The Sunseeker Predator 74 is a 74-foot sports cruiser that was launched by the British yacht-building company Sunseeker in 2018. This vessel more than lives up to its name with a striking and aggressive profile and a hull built for high-octane acceleration and steering. Yet the Predator 74 is about more than just prowling the open water; it also boasts masses of leisure and entertaining space across its single-level main deck. This yacht replaces a previous iteration of the Predator 74 that was released in 2009, and is set to be every bit as popular as the original model.
Out on this yacht’s sizeable foredeck you will find plenty of opportunity to soak up the summer sun across a double sunpad and a Portuguese bridge-style sofa with a breakfast table. A brief stroll back down wide side-decks leads you to the aft-cockpit, where a hook-shaped sofa traces the starboard side of the yacht and its transom wall. This space also boasts a port-side wet-bar console with a grill and an icemaker, a perfect place to host evening soirees. Adjoining this sofa there is a three-seater elevated sunpad with views out across the stern, not to mention side steps down to a full-beam, teak-lined hydraulic swimming platform. You will also find access to the Predator 74’s tender garage down here, large enough to host a Williams 395 or your choice of modern water toy.
The sliding glass doors that lead to the salon can be lowered into the sole to completely open this space up to the elements at the rear, while at the front of cockpit there is a six-pane mullioned sunroof that can be opened up at the touch of a button. The salon features a U-shaped sofa and a coffee table to starboard, with cabinetry and space for a home entertainment system to port, all generously lit thanks to panoramic pillar-free side windows. At the front of the cockpit there is a forward sofa adjoining the helm station, where you will find a pair of leather-clad helm chairs facing a dashboard with Simrad or Garmin display panels, a Rexroth Marex joystick, power-steering, thruster controls and VHF radio. The entire cockpit can be decked out in a classic style with satin wengewood floors, authentic timber tables and hand-stitched upholstery or, for an additional fee, you can upgrade to the ultra-modern XPS design package with carbon-fiber surrounds, light oak flooring and stainless-steel fixtures.
Below deck there is a galley kitchen with all the Miele appliances needed to rustle up gourmet meals, and a dinette lounge that can be replaced by an en-suite twin bedroom should you need more overnight space. To the bow there is an en-suite VIP stateroom with a double bed, while located amidship there is a full-beam owner’s stateroom with side seating, a work-desk or vanity station, a king-sized island bed, bedside cabinets, walk-in closets, widescreen windows and a bathroom with marble-topped counters and a shower cubicle.
The Sunseeker Predator 74 is one of the most dynamic rides in its class, with top speeds of around 40 knots achieved thanks to a pair of MAN V12 1900MHP diesel inboard engines. At a still-quick cruising speed of 21 knots, meanwhile, you can expect a blue-water range of 330 nautical miles, more than enough for a trip island hopping around the Balearics. The yacht features an original Sunseeker hull with superb balance and agility, while an optional set of Sleipner Vector fin stabilizers almost entirely eliminate roll while at anchor.