The Sunseeker Camargue 50 is a 52-foot sportscruiser yacht that was produced by British boat-building company Sunseeker between the years of 2000 and 2003. Replacing the popular Camargue 51 that was sold to dozens of discerning buyers around the world throughout the 1990s, the Camargue 50 offers extraordinary weekend cruising, high-performance handling and immense seaworthiness. An ultra-stylish vessel with classic good looks inspired by the golden age of Italian yachting, this yacht boasts more space than you would expect to find aboard a day-boat, including family-sized accommodation across the lower deck. Still a popular option on the used and charter markets, the Sunseeker Camargue looks set to be seen carving figures of eight across the surface of the Mediterranean for years to come.
Sunseeker Boats have artfully designed this compact yacht to take advantage of every square inch of deck space to provide plenty of room for al-fresco entertaining. Out on the foredeck there is a double sunpad where you can relax for hours on end in the summer sunshine, safely enclosed by stainless steel guardrails. Another sunpad at the stern of the yacht adjoins a U-shaped cockpit sofa surrounding a teak-topped breakfast table, and though this area is open to the elements it can be covered with a transparent Bimini top. The cockpit also hosts a J-shaped sofa in ultra-leather, a wet-bar with a Dometic fridge, an ice-chipper and a Kenyon electric grill, and of course, a comfortable helm chair facing the walnut-fascia dashboard. The helm comes equipped with bow thruster and trim tab controls, Raymarine electronics, VHF radio and compass displays to promote confident piloting. At the rear of the boat side steps lead down to a teak-lined bathing platform with a hydraulic panel that can be lowered into the sea, bench-style seating built into the tender garage door, an external swim shower faucet and plenty of space for water toys.
There are two cabins on the lower deck for up to four overnight guests, making the Sunseeker Camargue 50 a good option for families. A double stateroom to the bow includes hanging closets, oval portholes, a queen-sized bed and an en-suite with a shower, while an amidship twin room includes a hanging locker and its own en-suite bathroom. There is also space on this level for an open galley with a two-zone hob, a fridge-freezer and a microwave oven, as well as a U-shaped leather sofa and an extending dining table, though some owners choose to replace this with a third cabin. Surfaces on this level shine in glossy cherry, teak or even bird’s eye maple, while plush carpeting softens your footsteps and recessed lighting sets a sedate and sophisticated mood.
You can choose between a pair of 610MHP Volvo Penta TAMD diesel inboards or twin 660MHP CAT engines for top speeds in excess of 30 knots and consistent cruising speeds of around 25 knots, while a deep-V fiberglass hull offers excellent directionality and balance.