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Sunseeker Superhawk 55 yacht tour: The coolest new Sunseeker of the decade

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Reporting from the 2023 Boot Dusseldorf Boat Show, MBY editor Hugo Andreae takes us on a full tour of the Sunseeker Superhawk 55, which was making its global debut…

Sunseeker revealed the hotly-anticipated Sunseeker Superhawk 55 over the weekend at the 2023 Boot Düsseldorf show and MBY was among the first to get on board.

The yard is proclaiming two key firsts for the Superhawk 55: this is the first Sunseeker with (non-structural) 3D printed parts and the first Sunseeker with a slanted hull (it drops by 130mm from stern to bow to help cut through waves).

Elsewhere there have been tweaks to the design to improve performance: the generator and gyroscopic stabiliser are mounted on the centreline to keep the weight and centre of gravity as low as possible, and there are short carbon fibre jack shafts between the engines and the IPS pods to keep the weight slightly further forward.

Construction includes three big mouldings (for hull, liner and deck), 84 small mouldings and 116 pieces of furniture, making this the fastest, most efficient boat to build in the current Sunseeker range.

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