Simon Wood Power’s boat building company in Lymington, Supermarine Powerboats, will be building the new Sunseeker Hawk 38 now that Fabio Buzzi has put the prototype through ‘sea trials’ on the breath-taking waters of Lake Como in Italy.
Sunseeker reported that the hull achieved a top speed of 79mph and they estimate for the finished boat with console, carbon fibre roof, deck mouldings and fittings will be over 70 mph.
Sunseeker continue in a press release:
The incredibly low noise and vibration levels are groundbreaking, even at maximum speed thanks to the all-new patented structural-foam hull technology.
Combined with the inflatable Hypalon 866 STAB® tubes and Mercury 400R engines, the boat is easily delivering the dynamic performance it was designed for matched with exceptional turn-in and grip.
With an inconceivably smooth running hull and the addition of four Besenzoni racing seats with shock absorbing mitigation, occupants can either sit or stand for optimal comfort and safety; thereby allowing owners to fully explore the limits of this boat’s performance.
Commenting on the initial sea trial, Sunseeker CEO, Christian Marti said:
Extensive testing is now underway on the Hawk 38 prototype and we are thrilled with the results achieved during this initial period.
Performance racing boats are in the brand’s DNA and the Hawk 38 is our most technologically advanced performance boat ever – these results prove that we are the technical experts in this field.