A Powerful Partnership

MTU’s most advanced engines will now be on the Sunseeker 95, 116 and 131 yachts.

October 1, 2015
Sunseeker Yachts CEO Phil Popham and MTU U.K. Managing Director Bruce Philipps
Sunseeker Yachts CEO Phil Popham, left, and MTU U.K. Managing Director Bruce Philipps sign a collaboration agreement at the Southampton Boat Show. Courtesy MTU

Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce have made a deal that will supply MTU Series 2000 and Series 4000 engines to three new Sunseeker models: the 95, 116 and 131 Yachts.

“I am delighted that our longstanding relationship continues with the supply of MTU’s latest and most advanced engines for fitment across all of our largest models, matched to industry-leading standards of service and support,” Sunseeker CEO Phil Popham stated in a press release.

The Series 2000 M96L engine — for Sunseeker’s 95 and 116 models — promises improved acceleration along with reduced fuel consumption while meeting EPA Tier 3 emissions standards. Both the 12- and 16-cylinder versions are available with power outputs from 1,432 to 1,939 kW.


The larger, Series 4000 engines will be on the Sunseeker 131 Yacht, which is scheduled to debut in January (with four hulls already sold). Those same engines are on the Sunseeker 155 Yacht Blush, which is the largest boat yet from the British builder.

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