The Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht is a 74-foot sport cruiser with an open flybridge that was launched by the UK-based yacht building firm in late 2018. Combining the high-octane speed and sportscar-like handling of the Sunseeker Predator line with the sort of sumptuous living space you would expect aboard a superyacht, the 74 Sport Yacht fills that gap in the sports cruiser market for power blended with luxury. This yacht was met with instant critical acclaim when released to the public, winning the title for “Best Sports Cruiser above 55ft” at the 2019 Asia Boating Awards held in Singapore, with judges highlighting the vessel’s graceful lines, low-slung profile, innovative cockpit door, unmatched leisure potential and thrilling performance. Buyers, too, took an immediate liking to this ground-breaking new sports cruiser, with 14 models sold worldwide within six months of launch. The Sunseeker Yachts brand continues to be a leader in the industry.
From a certain angle the sportsbridge on the Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht is almost imperceptible thanks to its low-lying elevation. Yet it makes a big impression on those lucky enough to clamber aboard, with a teak-lined deck hosting a sprawling Ibiza-style seating area to starboard with a pair of adjoining U-shaped sunpads providing room for up to eight guests to lounge and luxuriate in the sun to their heart’s content. Also on offer up here is a wet-bar console with a Kenyon grill, a Vitrifrigo ice-maker and a chilled drinks locker and of course the al-fresco upper helm station hidden behind a Venturi-style windshield with a pair of comfortable chairs.
The emphasis on outdoor relaxation space continues one level down, where you will find a huge modular sunpad and a Portuguese-Bridge style sofa with a breakfast table positioned out on the foredeck. To the rear there is an aft-deck with a hook-shaped sofa tracing the starboard side of the cockpit as well as the transom wall, connecting to a lofty three-seater extending sunpad. Side steps lead down to a full-beam, teak-lined hydraulic bathing platform with access to both a rear crew cabin and a tender garage.
An unrivalled connection between aft-cockpit and internal salon is provided by a set of glazed doors and windows that disappear into the floor at the touch of a button, to create a single free-flowing living space with a breezy feel. Dark eucalyptus floors host a U-shaped lounge sofa, a coffee table and granite-topped cabinets to the rear, with a further L-shaped sofa positioned on a raised level up by the helm station. The helm features a pair of Simrad display screens, power-assisted steering, a Rexroth Marex joystick, Sleipner fin stabilizer controls, thruster controls and two leather-clad adjustable helm chairs.
A below-deck lobby hosts this yacht’s galley, which has been equipped with Miele appliances such as a four-zone hob, a fridge-freezer unit and a convection oven, along with solid work-surfaces and an adjoining dinette lounge. Though many sports cruisers offer limited rest space, the Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht features an en-suite twin cabin, an en-suite VIP double stateroom and a full-beam, en-suite owner’s stateroom. The owner’s suite includes a king-sized island bed, bedside cabinets, plush carpeting, a pair of armchairs, a work-desk, a walk-in closet, a marble-clad bathroom and widescreen hull windows.
The joy of cruising sits at the heart of the Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht’s appeal, and owner-operators will enjoy the thrill of reaching top speeds of up to 38 knots. Should you use the yacht’s pair of MAN V12 1900MHP diesel engines more conservatively you can expect cruising speeds of around 26 knots, while at the sedate pace of 5 knots this vessel has a range of around 900 nautical miles. This yacht’s hull is the same as its Predator counterpart for an efficient and balanced ride across a range of coastal waters.