Yes, there is real value for money in the luxury market.
By the time a boatie is ready for an upgrade to a new 75ft motoryacht and sits down to write that multi-million dollar cheque for a new boat, we assume they have done their homework thoroughly.
But is there value for money to be had in the big boat market? After testing this upgraded Sunseeker 75 Yacht I reckon the simple answer is yes! With a price tag of around $6m that’s exactly what you get with this boat, excellent value for money.
The 75 Yacht boasts an excellent open-plan format. She sleeps nine adults and two crew in four main cabins in the aft quarters.
Even though the darker satin-finished American oak timberwork is a bit of a departure from what we are used to from Sunseeker, the darker oak doesn’t give an impression that the cabins are closing in on you. This is surprising, considering that the saloon also has a darkish wooden floor rather than the usual beige carpet. In fact, the opposite is the case.
The combination of beige upholstery throughout, beige carpet in the formal dining room, cream upholstered helm seats to starboard and navigator’s lounge and plenty of sweeping windows to let in natural light, give her a bright appeal.
The saloon lounges are pushed back against the cabin walls to create more open space. There’s a massive plasma screen on the galley bulkhead and the surround-sound system creates the perfect cinema experience.
Walk from the saloon towards the helm area and the fully equipped galley is to starboard, but a highlight of the new layout is the dining area. It’s a step up from the saloon and features a beautiful eight-seater formal dining table.
The luxurious VIP’s stateroom and en-suite is in the bow while the magnificent owner’s cabin is amidships and takes up all of the boat’s beam. Up on the flybridge there’s more than enough room to host a party. And, if you’re into alfresco dining, you are also well catered for in the rear cockpit. There’s no denying this boat is an entertainer’s dream.
Twin quiet and smooth 1360hp MAN common-rail diesels power the 75 to a top speed of 30 knots at 2350rpm.
If you’ve outgrown your current 60 footer and you’re ready to upgrade to a bigger, slightly more expensive motoryacht, do your homework, check around but then take a close look at the Sunseeker 75 Yacht MkII.