Next generation Sunseeker 116 luxury yacht is in production

Sunseeker reports that its next generation of luxury yachts is now in production
Sunseeker reports that its next generation of luxury yachts is now in production

Sunseeker International has revealed the first images of its brand new Sunseeker 116 luxury yacht, which is currently under production in Dorset, UK and due to launch in spring 2016.

The Sunseeker 116 is part of Sunseeker’s “next generation” of 30 metre-plus yachts.

The new Sunseeker 116 is built on the platform of the Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht and improves upon this proven model. Beyond extending the LOA, the Sunseeker 116 features an updated new superstructure design, sporting rakish and powerful-looking exterior lines.

The layout of the Sunseeker 116 is planned to make this the ultimate yacht for entertaining. The foredeck, for instance, is an entertainment hub in its own right, with the option of hosting a large hot tub. While up on the flybridge, a retractable sunroof covers a lounging and dining area, and the standard hot tub.

Crew ease of use has been considered as well, with electronically operated carbon fibre gull-wing doors giving easy access to wheelhouse from the side decks.

The interior of the new Sunseeker 116 luxury yacht has been primed for entertaining as well, with a large main saloon boasting full height windows and a dining room seating 10. The master stateroom also features larger and lower windows, designed to open up the space and let in more light.

Sunseeker notes that the layout and features of the new Sunseeker 116 can be customised to suit the owner’s wishes. “Like all our next wave of superyachts, every element of the 116’s design and layout can be individually tailored through our unique ‘Bespoke’ service,” said Sean Robertson, sales director at Sunseeker.

What hasn’t changed is the expected Sunseeker performance. Riding on a deep-V hull, the Sunseeker 116 is predicted to cruise at 16 to 18 yachts and reach a maximum speed of up to 26 knots, engine option dependent.

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