Charter Yacht Brands to Know: Sunseeker International
Sunseeker International began as a tiny company building 17 ft runabouts. Today the company employs a dedicated team of over 2,000 highly skilled workers building exceptionally popular charter vessels and has well and truly broken into the superyacht category with over 100 luxury yachts built ranging from 100ft to the outstanding flagship, the mega yacht BLUSH.
This staunchly British yard was founded in 1969 by Robert Braithwaite in the English seaside town of Poole in Dorset. Braithwaite had a background in selling boats, mostly small runabouts by American brand Owens Cruisers Inc. When Owens Cruisers withdrew from the European market Braithwaite acquired the local factory's boat moulds and Sunseeker was born.
The first craft to launch was the Sovereign 17 in 1971, closely followed by the Sovereign 20. By the late seventies, Sunseeker boats were selling well in the UK and northern Europe and the burgeoning Mediterranean market.
In the 80s, Sunseeker listened to feedback from owners and invested in larger, more lifestyle focused models with cockpits that could host large groups of people, more cabins and plenty of style.
In the 90s, the Predator 80 emerged, marking a new benchmark in luxury boating combined accommodation, incredible performance, range and handling like never before.
In line with owner demand and an appetite for increasingly larger motor yachts, Sunseeker invested in R&D and larger premises, breaking into the superyacht category: from the 105 Yacht and ground-breaking 37M Yacht, the 131 Yacht to the brand's flagship 155 Yacht, BLUSH, the largest and most advanced yacht from the yard and available for charter in the Mediterranean.
In September 2015, Sunseeker celebrated the delivery of its 100th luxury performance motoryacht in the 100ft+ superyacht category.
Today, Sunseeker International employs a dedicated team of over 2,000 highly skilled designers, engineers and master craftsmen supported by a worldwide network of over 80 retail and service locations, exporting c.140 yachts a year to more than 45 countries.
Sunseeker motor yachts are exceptionally popular charter vessels, thanks to their sleek profiles, race-derived V hull designs delivering high performance. They boast long range capacity and the ability to travel at pace between charter locations – thrilling and practical.
Launched in 2014, the 155ft (47.25m) luxury charter yacht ARADOS is Sunseeker's largest and most advanced yacht to date, turning heads wherever she sails throughout the Western Mediterranean and Spanish Balearics. Over three decks, ARADOS has large leisure spaces, including a Jacuzzi, sunpads, bar and dining space for 12 on the sundeck and an additional foredeck for sunbathing or cocktails at sunset.
With interiors described as "zen-like", in a palette of pastel green, sanded light oak wood, aquamarine and silver tones combined with sea-inspired accents of seashells and soft furnishings, ARADOS is the pinnacle of comfort and style.
None of her five massive cabins is the same, and ARADOS provides sumptuous accommodation for 10 guests, including a full-beam master suite with private balcony, along with balconies on the main and upper decks for closer connection with the water, and an extended Beach Club area with bar and lounges.
ARADOS has all the latest, high-tech tenders and watertoys on board for hours of on-water fun and her 10 professional crew are dedicated to creating charters that are unique and memorable.
Available in the Riviera and Mediterranean, 115ft (35.1m) FLEUR was launched in 2016 and has become a popular luxury charter vessel with accommodation for 10 in five spacious staterooms.
The full-beam master stateroom on the main deck boasts an exquisite ensuite with an extra-large rain shower, while the two double cabins and to twin cabins are located lower deck each with ensuite and their own rain shower. The twin cabins can be converted to a double, giving guests the flexibility to suit their party.
With a top speed of 26 knots and many areas onboard dedicated to leisure and entertaining, FLEUR is the quintessential Sunseeker charter yacht. Her step-down foredeck creates a private area to relax in the sun, with a dining space, sun pads and one of two Jacuzzis which offer 180 degree panoramic views.
The expansive flybridge lends itself to entertaining with a retractable sunshade, a large seating and dining area and the second Jacuzzi.
FLEUR is loaded with tenders and watertoys, including a Williams jet tender, Seadoo jetskis, Seabobs, 6m Funair inflatable slide, waterskis and various tow toys.
82ft (25m) OCTAVIA is a compact and cleverly designed luxury charter yacht which is elegant, sporty and built for speed as she cruises the Italian Riviera and Sardinia.
On deck, OCTAVIA offers up to eight guests a large entertainer's aft deck with dining table and comfortable sofas. Then there's the large foredeck with sunpads. The stern swim platform offers convenient access to the sea and OCTAVIA'S wealth of watertoys for guests' enjoyment.
Inside, the saloon has large windows and a sunroof for entertaining and socialising with panoramic views and sunshine-filled interiors. Four spacious cabins comprise a master cabin, VIP cabin, and two guest cabins with two twin beds and bunk beds, all with ensuites and satellite TV.
Impeccably designed for charter, TAKE 5 is a 131ft (40m) Sunseeker with luxurious interiors and accommodation for up to 12 guests, available in winter in the Bahamas and Caribbean and in the Western Mediterranean in the summer season.
TAKE 5 has innumerable unique points that will delight her charter guests, among them stylish modern "Hamptons Beach House" styling, five staterooms, a large sundeck with jacuzzi, Portuguese deck with settee and sunpads, beach club for lazing at the water's edge.
The main saloon boasts ample lounge and dining sections, 80-inch flat screen retractable TV with surround sound and floor to ceiling windows offering fantastic views, while the skylounge is ideal for relaxing in the evening with a games table, 103-inch TV, lounges and full bar, while outside, on the skylounge deck there is a dining table for 12 and awning for shade.
TAKE 5 has a vast array of watertoys, including a 34ft Nortec boat for day trips, fishing gear, snorkeling equipment, 18ft Williams jet tender for skiing and towing, waterslide, Seadoo jetskis, floating ski dock, SUPS, floating oasis, floating splash pad and Yacht Golf, plus a diverse selection of gym equipment for fitness devotees.
All cabins are equipped with TV and iPads, individual climate control, ORCA entertainment system, individual satellite receivers, complete blackout, iPod docking stations, reading lights, robes, slippers, hair-dryers, telephone, and wi-fi access.
TAKE 5'S crew of eight are dedicated to catering to the personal requirements of every charter guest in terms of cuisine on board, activities and genuine relaxation during their charter experience.
For further details on these super Sunseeker Yachts and other motor yachts available for charter please contact the specialists at Luxury Charter Group.
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