The Sunseeker Predator 84 is an 86-foot sportcruiser yacht with a flybridge that was produced by UK-based yacht building firm Sunseeker between 2009 and 2014. Boasting that rare combination of raw speed and capacious size, and pairing a sleek and aggressive exterior with sedate internal finishes, the Predator 84 proved that you really can have it all. Though no longer produced to order at the Sunseeker shipyard in Poole, England, this sporty and ultra-contemporary model stills hold its allure on the used and charter markets.
Though compact this yacht’s open-air, teak-lined sportsbridge is still large enough to host a four-pad modular sunpad with headrests to the rear, along with three adjustable helm chairs facing the racing-style upper helm station. There is more opportunity to bathe in the summer sun down on the main level, where a long foredeck provides room for a triple sunpad and a Portuguese Bridge sofa with an extending breakfast table. At the partially sheltered aft-cockpit, meanwhile, there is a transom sofa, a dining table, a wet-bar console with a grill and an ice-chipper and yet another sunpad with stern-facing views, sitting above a large transom garage with a double-winch for a tender and a jet-ski. The garage door is accessed via the hydraulic, full-beam bathing platform, from where the entire family can enjoy aquanautic pursuits and set off on warm-water swimming.
The internal cockpit has an undeniably modern feel thanks to glazed teak or American black walnut surrounds, plenty of right-angles, double-height windows, leather furnishings, stainless steel accents, glossy fiberglass structural supports and recessed lighting. The salon includes a pair of sofas, a centre-piece Ottoman, a dining table for up to eight guests and plenty of cabinetry, while at the front of the cockpit there is a raised helm station sitting beneath a retractable electronic sunroof. The main helm features Simrad and Furuno electronics, Side Power thruster controls, power-assisted steering, Trac Star digital fin stabiliser switches, CCTV display screens and Raymarine VHF radio.
The Predator 84’s main galley sits on the lower level and is accessed via a separate staircase for private food prep. The galley boasts a Bosch multi-function oven, a Miele full-size fridge-freezer, an Ultrafine water purifier, a four-zone hob, an extractor fan, black granite work surfaces and stainless-steel fixtures throughout. Adjacent to the galley there is also a crew quarters for up to two members of staff with its own en-suite facilities. Elsewhere on the lower deck you will discover four en-suite bedrooms for up to eight overnight guests, with a pair of twins and a VIP double stateroom occupying the front half of the yacht. Located amidship there is a full-beam owner’s stateroom with a king-sized bed, a side sofa, a work desk, bedside cabinets, plush carpeting, mullioned scallop-shell windows, a walk-in dressing room with hanging closets and a spacious granite-lined bathroom.
Though the Sunseeker Predator 84 has the dimensions of a floating palace, this is still a yacht with a true racing pedigree thanks to a Don Shead-designed deep-V hull. You can expect top speeds of up to a breathtaking 44 knots thanks to a pair of MTU V16 M94 shaft-drives with either Arneson surface drives or twin fixed-pitch props, though the latter option will not deliver quite so thrilling top speeds. At the still-swift cruising speed of 30 knots this yacht has an island-hopping range of around 350 nautical miles, ideal for lengthy vacations out at sea.