The Sunseeker Predator 60 EVO is a 59-foot coupe-style sports cruiser yacht that was launched by British boat-building brand Sunseeker at the 2019 Southampton Boat Show. While this model’s shark-like speed and agility out on the water inspired part of the Predator’s name, ‘EVO’ refers to the evolution in design philosophy that this vessel represents. This is the first Sunseeker yacht to be built under the direction of new company CEO Andrea Frabetti, and the Predator 60 EVO combines his flair for style with the aggressive and dynamic feel one has come to expect from Sunseeker. New, contemporary interiors, a glazed sunroof, a retractable aft-cockpit glass door, masses of outdoor space and a sleek, bullet-shaped profile are just some of the updated features aboard this sporty model.
Out on the foredeck, and safely enclosed by a set of high, stainless-steel guardrails, you will find a three-pad modular sunbed with backrests from where you can put in the hard hours working on that summer tan. Towards the rear of the boat, meanwhile, there is a teak-lined, sheltered aft-cockpit with a port-side hook-shaped sofa surrounding an extending breakfast table. To starboard out here there is also a wet-bar console with an icemaker and an outdoor grill, as well as a further sunpad with views out across the stern. Side steps lead down to a full-beam hydraulic bathing platform and access to a transom garage with enough room to store a Williams 345 tender.
The cockpit’s sliding glass doors can disappear into the sole at the touch of a button to seamlessly connect inside and out, while at the front of the cockpit a six-pane mullioned sunroof can be opened up for an elemental feel at the helm. The internal salon is decked out with veneered eucalyptus and is big enough to play host to a large U-shaped, ergonomic side sofa with a matching coffee table, as well as a glossy cabinet unit that can be used to house a home entertainment system. At the front of the cockpit there are a pair of leather helm chairs across from a helm station with Optimus EPS steering, a pair of Simrad Evo3 touch-screen panels, VHF radio and, should you go with the optional pod-drive engines, a Penta joystick.
Below deck there is space for a walk-in galley with Corian work surfaces and Miele appliances, as well as a mini-dinette with an L-shaped dining sofa and a table. At the bow there is a double master stateroom with an en-suite, while to starboard there is a twin bunk berth with storage. Located amidship you will discover the full-beam owner’s stateroom, a minimalist retreat with stainless steel wall panels and artful LED lighting, knife-insert side windows with opening portholes, a cross-stitched side sofa, a desk, a curved Art Deco bookcase, hanging closets and a spacious bathroom.
The hull benefits from a Hydro-Pack system with automatic Humphree trim-tabs for extra agility, while top speeds of up to 34 knots come thanks to a pair of Volvo Penta D13 1000 shaft-drives or Volvo Penta IPS 950 pod-drive engines. A fuel tank holding 581 US gallons of diesel, meanwhile, means you can expect a range of up to 220 nautical miles when travelling at the cruising speed of 21 knots.