After years of speculation and 2 years in development, Sunseeker has unveiled its resurrected high-performance day boat, the Hawk 38 center console. Returning to their performance roots, Sunseeker’s new trailer boat delivers a top speed of up to 70mph from a pair of Merc 400R’s. Utilizing a narrow beam, multi-step hull to slice aquafirma, it’s stabilized by inflatable Hypalon tubes that add considerable stability at rest or slow speeds.
Narrow beam hulls have exceptional turn-in ability, but lack stability at rest. The Hypalons offer the stability of a wider beam hull at idle or slower speeds. Sunseeker’s approach isn’t unlike certain PWC manufacturers who’s latest high performance craft feature a narrow hull form that is stepped out above the waterline.
Many high performance deep-V’s incorporate 2 ‘large’ steps in the hull. Sunseeker has taken it one step further with 3 ‘smaller’ steps. The result is less turbulence while still aerating the boundary layer. Because this is a low freeboard 38′, Sunseker has molded a deflector into the bow. Should the bow attempt a stuff, this will help displace water.
The Hypalon inflatable tubes work like any other RIB, but offer less drag at planing speeds because of their reduced signature. Freeboard on the Hawk is minimal for a 38′ boat, which means the cockpit may be a tad shallow for taller folks, but it reduces weight and drag. The foredeck features a sunbathing pad with elevated fixed headrests and an optional foredeck sail canopy.
With a pair of Merc’s latest bad boys bolted to the back, the Hawk 38′ can lay down 70 mph speeds in most any sea condition. How? Just look at the beam on this boat (or lack thereof). The aft facing u-shaped seating is centralized 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 located under.
The helm station is centrally located, shielded by an integrated double-curvature ventilated glass screen and black carbon fiber hard top. The helm is fitted with a Simrad navigation system, consisting of the very latest 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.
The Hawk’s smooth-running hull is supported by the addition of four racing seats with shock absorbing mitigation. Occupants can either sit or stand for optimal comfort and push the red levers forward to fully explore the limits of this boat’s performance.