The Sunseeker Portofino 53 is a 56-foot sportscruiser yacht that was produced by UK yacht-building firm Sunseeker between 2004 and 2009. Bearing a chic European style, powerful engines and effortlessly contemporary living spaces, the Portofino 53 is the ideal vessel for sophisticated weekend cruising. Offered as a hard-top with a retractable sunroof, or as an open yacht for that intimate connection to the elements, this vintage Sunseeker model continues to be a best-seller on the used and charter markets.
A long foredeck with high stainless-steel guardrails provides plenty of room for a marina-facing double sunpad, though if you want to sunbathe a little closer to the cockpit action then your best bet is to put down a towel on the elevated rear sunpad. Either side of this exquisite relaxation space are side steps leading down to a teak-lined, full-beam hydraulic swimming platform, where you will also discover a transom garage large enough to host a Williams 325 jet tender. Inside the main-deck cockpit, open at the rear for a breezy feel, there is a U-shaped sofa in nautical blue and white with a detachable cocktail table, a forward loveseat and a starboard wet-bar station with an icemaker, a wine cooler and an electric grill. Also to be found on this level is the ergonomic helm station, where you will be met by BCS hydraulic steering, Raymarine electronics, Lewmar thruster controls, trim tab controls and VHF radio.
High gloss or satin cherry, maple or walnut surfaces contrast with pale leather and plush carpeting on the lower deck, where a large lobby hosts a curved dining sofa with a table and an open galley with a combination oven, a two-zone ceramic hob, durable timber counters, an espresso machine, under-counter fridge-freezer units and a stainless-steel sink. There is room for up to six overnight guests down here, across a twin bunk cabin, an en-suite twin berth and an en-suite VIP double stateroom to the bow with a skylight, porthole windows, cedar-lined hanging lockers and masses of hidden storage. Lower-deck rooms benefit from climate-control and a number of Sharp Aquos HD TVs linked to a home entertainment system.
Engine options include twin Volvo D12 715MHP diesel shaft-drives or a pair of CAT C12 710MHP diesel engines for top speeds of around 34 knots and cruising speeds of 26 knots. A sporty deep-V hull with aggressive, down-turned chines provides plenty of stability on the turn as well as a remarkably dry and efficient ride even at higher speeds, and with up to 2000 liters of fuel in the tank you can expect a range of around 300 nautical miles at cruising speeds.