RESPONDING to client demand for larger Sunseeker vessels, the British luxury powerboat producer needed to build bigger, but the challenge was finding the right yard specialised in metal superyacht construction to partner with on its largest vessel to date: the Sunseeker 161 Yacht.

Sunseeker spent nearly three years looking for a partner to build its first aluminium hulled yacht in the all important 50m sector.

Although finding experience and expertise in metal build was relatively simple, the challenge was in finding a yard that shared the same innovative spirit as Sunseeker. Not only did the prospective partner need to be able to create something unique, but critically provide flexibility.