, 2022-10-18 09:12:15,
Sunseeker’s 65 Sport Yacht meshes thoughtful design with performance that will blow back anyone’s hair, says Kevin Koenig
In its heart, Sunseeker has always been a sport-boat company. You can see it in the lines of every model it builds and feel it in your hands when you slam the throttle forward or spin the wheel hard into a tight loop-the-loop. It’s no surprise the British company has fostered such a cosy relationship with the James Bond film franchise – you could hardly catch a super-villain in a trawler, after all.
The builder’s new 65 Sport Yacht is right in line with that storied tradition. Fast, agile and brimming with Anglophile charm, this boat is ably poised to carry Sunseeker into the future by respecting her past.
“Our core function is and always has been rooted in our racing days,” says the company’s technical sales director Ross Donohue. “All our hulls are performance hulls. And we’ve taken what we’ve learned from our tradition and moved forward with it. For example, these days of course we use 3D printers during the design process, so everything runs very clean and true. But our fundamentals are still the same.”
All images courtesy of Sunseeker International
And those fundamentals undeniably make for an exhilarating ride. I sea-trialled the 65 Sport Yacht off Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on a calm and hot late afternoon. The 65 has two helms – upper and lower – each interesting in its own right. The lower helm has twin helm seats,…
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