Sunseeker 95 Yacht review: Yacht with Pedigree

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Sunseeker 95 Yacht has been created with a tough task – to be the successor of an extremely successful yacht of twenty-eight feet. Innovative design, finesse and top-of-the-range interior design, significantly increased volume and recognizable Sunseeker style are the main attributes of this new yacht

New Sunseeker yacht was introduced in Cannes as the ‘older sister’ of the highly successful 28-meter model.

The yacht was announced with great expectations from the market, and on that occasion Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International, said: ‘The new 95 Yacht’s design has evolved to perfectly emulate the new design direction of our larger models, yet it still remains unmistakeably a Sunseeker. As the second in a series of five stunning product launches in 2016, this is further evidence of our commitment to invest in developing new exciting models which lead the way in technical and design innovation’.

Sunseeker 95 Yacht layout

This is a photography of Sunseeker 95 Yacht salon
Sunseeker 95 Yacht has 30 percent more space than its predecessor, and the upper bridge is pretty large

Rushing on-board we showed an unusual desire to skip the exterior and began exploring her somewhat innovative layout.

She shares the hull moldings of her successful sister the company markets as their 28-meter yacht, but her interior is 30 percent larger by volume than her sister, so she seems to combine a spacious superyacht feel, mixed with many more practical advantages.

In its standard layout the Sunseeker 95 Yacht features a special master cabin on the main deck that is almost duplex in configuration. The full beam master suite takes full advantage of the side windows and an abundance of mirrored bulkheads to exaggerate the sense of space, while forward, a short staircase leads down to a midlevel dressing area and en-suite that further enhances the superyacht feel.

The cleverly designed sleeping area is further enhanced with a small dressing table style desk, plus a pantograph door to starboard that leads directly from the cabin onto the side deck.

95 Yacht has spacious interior

There is more sleeping accommodation one deck below and here, on the model we were sea trialing, that is made up of three cabins that are both spacious and well thought out. The option of converting the same space into a four cabin layout would naturally end up compacting the cabins resulting, we feel as a consequence, in the expansive character of the yacht being lost.

This is a photography of Sunseeker 95 Yacht owners cabin
The owner’s cabin is located on the main deck and has a separate exit to the deck, and the VIP cabin occupies the entire width of the boat

That said, Sunseeker 95 Yacht managed to fit in two twin cabins that could be converted into doubles by sliding the two singles together. The third en-suite cabin on this deck proved to be a pleasing VIP where the level of space and comfortable amenities were not far short of those in the master suite.

Continuing the split level concept that began in the master cabin, the raised pilot house offers even more flexibility, contributing as it does to the provision of additional space for the main deck layout.

This means that the oddly-shaped galley/pantry combination is squeezed into a space that is beside and below the pilothouse. Oddly shaped it maybe, but it nevertheless manages to boast its own on deck access door and is well enough laid-out to cater to the needs of eight guests and four crew.

The galley serves a dinning table set immediately aft of it and this will be without doubt a most pleasurable area to eat in as drop down bulkheads to starboard lend a waterside ambience.

Wonderfully engineered furniture

The existing crew cabins are not large, but given that the Sunseeker 95 Yacht has to appeal to an audience worldwide it is necessary to show the ability to carry crew. Yet many families will instead, we suspect, use the space as bedrooms for the younger members of the family.

The main saloon and the aft deck are bright and spacious, and while they are two separate areas will we feel act together as a focal point of the boat when users seek to avoid the sun on the deck above.

The décor on these yachts makes use of the builder’s ability to produce wonderfully engineered furniture in house. Lightweight panels are covered in veneers of mahogany and wenge, well-built perfectly finished furniture that has that sleek and expensive looking high gloss quality to it.

The sundeck is well-equipped, with a second helm, bar, optional hot tub and plenty of seating for guests to be entertained in style. Both the upper and lower helm stations are both well-considered with the upper one having by far the best view when it comes to confined water handling.

Below, there is ample space to handle paper charts, but here again given the yacht’s length and therefore classification regulations she will be obliged to adhere to, it is far more likely that the owner will opt for using electronic charting systems devised for the leisure yachting market and will not need such a large chart table.

In smooth waters of the harbor, Sunseeker 95 Yacht was a dream personified–reacting well to the slightest of engine commands and, using the bow and stern thrusters, seemed to move sideways effortlessly, making docking a dream.

The evident success of this Sunseeker model lies in her flexibility and production schedule. The shipyard takes just six months to produce each one and can build them so that there is no more than a six-week gap between launchings.

This is a photography Sunseeker 95 Yacht interior
The glossy lacquered wood combined with light fabrics gives the interior a pronounced finesse

The company’s flexible approach to bespoke personalization sees the fourth yacht heading to Hong Kong, where the owner’s desire to radically alter the accommodation has been met by Sunseeker without any hint of resistance.

The Chinese owner and his American educated wife have specified that their boat will be used more as a day boat with enhanced entertaining facilities.

Sunseeker’s real eye pleaser

The result is that the dinning area in the main salon becomes an area dedicated to the playing of Mahjong, while the forward master suite becomes the new dinning saloon. The sub deck here changes to become a staff bedroom and en-suite, while the lower deck is to be turned into a deluxe sleeping area with just two wellappointed and enlarged cabins.

We believe in launching the 95 Yacht Sunseeker have plugged a gap in their model range to produce what will become a worthy successor to the Sunseeker 28-meter. Sunseeker have successfully created a real eye pleaser that will be wonderful in a marina and gloriously at home in a quite sun soaked anchorage with unruffled waters.

Sunseeker 95 Yacht specifications

LOA: 28,10 m
Beam: 6,52 m
Draft: 1,34 m
Displacement (full): 92 Tons
Engines:2 x MTU 12V 2000 M96L-1947PS
Power: 1,920hp (1,432kW)
Max Speed: 24-knots
Cruising Speed: 12-knots
Fuel Capacity: 14.400 L
Range: 1,490nM @ 12-knots
Water Capacity: 2.100 L
Builder: Sunseeker International (England)
Dealer: Sunseeker Adriatic Group

 

 

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