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SUPERYACHT #494
June 2003

Article selected from our quarterly magazine dedicated to the largest and most luxurious boats with information, interviews, technical articles, images and yachting news


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Fabio Petrone


SUNSEEKER 82

Making her European debut at the last Southampton boat show. Presented in the United States during the most recent Miami Boat Show, the Sunseeker 82, in the same category of yachts that includes Predator 80 and 95 but also the yachts 94, 105 and 135 has already been positively received by potential customers all over the world. In appearance, it remains faithful to the unmistakable "family feeling" of the shipyard and is a splendid blend of elegance and sportsmanship.

 

Its layout and the design of its underbody, based, naturally, on continually evolving technology, reflect all the experience of luxury yachts gained by the British builder. The designers claim their objective was not just to offer a beautiful, perfectly aligned, top quality boat but also a personalised yacht that can be enjoyed in all its aspects, one that is easy to handle and can be sailed by the owner with no help from the crew. Let's go to examine the interior, starting from the lower deck where, almost at mid-ship, is the sumptuous owner's cabin. This choice stems from the need to offer a spacious room that fully exploits the whole width allowed by the hull at this point. It is arranged with the double bed in the centre and a sofa and vanity corner along the walls, wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, double wash-hand basin and sanitary fittings. Continuing toward the bow, there is a cabin with twin beds to starboard while a little further forward, to port, there is a guest cabin with bunk beds. These rooms have a separate bathroom with a shower cubicle and sanitary fittings. The deck ends at the bow in a VIP stateroom which is extremely comfortably and richly fitted out, like the owner's cabin, with en-suite bathroom but with shower cubicle instead of a bath. The crew's quarters are astern and comprise two distinct rooms, served by one bathroom, accessible by an opening in the transom to guarantee maximum privacy both to the owner and guests. On the main deck, following current fashion, are distinct areas like the lounge, dining room, galley and inside control station. All, however, are perfectly linked to each other and with the adjacent external cockpit, to stress the social aspect of life on board. These rooms, therefore, lead into one in the one large space fitted with every comfort where everyone can communicate and interact without impediment. The flying bridge is characterised by its steering position to port, and there is a sofa for three people which is slightly off centre to allow maximum accessibility to the steering position. Behind there is a spacious L-shaped dinette with a table especially shaped to minimise obstacles to the use of the area, opposite which there is a bar corner with sink, fridge and barbecue grill. A word about the performance of this recent Sunseeker maxi. With its twin Caterpillar engines 2,800 HP overall and propellers in semitunnel, the 82 Yacht is able to reach 33 knots at maximum speed with an attested cruising speed just short of 30 knots

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
LOA 25.15 m
width 6.17 m
maximum draught 1.70 m
half load displacement 55,000 kg
fuel reserve 16,500 lit
water reserve 11,500 lit
engines: from 2x1.400 to 2x1.550 CAT, MAN or MTU.

For further information:
C&C Shipyard; Via Dei Devoto 151/153; 16033 Lavagna; tel. 0185 301581; fax 0185 322839; e.mail cantcec@tin.it