British shipyard Sunseeker and Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts have announced the sale of the first Sunseeker 161. The brokers at Sunseeker Monaco were involved in this sale of the flagship superyacht, with delivery expected to occur in September 2022. Photo: SunseekerThe all-aluminium 48.35-metre yacht will be built at Icon's facility in Harlingen, with naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, an exterior design from the drawing boards of Sunseeker’s in-house team and interiors from the drawing boards of Design Unlimited. The interior of this trideck yacht can be customised to suit the owner’s wishes thanks to the British shipyard’s ‘bespoke’ service. The running themes on board this yacht are space and flexibility and she has a volume just shy of 500 GT.Photo: SunseekerPhoto: SunseekerThis flexibility is apparent when it comes to the yacht’s sleeping arrangements. Up to 10 or 12 guests can be accommodated on board the Sunseeker 161 depending on the owner’s chosen layout, with the standard configuration encompassing five staterooms.Photo: Design UnlimitedPhoto: Design UnlimitedStandout amenities on board the Sunseeker 161 include a plunge pool on the main deck and a generous beach club for enjoying the best of life on the water. According to the yard, Sunseeker is currently in talks for the second and third hull of its flagship model.Photo: Design UnlimitedThe new model has been created as part of a major new product development plan announced by Sunseeker’s new CEO, **** , and she will be ready to launch in 2021.
The plan will see the entire range doubling in size to 22 models during the next three years. The majority of these will continue to be built in GRP whilst some in the ‘superyacht series’ will be built in aluminium.
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