BY APB Staff on 18 Jun 2019

The first 10 of the high performance speedboat will carry plaques in tribute to Robert Braithwaite, who passed away in March

Sunseeker International announces a very special limited-edition series of the first 10 Hawk 38 speedboats will be released in memory of founder Robert Braithwaite, who sadly passed away in March this year.

Sunseeker’s new high-performance day boat was the last project Braithwaite was involved with and therefore a fitting tribute. Each of the 10 boats will carry a polished stainless steel plaque on the helm dashboard, numbered RB001 to RB010.

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(Photo: Sunseeker International)

Braithwaite was an inspiration to everyone at Sunseeker and to the wider marine industry. He was recognised as a boating pioneer, a true visionary and someone who changed the face of boating forever.

Braithwaite’s passion for speed and performance is at the heart of every Sunseeker ever made and embodied in this latest model which is delivering an incredible top speed of up to 70mph (62kts).

Combined with inflatable Hypalon 866 STAB tubes and Mercury 400R engines, the new high-performance model performs effortlessly to a level unimaginable to most boat owners, yet remains totally confidence-inspiring, even at its limits.

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(Photo: Sunseeker International)

The cocooning helm station is centrally located, shielded by a beautifully resolved integrated double-curvature ventilated glass screen with a sweeping black carbon fibre hard top.

The console unit is fitted with a Simrad navigation system, consisting of the very latest 16-inch Evo 3 touch screen multifunction display with GPS and Wi-Fi capability. The Simrad screen gives access to the CZone® DC switching system to allow integrated control of all essential systems. Power-assisted steering is courtesy of the intelligent leather trimmed tilt steering wheel incorporating full control of the navigation system.

Its inconceivably smooth-running hull is supported by the addition of four racing seats with shock absorbing mitigation; occupants can either sit or stand for optimal comfort and safety, thereby allowing owners to fully explore the limits of this boat’s performance.

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(Photo: Sunseeker International)

The foredeck is complete with a sunbathing pad with elevated fixed headrests and an optional foredeck sail canopy. Aft facing u-shaped seating is centralised around a quick release carbon table that can be stowed in seconds. At the stern, there is a triple bench seat with the possibility for two drawer fridges located under.

Throughout the boat, there is multiple built-in storage such as a cavernous stowage locker with carbon fibre lid at the bow, which can be utilised for a plethora of toys including two SEABOBs with dedicated bulkhead-mounted charging units. The composite decking in platinum finish with white corking includes yet more stowage with a large central deck locker that can hold a life raft or inflatable paddleboard.

Commenting on the new limited-edition series, Sunseeker CEO, Andrea Frabetti said: “The legacy of the Sunseeker brand is built on developing performance boats such as the Hawk 38 – it’s in our DNA and something Robert was extremely passionate about having raced extensively in his early career. I am honoured to unveil this special edition series of the Hawk 38, a very fitting tribute to our founder.”