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SUNSEEKER 100 YACHT RECEIVES THREE NOMINATIONS AT THE BOAT INTERNATIONAL DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARDS 2023
Sunseeker is delighted to announce that the new 100 Yacht is in the running to win three awards at the renowned Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2023. The 100 Yacht is a finalist in the ‘Outstanding Motor Yacht Exterior’, ‘Outstanding Lifestyle Feature’, and ‘Innovation of the Year’ award categories.
Two years in the making, the 100 Yacht has had a long design process and a fusion of existing proven ideas with a new, fast-flowing layout. The exterior spaces unite the yacht as one vast entertainment space.
Andrea Frabetti, Chief Executive Officer at Sunseeker International, commented: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in these prestigious design awards for a consecutive year. The rate of innovation at Sunseeker is one of the greatest in the industry, and we are proud of the design teams for their exceptional vision and, importantly, ability to realise a masterpiece. The 100 Yacht renderings are a true reflection of the build, a stunning exterior profile and head-turning aft when moored in the marina. There are living spaces typical of yachts 50 metres and above. Each environment is re-interpreted in its true living essence. Those who have stepped aboard have remarked on the beauty, functionality, comfort and innovation of the 100 Yacht.”
Outstanding Motor Yacht Exterior
The Sunseeker 100 Yacht revolutionises the Sunseeker Yacht range, marking the start of a new era in flybridge design and functionality for the British yard. With new entertainment features at the fore, the 100 Yacht offers great versatility with a truly global appeal.
The concept design team had a clear vision for the new 100 Yacht from its early conception. A low profile, despite having the raised pilot house in the centre of the flybridge for increased interior volume, was a pre-requisite. The aggressive lines typical of a Sunseeker had to remain, but with a new and contemporary look.
Outstanding Lifestyle Feature
It was an early design decision for a seamless flybridge-to-bow connection. The vast space on the flybridge is cleverly zoned to offer seamless entertainment. The foredeck has two separate seating arrangements with cinema screen capability, while the central flybridge has L-shaped seating, a fully equipped wet bar and space aft for free-standing furniture or a spa bath. Stunning glass atrium doors forward of the master stateroom lead to an owner’s private bow terrace which is also accessible from the main flybridge, creating exceptional connectivity between outdoor spaces.
The 100 Yacht has many unusual features for a yacht of its size, typically only found on a 40-metre vessel. The general arrangement allows owners and crew to operate independently without interruption. The port side is dedicated to crew access, with direct access from the galley to the flybridge for ease of serving food and drinks, while guests have access to stairs on the starboard side.
Innovation of the Year
Sunseeker focuses on designing beautiful and practical vessels. The owner's private terrace concept was born from the novel design solution of storing the anchor system in the bow. Emphasis is made on concealing complex systems that are still entirely functional while maximising the use of space and aesthetic appeal.
The forepeak has a built-in recess designed to house the anchoring system. This design choice offers uninterrupted floor space that can accommodate free-standing furniture. Intelligent integration is a prominent design cue throughout the 100 Yacht made possible with sophisticated structural design.