Every Sunseeker makes a bold statement. Its contemporary design and quality is held in high regard the world over and sets the standard not just for Sunseeker, but for every other yacht manufacturer to follow. By using only the finest materials, modern building techniques and advanced composites, our expert design team ensure that Sunseeker remains at the forefront of technology and engineering excellence. Painstakingly handcrafted from bow to stern, no detail is too small. It’s this continued desire to excel that gives each Sunseeker its presence, performance and unmistakable quality.
In an age of automated production and assembly, sunseeker’s commitment to creating a hand built product is easily understood.
The reason is, there isn’t a better way. Modern computer aided design and construction techniques can manufacture precision components and streamline production, but the immaculate detail and finish of a Sunseeker motoryacht, inside and out, can only be achieved by skill and dedication. This human factor, and its influence on the finished product cannot be replicated by a machine, which might be able to sand and polish a given number of times, but will never be able to tell when the end result is right. The fact that the end result is right on a Sunseeker is as much thanks to the people who built it as to the technology that first mapped it out.
Nor can a machine pay close attention to detail; it takes a person to do that. A person who takes a pride in their workmanship, the ability of their own two hands to create a look and a finish of real beauty – a Sunseeker person, in fact.
Quality in all things and in all areas. at sunseeker only the best will do, a view shared by owners worldwide.
Quality and beauty are much more than skin-deep in a Sunseeker Motor Yacht. True, its finish, both inside and out, exude quality in abundance for all to see and admire. Only the best furnishings, appliances, audio visual equipment and other creature comforts are fitted, as well as the finest quality essential equipment such as the radar and chart plotter. Rest assured the same quality standards are also applied to the many unseen areas and components of a Sunseeker, from bilge pump to fuse box. In the larger yachts this quality is amply demonstrated by their ability to satisfy stringent MCA and RINA classification criteria.
Prior to the many recent sales within the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, India and the Far East, the majority of new Sunseeker orders came from existing Sunseeker owners.
As always with performance craft, quality of life and quality of engineering go hand in hand. Ride quality has long been a criterion for assessing the quality of a motorcar, now, with a Sunseeker, owners and guests can expect the same ride quality as that of the finest cars. No easy task when a 70-tonne Motor Yacht is moving at over 40 knots, but made possible by quality of design.
Only a quality product can become an icon, and only a quality product will stand the test of time.
To deliver both high performance and high-end luxury in the same craft has everything to do with the materials chosen.
Externally, the quality of materials that provide the sumptuous Sunseeker finishing touches are there for all to see – rich American walnut furnishings, the finest quality natural teak decks, embossed headlinings, high gloss lacquer bulkheads and plush fabrics and carpeting. What is less easy to see is the choice and application of materials that allow high performance and high-end luxury to come together in the same vessel.
Optimum power-to-weight ratio is achieved by ingenious design and manufacturing. Over the years Sunseeker and engine manufacturers have worked together to increase power and efficiency from ever more lightweight motors, but their progress will be hampered unless the fittings and fixtures are not similarly optimised. By way of example, light-filtering polarised safety glass is one third of the weight that it was five years ago; beautiful marble and granite surface finishes are decorative and durable, but what looks like a two-inch thick slab can in fact be a milled slip backed by a honeycomb of durable composite material.
The extensive use of carbon fibre has also made a great contribution. The rigidity of a carbon fibre sandwich composite floor that is only 30mm thick can produce a surface area of ten by five metres without any deflection at all. A vacuum-extruded resin bulkhead can be lifted and fitted by a team of four, where its predecessor would have needed twice that number.
The constant research into and testing of new materials has become standard procedure at Sunseeker, keeping them and their boats at the forefront of marine design and technology.