The Sunseeker 86 Yacht is an 86-foot luxury motor vessel with a flybridge that was launched by the UK-based yacht building firm Sunseeker in 2015. Designed for long-distance cruising in sumptuous style, the Sunseeker 86 boasts an aggressive, signature profile with jagged hull windows, masses of outdoor space and serious seafaring ability. One of the most popular vessels in the Sunseeker range, the company sold 19 models of the 86 within a month of launching the yacht, and demand since then remains buoyant.
This yacht’s teak-lined flybridge features a fiberglass hard-top with a radar arch and an electric sunroof covering an upper helm station with a pair of leather seats and a cocoon-lounge with a hook-shaped sofa. Across the middle section of the bridge there is a U-shaped dining sofa surrounding an extending teak dining table and adjoining a rear sunpad to port. To starboard there is a curved, walk-in wet-bar with three stools, a Vitrofrigo icemaker and an outdoor grill, while to the rear there is an open space for sun-loungers, a tender crane or an optional circular jacuzzi.
One level down and there is plenty of opportunity to soak up the rays on the foredeck, where guests can luxuriate on the triple-pad sunbed with adjustable backrests, or enjoy aperitifs sitting on the U-shaped Portuguese bridge-style sofa with matching cocktail table. An aft-deck at the rear boasts a transom dining sofa with a table and side steps down to a full-beam, teak-lined hydraulic swimming platform and a garage capable of hosting a Williams 385 tender.
The main deck salon is subject to customization, but can be lined in bleached oak, satin cherry or high gloss zebrano, while cabinets and tables come in pale wengewood to provide an artful contrast. There are a pair of R-shaped sofas on either side of the curved sliding glass doors upon entry, as well as a matching set of authentic leather or upholstered Ottomans. Located amidship you will find a formal dining table for eight, a bespoke set of cabinets and sliding glass doors out to the side deck and a morning terrace that has been sculpted out of the cutaway bulwark. There is also a forward lounge with an L-shaped sofa on this level, as well as a semi-enclosed walk-in galley kitchen with a curved serving bar connected to the salon, oak flooring, Miele appliances, solid work surfaces and a watertight door out to the side-deck. At the front of the main deck sits the wheelhouse, where you will discover a pair of leather helm chairs, three Simrad display panels, a joystick, power-assisted steering and Side Power thruster controls, not to mention supreme visibility out of a sloping mullioned wind-shield.
The Sunseeker 86 has sleeping space for up to 8 overnight guests across a pair of en-suite amidship twins, a VIP double stateroom to the bow with a dressing room and a large bathroom, and a full-beam owner’s stateroom. The lavish owner’s room boasts a king-sized island bed, a side chaise-longue, a work-desk with a pop-up vanity station, a walk-in dressing room with timber-lined hanging closets, bespoke bedside cabinets and a marble-clad bathroom with a waterfall shower. The owner’s room also benefits from splendid views out across the water through the dramatic zig-zag windows with opening portholes built into the sides of the hull. Crew quarters to the rear, meanwhile, have rest space for up to 4 members of staff, as well as private bathroom facilities and a dinette.
Sunseeker went back to the drawing board when designing the hull for this vessel, asking in-house naval architect Ewen Foster to provide a hybrid hull with a deep forefoot and a relatively flat aft section for an efficient ride over distance that is still capable of high-octane acceleration. A pair of MTU M94 1900MHP diesel engines provide top speeds of around 30 knots with consistent cruising clocking in at 24 knots. At the more leisurely pace of 12 knots you can expect a range of more than 1,300 nautical miles, proving that high speed does not have to come at the cost of limiting your long-distance voyages. The Sunseeker 86 can also be fitted with CMC Electra or Sleipner Vector fin stabilizers for up to 65% roll reduction in choppy waters.