on 9 Feb 2024
Sunseeker has changed the naming convention of its new Ocean range to reflect the model’s gross tonnage.
British boatbuilder Sunseeker has revealed the first images of its all-new Ocean 156 model.
Highlights of the 25.14-metre Sunseeker Ocean 156 include the upper deck, which encompasses the central pilothouse with a single helm, port-side access to the forward terrace and wide sliding doors to the aft fly deck.
“With production on schedule, the interest from clients has been phenomenal,” says Andrea Frabetti, chief executive officer at Sunseeker International. “Our teams have managed to achieve the impossible: a luxury pocket superyacht with all the practicalities of a smaller model.
“With the beautiful new Ocean 156, we’ve really worked hard to maximise space on board while remaining fanatical about every single detail.
“The design options have been very well considered, incorporating yet more innovative solutions to deliver a true home-away-from-home feel.”
Sunseeker has changed the naming convention of its new Ocean range to reflect the model’s gross tonnage, which the yard says reflects a greater emphasis on ‘penthouse apartment proportions’.
With a completely enclosed upper deck and single helm station, the Ocean 156 frees up extra room on board thanks to 1,770 square feet of internal floor space, to be found across three levels.
Powered by twin MAN V8 1300 or V12 1650 engines on shafts, the Ocean 156 can operate at speeds up to 25 knots. Stabilisation options include optional fins or gyro.
Interior designs and palettes have been conceptualised by UK firm Design Unlimited.
Fore and aft of the pilothouse are two external upper deck areas; forward with fixed casual seating or spa tub option and aft, with space for free-standing or fixed furniture and a built-in wet bar and BBQ.
The foredeck features a flush floor with anchoring hardware hidden below decks. Opposing seating can be converted to a sunbed on the starboard side whilst a wet bar with sink and fridge falls easily to hand with parasols offering shade from the sun.
The beach club to the stern is available with ‘X-tend’ convertible seating, facing forward at cockpit level or rearwards at deck level, with another built-in BBQ to starboard.
The hi-lo hydraulic platform has a capacity of 550kg, enough for a Willams 435 SportJet, while a hydraulic sea stair can also be added to make ocean access easier.
Several design layouts are offered as standard, letting owners create their own style and practical needs. This is made more achievable thanks to minimal fixed furniture, and single-level flooring across all decks.
The main deck saloon offers a 360-degree panoramic vista through the full-height glazing and an open-plan layout.
With uninterrupted views from bow to stern, the area can be customised with multiple arrangements, including an open galley and dining aft with bar area forward. A large L-shaped saloon sofa and TV can sit aft or forward, depending on the arrangement chosen.
Sliding doors are situated port and starboard to connect the outside with the interior, and a glazed, floating staircase sits centrally.
The Ocean 156 accommodates an owner’s stateroom option on the main deck that offers direct foredeck access via a wide sliding door option.
Configured with the king-size bed athwartship and ensuite to starboard, the wardrobe and dressing area can be found to port, creating an uninterrupted vista across the space.
On the lower deck, the alternative full-beam owner’s stateroom features lots of storage, a vanity desk and a connecting en suite with twin basins. Forward, the lower accommodation also comprises a forward VIP and two guest cabins with an option for the port cabin to be configured as a twin with sliding berths, accommodating up to ten people in total.
Crew accommodation for three is found forward of the engine room.
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