Sunseeker just launched its new Predator 55 EVO, a luxurious cruiser with an aggressive low profile, raked windshield and modern-Euro lines. The black cabin top, stainless steel detailing, carbon-fiber cowling and windows that look like slashes in the hull sides all contribute to the new Predator’s eye-catching looks.
The design is sporty, but the interior is comfortable and made for relaxing and entertaining. The Predator has cutting-edge bolstered helm seats for support. The salon has seating for six around a fixed coffee table, and a carbon-fiber sun roof lets in lots of light.
Artificial lighting is concealed in the headliner overhead. And what the company calls a state-of-the-art AV system has different zones, so you can listen to different music in the salon and the cockpit, for example.
A hinged door and fold-up window open from the galley in the salon into the cockpit to make al fresco dining and entertaining easy. The cockpit has an optional wet bar, grill, and fridge. The cockpit also has winches aft for docking, a nice touch that other cruising boats could emulate.
The teak swim platform is wide, and the garage is large enough to hold an 11-foot Williams 325 jet tender. At the other end of the boat, the foredeck has an attractive U-shaped, recessed sun lounge on the foredeck.
Below, the master stateroom is aft, with ambient lighting. A sofa and a breakfast tray are to starboard, and the en suite head is almost home-like. The VIP cabin, also with an en suite head, is forward, with scissor berths. A dinette is opposite a lower galley, and there’s an option for a third Pullman guest cabin or storage room for an extended cruise.
Power comes from twin 725-hp Volvo D11s with shaft drives. The Predator 55 tops out at 32 knots plus. At 21 knots, it has a range of 235 nm. Thrusters, a joystick and a Humphree Interceptor trim system are options.
Andrea Frabetti, CEO of Sunseeker International, says the new Predator “blends stylish design, innovative technology and sporty looks both on the water and throughout its interior design. The Predator 55 EVO utilizes innovative technology, beautiful detailing and performance systems throughout.”
Specs.: LOA: 55’11”; Beam: 14’9”; Draft: 4’5”; Disp.: 46,297 lbs.; Fuel: 475 gals.; Water: 119 gals.; Power: 2×725-hp Volvo diesels. Read more: