The Sunseeker 82 Yacht is an 82-foot luxury motor yacht with a flybridge that was produced by British boat manufacturer Sunseeker between 2003 and 2007. An immensely popular model, Sunseeker sold more than two dozen 82 Yachts per year to discerning buyers who were attracted to this vessel’s superb seaworthiness, sleek style, classic looks and wealth of refined space. Still in high demand on the used and charter markets, this elegant yacht looks set to be seen traversing the Mediterranean for years to come.
The teak-lined, open-air flybridge features enough room at the rear to store a jet tender and a hydraulic tender crane, or it can be used as a rear sun lounge. Located amidship there is an L-shaped leather lounge sofa surrounding a glossy teak dining table, across from a stand-alone grill station with wet-bar facilities and granite or marble-effect work surfaces. At the front of the bridge and protected from spray by a wrap-around Venturi-style windscreen there is a double sunpad, a loveseat and a helm station with a walnut fascia dashboard and a pair of outdoor Besenzoni helm seats.
Down on the foredeck there is a modular double sunpad as well as a forward-facing loveseat positioned up by the bow that will be popular with those who enjoy relaxing in direct sunlight. Guests who prefer the shade, however, should head to the aft cockpit, where a rear lounge hosts a transom sofa and breakfast table, as well as side steps down to the fully hydraulic tender platform at the stern.
Curved sliding glass doors lead into the main deck salon, where glazed American walnut or semi-gloss cherry surfaces frame a sophisticated retreat with leather furnishings, curved cabinetry, recessed lighting and upholstered wall panels to dampen engine noise. There are a couple of semi-circular sofas and a coffee table in here, leading towards a walk-in galley with granite counters, a full-height American-style Bosch fridge-freezer, a four zone Miele hob, a convection oven, a wine cooler and everything else required to prepare gourmet meals. Also to be found on this level is a formal dining table and a forward-facing loveseat, all exquisitely well-lit thanks to swooping tear-drop side windows that offer great views out to the watery horizon. At the front of the cockpit you will find the main deck helm station, an intuitive and ergonomic command station with Simrad and Furuno electronics, Side Power thruster controls, a NavNet display screen, a Hypro hydraulic steering wheel and Mathers MicroCommander controls.
A yacht of this heft should provide plenty of room on the lower deck and the sense of spaciousness aboard the Sunseeker 82 Yacht does not disappoint. A bunk berth to port and an en-suite twin to starboard are joined by two gigantic staterooms, with the VIP suite to the bow coming with a walk-in dressing room, a work desk, a curved daybed, a king-sized bed and a lavish cherry and grey granite-clad bathroom. The most impressive room down here, however, is the full-beam owner’s stateroom, featuring a side sofa, a work desk, mullioned portholes, a king-sized island bed, a pair of full-height closets, a home entertainment system and a bathroom that is larger than most bedrooms with twin sinks and a waterfall shower.
Sunseeker 82s come fitted with either a pair of CAT C30 1550MHP diesel inboard engines or twin MAN D2482 engines for top speeds of around 32 knots. At a leisurely cruising pace of approximately 20 knots you can expect an island-hopping range of 375 nautical miles, more than enough to enjoy extended voyages out to the premier marinas of your choice. A Don Shead-designed deep-V hull with oversized chines performs beautifully even in challenging conditions, cutting through the waves with ease and offering supreme agility. The Sunseeker 82 can also be fitted with a pair of Seakeeper Gyro stabilizers that can be used both at anchor or when on the move.