yacht and 95 Yacht at the show.

Sunseeker will also exhibit the Predator 57 MK II in Southampton, where the 76 Yacht will make her world debut, having already sold at least 18 hulls. The 76-footer features an optional retractable glass skylight over the lower helm and the adjacent companion seating area to port.

The exterior decks are about 25 per cent larger than her predecessor’s. The cockpit can be adapted to provide additional lounge seating or a cocktail bar and the option of a beach club complete with barbecue grill, fold-out seating and full-height rain shower makes use of the extensive bathing platform, which can house a Williams 445.

Another standout feature is the fly bridge, which can be enhanced by adding an optional spa-tub and a cocktail bar.

Below deck are four cabins and four bathrooms, including a full-beam master suite with a dressing area. The crew cabin can sleep up to three in an open-play layout or an enclosed double berth cabin.

The Manhattan 66 will make its Southampton debut, while other Sun seekers on show will include the Sam Remo, Manhattan 52, Predator 68 and the 95 Yacht.