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Sunseeker’s new 40m flagship superyacht has been launched at the Southampton Boat Show.

Based on the yard’s earlier 37m design, the new 40m composite three-decker — named Tanvas — is owned by a Russian businessman who will take her to Thailand for charter.

Shaun Robertson who oversees Sunseeker’s sales of 30m-plus yachts told SBN: “We have three more 40m yachts on order for a mix of owners from Europe, Egypt and South America.

“We build the 40m and the 130 Predator together and will produce four a year. We have three 130 Predators on order with one going to the US and the others to Asia.”

Three 34m and two 115 Predators are also currently in-build, which will take Sunseeker’s order book into mid-2012. Of the five, two are destined for South America, two for Europe and one for Asia.

Sunseeker is also currently building two 46m craft with the first due for completion in 2012 for owner Eddie Jordan

For the 46m-plus yachts, Sunseeker is using a modular mould process that gives the company flexibility in design and customisation.

“In construction terms, 50m is as large as we would go using composite. After that we would switch to aluminium,” says Robertson.

With the move to larger yachts Sunseeker will be further expanding its facility at Portland where the hulls of most of the 30m-plus yachts are built and then towed to Poole for fit-out.
Sunseeker’s new 40m flagship superyacht has been launched at the Southampton Boat Show.

Based on the yard’s earlier 37m design, the new 40m composite three-decker — named Tanvas — is owned by a Russian businessman who will take her to Thailand for charter.

Shaun Robertson who oversees Sunseeker’s sales of 30m-plus yachts told SBN: “We have three more 40m yachts on order for a mix of owners from Europe, Egypt and South America.

“We build the 40m and the 130 Predator together and will produce four a year. We have three 130 Predators on order with one going to the US and the others to Asia.”

Three 34m and two 115 Predators are also currently in-build, which will take Sunseeker’s order book into mid-2012. Of the five, two are destined for South America, two for Europe and one for Asia.

Sunseeker is also currently building two 46m craft with the first due for completion in 2012 for owner Eddie Jordan

For the 46m-plus yachts, Sunseeker is using a modular mould process that gives the company flexibility in design and customisation.

“In construction terms, 50m is as large as we would go using composite. After that we would switch to aluminium,” says Robertson.

With the move to larger yachts Sunseeker will be further expanding its facility at Portland where the hulls of most of the 30m-plus yachts are built and then towed to Poole for fit-out.