The Sunseeker Camargue 47 is a 49-foot sportscruiser yacht that was produced by UK-based yacht building firm Sunseeker between 1996 and 1999. Still in high demand on the used and charter markets due to this yacht’s timeless style, vintage charm, luxury finish and sportscar-like performance, the Camargue 47 remains one of the best boats around for weekend cruising with the whole family.
This Sunseeker Yacht is built around enjoying the open air and direct sunlight, so no surprise to find that it is fitted with two sunpads, one located out on the elongated foredeck and another elevated above the transom. At the very rear of the yacht there is a full-beam, teak-lined swimming platform with a passarelle and a hidden swim ladder from where you can set off on snorkeling trips, while a spacious transom garage down here offers plenty of room for a dinghy or tender storage. The al-fresco cockpit aboard the Camargue 47 can be covered with a Bimini top for added shelter and is protected from spray at the front by a sloping Venturi windshield. At the rear of the cockpit there is a U-shaped lounge sofa surrounding a pop-up coffee table, sitting across from a molded wet-bar console with an electric grill and a Raritan ice-chipper. Sitting at the front of the cockpit there is a forward-facing J-shaped sofa as well as a loveseat facing the helm station, where the dashboard offers thruster controls, Garmin instrumentation, Navicontrol AP Gold autopilot and a super-responsive steering wheel. Unlike many open sportscruisers in this class, which are often decked out in utilitarian fiberglass, the Camargue 47 benefits from weather-proofed decking in your choice of authentic timber such as glossy cherry or lacquered teak, with furnishings kitted out in durable leather for a more elegant and sophisticated feel.
A beam of 13.5 feet provides enough room on the lower deck for a lobby with a U-shaped dining sofa surrounding a breakfast table and an open galley with a two-zone hob, a fridge-freezer, a Corian sink and a combination microwave oven. There are also two en-suite bedrooms down here, with a twin cabin located amidship and a master double stateroom with hanging closets and a skylight located by the bow. Lower deck rooms feature oval porthole windows, recessed lighting, plush carpeting, stainless steel fixtures and teak or cherry lining.
The Sunseeker Camargue 47 is built on a slender deep-V hull with prop pockets for an agile and well-balanced ride, while top speeds of up to 35 knots make it a quick yacht even by today’s standards. Buyers can choose between a pair of 635MHP Detroit inboard engines or twin Caterpillar 435MHP diesel engines, with cruising speeds clocking in at between 25 to 30 knots.