If you are hankering after something fast on the water, Sunseeker Southampton currently has a number of options that might fit the bill…

With current brokerage listings including a 100+ mph deluxe Cougar RIB, a beautiful Arneson surface drive Sunseeker Superhawk 43, a thoroughbred twin 425hp V8 Hunton XRS37 sports boat and a classic Italian Arneson surface drive Baia Flash 48, we take a closer look at their specifications to get a better feel of the true performance these boats offer…

Cougar R12 Viper “ARGENTUM” | 2013 | lying near Swanwick | £349,950 VAT Paid

The formidable Cougar R12 Viper "ARGENTUM" can reach speeds in excess of 100mph (87 knots)
The formidable Cougar R12 Viper “ARGENTUM” can reach speeds in excess of 100mph (87 knots)

Engines: 2 x Ilmor V10 – 725HP Petrol inboards
Construction: Fibreglass Deep V monohull with tapered Hypalon tubes
Length: 12.75m – Beam: 3.45m – Draft: 1.09m

Designed and built in collaboration with legend Steve Curtis and the team at Cougar Marine, the R12 Viper “ARGENTUM” has a dual purpose in mind – to decimate the competition at offshore marathon endurance racing and yet be capable of giving the ultimate thrill ride for the owner and friends in a leisure setup. Construction wise, she features a twin step 24 degree deadrise Deep V monohull with tapered Hypalon tubes and a wraparound acrylic F16 style windscreen with removable roof/canopy system (complies with latest marathon race regulations). Her twin staggered Ilmor V10 – 725HP Petrol inboards are coupled to Ilmor Indy drives which incorporate hydraulic steering and trim rams. She also features a CMI stainless steel tubular water jacketed exhaust system with thru-transom exhaust tips and Rolla surface piercing propellers. “ARGENTUM” can reach top speeds in excess of 100mph with sustained cruise at around 75mph when conditions allow.

The cockpit houses 4 bucket style suspension seats, onboard air supply, external bench seating for 3 additional passengers, electric hatch rams, port and starboard helm positions (removable wheel) to allow for separate throttleman operation / owner-driver use, triple Raymarine plotters, radar, DSC VHF, screen washers, forward and rear facing camera system, full Livorsi engine instrumentation, underwater lighting, heavy duty K-plane trim tabs with indicators, Perma-teak decking, custom lifting points and much more.

First launched in mid-2011 for testing, “ARGENTUM” returned to the Cougar Marine factory to undergo further tweaking and upgrading before her final handover took place in mid-2013 (2013 HIN).

Sunseeker Superhawk 43 “DONE DEAL” | 2007 | lying in Poole | £199,950 ex VAT

The Sunseeker Superhawk 43 "DONE DEAL" is fitted with twin Yanmars on Arneson drives propelling her to 49 knots
The Sunseeker Superhawk 43 “DONE DEAL” is fitted with twin Yanmars on Arneson drives propelling her to 49 knots

Engines: 2 x Yanmar 487hp ASD8 Arneson Drives
Construction: Twin-stepped GRP Deep V Hull
Length: 13.49m – Beam: 3.63m – Draft: 1.07m

The Sunseeker Superhawk 43 “DONE DEAL” is a beautiful example of the very popular performance Sunseeker. With the looks of an extreme dayboat, the exterior of the Superhawk 43 conceals a secret: a full-on Sunseeker interior with the same level of finish as the biggest yachts in the range. Offering overnight accommodation for 2 guests with a forward cuddy cabin, “DONE DEAL” features a fully equipped galley, day head and sumptuous leather-lined seating in the saloon.

A popular feature onboard the Superhawk 43, two large sunbathers offer luxurious comfort to the aft of the cockpit, whilst a further seating guest area is positioned just behind the helm together with the wetbar. The helm itself features a wonderful array of technical and navigational extras, including VHF, depth sounder and trim tab controls.

Fitted with Arneson Drives, “DONE DEAL” will reach speeds of up to 49 knots. Ready to go and complete with a pleasant specification, serious offers are invited.

Hunton XRS 37 “G-WIZ” | 2005 | lying in Swanwick | £124,950 VAT Paid

The Hunton XRS 37 is a unique performance boat, viewable at the Sunseeker Southampton office
The Hunton XRS 37 is a unique performance boat, viewable at the Sunseeker Southampton office

Engines: 2 x Mercruiser 496 MAG HO 425hp V8 Petrols
Construction: GRP Deep V Stepped Hull
Length: 11.30m – Beam: 2.62m – Draft: 0.65m

A recent arrival at the Sunseeker Southampton office, this Hunton XRS 37 is a beautiful example of a bespoke and truly rare high performance sports cruiser. Still in her original ownership from new, “G-WIZ” was built to the owners’ specification with twin high performance Mercruiser 496 MAG HO 425hp V8 petrol engines, complimented by Imco external ram hydraulic steering. Her impressive top speed of close to 60 knots boasts a V8 soundtrack to match…!

Her exterior is eye-catching with navy blue hull, yellow boot top stripe, white cockpit upholstery and carbon dash panels, whilst her interior is finished with a lovely cherry wood and cream leather combination. “G-WIZ” has been professionally maintained since new with a full main dealer history and hull detailing by Nanotech Marine.

Baia FLASH 48 “BLUE NILE” | 1999 | lying in Southampton | £119,950 VAT Paid

The rare Baia FLASH 48 represents a great opportunity for power and practicality
The rare Baia FLASH 48 represents a great opportunity for power and practicality

Engines: 2 x VOLVO Penta TAMP 74P 480hp Arneson Drives
Construction: Baia high performance hull
Length: 14.63m – Beam: 4.09m – Draft: 0.91m

It’s quite a rare sight to see one of these beautiful Italian sports cruisers here in the UK and this Baia FLASH 48 is a great example. This 2 cabin (+ 1 crew) performance boat is fitted with twin 480hp Volvo diesels coupled to Arneson surface drives. In turn-key condition thanks to a full engine service in Summer 2013, “BLUE NILE” is ready to go. The OE spec has been upgraded in recent years to include a new Raymarine C120 multifunction chart plotter, Mastervolt battery charger and stern thruster. Arneson Industries are world-renowned for building the best surface drives on the market and as such, maintenance costs are reasonable and parts availability is good. These propulsion units allow the high performance propellers to run at the water’s surface when travelling on the plane for greater efficiency and a higher top speed. She will cruise at an impressive 32 knots and reach flat out speeds at around 38 knots. Currently lying afloat on the Hamble River, “BLUE NILE” represents a wonderful opportunity and must be seen.

So there you have it, 4 very different sport boats for sale with Sunseeker Southampton. Whether its pure power or performance practicality you might be looking for, we think these will certainly give you some food for thought…

For more information on any of the above models or to discuss your boating requirements in greater detail, please contact:

Sunseeker Southampton | Swanwick Marina | Unit 8 |Bridge Road | Swanwick | Southampton | SO31 1ZL  | +44 (0) 1489 854892 | info@sunseekersouthampton.com | http://www.sunseekersouthampton.com