BY APB STAFF on 3 Nov 2021

New addition to the Predator range can reach top speeds of 35 knots

Sunseeker Predator 65Images: Sunseeker International

Britain’s Sunseeker has revealed details of the Predator 65 motoryacht, a brand-new addition to the Predator range. The 65-foot model is powered by Volvo Penta IPS (IPS-1200 or IPS-1350) and can reach top speeds of 35 knots.

“The Predator 65 is an exciting proposition for any prospective buyer,” Andrea Frabetti, CEO at Sunseeker International, commented. With dynamic handling and exceptional performance, the driving experience is peerless whilst providing spacious living quarters for owners to enjoy extended time on the open water. The passion of the in-house Sunseeker design and engineering teams are reflected in the outstanding innovations on board this exciting new model.”

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In a standard arrangement, the aft cockpit comprises comfortable seating backed onto a large sunpad over the garage and a social bar unit with matching stools on the port side. Owners can opt for a fully integrated wet bar or extended J-shaped lounge seating running aft from the galley across the width of the cockpit if desired. This new model benefits from an optional crew cabin, accessed via a dedicated stairwell in the aft cockpit.

Sliding doors to starboard and a dropping window portside allow the cockpit to merge seamlessly with the open-plan interior living space on the main deck. Generous proportions lend ample space to the galley positioned aft, complemented by a full-height shelving unit on the starboard side. The main saloon features U-shaped seating and a fixed TV sat behind the helm station forward. The space is highly customisable with options to include seating on the starboard side with a rise and fall TV, or extended port side seating to suit the lower galley arrangement. The oversized polished carbon fibre sunroof above the helm opens to more than 2m in width, letting in plenty of natural light.

Below deck, the three-cabin layout provides accommodation for up to six guests. A spacious, full-beam master stateroom features a generous en-suite, while the thoughtfully designed forward VIP cabin provides an equally comfortable haven for guests. Each guest cabin has an en suite, and there is a separate day-head below. Optionally, an open-plan owner’s office linked to the master stateroom, a single-berth cabin, lower deck galley or saloon can be specified.

An extra-wide tender garage allows a Williams 345 jet tender to be carried and launched via a new diagonal sliding hydraulic bathing platform. The additional garage space can store Seabobs, inflatable paddleboards, diving equipment or racking. If specified as a beach club, the fully-flush floor lends itself to free-standing furniture with a rain shower, lighting and speakers built into the opened door.

In October, Sunseeker’s Hong Kong distributor Nextwave opened a Sunseeker Showcase at The Pulse in Repulse Bay. The flagship, 415-sqm space features an experiential Sunseeker showroom, which allows clients to virtually walk through their chosen model with a 360-degree tour of the interior space. Meanwhile, an interior design fabric and finishes display provide an opportunity to see and touch materials used by Sunseeker.

Technical specifications: Predator 65

Classification – CE Category A
Length Overall – 20.50m / 67’2″
Beam – 5.10m / 16’8″
Draft – 1.60m / 5’3″
Displacement – 37,810 kg / 83,357 lb
Fuel capacity – 3,500 litres / 924 US gal.
Fresh water capacity – 800 litres / 211 US gal.
Black water capacity – 200 litres / 52 US gal.
Accommodation – Up to 7 guests & up to 1 crew
Engine option – Volvo Penta IPS up to 2,000 PS
Maximum speed – Up to 35 knots
Range @ 10 knots – Up to 750 nautical miles
Drives – Pods