Even if it is a cliché, the phrase “You’ve come a long way baby” succinctly sums up the story of Sunseeker. The English company that started out as a builder of trailerable day boats has morphed into a superpower on the global marine scene, as it's a leading manufacturer of custom and semi-custom cruisers and superyachts sized from 40 feet at the low end to a colossal 40-meter tri-deck flagship. (A 55-meter is slated for release in 2014.)
Over the years, the builder has hit many milestones–among them the early collaboration with Don Shead to develop the race-derived deep-V hulls that have become a Sunseeker trademark–and sealed a reputation for delivering performance along with uber-luxurious appointments and imaginative, even sensational style. The four-decade evolution has been rapid and, according to the company, is the result of this UK builder’s philosophy to embrace change at all costs. By taking risks (Sunseeker embraced technologies like Duoprops and Arneson drives early on) the company has positioned itself as a world-class leader in contemporary yacht design.
Weekend Lift, Original Owners have taken pride of this beautiful performance motoryacht. First year of the 56 Predator introduced to US market in 2000 combines dramatic styling with palatial owner’s cabin, state-of-the-art construction. Lavish interior boasts opulent main salon with leather seating, extra-large galley with built-in washer/dryer, two large staterooms with en suite heads, exquisite cherry joinery. Raised bridgedeck offers seating for eight; adjoining aft cockpit seating has retractable sun lounge. Electro-hydraulic high-low bathing platform handles a tender.
Sunseeker Predator 56 Specifications - Standard Equipment Construction - Isophthalic gelcoat - Initial lay-up: isophthalic resin, powder-bound fiberglass mat - Main lay-up: orthophthalic resin with stitched biaxial reinforcement - 18 mm Balsa core to topsides and deck - Bonded foam frame and girder system reinforcing hull bottom - Antifouling and osmosis treatment Deck Fittings - Fittings all in stainless steel - 8 Deck cleats in stainless steel - Delta anchor and 60 m chain (galvanized) - Electric winch and capstan 24V with deck and cockpit controls 24V - Stemhead roller and anchor stop - Self-draining chain locker, fender stowage - Pulpit and cockpit rails in stainless steel - Stainless steel fendering with rubber insert - IMCO Navigation lights - 2 Pantograph wipers 24V windscreen washers - Ensign staff and socket - Stainless steel bow roller with anchor stop - Stainless steel bow plate - Curved safety glass windscreen - Chain locker - fender stowage - Fuel fillers port and starboard - Fresh water filler Bathing Platform - Hydraulic lift and fall launching platform - Teak-laid bathing platform and steps - Hot and cold swimming shower - Freshwater marina connection - Dockside connection AC with 20 m cable - Stainless steel swimming ladder Cockpit - Self-draining - Stern safety door - CD Player in cockpit - Wetbar sink with hot and cold water, cool box, ice maker, bottle locker and griddle - Deeply upholstered seating for up to 8 around cockpit table - Lockers beneath seating - Glass holders - Liferaft stowage position - Overhead cockpit lights 24V - Low-level courtesy lights 24V - Waterproof carpet - Engine room access hatch - Boathook Helm Console - Double stand - sit helm and copilot seat - Storage beneath helm seats - Chart area - Console with burr walnut fascia - Hydraulic power steering - Wood-rimmed steering wheel - Full analog engine instrumentation - Radar open scanner - Autopilot - Electronic speedlog - Depth sounder - Rudder indicator - Water tank gauge - Fuel tank gauge - VHF Radio - Trim tab controls - Single-lever engine controls - Compass - Horn - Windscreen wipers and washers - Glass holders - Hand-held fire extinguisher Saloon - Large dining area with folding table - Scatter cushions - Television, video player - CD - Hi-fi surround system - Overhead cupboards - Drinks cupboard - Opening portholes with mosquito screens and curtains - 2 x Deck hatches with mosquito screens - Overhead halogen lighting 24V - Low-level lighting 24V - Main control panel (AC-DC) - Generator controls - Double AC socket - Hand-held fire extinguisher - Fitted carpet - Choice of lacquered interior finishes and veneers - Air conditioning Galley - Sink and drainer - 2-Ring ceramic hob - Electric refrigerator 110V - Electric freezer 110V - Microwave - grill - Hot and cold water - Rubbish bin - Cupboard and drawer storage - 6 Place crockery set 6 place cutlery set - Double AC socket - Hand-held fire extinguisher - ?2 x Opening portholes with mosquito screens and curtains - First aid kit - Coffee maker - Air conditioning VIP Stateroom - Forward - Double berth - Drawer in base-end - 2 Reading lights 24V - Outboard shelving - Overhead bedside cupboards - Hanging wardrobe - Shelved cupboard - Halogen overhead lights 24V - 2 x Opening portholes with mosquito screens and curtains - Deck hatch with mosquito screen - Double AC socket - Door to shower room - Fitted carpet - Television - video - Air conditioning VIP En Suite Shower Room - Avonite countertop - Washbasin - Taps and accessories - Hot and cold water - Separate shower compartment - Acrylic shower door - Vacuum toilet - Extractor fan - Mirrored vanity unit - Shelved cupboard - Toothbrush and glass holder - Towel ring and towels - Ove