EVO. EVOlution. For the new Predator 60 EVO, Sunseeker, the British shipyard that has Andrea Frabetti as Chief Executive Officer, aims high. EVO also indicates a new phase in the history of the shipyard engaged in an important industrial development plan. But there’s more. The Predator 60 EVO, in fact, is the result of new exterior and interior design which nevertheless retains the signs that have always distinguished the Sunseeker yachts.
At first glance, the Predator 60 EVO shows how the Sunseeker Design & Technology Center has succeeded, in respect of the family feeling, in giving concrete expression to the EVO concept. Thus, the side profile is marked by the deckhouse, slender in design and transparencies that, together with the openable hardtop, creates a sheltered internal environment, in direct contact with the sea. Even the windows on the sides of the hull make the silhouette of the yacht lighter, enhancing the sporty character of the Predator 60 EVO.
Even the construction of the new Sunseeker expresses research and modernity through, for example, the hardtop and the garage hatch (a small crew cabin can be accommodated here), in carbon fiber. They are part of a refined construction that has managed to contain the overall displacement of the Predator 60 EVO – 18.24 meters long and 4.70 meters wide – within just 27.9 tons while offering a lot of od space inside. In the foredeck, a sun pad can accommodate three people while the pilot station is comfortable and safe thanks to the presence of a handrail that surrounds the entire decking, from the cockpit to the bow. A sign of attention to safety on board, obviously combined with maximum comfort.
Starting from the cockpit with a full-width sundeck connected to the dinette with a C-shaped sofa facing the bar with grill. A space on the sea that can be expanded. When the door leading to the indoor living room, the deckhouse, and the wide transparent hardtop section are open and the dividing glass is lowered, passengers can enjoy a unique open-air space.
The modularity of the spaces allows us to really enjoy the Predator 60 EVO in all seasons. Boat control is total thanks to a console equipped with the latest Simrad touchscreen display and multifunction hi-tech steering wheel. Moreover, fitted with two Volvo Penta D-13 1000 engines and drive systems (a 900HP version and two Volvo IPS D11-725 are equally available), the Hydro-Pack includes anti-cavitation rudders, a fly-by-wire steering system with customized steering attributes and automatic flap control system. In addition to a maximum speed of 34 knots, the Predator 60 EVO offers full custom interiors in a contemporary style with a key focus on textures, fabrics, and light.
The full-beam master stateroom, which is located amidship with ensuite, includes an additional indoor dinette and the galley. A VIP cabin in the bow and a double one on the starboard section of the hallway complete a series of rooms illuminated by side windows. Thus, passengers can enjoy direct contact with the sea which, together with performance, is the leitmotiv of the Predator 60 EVO, the first member of a new Sunseeker species that combines the qualities of both open and sport yachts.