The Sunseeker 80 Sport Yacht is an 81-foot luxury motor yacht with a flybridge that was launched by British yachting firm Sunseeker back in 2014. This ground-breaking modern boat proved that size and luxury did not have to come at the cost of slower speeds or reduced agility by delivering a vessel that can sleep up to eight guests and reach top speeds of up to 44 knots. The yacht’s sleek profile also caught the eye, with jagged trapezoidal hull windows, an aggressively sculpted superstructure and a fine bow making this one of the most distinctive modern yachts to be found in any marina.
The teak-lined, al-fresco flybridge on this Sunseeker Yachts model is just the right size for weekend cruising and boasts a starboard seating area comprised of a large S-shaped sofa surrounding an extendable dining table, as well as a five-panel sunpad at the front of the bridge that is protected from spray thanks to a tinted Venturi windshield. To port you will discover a large wet-bar station with an icemaker, a water purifier, a pair of sinks, an electric griddle and drinks refrigeration, from where you can mix your favorite cocktails and grill some freshly caught snapper. The upper helm station, meanwhile, proves the ideal place for elevated, open-air piloting, and comes with all the equipment needed for long-distance navigation and a pair of Besenzoni helm seats that will offer comfort for hours on end.
The wealth of outdoor space does not end on the flybridge, as the foredeck offers a marina-facing sunpad as well as a low-slung, Portuguese Bridge sofa with a breakfast table, from where you will spend many a summer afternoon. Back in the aft-cockpit there is a transom sunpad and sofa as well as room for a dining table, while side steps lead down to a full-beam, hydraulic swimming platform and a capacious tender garage capable of hosting a Williams 385 jet tender, Seabobs, snorkelling equipment and more.
Sliding glass doors with shimmering stainless-steel frames open up to connect the aft cockpit to the salon, where American walnut floors, contemporary leather furnishings, jagged side windows and a mullioned sunroof make for a breezy and cool atmosphere. There is a lavish seating area to starboard with three sofas, as well as a mini-galley to port with marble or granite counters, a wine cooler, an icechipper and a microwave oven. To the front of the cockpit there is a U-shaped dining sofa and a main helm station equipped with Simrad electronics, DSC VHF radio, stern and bow thruster controls, Sleipner zero-speed fin stabilizer controls and power-assisted steering.
There is room for up to eight guests on the lower-deck, across a twin bedroom, an en-suite twin, an en-suite VIP double stateroom to the bow and a full-beam owner’s stateroom, all boasting pale oak surroundings, plush carpeting, upholstered wall panels and bronze-effect trim. The owner’s room comes with a king-sized bed, a work desk, stunning trapezoidal windows, a loveseat, a walk-in dressing room and a marble clad bathroom with a mosaic-tiled waterfall shower cubicle. There is also an enclosed galley on this level, featuring granite surfaces, a three-zone hob, a convection oven and an American-style fridge-freezer.
Top speeds of up to 44 knots and cruising speeds in excess of 30 knots come thanks to a pair of MAN 1800MHP shaft-drive diesel engines. If you prefer to take things a little slower and leisurely island-hop at a cruising speed of 10 knots, then you will be pleased to know that this yacht has a respectable range of around 325 nautical miles.