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Sunseeker triumphant at the 2023 World Yachts Trophies

Published on: 27 September 2023

Superhawk 55- World Yachts Trophies

The Superhawk 55 and Ocean 182 both receive awards at Cannes Yachting Festival

 

Sunseeker received two awards at the 2023 World Yachts Trophies for its exceptional design innovation. The Superhawk 55 won ‘Best Exterior Design’ in the 45’ to 64’ category for its dynamic exterior profile and innovative lifestyle features. For its outstanding interior design, the Ocean 182 won the 'Best Layout' award in the 80' to 98' category. The Ocean 182 launched at Newport International Boat Show last week and has already received industry-leading recognition for the new floating penthouse concept and intelligent use of interior space.

 

The World Yachts Trophies recognises the best motor yachts launched this year. Sunseeker is a proud winner, receiving recognition from the prestigious jury panel. Sunseeker, alongside Sunseeker London Group, were presented with the trophies during a spectacular awards ceremony that welcomed the world’s leading industry professionals to the bay of Cannes.

 

Andrea Frabetti, chief executive officer at Sunseeker International, commented:

“Taking home two awards at this year’s World Yachts Trophies signifies the strength of Sunseeker’s approach to innovative design. We are thrilled to win awards for the latest product launches that have made waves worldwide. The World Yachts Trophies is one of the most prestigious international awards in the yachting industry. Receiving these awards is a great testament to our design, manufacturing and engineering teams for continuing to push the boundaries and deliver a world class product.”

 

Best Exterior Design - Superhawk 55

 

The sensational Sunseeker Superhawk 55 sets a new standard for style, practicality and the ultimate boat owner experience. A sculptured full-beam aft cockpit makes full use of the yacht's incredible width, benefitting from generous configurable seating and concealed appliances integrated into the feature wet bar and optional rise and fall TV. The central helm transports the occupant of the driver's seat to new heights. Experience the feel of weightlessness with uncompromised panoramic views while helming. Practicality is integral to every Sunseeker. Innovative pantograph doors on the port and starboard side offer protection from the elements, allowing the driver to focus on the horizon ahead. The foredeck is ready to host sunbathers and sundowners with day-to-night usability. A spacious large sun pad slides forward to reveal a table for even more seating, delivering versatility and flexible use of the space.

 

Best Layout – Ocean 182

 

The Ocean 182 epitomises the floating penthouse concept. Those who step on board are immediately met with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors on the starboard side and matching windows on the port side to provide uninterrupted views from bow to stern, connecting guests to the marine environment while enjoying the comforts of the interior. The main deck is a dedicated space for socialising and entertaining, offering 671 square feet of living space with a stunning collection of contemporary loose furniture to fill the space. There is flexibility to choose freestanding furniture that suits the owner's requirements, from large U-shaped sofas to comfortable lounge seating.

 

The unique spiral staircase with minimalist stair treads contributes to an unimpeded view from the inside. Forward of the staircase resides the semi-open galley with a pantograph door to the port side deck. Comprehensively equipped with Miele appliances and an option to include additional refrigeration and a 34-bottle wine cooler, the galley offers incredible space and storage. On the starboard side, a generous dining table for eight guests and a bar forward becomes an ideal space for serviced or informal dining.

 

The fluidity between outdoor and indoor living spaces is unmatched in this yacht class. With retractable sliding doors, the upper deck can fully close to create a third indoor living space or left open to form an al-fresco balcony, offering the owner ultimate flexibility. The sole helm console on this yacht, situated on the upper deck, has not been seen on a Sunseeker before. Next to the helm, an L-shaped bar is conveniently located for service with crew or for owner use. The bar is well-equipped with refrigeration, ice maker and wash basin for convenience, servicing the indoor and outdoor upper deck spaces. Further aft, on the starboard side, there is an extension of the saloon with U-shaped seating and a fixed TV unit with storage on the port side. Beyond the upper saloon lies an outside space on the upper deck with loose lounge seating and expansive panoramic glazing offering far reaching views out to the horizon.

 

Below deck, the light and elegant accommodation comprises three well-appointed double cabins and a twin, all with en suite in a standard configuration. The full-beam owner's cabin positioned amidships is an indulgent escape for the owner, whilst the forward VIP provides an equally luxurious experience for guests.

 

Offering a contemporary yet timeless interior, the Ocean 182 benefits from a highly customisable interior to suit the owner's style and taste. The interior, curated in collaboration with Design Unlimited, is characterised by soft neutral tones and a sumptuous blend of textured materials. Every inch of this yacht is finished to an immaculate standard, showcasing recessed ambient mood lighting, stainless steel trim detailing, and specially designed feature bulkheads.