3 New Sunseekers at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Among its show fleet, Sunseeker will have two debuts at the annual Fort Lauderdale boat show.
Sunseeker Predator 75
The Sunseeker Predator 75 will make its world debut at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Courtesy Sunseeker

British builder Sunseeker plans to display three new models at the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October. The Predator 75 will make its global debut, the 100 Yacht will make its U.S. debut, and the Ocean 182 will be featured as a new model at the Florida event, following its official unveiling at the Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island. These new models will join a lineup for showgoers that also includes Sunseeker’s 88 Yacht, Predator 65, Manhattan 55 and Superhawk 55.

Article At-A-Glance

  • Sunseeker plans to display three new yachts at the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
  • The Sunseeker Predator 75 will be shown for the first time worldwide.
  • The Sunseeker 100 Yacht will be unveiled to U. boaters for the first time.
  • The Sunseeker Ocean 182 will continue its US tour as one of the builder’s newest models.
Sunseeker Predator 75
The Sunseeker Predator 75 is a dynamic express cruiser with entertaining and dining spaces inside and out. Courtesy Sunseeker

Sunseeker Predator 75

The Sunseeker Predator 75 is the new flagship in the Predator line, which also includes the Predator 55 Evo, Predator 65 and Predator 74 XPS. Like all of the Sunseeker Predator models, the new flagship is designed for indoor-outdoor excitement with a sliding sunroof as well as a cockpit door and window that lower, creating one big cockpit-salon entertaining and relaxation space.

Predator 75 Guest Spaces

On the Predator 75, Sunseeker created guest spaces that maximize options for making the most of the day, inside and out. Aft, in the cockpit, there’s seating and dining, as well as a sunbathing area just steps from the swim platform at the water’s edge. The garage is big enough to accommodate a Williams 395 SportJet tender for watersports, gunkholing and heading ashore to the beach. Side decks connect the cockpit to the forward section of the yacht, where more seating and sunbathing spaces await.

Inside, the Predator 75 has accommodations for six to eight guests and two crew. There are three en suite guest staterooms, including a full-beam master with a chaise for hiding away with a good book. Owners can order the yacht with an optional fourth stateroom. Additional dining space is on this deck, near the galley-down, for days when the weather makes indoor seating ideal.

Predator 75 Performance and Key Specs

According to Sunseeker’s data, the Predator 75 has a top speed of up to 40 knots. Engine options include twin 1,550 or 1,900 hp MAN V-12 engines. Range at a cruising speed of 21 knots is reportedly 330 nautical miles, based on the fuel capacity of 1,268 gallons.

This yacht is certified CE Category A, which means it’s made to head out on the ocean for extended voyages. It can withstand winds higher than 40 knots and wave heights above 13 feet (but not hurricane conditions)—not that most weekend cruisers want to be out in those types of seas, but it’s good to know the boat can take it, if a storm kicks up on the way home.

Sunseeker 100
The new flagship in Sunseeker’s Yacht line, this nearly 98-foot superyacht can reportedly top out at 30 knots and travel for 1,300 nautical miles at 10 knots. Courtesy Sunseeker

Sunseeker 100 Yacht

The Sunseeker 100 Yacht is the new flagship in the builder’s Yacht line. With the 100 Yacht, Sunseeker incorporated a full-beam owner’s stateroom forward on the main deck with a private bow terrace and sunbathing hideaways. The master also has a lobby entrance, a walk-in closet, an office and panoramic views. Overall, there are accommodations on board for 12 guests and five crew.

100 Yacht Guest Spaces

One of the premier guest spaces aboard the Sunseeker 100 Yacht is up on the flybridge, which—in a first for the British builder—allows for uninterrupted walkaround access, including to the foredeck. Guests on the flybridge can relax in the seating near the bar or on the freestanding furniture aft, while crew have direct access to the flybridge from the galley (separate from the guest stairway) for ease of serving food and drinks.

Inside, on the main deck, the salon has sole-to-ceiling glass for allowing in natural light. There’s a 55-inch TV for movie nights on the hook. Outside and aft, the beach club allows access to the water as well as to the water toys and tender garage. The yacht can be ordered with Sunseeker X-TEND, which is a sunbed that transforms into multiple seating configurations at the stern.

100 Yacht Performance and Key Specs

The Sunseeker 100 Yacht is available with multiple engine packages. The standard power plants are twin MTU 12V 2000 M96Xs, while the optional diesels are twin MTU 12V 2000 M96Ls. The builder reports a top hop of 30 knots, as well as a 1,300-nautical-mile range at a cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length overall on the 100 Yacht is 97 feet, 11 inches, with a beam of 22 feet, 8 inches and a draft of 6 feet, 10 inches. The tender garage is sized to hold a Williams SportJet 460 along with a Sea-Doo GTX 255 personal watercraft, as well as smaller water toys such as Seabobs, scuba gear and paddleboards.

Sunseeker Ocean 182
For the first time ever, Sunseeker is placing the lone helm station on the upper deck of a yacht with the new Ocean 182. Courtesy Sunseeker

Sunseeker Ocean 182

The Sunseeker Ocean 182 measures just shy of 89 feet length overall and falls in the middle of the builder’s five-yacht Ocean line of vessels. With this newest Ocean model, Sunseeker’s team set out to create what is essentially a floating penthouse, with sole-to-ceiling sliding doors to starboard and matching windows to port, allowing for uninterrupted views.

Ocean 182 Guest Spaces

The upper deck on the Sunseeker Ocean 182 has retractable sliding doors, which means the space can be fully enclosed and climate-controlled, or used as an open, alfresco balcony. This is also where the yacht’s helm is located—and it’s a first for Sunseeker, situating the sole helm on the upper deck. A bar is next to the helm for snacks and drinks, with seating and a TV aft, leading to an outside space with lounge seating.

Down at water level, the Ocean 182’s beach club has a hydraulically lifting swim platform, a retractable passarelle, a shower, speakers for the owner’s favorite music, a barbecue and Sunseeker’s X-TEND convertible seating.

Ocean 182 Performance and Key Specs

The Sunseeker Ocean 182 is rated CE Category B, which means it’s intended to operate offshore with winds up to 40 knots and seas as high as 13 feet. Sunseeker offers the yacht with twin 1,650 or 1,900 hp MAN V-12 engines, providing a reported top-end speed of 27 knots. At 12 knots, Sunseeker says the Ocean 182 has a range of 1,800 nautical miles.

Draft is 6 feet, 5 inches on the Ocean 182, with a beam of 23 feet, 6 inches.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which yachts will Sunseeker display at the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show?

The debuts will include the Predator 75, 100 Yacht and Ocean 182. Additional models are expected to be displayed are the 88 Yacht, Predator 65, Superhawk 55 and Manhattan 55.

Where is Sunseeker based?

In Poole, in the United Kingdom. The builder was originally known as Poole Power Boats, founded back in 1969. It changed its name to Sunseeker International in 1985.

Who owns Sunseeker?

The Beijing-based conglomerate called Wanda Group acquired a majority stake in Sunseeker in 2013.

How substantial is Sunseeker’s shipyard?

It employs about 2,000 people and turns out somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 boats every year.

What percentage of Sunseeker boats are exported worldwide?

About 98 percent, according to the company.

Is it true that Sunseeker is working on its first hybrid-power yacht?

Yes. As of mid-2023, Sunseeker says it’s “close to launching” its first production yacht with hybrid power.

Does Sunseeker work with any charities?

Yes. The yachtbuilder sends donations to Macmillan Cancer Support.