The latest milestone in Sunseekers illustrious boat building history took place last week when the completed hull of the first 155 Yacht moved location within Sunseeker’s Poole Quay facilities.
The operation involved meticulous planning and execution with literally no room for error given the monstrous dimensions involved. As expected, the move went without a hitch and Hull #1 is now safely in the ‘fit out’ stage of her build.
This yacht represents many ‘firsts’ for Sunseeker, not least of which is the fully painted finish she’ll be receiving later in the build. Because of this, a clear gel coat has been used in the hull construction, the resin showing through and making the hull appear brown in colour.
With the almost unlimited colour choice available, Sunseeker is keeping the finished colour for this particular yacht under wraps for the moment…
The Sunseeker 155 Yacht is the largest to date undertaken by the Poole Shipyard, which can now soundly lay claim to being the only production boat builder in the world to be manufacturing a range of boats from 40 to 155 feet in length under a single brand.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, September 2, 2012; Image: sunseeker