Debuting on Hawaiian Waters: Sunseeker

Photo by Eddie Abubo

At the very tail end of this summer, a new yacht was spotted entering Hawaiian waters. This Sunseeker Predator 75 is not only the sole vessel of its kind in Hawai‘i—but, ideally the start of a new trend in motoring between our isles.

Sunseeker recently inked a deal on the West Coast (including Hawai‘i)—with Hawaii Yachts, Sunseeker Pacific USA—to sway local sailors and open ocean enthusiasts to purchase one of their own.

Indeed, one of the leaders in luxury motoryachting worldwide, Sunseeker’s impressive line of performance motoryachts may seem more “at place” in locales like Monaco and St. Tropez. Yet with a growing number of sophisticated mariners dropping into Hawaiian waters, the move to sell Sunseekers here seems well-timed.

A few specifics about the 2013 models now selling: The Predator 74 is a 22-meter vessel with twin fixed-pitched propellers that can cruise up to 40 knots, making 350 nautical mile jaunts at once— plenty for a “stroll” around the isles.

Four stately cabins with bathrooms in each resemble boutique hotel rooms (think hardwood veneers, plenty of glass and modern fixtures), a lounge and optional sports flybridge. Further options include a garage or crew cabin aft with a hydraulic, submersible bathing platform and easy launch system for tender or Jet Ski. The combination of which set the bar in a relatively young Hawai‘i yachting scene at near atmospheric levels. Albeit, one we’re happy to revel in.

—By HILuxury Team; starting $3.5 million

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