Charter a Sunseeker in Vilamoura and enjoy the pleasure of cruising the Algarve coastline in the south of Portugal.
Sunseeker motoryachts began trickling onto the market in 1998.
This English-boat builder has made a concerted push into the Worldwide motoryacht marketplace despite fluctuating monetary swings because the market here continues to grow at an astonishing rate.
Over the years, the Modern Boating team has tested many of the 25 models in Sunseeker's extensive range and visited its factories in England. And while we can attest to the build-quality of these vessels, there are a few other import factors about Sunseekers that combine to make them top-selling motoryachts.
That old saying the proof is in the pudding rings true here, because Sunseeker has nailed hull performances with suitable engine combinations on all its models. And the Portofino 53 sport cruiser is no exception.
PERFORMANCE & HANDLING
The Portofino 53 is powered by Two CAT C12 16 710hp diesel engines. shaftdrives, spinning FP props in tunnels.
Like all Sunseekers, this cruiser displays runabout-like handling from a hull with an overall length 55' 9". The silky-smooth feel of her helm is a testament to the precise tolerances these vessels are constructed to. Turn the steering wheel a few centimetres and you can see the bow moving a few centimetres in that direction. Now that's what we call direct steering.
The sleeping arrangements on the 53 allow six people to overnight in luxurious comfort. The forward owner's stateroom features its own en-suite, while the two guest cabins share the day head.
With a sleeping capacity of up to eight adults, this boat has everything to please anyone in the market for a bloody big 53-footer.
THE PORTOFINO 53S STORY
According to the team at Sunseeker, the Portofino 53 is a luxurious sports cruiser that combines wide cruising potential with impressive top speeds.
Available in open, or covered cockpit versions, with a choice of both engine and shaftdrive options, she is exceptional manoeuvrable, highly efficient and economical to run.
Her large open cockpit is complimented by a spacious aft sun pad, a garage for the tender and there is also a comfortable interior with a wide range of fi tting options.