AWARDS: SUNSEEKER WINS BEST SPORTSCRUISER OVER 45FT AT 2019 MOTOR BOAT AWARDS

On Tuesday 7th May, the great and good from the Worldwide marine industry gathered at the acclaimed London Hotel, The Corinthia as featured on the recent BBC documentary, ‘A Hotel for The Super Rich & Famous’.

The hotel’s stunning ballroom played host to the annual Motor Boat of The Year Awards hosted by TI Media’s iconic publication, Motor Boat & Yachting Magazine.

The stunning Predator 50

After a sensational meal designed by Executive Chef André Garrett, MBY Editor & Deputy Editors Hugo Andreae and Jack Haines took to the stage to commence proceedings. The evening’s formalities began with a poignant video tribute to Sunseeker Founder Robert Braithwaite, CBE, DL who passed away earlier this year, with Hugo inviting guests to take a look back at “the best ambassador our industry has ever had”.

As the evening continued, Sunseeker were thrilled to be presented with the award for ‘Sportscruiser over 45ft’ to the head-turning Predator 50. The judges commented “The market may demand a bigger, more voluminous 50ft (15m) sportscruiser than Sunseekers of old but the Predator 50 meets those requirements in the inimitable Sunseeker way. With those dramatic slashes in the topsides and vast quantities of glazing in the superstructure sides and roof, it demands attention”.

Hugo and Jack’s extremely entertaining double act continued through to the Judge’s Special Award which was presented to long-time contributor to the Sunseeker Family, Fabio Buzzi. Fabio Buzzi isn’t just the most successful powerboat racer of our era (or possibly ever), he’s also a brilliant designer, engineer, boat builder and innovator.

The spacious interior of the Predator 50

He has won almost every major powerboat race on the planet from marathon events like the Round Britain Race, to the Class 1 Offshore World Championship and the terrifying Pavia to Venice river race, all in vastly different boats that he’s designed and built in his own factory. To put that in perspective it’s like Lewis Hamilton winning the F1 title, the World Rally Championship and the Le Mans 24-hour race, in cars that he’s personally created.

On accepting his award Fabio spoke passionately about his relationship with Sunseeker, which saw him first collaborating on Sunseeker’s outrageous XS 2000, seen here in the Bond movie ‘Casino Royale’.


The latest Buzzi sensation to grace the Sunseeker range is the all-new Hawk 38’. Due to be officially launched at Southampton and Cannes Boat Shows later this year, the Hawk prototype test was captured by MBY on Lake Como, being driven by Fabio Buzzi himself!

The all-new-Hawk 38

Christopher Head, Sales Director for The Sunseeker London Group commented, “It has been a great evening, and once again, Sunseeker has demonstrated its strength; with heritage, passion and a sparkling future. My team and I are proud to be part of the unique Sunseeker Family”.

For more information, please contact your local dealer:

Sunseeker Alicante | Edificio Marina Deportiva de Alicante, Muelle No.8 | Local 2.2, 03001 Alicante, Spain |+34 965 200 650 | alicante@sunseeker-spain.es | www.sunseeker-alicante.es

Sunseeker Alicante|Puerto Deportivo Marina de Dénia, Dársena de Babor s/n, Edificio G, Planta baja, nº3 03700 Dénia, Spain |+34 965788467 | alicante@sunseeker-spain.es | www.sunseeker-alicante.es

Sunseeker Andalucía | Sotogrande, Plaza Del Agua s/n, Puerto Sotogrande, 11310, San Roque, Spain |+34 956 790 360 | info@sunseekerandalucia.com | www.sunseekerandalucia.com

Sunseeker Andalucía | Puerto Banus, Varadero Puerto Banus, Local 1, 29660 Marbella, Spain |+34 952 905 518 | info@sunseekerandalucia.com | www.sunseekerandalucia.com

Sunseeker Barcelona | Puerto Deportivo Roses, Av. de Rhode s/n, Local 8-B, 17480 Roses (Girona) – SPAIN | +34 972 45 60 98 | info@sunseekerbarcelona.com | www.sunseekerbarcelona.es

Sunseeker Barcelona | OneCowork OneOcean – El Port Vell, Barcelona |+34 660 664 171 | info@sunseekerbarcelona.com | www.sunseekerbarcelona.es

Sunseeker Channel Islands Ltd |Unit 10, Le Capelain House, Castle Quay, St Helier | JE2 3EH, Jersey, Channel Islands| +44 (0) 1534 768 888 | sales@sunseekerchannelislands.com | www.sunseekerchannelislands.com

Sunseeker Croatia (Adriatic) | Grand hotel Le Meridian Lav, Grljevacka 2A, Podstrana, 21312, Croatia | +385 2160 0148 | info@sunseekeradriatic.com | www.sunseekeradriatic.com

Sunseeker Cyprus | Limassol Marina, 3601, Cyprus |+357 2505 1777 | info@sunseekercyprus.com.cy | www.sunseekercyprus.com.cy

Sunseeker Egypt | MB14 Abu Tig Marina, El Gouna, Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt | +20 (0) 653 580 660 | info@sunseekeregypt.com | www.sunseekeregypt.com

Sunseeker France | Port De Plaisance, 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France |+33 (0)4 93 76 48 48 | sfg@sunseeker.fr | www.sunseekerfrance.com

Sunseeker France | Port Camille Rayon, Quai Napoleon, 06220 Golfe Juan, France |+33 (0)4 93 65 36 73 | golfejuan@sunseeker.fr | www.sunseekerfrance.com

Sunseeker France | Port de Plaisance, 06210 Mandelieu-La Napoule, France |+33 (0)4 93 93 67 67 | lanapoule@sunseeker.fr | www.sunseekerfrance.com

Sunseeker France | Port Inland, 701 Avenue Gaston de Fontmichel, 06210 Mandelieu-La Napoule, France |+33 (0)4 93 93 67 66 | assistance@sunseeker.fr | www.sunseekerfrance.com

Sunseeker Germany | Königsallee 90, 40212 Düsseldorf |+49 (0) 211 21093 222 | info@sunseekergermany.eu | www.sunseekergermany.eu

Sunseeker Greece |Sunseeker Hellas | Marina Flisvos | P. Faliro | 175 61 | Greece |+30 210 984 3522 | info@sunseeker-hellas.gr | www.sunseeker-hellas.gr

Sunseeker Ibiza | Marina Botafoch, Local 310, 07800 Ibiza, Spain |+34 971 191 622 | ibiza@sunseekerspain.es | www.sunseekeribiza.com

Sunseeker Italy | Porto Turistico 20 16033 Lavagna GE Italy |+39 0185 30 53 17 | info@sunseeker-italy.com | www.sunseeker-italy.com

Sunseeker London | 34-36 Davies Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4NF, U.K. | +44 (0) 20 7355 0980 | info@sunseekerlondon.com | www.sunseekerlondon.com

Sunseeker Mallorca |Port Adriano, Local 2, El Toro s/n, 07180, Calvia, Mallorca, Spain |+34 971 234 513 | info@sunseeker-mallorca.es | www.sunseeker-mallorca.es

Sunseeker Mallorca | Puerto Portals, Local 55, 07181, Mallorca, Spain |+34 971 676 395| info@sunseeker-mallorca.es | www.sunseeker-mallorca.es

Sunseeker Mallorca | Sa Fonteta 10, Local 8, 07660 Cala D´or | +34 971 538 783 info@sunseeker-mallorca.es | www.sunseeker-mallorca.es

Sunseeker Malta |Portomaso Marina, Level -5, The Quay, Portomaso, PTM01 St Julians, Malta |+356 213 856 78 | info@sunseekermalta.com | www.sunseekermalta.com

Sunseeker Monaco |11 Rue Grimaldi, 98000 Monaco | +377 9777 5777 | sales@sunseeker.mc | www.sunseeker.mc

Sunseeker Montenegro (Adriatic) | Porto Montenegro, Obala bb, Tivat 85320 | Montenegro | + 382 32 662 688 | info@sunseekeradriatic.com | www.sunseekeradriatic.com

Sunseeker Morocco |The Pearl Hotel, Angle Rue des temples et Avenue Harroun Rachid, Marrakech-Hivernage, Morocco |+212 687 154 663 | info@sunseekermorocco.com | www.sunseekermorocco.com

Sunseeker Neustadt |c/o Ancora Marina, An der Wiek 7-17, 23730 Neustadt i.H.| +49 175 57 31 895 | sven@sunseekerneustadt.de | www.sunseekerneustadt.de

Sunseeker Nigeria |+44 (0) 1489 579 824 | james@sunseekersouthampton.com | www.sunseekernigeria.co.uk

Sunseeker Poland | Budynek Q22, Al. Jana Pawła II 22, 00-133, Warszawa | +48 223 072 303 | info@sunseekerpoland.com

Sunseeker Poole | Sunseeker Wharf, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HW, U.K. | +44 (0) 1202 666 060 | info@sunseekerpoole.com | www.sunseekerpoole.com

Sunseeker Portugal | CCMV, Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-409 Vilamoura, Portugal| +351 289 090 200 | info@sunseeker.pt | www.sunseeker.pt

Sunseeker Scotland | C/O Sunseeker Poole |+44 (0) 1202 666 060 | info@sunseekerpoole.com | www.sunseekerscotland.com

Sunseeker Southampton | Swanwick Marina, Bridge Road, Swanwick, Southampton SO31 1ZL, U.K.| +44 (0) 1489 579 824 | info@sunseekersouthampton.com | www.sunseekersouthampton.com

Sunseeker Switzerland| Krüger-Werft AG, Ländlistrasse 28 Gottlieben, 8274 Switzerland| +41 (0) 716 666 200 | mk@sunseekerswitzerland.ch | www.sunseekerswitzerland.ch

Sunseeker Torquay | Torquay Marina, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EQ, U.K. | +44 (0) 1803 293 939 | info@sunseekertorquay.com | www.sunseekertorquay.com

Sunseeker Tunisia | Route de Gammarth, km 5, 2076 La Marsa, Tunis, Tunisia | +216 (0) 58 562 563 | info@sunseekertunisia.com | www.sunseekertunisia.com

Sunseeker Turkey | Haydar Aliyev Cad. No 174/4, Tarabya, 34457 Istanbul, Turkey | +90 212 257 0030 | info@sunseekerturkey.com | www.sunseekerturkey.com

Sunseeker Turkey | Merkez mah. Çökertme Cad No: 6 Palmarina AVM içi AL1, Yalıkavak, Bodrum, 48990, Muğla, Türkiye | +90 252 385 31 85 | info@sunseekerturkey.com | www.sunseekerturkey.com

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