With a healthy beam and relaxation areas in demand by current cruising consumers, the Sunseeker Ocean 460 achieves a few things. Most importantly, she makes it clear that the sense of space afforded by this tri-deck superyacht is hard to beat.
The 138-foot (42-meter) yacht is the latest to join the British builder’s Ocean series. That series so far includes the Sunseeker Ocean 156 and Ocean 182, along with the Ocean 90. In announcing the series, Sunseeker emphasized how it maximizes water-level space for owners and guests. Briefly, it transforms the usually distinctly separate main aft deck and transom into a cohesive, multi-level relaxation spot. The builder still calls attention to this advantage, which is even greater aboard the Sunseeker Ocean 460 as seen below. Fold-down platforms turn it into a water-level beach. A transformer platform aft sits flush with the deck when closed, but becomes boarding steps or swim steps when extended. Abundant lounging and seating space complements an in-deck, infinity-edge hot tub (optional). Plus, the glass bulkhead on the main deck essentially eliminates the sense of barriers.
As much as this configuration attracts client interest, the shipyard is increasingly touting the Ocean series’ interior volume. That explains why the Sunseeker Ocean 460 bears the name she does: She has a gross tonnage of 460. Further noteworthy, this volume is 25 percent more than that of the Sunseeker 131 Yacht, the closest thing to a sistership in the family.
With a vertical bow (a first for Sunseeker) and a beam of 31 feet (9.5 meters), the tri-deck yacht is, of course, available for customization throughout the interior. Sunseeker’s in-house department is collaborating with the well-known superyacht-design firm Design Unlimited to provide buyers with lighting and decor choices. The general arrangement offers choices as well. For instance, owners who rarely use interior lounges might opt for an upper-level master suite rather than a second saloon. Alternately, the master suite occupies the full beam forward on the main deck. Also in that case, the upper-deck saloon can serve as a pre- and post-dinner cocktail lounge and movie theater (below).
Ten friends and family can retire to spacious staterooms below decks, as you might expect, in either all doubles or a mix of doubles and twins. Quiet time naturally follows a day of watertoy play and other onboard fun. The Sunseeker Ocean 460 garage, opening on the starboard side, can hold a Williams DieselJet 625 tender, along with PWCs and smaller toys. Further on-deck leisure areas include sunning and sitting/dining space on the raised foredeck. Similar areas, along with the possibility of another hot tub, are on the uppermost deck.
In keeping with shipyard tradition, the Sunseeker Ocean 460 pledges strong performance. Anticipate a 21-knot top end and range of 3,200 nautical miles at roughly 12 knots. Power comes from twin MAN diesels, although hybrid options are available as well.
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