Highlights of the 2015 London Boat Show

The London Boat Show 2015 is now over – so we’re taking a look at our favourite boats that were debuted and displayed. Here are the super yachts and motor boats that are now at the top of our wish list…

Sunseeker 28

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Image credit: www.sunseeker.com

The biggest and most expensive boat to be unveiled at the show was the Sunseeker 28 Metre Yacht, which took centre stage at London’s Excel Centre.

The latest offering from Sunseeker promised to be a good one – Sunseeker’s luxury yachts are popular with the rich and famous and a regular Bond film prop.

And they certainly delivered: the stunning

Image credit: www.sunseeker.co.uk
Image credit: www.sunseeker.co.uk

28 Metre Yacht measures 92ft and will set you back £4,763,000 before VAT.

Luxury super yachts don’t come much more impressive than this – every detail is carefully planned and beautifully executed, from the wraparound full height windows offering the perfect sea view to the marble bathrooms that wouldn’t look out of place in a five star hotel. Head to the foredeck to catch some rays or dine al fresco, or watch the world go by with a glass of fizz from the flybridge before retreating to one of the three luxurious wood-panelled suites – and do it all again the next day (with a brand new view).

Find out more and see the 28 Metre Yacht in action at www.sunseeker.com.

Sunseeker Predator 57

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Image credit: www.sunseeker.com

Sunseeker’s latest addition to their circa 60ft hard top line was the new Predator 57, who made her world debut at the London Boat Show with a little help from ex-Pussycat Doll Nicole Sherzinger and Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite, who were on hand to launch the yacht.

It’s a little sister to the 28 Metre Yacht at 60ft and starting at £815,000 before VAT.

Sporty and sleek, the Predator 57 boasts some impressive new features as standard. It has an open plan, flexible design – choose from an enclosed an fully fitted main deck saloon with sliding patio doors or a Mediterranean wet style open cockpit arrangement.

The Predator also has space to sleep 6 guests, a fully opening hard top roof and an L-shaped outdoor seating area.

And performance matches style – the Predator 57 reaches speeds of up to 40 knots and  looks seriously impressive on the open sea. Impressed onlookers and envious glances come as standard with this one, too…

Get more info on the Predator 57 at www.sunseeker.com.

Princess 88

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Image credit: www.princessyachts.com

Princess showed off a handful of their super yachts at the Boat Show – but the one that caught our eye was the 88 motor yacht.

At 88ft long, the yacht is just short of Sunseeker’s 28, and she comes with a similar price tag of £4,014,000 excluding VAT.

The 88 is designed for both long distance passage-making and fast port-to-port cruising, with comfort a priority wherever you’re headed. It features flexible outdoor spaces including wide side decks, a secluded foredeck seating area and a flybridge with a dining table, bar and an optional spa bath.

Inside you’ll find a large saloon and formal dining area as well as four or five en-suite cabins and space for four crew members – and the Princess Design Studio will help you personalise the interior styling.

And of course, style and luxury are matched by power – the Princess 88 can reach speeds of up to 30 knots.

Take a virtual tour of the Princess 88 and find out more at www.princessyachts.com.

Sealine F380

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The Sealine F380 made her UK debut at the show, having already scooped the ‘best Flybridge under 55 feet’ award at the 2015 Motor Boat Awards.

At 37ft and priced from £295,000 pre-VAT, the Sealine F380 is small but perfectly formed.

On offer are a large flybridge (the largest you’ll find on a yacht this size) with an L-shaped sun lounge, two en-suite cabins and a light-filled saloon and galley, as well as some clever little details such as flexible seating, integrated storage and a cocktail cabinet and built-in TV.

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Image credit: www.sealine.com

It may be small, but the clever use of space means you’ll hardly notice – the expansive flybridge means there’s room for alfresco dining for six, and the open plan main deck feels both spacious and luxurious.

The Sealine F380 has also been praised for being “an astonishingly good fun boat to drive” by the editor of Motor Boat and Yachting, so she’s a good option if you’ll be taking the wheel yourself.

For features, specifications, videos and more on the F380, visit www.sealine.com.

Fairline Targa 48 Open

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Image credit: www.fairline.com

Leading British luxury yacht maker Fairline had a few of their latest releases on display at the Boat Show, and top of the list was the new Targa 48 Open.

The 48ft yacht (price to be confirmed) boasts plenty of space thanks to her open plan design and retractable canvas roof that opens out onto a large sun pad where you can lie back and soak up the rays.

Inside, large panoramic windows and a simple yet luxurious design leave plenty of space, and the lower deck saloon can be converted into an additional sleeping cabin to make room for 6 guests – and there’s an
integral garage for the optional jet tender.

Team that with the Volvo Penta IPS engines and joystick control and the Targa 48 offers sparkling performance and exceptional manoeuvrability reaching top speeds of 32 knots.

For more info on the Targa 48, go to www.fairline.com.

Beneteau Gran Turismo 44

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Image credit: www.beneteau.co.uk

The new Beneteau Gran Turismo limited edition range also took to the stage at the London Boat Show.

The 44ft motor yacht (price to be confirmed) comes in 4 different hull colours with a choice of trim for a unique finish.

Designed for cruising and built with
comfort and well-being in mind, the Gran Turismo 44 is spacious, powerful and fast, balancing the need for space with an easily manoeuvrable size.

Powered by twin Volvo Penta engines, it’ll reach top speeds of 33 knots while you and your guests relax on the sun deck or dine on the upper deck, which comfortably seats 6. There’s also a double-wide observer’s seat so two guests can watch the driver navigate the seas. The huge sunroof and carefully placed skylight let in plenty of light and below deck, you’ll find two staterooms and a well-equipped galley.

Go to www.beneteau.co.uk for a detailed spec, plans and views and 360 degree virtual tour.

Go to www.londonboatshow.com to take a look at all the boats on show – and don’t forget to tweet @LFXKatie and let me know which super yacht you’d go for.

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