The Sunseeker Camargue 51 is a 51-foot sportscruiser yacht that was produced by UK-based yacht building company Sunseeker between 1994 and 1998. A bullet-shaped profile, a sleek and low-slung cockpit lounge, Sunseeker’s trademark luxury finish and splendid speeds combine to ensure that the Camargue 51 remains an enduringly popular choice on the used and charter markets more than 20 years after the last model slipped out of Sunseeker’s Poole boatyard.
While it is possible to fit a sunpad out on the foredeck, most sunworshippers will head to the stern, where an elevated, leather-clad sunbed with a backrest offers space for up to 3 guests to luxuriate in the summer rays for hours on end. Just below this, and accessed via side-steps, you will find a full-beam, teak-lined bathing platform with a passarelle and optional swimming steps, not to mention a transom garage with a rail system and an electric winch capable of storing a dinghy or a water tender. Up in the cockpit, meanwhile, there is a port-side U-shaped sofa in hand-stitched leather that surrounds a pop-up breakfast table, as well as a starboard-side wet-bar with a sink, a fridge and a Kenyon grill. At the front of the cockpit and shielded from spray thanks to a tempered glass Venturi-style windscreen there is a forward-facing J-shaped sofa as well as the walnut-lined helm station, where Furuno radar, Cetrek autopilot, Shipmate VHF radio, thruster controls, a joystick and a steering wheel help you chart a course across the seas.
On the lower deck you will find a plush salon with plenty of high gloss cherrywood, authentic leather, fine carpeting and stainless-steel fixtures for a sedate feel. There is a curving, S-shaped sofa surrounding a teak dining table down here, along with an open galley hosting Sub-Zero fridge-freezer units, a two-zone hob, a microwave and plenty of cabinetry. At the bow there is a double stateroom with three skylights, hanging closets and a lavish en-suite bathroom, while located amidship there is space for an en-suite twin, though earlier models swap this out for more living space. Lower-deck rooms benefit from recessed lighting and over-sized oval portholes with opening panes for plenty of light even on the darkest days. Light and space are a common trait found in most Sunseeker Yachts for sale.
The Sunseeker Camargue 51 is still one of the quickest yachts on the water to this day and is powered by a pair of six-cylinder CAT 3176B 582MHP diesel engines for top speeds of around 33 knots. Alternatively, you can exchange the CATs for a pair of 625MHP Detroit 6V92 engines for even greater power. The deep-V hull with prop pockets has been designed by racing legend Don Shead to accentuate speed and agility, though a moderately wide beam of over 14-foot keeps this vessel well-balanced at it encounters rugged conditions.