Suiting each yacht buyer’s personality, there is a particular megayacht, as well as a megayacht brand. Take Sunseeker, for example. Its sporty, even aggressively styled yachts, with equally sporty performances to boot, are not for demure, retiring types. They’re also, though, not for people who are all flash. Sunseeker buyers want practical use of space as much as they want to get somewhere, swiftly. All of these factors come into play in the Sunseeker 95 Yacht, newly arrived on American shores. She offers a configuration simply not seen in semi-custom megayachts. All the while, she preserves Sunseeker’s emphasis on spirited cruising.
The 95 Yacht employs the same technical platform as the 28 Metre Yacht, a now-retired model. You can therefore expect a top speed around 26 knots under MTU power. (Caterpillar diesels are optional.) Cruising speed should be in the 20-knot range. The big difference comes in where your captain takes command. The 95 Yacht is the first Sunseeker beneath 100 feet to feature a raised pilothouse. This lends her a far different look in comparison to the 28 Metre Yacht (and indeed other mega-size Sunseekers).
As is tradition, the flying bridge still contains a helm. However, the elevated interior steering station benefits buyers tremendously. It frees up the main deck for complete relaxation. Better yet, it allows for an impressive split-level owner’s suite forward. Actually, the Sunseeker 95 Yacht splits the master over three levels. The bedroom occupies the most floorspace, naturally, on the main deck. The large ports to each side, bigger than those of the 28 Metre Yacht, make it feel even larger. Forward, a low glass wall, much like a balustrade, lends a loft-like feel, letting you look down over the rest of your private domain. A few steps down to starboard yield access to the wardrobe. A few more, and you’re in the en suite bath (below), on the lowest level.
Keep in mind, too, that the Sunseeker 95 Yacht still has a main-deck galley. While the main-deck space utilization is quite indulgent, it remains practical.
Also at once indulgent and practical, the British builder offers buyers three or four guest staterooms. It’s easy to imagine many owners wanting the smaller number. However, there’s a lot to be said for the four-cabin layout. It affords a second master in addition to the VIP, each being full beam (21’5”, or 6.55 meters), too. Regardless, large ports in the guest cabins bring in good light, and lure friends and family to take in the view.
Run by a few of four hands, the 95 Yacht is Sunseeker’s answer to buyers wanting the big-boat experience without having to commission a significant-size megayacht. Since it signed nearly a dozen orders before hull number one debuted, it sounds like it’s on the right track.
Take an armchair tour of some of the stand-out spaces.