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Sunseeker Predator 80

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 76°F; humidity: 55%; seas 1-2 feet

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

325 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

The Numbers

Sunseeker Predator 80 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 7.1 5.1 1,986 70
1500 16.9 26.6 906 74
2000 26.1 57.5 647 76
2350 32.9 87.4 537 78
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).

On Location

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.

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