Sunseeker Dedicates First 10 Hawk 38s to Robert Braithwaite
Sunseeker announces Limited Edition series of the new Hawk 38 in memory of company founder Robert Braithwaite, who passed away in March.
Sunseeker International has announced that the first 10 Hawk 38s will be part of a special limited-edition series in memory of Sunseeker’s founder, Robert Braithwaite CBE DL, who passed away in March this year.
The Hawk 38, Sunseeker’s new high-performance day boat which Yacht Style will review in Issue 49, was the last project Braithwaite was involved with. Each of the 10 boats will carry a polished stainless-steel plaque on the helm dashboard numbered from RB001 to RB010.
Andrea Frabetti, the new CEO of Sunseeker, said: “The legacy of the Sunseeker brand is built on developing performance boats such as the Hawk 38 – it’s in our DNA and something Robert was extremely passionate about, having raced extensively in his early career. I am honoured to unveil this special-edition series of the Hawk 38, a very fitting tribute to our founder.”
Braithwaite was one of the yachting industry’s pioneers and his passion for performance is embodied in this latest model, which is delivering an incredible top speed of 62 knots (70mph).
Combined with inflatable Hypalon 866 Stab tubes and Mercury 400R engines, the new high-performance model performs at a level unimaginable to most boat owners, yet Sunseeker says its ride inspires confidence for all on board, even at its limits.
The cocooning helm station is centrally located, shielded by an integrated double-curvature ventilated glass screen with a sweeping black carbon-fibre hard top.
The console unit is fitted with a Simrad navigation system and includes a 16-inch Evo 3 touch screen multifunction display with GPS and Wi-Fi capability. The Simrad screen gives access to the CZone DC switching system to allow integrated control of all essential systems. Power-assisted steering is courtesy of the intelligent leather-trimmed tilt steering wheel, incorporating full control of the navigation system.
Its smooth-running hull is supported by the addition of four racing seats with shock-absorbing mitigation. Occupants can either sit or stand, as owners explore the limits of this boat’s performance.
The foredeck is complete with a sunbathing pad with elevated fixed headrests and an optional foredeck sail canopy. Aft-facing u-shaped seating is centralised around a quick-release carbon table that can be stowed in seconds. At the stern, there is a triple bench seat with the possibility for two drawer fridges underneath.
There’s built-in storage throughout the boat including a large stowage locker with carbon-fibre lid at the bow, which can be utilised for a plethora of toys including two Seabobs with dedicated bulkhead-mounted charging units. The composite decking in platinum finish with white corking includes more stowage, with a large central deck locker that can hold a life raft or inflatable paddleboard.
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