Take a look, a good look, at the flybridge on the new Sunseeker 65 Sport Yacht – if you can find it. On this low-profile, heavily sculpted Sunseeker, the bridge, with its revolutionary Sky Helm, is almost lost well aft in the silhouette of the boat.
The Sunseeker’s vast one-piece windshield blends into the section above the salon where the sunroof merges with the wind deflector at the start of the bridge and its sports-car-like upper helm. The low-slung helm there has twin pivoting seats on the port side flanking a console with the yacht’s controls, including a joystick for the Volvo IPS pod drives, and the nav and engine displays.
On the captain’s side, you can raise the steering arm so you can settle into the seat easily, or you can lock it in its elevated position if you want to drive standing up. The rest of the minimalist bridge is a mix of teak, carbon fiber and polished stainless steel; the only other furniture up there is a full-length sun lounge with adjustable headrests all the way aft.
The aggressive, sporty styling of the Sunseeker 65 makes it look like it’s going 40 knots standing still. In reality, powered by optional twin 1,000-hp Volvo IPS1350 pod drives, it has a top speed of 35 knots, and a long-legged range of 750 nm at 10 knots.
Sunseeker makes the 65 Sport Yacht with modular layouts, but the basic boat has three staterooms below, including a full-beam master midships, with a sofa on the port side, a VIP cabin in the bow, and a smaller cabin with two berths on the starboard side; there are four heads. A fully appointed crew cabin is forward of the garage.
On the main deck, the lower helm on the starboard side has twin seats; a U-shaped lounge is on the port side and the galley is aft; one option is for a mini-galley on the accommodation deck.
Aft, the owner can choose either a garage large enough for a RIB or a beach club. The garage version has a new diagonal sliding hydraulic swim platform to make for easy launching and retrieving of the tender. The beach club option includes a bar, fridge, grill and seating.
Specs.: LOA: 67’2”; Beam: 16’8”; Draft: 5’3”; Disp.: 83,357 lbs.; Fuel: 924 gals.; Water: 211 gals.; Power: 2×900-hp Volvo IPS1200 pod drives or 2×1,000-hp Volvo IPS 1350 pod drives. Read more: