Sunseeker has returned to its racing heritage with the development, production and design of the Hawk 38, a streamlined and dynamic model which will whet the appetite of like-minded speed-enthusiasts.
High performance and innovation are the key ingredients to the new Hawk 38, which proceeded to clock 68.7kts (79mph) during its first prototype sea trial on Lake Como. Estimates for the finished boat with console, carbon fibre roof, deck mouldings and fittings remain 62-63 kts (70mph+); exactly as calculated.
The smoothness of speed and the addition of four Besenzoni racing seats with shock absorbing mitigation allows for both comfort and safety for the occupants whilst enjoying high-speeds on the open sea.
Sunseeker CEO, Christian Marti, commented on the initial sea trial: “Extensive testing is now underway on the Hawk 38 prototype and we are thrilled with the results that she has now delivered on her first sea trial. 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.”
At the time of going to press, the Hawk 38 was undergoing extensive sea trials back in the UK before its official press launch.
This new Fabio Buzzi design patented structural foam hull technology, combined with the inflatable Hypalon 866 STAB® tubes and Mercury 400R engines has proved immensely successful in helping to deliver an incredibly dynamic boat with exceptional turn-in.
Noticeably, even at maximum speed, noise and vibration are superbly well-controlled. This Sunseeker day-model reflects the brand’s new step towards thrill-seeking and adventure. Performance, agility, lightness and rigidity are vital components to this new Sunseeker model reflective, in part, of the former Sunseeker XS 2000 series.
The Hawk 38 is sure to get international traction; it’s the ultimate fusion of streamlined agility, creativity, comfort, speed and power. This boat is not for the faint-hearted, but then again, nor is the Sunseeker brand. Sunseeker is at the epicentre of British innovation and elevated manufacturing, and the Hawk 38 represents the brand’s new push for thrillseeking and adventure.
This article was originally published in Sunseeker Magazine, issue 59