We run down 11 of the most exciting new boats at this year's Southampton Boat Show
With exactly one month to go until the Southampton Boat Show 2016 we run down 11 of the most exciting new boats at Mayflower Park.
Sunseeker 95 Yacht – Berth M601
Based on the 28 Metre but Sunseeker has made a remarkable amount of changes to create a new yacht rippling with outstanding design features.
The main attraction is a duplex master cabin where the sleeping area hovers on a mezzanine over the ensuite bathroom, joined by a gently spiralled staircase.
Sunseeker Manhattan 52 – Stand C080
The 52 is the smallest flybridge Sunseeker for a decade and it wades into battle against some seriously stiff competition.
It can be powered by either twin Volvo Penta D11 725s on shafts or IPS950 and Sunseeker claims a top speed of 33 knots.
Below decks there are three cabins, including a full-beam master, and on deck there is plenty to enjoy including a foredeck dining area and transom ‘beach club’ including a flip-down bench, BBQ grill and overhead shower.
Princess 49 – Stand E055
This is only the second production boat that the Plymouth yard has built with IPS pods, after the V48 sportscruiser.
It uses the latest generation IPS700s on the new 6-cylinder D8 block and topped out at 36 knots in our test that you can read in the October issue of MBY.
On board, three cabins share the lower deck including an impressively spacious full-beam master ensuite.
Sealine F530 – Berth M203
The first boat to the UK is said to have over 20 changes from the boat that we tested earlier in the year, including the larger 550hp IPS motors.
Given how good the basics are, like three spacious cabins, a large flybridge, a very clever saloon and excellent seating area on the fordeck, these tweaks could be just what’s needed to make the F530 into a proper knockout package.
Fairline Targa 53 Open – Berth M213
Fairline arrives at the show with fresh funding, a new board and a new boat to display.
New it may be but it is based heavily on the Gran Turismo 53, sharing a hull and engine options from Volvo Penta and Caterpillar.
Like the GT there is the option to have two or three cabins below decks but we would expect the Open to be a slightly more sprightly performer given it doesn’t have to lug around a set of heavy cockpit doors.