If you’ve always been a fan of Sunseeker’s sleek lines and glamorous aura but aren’t ready (yet) to purchase one of its 50-foot-plus yachts, then the Portofino 40 may warrant your explicit attention. Named after the famous small, picturesque port town on the Italian Riviera, the boat will be, not surprisingly, relatively compact and built for play. A top speed that flirts with 40 mph thanks to two peppy stern drives should see to it that the tag “express” cruiser is by no means hyperbolic. The spacious cockpit will sport convertible seating to enhance the area’s versatility, while a requisite sunpad aft should be the premier spot to bronze yourself into oblivion. But if razor-edged tan lines aren’t in your plans, you can also order the optional hardtop with its electrically operated, sliding, fabric roof. Down below, the 40 will have two cabins, which will be generously illuminated by expansive portholes and marked by exceptional headroom. The central saloon with a galley can serve as a secondary entertainment area if the sun decides to hide behind a cloud. With the same standards for detail, elegance, and seakindliness as the builder’s larger builds, this 40-footer will be a perfect entrée into the Sunseeker brand.
This article originally appeared in the April 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.