First crossover of the British builder is a sign of things to come – an entire series stepping away from Sunseeker’s usual philosophy and toward a more relaxed, more casual cruising experience
First model in the Ocean Club series
When Sunseeker debuted their 90 Ocean in Cannes last year, the yachting world was more than ready to welcome it, as it was announced a full year before the premiere, back in 2020.
The first model in the Ocean Club series is a crossover with a semi-displacement hull, low fuel consumption and equally spacious interior and exterior, connected by large glazed surfaces and wide sliding doors.
Ocean Club series has already reached enough popularity for Sunseeker to add models Ocean 156, Ocean 182 and 42M Ocean i 50M Ocean to the range. The tall hull with rhomboid windows and the main deck bulwark dotted with openings allow the eye to roam freely from the salon, which is one of the more traditional elements this model inherits from her Sunseeker sisters.
On the other hand, the glazed superstructure and the wide bow make the new model stand out in the usual Sunseeker lineup. The bow is wider because the hull is wider as well, designed for casual cruising, giving 90 Ocean range exceeding 1200 miles at 12 knots of cruising speed, and promising top speed of 26 knots.
Sunseeker 90 Ocean layout
Sunseeker 90 Ocean has a large submersible aft platform following the Beach Club concept, which serves as a launch platform for the tender, spacious enough for an additional jet ski. Also aft, there is a large storage, below uniquely designed hydraulic door (patented Sunseeker X-TEND concept) which open to turn into a sunbed (aft), or a bench (on the beach club).
The platform is properly protected from elements by tall bulwarks, with a folding electric grill hidden in the starboard side. The entrance to the salon is protected by the fly bridge, and the X-TEND door opens and rises to turn into a sunbed right next to the shade, for easier hanging out in the sun with friends who prefer shade.
Ocean 90 is a spacious crossover yacht
Ocean 90 is a classic fly bridge yacht with a large lounge on the main deck, surrounded on both sides by wide passages leading to the bow. For privacy, the crew uses dedicated doors leading to the deck from the galley or the bridge. On the main deck bow, there is a large lounge with an equally generous sunbed, flanked by two sofas.
The fly, 25 percent larger than those on all other similarly sized models, was designed for customization, with no fixed elements other than the two bars. The unit we tested had two sofas aft and a folding dining table with chairs. The fly is protected by a hard top with a standard central skylight.
On the main deck, the lounge is accessible through large sliding doors that disappear to the starboard side when open, while port side there is the staircase leading to the fly bridge. Inside, the space below this staircase is cleverly used to host a large LCD TV and the entrance to crew quarters. The custom interior on the unit we tested was elegant, with dark wenge woos and lighter wooden floor and carpets.
The model is unique for the optional side sliding doors stretching all along the lounge, and is available in two versions; with a dining table next to the left-side lounge sofa and more space for another large sofa), or with the dining table next to the galley and a smaller sofa.
The galley, placed between the lounge and the bridge, can be open or closed, as per owner’s wishes. Across the galley, starboard-side, there is room for a small day head and the semi-circular staircase leading to the below deck corridor leading to the cabins.
The fastest yacht in her class
The bridge, right next to the galley, which protects it from the glare from the lounge, has a small L-shaped sofa for the crew during navigation. The new Sunseeker uses Simrad navigation technology with a custom Sunseeker interface, and integrated MAN engine technology.
Right next to the bridge lies the entrance to the VIP cabin, with a forward-placed double bed and excellent visibility through large hull windows. This cabin is served by an en suite, as all others. The full beam master lies centrally, and has large side windows, a sofa and a desk with sea views in the left corner.
The lovely new Sunseeker 90 Ocean turns her back on the idea that every Sunseeker must be the fastest yacht in her class, offering instead a more economic, more casual approach to cruising. Her comfortable interior and exterior turn navigation into the main event, and not just the time to pass before reaching your destination.
Text Mlađan Marušić
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