Several weeks ahead of spending her summer in the Med, hull number one of the 100 Yacht series from Sunseeker slipped out into daylight this week.
With her keel laying taking place two years ago, the flying-bridge megayacht launched with her owner joining the Sunseeker executives and craftspeople at the yard in Poole, England. The 98-foot (29.85-meter) prioritizes open spaces, especially outside. In fact, the flying bridge and foredeck “terrace” are on one level. Sunseeker wanted the 100 Yacht, as the flagship of its Yacht range, to introduce easier walkaround access from bow to stern. Eliminating steps makes for easy flow from one to the other for the owners, guests, and crew alike.
Since customers spend so much time outside, naturally the 100 Yacht’s flying bridge revolves around entertainment. A bar sits in proximity to an L-shape seating area, for instance. Additionally, since the megayacht is semi-custom, owners can arrange the aft section of the deck as they wish. Possibilities include a hot tub or loose lounges or other furniture.
The same is true for the foredeck terrace. While it has seating areas, it can further include a hideaway movie screen. The owner of hull number one, as well as future customers, gets a private outdoor hideaway nearby. Sliding glass doors from the owner’s suite lead out to a private alfresco area.
Furthermore, the Sunseeker 100 Yacht incorporates the shipyard’s own X-TEND sunbeds above the garage/beach club. These sunbeds spread out (extend) into different configurations. They can tilt up to face the swim platform, for example, or tilt up aft to face the aft deck.
Given the floor-to-ceiling glass in the master suite and the nearly 23-foot (6.9-meter) beam, the Sunseeker 100 Yacht should look and feel voluminous inside. Eight friends and family, whose staterooms are below decks, can enjoy the views while on voyages. The shipyard anticipates a top speed approaching 29 knots with her MTU engine options (two packages are available). More leisurely 12-knot speeds should permit covering 1,300 nautical miles, plenty of shorelines and islands.
Andrea Frabetti, Sunseeker’s CEO, notes, “our teams are now busy building multiple 100 Yacht orders for delivery in 2022 and beyond.”