Sunseeker International has unveiled its brand new Ocean 156, the latest model to join its Ocean family of yachts. Boasting a much larger feeling of space than other yachts of its size and with extremely flexible design options, the Ocean 156 is set to be a phenomenon in every ocean across the globe.
Rather than using the boat’s length within its model name, the Ocean 156 references its gross tonnage figure, the measurement of a yachts interior volume. While this is a new and unexpected naming convention for Sunseeker, it truly captures why this new model is so unique. It reminds the owner that they are gaining a significant increase in interior volume in a yacht measuring 80 feet, compared with a conventional yacht layout of a similar size.
With a completely enclosed upper deck and single helm station, the Ocean 156 leaves ample space on board for multi-purpose use, thanks to maximised internal volume and gross tonnage, especially in her seamless, extended saloon and upper deck area The upper deck area has similarities to a Portuguese deck with more space, allowing usable, social areas for seating, sun pads and spa tub options. Throughout, design layouts are completely customisable enabling owners to personalise to their own style and practical needs. This is made more achievable thanks to minimal intrusions such as fixed furniture as well as single-level flooring throughout the majority of space on board.
Step into the main deck saloon and you are met with a 360˚panoramic vista owed to the full height and vertical glazing surround. With a luxury penthouse apartment feel, the area can be customised with multiple arrangements including an open galley and dining aft with bar area forward for an open plan set up. Patio doors are situated port and starboard to connect the outside with the stunning interior and an impressive vertical, glazed, floating staircase sits centrally but is subtle so as not to draw the eye away from the impressive settings.
Another option for those who favour more privacy, with crew on board, is a central galley layout with options to enclose at varying levels, separating guests and crew. A large saloon sofa seat and TV sits aft with bar and dining forward of the galley and counter-level worktops.
The Ocean 156 accommodates a master stateroom option on the main deck to benefit owners from the impressive views and foredeck access outside. On the lower deck, the full beam master aft features ample storage, a vanity desk and connecting ensuite with twin basins. In a standard configuration, the lower accommodation comprises of a forward VIP and two guest cabins with an optional sliding berth cabin accommodate additional guests in comfort. There is also option for Crew accommodation sits forward of the engine room with appliance block and worktop space for self-sufficiency.
The lower deck once again has a completely level floor between the master and VIP, something that is rare on a yacht of its size and will benefit those on board in the subtlest of ways. Powered by Volvo D13 IPS 1350, she accommodates eight guests in complete luxury and performance reaching speeds of up to 23 knots.
Andrea Frabetti, CEO at Sunseeker International, commented: ‘Our teams have once again managed to achieve a luxury superyacht feel with all the practicalities of a smaller model on board the beautiful new Ocean 156, and we’ve really worked hard to maximise space on board. The design options are endless, and we’re really excited to bring what promises to be a popular model to market.’
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