Rolls’ MTU Engines For Over 90 Sunseeker Yachts
By Jack Burke12 November 2019
Rolls-Royce will supply more than 90 MTU engines to British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International.
The contract runs until the end of 2022 and covers MTU Series 2000 V10, V12 and V16 engines as well as V8 and V12 configurations of the Series 4000. The engines offer power outputs ranging between 1380 hp and 3182 hp. The engines will power a wide range of yacht models in the 25 m category. An initial Sunseeker 161 yacht was presented at the boat show in Cannes and has already been sold. New propulsion technologies are also to be used, including an MTU hybrid engine for the Sunseeker 133. This modular propulsion system is being developed by Rolls-Royce in close collaboration with Sunseeker.
“We are pleased to be entering into another frame agreement with Rolls-Royce. We aim to double our yacht portfolio over the next few years, and intend to include new technologies. Rolls-Royce is an excellent partner for this undertaking. Our long-standing, successful partnership is proof-positive of this,” said Andrea Frabetti, chief operating officer of Sunseeker.
Rolls-Royce has been supplying Sunseeker with engines to power yachts between 20 and 47 m in length for more than 18 years.
“Sunseeker has already installed over 1.8 million hp of MTU technology in its yachts. We are proud to continue our winning partnership with this renowned yacht builder,” said Denise Kurtulus, head of Marine & Offshore at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.