Sunseeker Predator 80By Chris Caswell
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 76°F; humidity: 55%; seas 1-2 feet
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST325 gal. fuel; 261 gal. water; 7 persons; 100 lb. gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 2/1,800-mhp MAN V12-1800s
Transmission/Ratio: ZF-3050V w/1.441:1 ratio
Props: 39 x 54 5-blade CRJ
|Sunseeker Predator 80 - Final Boat Test Numbers:|
|Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Simrad GPS. GPH taken via MAN display. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.|
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT
NOTEWORTHY OPTIONS: Sleipner zero-speed stabilizers ($119,294)
line voltage regulator ($18,725)
Idromar watermaker ($20,184)
tropical-spec A/C ($16,418)
cockpit engine control station ($12,213)
Simrad AIS radar, GPS, autopilot, and VHF ($10,551)
JMS joystick control ($23,556).
Editor’s Cruising Pick:
We wouldn’t mind paying homage to Britain’s coolest spy by cruising the Sunseeker 80 to some of 007’s favorite spots. Start off in Miami, a city skyline that has been feature in several Bond films, maybe with a martini at the Miami Blue Martini Lounge. Then run across the stream to Nassau, which appears in Quantum of Solace, Thunderball and Never Say Never Again, for some dinner at Gray Cliff. The next morning, head down to Staniel Cay and snorkel like Sean Connery in the Thurnderball Grotto. But hey, that’s just an idea. Where would you like to cruise the Sunseeker Predator 80? Like us on Facebook and let us know.
This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.