British motor yacht manufacturer Sunseeker has shared news that the first unit of its new performance day boat Hawk 38 series has undergone sea trials after her recent launch. The vessel has demonstrated an impressive top speed of 68.7 knots.



The first trials took place on the waters of Lake Como in Italy, to be further continued back in the UK.

The 11.85-metre yacht design has been developed in collaboration with Fabio Buzzi Design, who himself is a winner of 43 World Speed Records and 55 World Championships. Fabio Buzzi also was present at the yacht’s helm during the trials.



The model reaches her impressive speed with the power of twin Mercury R400 outboard engines. However, several different outboard engine options will be available for the series units, too. It is also should be taken to account, that sea trials have been done without the yacht's console, carbon fibre roof, deck mouldings and fittings this time, so her final calculated top speed remains 62-63 knots.

Sunseeker CEO, Christian Marti comments: “Extensive testing is now underway on the Hawk 38 prototype and we are thrilled with the results achieved during this initial period. Performance racing boats are in the brand’s DNA and the Hawk 38 is our most technologically advanced performance boat ever – these results prove that we are the technical experts in this field.”



The Hawk 38’ key features comprise a foredeck fitted with a sunbathing pad and optional foredeck sail canopy, a helm station located midships and a U-shaped seating around a central table facing the aft.

Inside, within a beam of 3 metres the boat features a closet underneath the helm, and a space for two drawer fridges under the yacht's triple bench stern seats. The yacht will be also fitted with grills and swim speakers facing aft. 



With an inconceivably smooth running hull and the addition of four Besenzoni racing seats, the guests on-board will be able to choose whether they want to sit or stand for optimal comfort and safety.

According to Sunseeker, there are several paint combinations and upholstery variations available for this model, so no two boats would ever be likely to appear the same.

The largest UK-based motor yacht builder,  Sunseeker boasts a 50-year-long history. he company’s export trade makes about 150 vessels per year, delivered to over 74 countries. At the moment, the company’s flagship remains a 40.1-metre 131 Yacht, with a 49-metre metal-built concept to be launched in 2020 though.

Latest News

Breakthrough in the generation of 20-30 meter yachts - Sanlorenzo
The new generation of 20-30-meter yachts is easier and cheaper to attract and attract a wide range of owners looking for one-day boats and short routes without the hassle of operating a superyacht.Another attraction of smaller yachts for this base was the ability to move faster from bay to bay with cruising speeds almost twice the speed of superyachts, and the ability to dock closer to shore. Sanlorenzo, the Italian shipyard, the most active in the range of up to 30 meters, was unveiled earlier this December with a market capitalization of 550 million euros and revenue of 355 million euros in 2018.The shipyard created such a series as Bluegame Sanlorenzo.Bluegame yachts are built in accordance with the latest and most advanced construction technologies from composite materials.The BGX project is the result of a prestigious collaboration between Luca Santella, the head of Design & Style and the head of product strategy at Bluegame, together with the design studio Zuccon International Project.These yachts focus almost entirely on outdoor and recreational spaces, minimizing the importance of dining rooms and large cabins.Another common feature of yachts in this new assortment is oversized tender and water facilities for the size of ships, which emphasizes the interests of the new generation of owners. After this trend, its key players saw that their ratings rose sharply compared to those stuck in the middle.
Amels 206 launches by Amels
Designed by Tim Heywood as part of the Amels limited-edition line, the 62.5-meter superyacht is dressed in a light gray hull and a crisp white superstructure.Interior design is the result of a collaboration between Laura Sessa and the Amels interior design team. In the master suite, the owner can enjoy branded round windows and are accompanied by up to 11 additional guests.Other on-board features include two VIP suites on the bridge deck, a large sun terrace with a jacuzzi and teppanyaki grill, and a garage for two eight-meter tenders on the lower deck.Yacht Limited Editions will be one of six new assemblies for owners before the summer season.
The 70th FB273 superyacht was launched by Benetti
The FB273 superyacht features a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure designed by Benetti.On board can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins. All are located on the lower deck and are decorated in a style designed by interior designer Laura Pomponi. Occupying six decks, on board you can select a geometric pool with a special function of changing the depth, a helicopter landing area, a large solarium and a rooftop jacuzzi.Owner's suite with a central staircase with an area of ​​more than 120 square meters. M. With a panoramic view. The upper deck is occupied by a private living room, bathroom, sauna, open living room, home theater, gym and massage room. The owner’s office has a glass wall overlooking the interiors and is connected to the living room and balcony.The FB273 is powered by two 2400hp Caterpillar engines that develop the yacht to a maximum speed of 17 knots and provide a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.
Red Yacht Design presents Ice Kite 64-Meter super yacht
Turkish studio Red Yacht Design presented a project - a 64.2-meter superyacht Ice Kite and a 28-meter Shadow Vessel ICE Ghost.Developed in conjunction with Dykstra Naval Architects, ICE Kite will be the longest yacht with a total length of up to 500 GT at the time of construction.A pair of 735 kW main engines provides Ice Kite with a maximum speed of 17.4 knots.On board Ice Kite can accommodate up to 10 guests in four comfortable cabins. Features of this superyacht include a beach club area with a swimming pool, an outdoor dining area for 12 people and a helipad on the bow.Downstairs is the Kite Lounge, which also functions as a dining room. There is glass from which a 180-degree view opens. Other interior features include an elegant spiral staircase and a special spa area.Ice Kite will be built with the project, Ice Ghost. The 26-meter yacht will serve as a specialized support vessel for Ice Kite.Ice Ghost can carry the Icon A5, the U Boatworx Superyacht Sub 3, a 12-meter specially designed RIB with a maximum speed of 60 knots, also developed by Red Yacht Design, and a couple of Seadoo jet skis on it. main deck. There is another garage for storing snorkeling equipment, SeaBobs and a maintenance area.The main deck of the Ice Ghost can also be used as a party venue, and two double cabins below the deck can accommodate guests or staff. Ice Ghost with a steel casing and carbon fiber exterior has a maximum speed of 16 knots.
Inside of Sanlorenzo 52 Steel Lady Lena
Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo launches new 52 Steel yacht last month.Key features of the 52-meter motor yacht include a 94-square-meter beach club and a glass bottom pool. The beach club sits below the glass-bottomed pool and opens on three sides.The interior is designed in classic style.Lady Lena also has a 31-square-meter gym with direct access to the saloon of the main deck, a garage for unloading at the tender of 7.5 meters and a separate garage for lifeboats and toys.The 52 Steel model has a beam of 9.35 meters and is equipped with a pair of CAT 3512 C engines with a maximum speed of 16.5 knots. Accommodation for up to 12 guests and a crew of nine. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}