Flying into the Exumas, I was to meet the new Sunseeker 116 named Lost Boys anchored just off Staniel Cay. Surveying the waters below from on high, I spotted her in the anchorage; her snow white angular hull and superstructure stood out amongst a collection of traditionally designed yachts, some larger, some smaller. Sunseeker’s styling is eye-catching to be sure—accented with design lines, sculpted fiberglass and window glazing and gleaming stainless.
Every inch of its LOA is beautifully proportioned for practical use. Visually, the window lines add definition and complement the abundance of fiberglass, and the deck plans are exquisite not only in execution but also to maximize space, comfort, convenience and privacy. The five-stateroom layout includes a full-beam master suite on the main deck framed with natural lighting via full-height windows to further exploit the already visual spaciousness.
A staircase amidships leads to a lobby and access to the other four staterooms. Two staterooms are fitted with double berths, while two have a pair of single berths that can convert to doubles to maximize flexibility for family and guests.
Sliding stainless-steel-framed glass doors from the after deck lead into the salon. Accommodations are decided by the owner for their specifications, but generally feature social areas including lounges, armchairs, a coffee table, storage consoles, a 55-inch television screen that rises from the cabinetry and a comprehensive entertainment package. The wenge wood joinery aboard Lost Boys was deeply grained and its satin finish was flawless. A special touch was an owner-specified option for skylights in the ceiling; it dramatically enhanced natural lighting during the day. More obvious though was the volume of light and visibility afforded by the full-height side windows of the salon and the angular bulwarks outside the windows that allowed unobstructed views to the horizon while seated in climate-controlled comfort. Forward of the salon there is a formal dining area that seats 10. Flanking consoles house china and dinnerware. The well-equipped galley is nearby but a door isolates activity from filtering into the inner social areas.
While the interior of the 116 is noteworthy for its formal fit and finish and accommodations, the exterior raises the bar on entertainment and fun. Wide teak-planked side decks lead toward the bow, which offers a second outside main deck dining area and aft-acing, L-shaped lounge seating. Double-width sunpads easily convert into forward-facing lounges. Still forward and down a couple steps is another pair of intimate seating areas port and starboard. If desired, some of this seating can be eliminated to make room for a hot tub.
Or, the hot tub can go on the flybridge where the socializing theme ramps up unabated. The flybridge is accessible from the main wheelhouse as well as from the noticeably wide aft cockpit stairs planked with teak.
Underway at the lower helm, visibility is excellent and noise levels are minimal. A carbon fiber gullwing door opens electrically to access the side deck and wing controls. Powered with a pair of 2,640-hp MTU V16 Series 2000 M96L diesels, the 116 reportedly tops out at about 26 knots and has a 1,250 nm range at 10 knots. —Peter Frederiksen
Displ.: 308,000 lbs.
Fuel (standard): 3,817 gal.
Water: 1,055 gal.
Power: 2/2,640-hp MTU V16 Series 2000 M96L
Base Price: $13 million
Cruise Speed: 18 knots
Top Speed: 26 knots