A 30-tonne monster that belies its enormity with its agility and addictive handling
On a day of sideways rain and Force 6 winds in mid-February we decided to take a Sunseeker Predator 60 from Poole to Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight, to see how a sportscruiser designed for the Med handled some nasty British weather.
It’s fair to say that the Sunseeker handled the task with utter composure and minimum fuss, belittling the elements to the point of mockery; the video above shows just how agile this 30-tonne brute is.
On board, the cockpit is what it’s all about – the perimeter is lined with comfortable seating and an impressively well specified wet-bar with ice maker, fridge, sink and griddle lies opposite a generous and useful dinette.
Down below, the saloon and accommodation are a comforting and cosy contrast to the lively handling, with light woods and plush materials combining to create a lovely space to retire to at the end of the day.
- Superb handling, refined ride, 35-knot top speed
- Cheap-looking dash, handholds in cockpit
Price as reviewed:
A fantastic sea boat that offers grunt and refinement in equal measure
Displacement: 33 tonnes loaded (full fuel & water)
Top Speed: 34.8 knots
Fuel Capacity: 660 imp gal (3000 litres)
Beam: 16ft 3in (4.95m)
Cruising Speed: 23.6 knots, 249 miles @ 1,700rpm (slow); 30.8 knots, 198 miles @ 2,100rpm (fast)
Water Capacity: 154 imp gal (700 litres)
RCD Category: B (for 12 people)
Length Overall: 63ft 7in (19.37m)
Engines: Twin MAN V8, 1200hp @ 2,350rpm, 8-cylinder 16.2 litre diesels
Range: 249 miles @ 1,700rpm
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