Even at my age I am still full of dreams for the future, no pipe and slippers for me! And the ultimate pinnacle in dreams for me? To own a Sunseeker Yacht. Now that’s what I call ‘lifestyle’.

Now is this a realistic dream for me? Probably not without the help of the National Lottery, as I have no rich relatives or friends who would leave me enough money to justify owning one. And I don’t see me earning enough to buy a rowing boat let alone a sleek modern craft such as a Sunseeker.


Newest to their range of yachts is the 40 Metre Yacht. This tri-deck luxury yacht would, for me, be the one to own.

The 40 Metre Yacht is 131 ft and 3 inches long, can carry up to 12 guests served by 9 crew members. It can reach speeds of up to 24 knots and has a range of 1,500 nautical miles (that’s about 1,700 of your ordinary land-lubber miles) at 10-12 knots. It is also 26 ft and 3 inches wide (8 metres) and draws 7 ft 4 inches (2.25 metres) when fully laden.

It also stands an impressive 31 feet from waterline to the top of the arch and it is powered through the water via tw0 fixed pitch propellers.

“The Sunseeker 40 Metre Yacht is for those who enjoy independence and extended cruising. Offering extreme blue water credentials, this stunning new addition is designed and built to RINA* unrestricted navigation classification. Palatial in scale, the 24-knot, 40 metre yacht presents ultra-spacious accommodation for up to 12 guests with clever layouts that allow the crew of 9 to move discreetly about the boat. There is an extraordinarily wide choice of cabin configurations, and options include the newly introduced, automated balconies to the forward master suite and main deck.”

This is by no means the fastest of Sunseekers. The Manhattan 63 for example can get to 33 knots. So if speed is your need then the 40 Metre Yacht is not the one for you. But if cruising to the Monaco Grand Prix and entertaining guests while other people rush about is your thing then this must be the one for you.

You can see Sunseeker at the PSP Southampton International Boat Show 10-19 Sept 2010 at stands C006 and berths M540 to M544.

But if you can’t wait that long then visit their web-site.

Ah well I can still dream, and there's always a trip on the Isle of Wight ferry to consider as a much cheaper alternative.

*RINA – Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

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