Sunseeker 87 Yacht: Details of new superyacht series released

Teased in January as Project 8X, more details of the forthcoming Sunseeker 87 Yacht have now been revealed ahead of a planned 2020 launch

At the Dusseldorf boat show in January, Sunseeker announced a brand new design direction said to ‘epitomise the next generation of larger models’ with a concept called the 8X, slated for launch in 2020.

Renderings showed a vessel that majored on expansive living spaces, none more so than the enormous ‘beach club’ at the stern which it described as a ‘highly specified entertainment area of its own’ with four times the space of a conventional bathing platform. Now Sunseeker has released more detailed information.

At 27.10m in length, and despite being called the 87 Yacht, Sunseeker says that it will not replace the current 86 Yacht, which will ‘continue in build due to its popularity’.

Indeed the new 87 Yacht offers a 20% increase in volume over the Sunseeker 86. The beach club remains a stand out feature.

Measuring 6 metres by 4 metres, it includes ‘X-Tend’ sunbeds which can be operated electrically to either raise upwards to face the covered cockpit seating area or lowered to face aft at Beach Club level.

A garage offers 56 cubic feet of space immediately behind the sunbeds and two lockers offer a further 90 cubic feet of adaptable racked or open space.

The adjoining deck area provides the space to house and launch a Jet Ski, a 15ft Williams 460 SportJet and two SeaBobs, housed in dedicated self-draining lockers.

Other areas have not been neglected. Sunseeker is promising a flybridge 25% larger than than a comparable yacht. An infinity spa pool will be available as well as a sideboard with second integrated BBQ and teak capped hand rails.

Up front, a foredeck seating area will offer three separate seats plus sunbeds and a 140-inch screen with laser projector will allow for spectacular movie nights.

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While the interior has not yet been revealed, Sunseeker promises a ‘penthouse style saloon’ 8.8m long and 5.6m wide with the galley forward on the same deck.

All cabins are on the lower deck, a 4-cabin layout standard with a full-beam master suite or a 5 cabin layout for the charter market. A galley down option, popular in some markets, will also be available.