The Sunseeker Predator 130 is a 126-foot luxury motor yacht with a flybridge that was launched by Sunseeker in 2010. Though no longer a model in current production, the Sunseeker Predator 130 remains popular on the used and charter markets thanks to its sleek and sculpted profile, masses of cool, contemporary outdoor space and the ability for long-range cruising in utter comfort. This Sunseeker Yacht was a finalist at the World Superyacht Awards 2012 in the “Interior Design” category and won the prize for “Naval Architecture” at the 2010 Showboat Design Awards.
The teak-lined flybridge on this yacht is full-beam at the rear, with a tapered front for focused piloting from the upper helm station. There is a fiberglass hard-top with a retractable sunroof for shaded shelter, and enough room up here to host a double-width wet-bar with an ice-crusher, a Kenyon grill and four bar stools, from where you can work on your cocktail shaking technique. There is also space on the bridge for an L-shaped sofa with a breakfast table, a formal al-fresco dining table for up to 10 guests, a rear sun-pad and a circular jacuzzi spa pool. At the front of the flybridge is a companionway door leading into the pilothouse, where five Simrad display panels, power-assisted steering, thruster controls and a joystick are joined by a pair of Hi-Lo helm chairs and an L-shaped sofa.
You will find a further sunpad out on the foredeck, along with a Portuguese Bridge-style U-shaped sofa, while on the sheltered aft-deck there is a four-pad, stern-facing sunbed and a pair of leather sofas. Side steps lead down to a timber-clad hydraulic swimming platform with a scalloped edge as well as a transom garage capacious enough for a Williams tender, a jet-ski and a set of Seabobs.
Golden teak, pale oak or high-gloss American Cherry welcome you upon entering the main deck salon through curved sliding glass doors, while four sofas and a dining table demonstrate the sheer size of this exquisite living space. The salon also benefits from a pair of water-tight patio doors on each side for a fresh and elemental feel and easy access to the side decks where retractable bulwarks turn into cocktail balconies. Further forward there is an enclosed galley with Miele appliances, granite or marble work surfaces and all the equipment needed to prepare gourmet meals. An innovative addition to the Predator 130’s main deck is a forward stateroom, a plush and private retreat with a walk-in dressing room, front and side glazing, a king-sized island bed, a side sofa, a work desk and a double bathroom with marble lining, a shower stall and a tub.
There is room on the lower deck for eight more guests, across a pair of en-suite twin berths and two en-suite double staterooms, each with mullioned windows, lavish carpeting and plenty of storage. A crew space towards the bow provides room for up to six members of staff, along with bathroom facilities, a mini galley and a dinette lounge.
The Sunseeker Predator 130 can reach top speeds of 30 knots thanks to a pair of MTU 16V 4000 M93 shaft-drive engines with Kamewa waterjets. At lower cruising speeds of 11 knots, you can expect a range of around 1,500 nautical miles, not surprising when you consider that this yacht comes with a fuel tank holding up to 7347 US gallons of diesel. This vessel has been built with a Don Shead-designed deep-V hull with wider chines aft to promote not only swift acceleration but plenty of balance, while TRACStar digital fin stabilizers eliminate roll while at anchor.