The Sunseeker Predator 57 has plenty of party tricks but how does it perform on the water? Read our exclusive sea trial review to find out

Product Overview

Sunseeker Predator 57


  • Disappearing cockpit doors
  • Enormous sunroof
  • Build quality
  • Wonderful master cabin
  • Strong performance


  • Looks are hit and miss
  • Slightly confusing helm switchgear


Sunseeker Predator 57 review


When the design team behind the Sunseeker Predator 57 endowed it with cockpit doors that disappear into the deck and one of the largest retracting roofs you’ll see on a boat this size, they probably didn’t envisage it happening on a bitter February morning in Poole Harbour.

Yes, whereas the ice in the brochures is bobbing gently in a fresh G&T, the ice on our test was being scraped off the foredeck.

Never mind though, this gave us the opportunity to see the other side to the Predator 57’s character – the shut-the-door-and-go winter cruiser.

As easily as you can peel back the outside and expose yourself to the elements you can also shut everything tight, turn the heating up and insulate yourself from them.

Not only was the winter chill kept at bay but so too was the rumble of the twin Volvo Penta D13 900hp engines, meaning we could maintain conversation at a civilized volume even when charging along at the top speed of 34 knots.

If that’s not fast enough there is a 45-knot, Arneson-propelled twin MAN 1,200hp version and you can also have it with IPS.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Power and performance
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