The Sunseeker Martinique 39 is a 39-foot sportscruiser that was produced by legendary British yacht-building firm Sunseeker in the mid-1990s. This vintage, entry-level day-boat with overnight accommodation impresses with its classic, retro styling, still-swift pace across the water, comfortable relaxation room and endless adaptability. Still a popular choice on the used market over 25 years after its initial launch, many Martinique 39’s come refurbished or fitted with all new engines and instrumentation, to ensure that this yacht keeps cruising for decades to come.
Many owners of Sunseeker Yachts take advantage of this vessel’s long, tapering foredeck and place a sunpad out here for afternoon sunbathing. Yet most of the leisure space on this yacht sits towards the stern, where an open aft cockpit can be fitted with a weather-proof Bimini cover for protection from unfavorable weather. The aft-cockpit boasts an extending passarelle and a Flexiteak bathing platform from where you can dive into the water, as well as a pair of weather-resistant U-shaped leather sofas tracing the sides of the hull. At the front of the cockpit, meanwhile, there are a pair of forward-facing loveseats, one directly at the helm station, where you will find Vetus thruster controls, a teak-lined steering wheel, hydraulic trim tab controls, VHF radio, a Garmin depth-sounder, Furuno radar and a Navman 5600 Tracker display panel. Also to be found up here is an integral wet-bar with an ice-chipper, an electric grill and a faucet, from where you will enjoy mixing your favorite cocktails.
At the front of the cockpit is a glazed companionway door leading down to the lower deck, which will surprise most with its sheer sense of space. There is an upholstered U-shaped dining sofa down here, surrounding an extending teak-lined breakfast table, as well as plenty of storage. Across from the sofa you will find an open galley with timber surfaces, a two-zone ceramic hob, a combination oven, a fridge and a sink. There is plenty of room for overnight guests across a twin bedroom with a hanging closet and a master stateroom with a double bed, locker storage, porthole windows and a skylight. The Sunseeker Martinique 39 also hosts a bathroom on the lower deck that comes fitted with granite surfaces, a sit-down shower, mirrored panels and a convenient flush head.
What made this yacht a best-seller back in the 90s were thrilling top speeds that still hold their own against rival sportscruiser yachts to this day. A pair of Volvo Penta 230MHP diesel engines provide full-throttle speeds of up to 34 knots with cruising speeds of 25 knots, while the vessel’s sleek hull proves to be perfectly balanced on the turn.