Sunseeker International

Founded in 1969, Sunseeker International is a British luxury performance motor yacht manufacturer. 

Originally named Poole Power Boats by the founder brother Robert and John Braithwaite, the company changed its name to Sunseeker International in 1985 and has become a global icon since then. 

History of Sunseeker International

Founded by brothers Robert and John Braithwaite in 1969 in England, Sunseeker International has worked its way up the ladder and is now one of the most recognised yachting brands in the world. 

Sunseeker International’s headquarters and main assembly facility are in Poole Harbour, Dorset, England. 

Since 2013, the company has been owned by Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, and it is the largest UK-based luxury yacht manufacturer (based on 2012’s revenues). 

Milestones

  • The company featured in the 2008 Sunday Times list Profit Track 100 of the most profitable non-listed companies.
  • Sunseeker boats have featured in the James Bond film series. 
  • A BBC Two documentary about the company, Britain’s Biggest Superyachts: Chasing Perfection, shows the build of the Sunseeker 131 yacht. 

Achievements & Awards 

  1. Robert revolutionised the boat space with his early designs tailored to a handful of customers 
  2. Renegade 60 become the first production boat with twin jet drives 
  3. The 105 Yacht has won two of the world’s most prestigious accolades at the International Superyacht Design Awards. 
  4. In 2010, Sunseeker celebrated its 50th anniversary, and the Sunseeker Predator 130 won at the World Superyacht Awards.
  5. In 2015, Sunseeker celebrated the delivery of its 100th superyacht. 
  6. In 2018 Sunseeker supported the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula One Team at the Monaco Grand Prix. 

USPs 

  • Over 60 years of experience 
  • Technical and design excellence 
  • Largest UK-based luxury yacht builders 

Sovereign 17

Built in 1969, this 17ft was the boat that started it all for Sunseeker International. 

Although designed by an American corporation, Robert Braithwaite saw its potential, bought the mould, and built what is now known as the very first Sunseeker. 

Although the Sovereign 17 is very different from the motor yachts built today, it set Sunseeker International on the path toward glory. 

Predator 108

Launched in 2003, the Predator 108 was the first Sunseeker sports cruiser to break the 100ft threshold, and many people consider it the best-looking superyacht the company has built to date. 

The Predator 108 was also featured in the 2008 James Bond Film Quantum of Solace. 

Specifications & Amenities

  • Draft: 5.2ft
  • Beam: 20.6ft
  • Fuel Capacity: 11,000L
  • Water Tank: 1,800L
  • Cabins 4
  • Guests: 8

Manhattan 52

Built in 2017, this yacht boasts exceptional volume and striking looks at 56ft. The new style Manhattan 52 maximises living and entertainment space, incorporating expanses of curved glass to emphasise the sleek lines and bring in more natural light. 

The main deck offers social spaces that flow from the bow seating and sunbathing area to its open cockpit space. 

Specifications & Amenities

  • Draft: 4.2ft
  • Beam: 16ft 
  • Fuel Capacity: 2,200L
  • Water Tank: 600L

Sunseeker Yachts for Sale

2001 Year of Built
up to 6 Guests
67 ft
3 Cabins
AED 2.400.000
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