Brand Spotlight – Sunseeker – Creating Sheer Magic on the Water

Roll back time to 1969. In France the first Concorde test flight took place. The Russian astronaut Yevgeny Khrunov became the first to transfer between linked capsules when the Russian Soyuz 5 went into orbit, and the first human being landed on the moon. More than three hundred and fifty thousand music lovers created a legend at Woodstock. The Beatles gave their final public performance. Later the same year John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a bed-in for peace in Amsterdam, and the infamous 1st September revolution took place in Libya. At the same time, in the sleepy seaside town of Poole in Dorset, one young man was about to cause a revolution of a very different kind. 

Robert Braithwaite had long dreamed about creating a completely new kind of boat. Harnessing a suite of revolutionary materials and brand new technology his early designs, including the famous Hostess 17,  delighted an exclusive handful of customers. The rest is history. Today the firm he founded, Sunseeker, is one of the planet’s best-loved and respected luxury yacht brands.

These days Sunseeker craft are brought to dazzling life by a team of more than two thousand skilled boat designers, engineers and master craftsmen. Their aim remains the same – to push their standards ever-higher. Sunseeker doesn’t just stay ahead of the curve, it creates the curve. This is their story.  

A short history of Sunseeker – A brilliant British brand 

When Robert Braithwaite negotiated a deal to acquire a collection of boat moulds, he’d never built a boat before. In fact there were no significant sports and leisure boat builders in the UK at the time. No wonder the first boat his firm made created such a stir. The Formula One driver Henry Taylor was particularly taken with the design, but wanted one that could take a full width sunbed. And that’s exactly what Sunseeker provided, an entirely new way of tailoring luxury yachts exclusively for customers. 

When Robert’s younger brother John joined the firm it really took off. John came up with numerous award-winning designs and acted as Product Development Director for more than five decades. By the late 1970s Sunseeker was well on the way to becoming a British brand to be reckoned with. 

With the Mediterranean fast taking off as a prime holiday and yachting destination, the company was keen to focus on stylish boats with great racing capabilities. They took on the brilliant boat designer Don Shead, whose experience designing racing craft and superyachts allowed him to see the potential behind their goals. Together they set about blending Sunseeker’s thrilling vision with his unique designs, and a totally new style of boat as born. 

The  Offshore 28 was the first of its kind made in Europe, the first true performance model. It sold like hot cakes in Europe and Sunseeker International was finally well and truly launched. Over time a series of unique hull designs drove ever-higher performance standards. The beautiful Portofino 31 set the stage for boats with huge cockpits, specially designed for entertaining large numbers of people, and the focus became enjoyment, fun, and high performance.

During the 1990s style took an even more important role, and the softer shapes found in car design took precedence. A demand for even bigger craft led to the awesome Renegade 60, Sunseeker’s first production boat with twin jet drives. It wowed attendees at the Southampton Boat Show in 1990, leaving delegates  speechless with admiration. The applause was extraordinary. The Predator 80 featured the most luxurious interior so far, as well as being fitted with extraordinary triple Arneson surface drives. No wonder the brand’s combination of luxury accommodation, incredible performance, long range and superb handling quickly became a benchmark for excellence. 

The 21st century saw Sunseeker set the pace thanks to the massive 105 Yacht, a masterpiece in advanced composite materials and state-of-the-art construction techniques with a top speed of 32 knots, winner of two International Superyacht Design awards. The vast 37M and the 42M Ocean followed in its footsteps. And in 2015 Sunseeker’s 100th luxury performance motoryacht arrived, sealing its reputation in the 100ft+ superyacht category. 

Sunseeker’s beautiful boats are still hand-built and hand-finished. They still believe it’s the only way to make such exceptional products, with such extraordinary levels of detail, perfect finishing, and plenty of sheer artistry. But there’s more. These craft have genuine spirit and vitality. As they say on the Sunseeker website

Owning a Sunseeker yacht isn’t a statement. It’s something far more powerful. It is a hard won independence. The ability to see new horizons from a different perspective. Above all, a rare kind of liberty. A masterpiece of high performance design and engineering, a Sunseeker yacht takes you to truly special places with those who are truly special to you.” 

We couldn’t agree more. We feel exactly the same. That’s why we have some of the finest Sunseeker craft for you, available for yacht share, based in different regions.  

Magnificent Sunseeker Yachtshare Opportunities

Sunseeker 95 Special Edition

Sunseeker 95 Special Edition (*new 2023 design) | Balearics & Cote d’Azur

Unique special edition Sunseeker 95 designed specifically for co-ownership with extra accommodation.

Sunseeker 86 – *as NEW* | Monaco

The owner worked very closely with Sunseeker’s in-house design studio on the internal design and decor and what they have produced is nothing short of excellent.

Sunseeker 86 | Mallorca – Corsica – Sardinia

Spacious yet elegant and practical, the interior is superbly decorated and benefits from exquisite craftsmanship and cutting-edge design.

Sunseeker 82 | Mallorca – Portals

The stunning Sunseeker Yacht 82 is new to the fleet and comes with a full-time Captain. Her home berth is the beautiful Wellies Quay in Puerto Portals.

Sunseeker 76 | Florida – Bahamas

Performance, style and space – the all-new 76 Yacht is unmistakeably Sunseeker; from the exceptional sea-keeping of the very latest deep-V hull design to the class-leading space throughout her beautifully appointed decks – this incredible new yacht is, without doubt, the new benchmark for her class.

Sunseeker 76

Sunseeker 76 | Côte d’Azur

A luxury floating home in the western Med best describes this versatile Sunseeker 76 yacht. She is nearly 80ft long and spacious enough to be an alternative to a villa. 

Sunseeker 76 | Mallorca

This syndicate is unique. They love to cruise the western Med during the summer and spend the spring, autumn and winter months based in Palma, as Mallorca is lively year-round. 

Sunseeker Predator 68

Sunseeker Predator 68 | Mallorca

This is a very high-specification, one-owner yacht with all the extras and toys one would want! 3 generous en-suite cabins and extensive social space make this the perfect yacht for cruising the Balearic Islands with friends. She fast too, so a mid-morning departure in time for lunch in Ibiza or Formentera is very much on the cards.

Sunseeker 66

Sunseeker 66 | Côte d’Azur

This superbly specified yacht really has everything you need and more. 4 respectable cabins, ample al fresco options, forward, stern or flybridge and a light and airy interior.

Sunseeker 66 | Mallorca

This experienced syndicate desired a beautiful, relatively young yacht with 4 en suite cabins, and they wanted to be berthed on the most desirable P1 “Wellies Quay” in Puerto Portals. It was a challenging combination since most 60ft yachts only have 3 heads if they have 4 cabins. The result is a truly unique yacht share proposition.

Sunseeker Manhattan 66 | South of France

This experienced syndicate desired a beautiful, relatively young yacht with 4 en suite cabins, and they wanted to be berthed on the most desirable P1 “Wellies Quay” in Puerto Portals. It was a challenging combination since most 60ft yachts only have 3 heads if they have 4 cabins. The result is a truly unique yacht share proposition.

Sunseeker Manhattan 64 | Thailand

This is one of a small number of co-ownership yachts available in the every emerging boating market in Phuket. Managed by one of the leading yachting firms in the Far East with a number of local offices and further global connections, you really are in safe and experienced hands.

Sunseeker Predator 62 | Hong Kong

This is an existing syndicate for Hong Kong that allows buyers to purchase a half share in this luxury yacht.

This Sunseeker Predator boasts a large cockpit equipped with ample seating and a cockpit barbequing area, complete with grill, sink, preparation area and fridge. The salon offers a large U-shaped lounge for entertaining or a dining area for up to six.

Sunseeker Manhattan 60 | Mallorca

This syndicate is familiar with handling co-ownership and happy to carry on doing the same great job. They’re finding her a very cost-effective way to enjoy yachting without the heavy financial burden or time-consuming management you get with outright yacht ownership.

Sunseeker Predator 57 | Menorca

This is a fantastic opportunity to co-own an award-winning, highly specified Predator 57 with fin stabilisers. There has been no expense spared when equipping her, making her a unique and rare find.

Sunseeker Predator 52 | Spain

Because she is moored in the Marina Salinas in Torrevieja, a modern and fully equipped yacht club with restaurants and bars close to the town centre, life on board is convenient as well as comfortable and fun. Better still, you’re based a relatively short cruise away from the thrills of Ibiza, Mallorca and the Mar Menor.

Sunseeker Manhattan 52 | Mallorca

The word ‘Tardis’ is becoming a bit of a cliche where boats are concerned. But when you board this particular yacht, it’s hard not to compare it to Doctor Who’s famously spacious time travel machine!

The extraordinary sense of space onboard this beautiful yacht is only exaggerated by her ample glazing, which floods the saloon with light and provides panoramic views of the surrounding waters.

2005 Sunseeker Manhattan 50

Sunseeker Manhattan 50 | South of France

Her berth is currently in Antibes, but subject to a majority vote, it can be changed to other Côte d’Azur marinas in the future.

For those attracted to a co-ownership yacht in the Med, but first would only like to dip their toe in the water, this is an exceptional opportunity to do so.

Sunseeker Portofino 47 | Croatia

This yacht is perfect for Croatia, sufficiently spacious for a comfortable stay on board – yet sufficiently compact for a couple to pilot without crew. The crew are, of course, available if or when required.

Sunseeker Portofino 47 | Spain

This Sunseeker Portofino 47 is a 2007 model but is in incredible condition. This is a true outdoor-life yacht, with a solid quality feel to every aspect of her design. 

Contact us to experience yacht share heaven 

If you’d like to discuss sharing any of our extraordinary yachts, feel free to complete our enquiry form or call us for an exciting informal discussion on our Spanish number +34 620812935 or our UK number +44 7702 257796. Alternatively, feel free to email us at