Sunseeker Portofino 40

Sunseeker target a fierce market with their new Portofino.

So it’s Princess vs Sunseeker. The Portofino 40 is a mildly flawed, but ultimately fabulous boat that scores a solid 10 on the wow factor, which Sunseeker are consistently good at.

A feast for the senses, everything you see and touch is a delight. Against this the Princess V39 is a more cohesive package – it may not shine quite as brightly, but it has fewer compromises, simply working very, very well in every area.

The Sunseeker is the far more avant-garde choice, and more importantly it shades the V39 in ultimate seakeeping and the light that all those windows throw into the interior is a joy. If you’re prepared to pay for the bigger engines it’ll outrun the Princess, too. Is all that worth an extra £50,000?

Also check out the review of the Sunseeker Portofino 31

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  • A feast for the senses, everything you see and touch is a delight


  • Is it worth an extra £50,000?

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Displacement: 11.6 Tonnes
Top Speed: 34 Knots
Cabins: 2
Fuel Capacity: 165 gallons (750lt)
Beam: 12ft 8in (3.86m)
Cruising Speed: 27 Knots
Water Capacity: 65 gallons (295 lt)
RCD Category: B
Length Overall: 41ft 0in (12.5m)
Engines: 2x Volvo D6-330 DPH EVC-DC DP
Range: 225 Miles

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