SUN SEEKER TOMAHAWK 41
BU ILT 1995 PR ICE £89 ,950
I don’t need much of an excuse to include a classic Sunseeker in this feature – its back catalogue is positively dripping with super desirable, high-quality boats that always perform well.
But this particular example is extra special because the first owner was none other than Sir Roger Moore!
He bought it new in 1995 to replace his Tomahawk 37, kept it in Monaco and ran it along the French Riviera for years. He called it K, no doubt after Kristina Tholstrup, whom he had married two years earlier.
Very much part of Sunseeker’s high performance range, the interior is unashamedly compact, squeezed by both its narrow beam and low deckhead. Despite its dimensions you still get great weekending ability, a galley area, a separate heads, a saloon with two social settees and a double berth in the forepeak – everything a man on a mission requires. The original cell phone that Sir Roger had fitted (an expensive novelty in 1995) no longer functions but is still installed – a great talking point for 007 fans!
That narrow 10ft beam, squeezed still further by the side decks, makes itself felt again in the cockpit, which has a double helm seat with a further single alongside and the same again further aft ahead of the sunpads.
The helm seat ‘backflips’ to create aft-facing seating around a cockpit table as well as converting the helm to stand up bolsters.
Sir Roger had the original engines replaced with a pair of Cummins 6BTA 250hp engines and drives, which give a top speed of about 31 knots, with a 25 knot cruise.
From the 1980s Hawk 27 upwards, all of Sunseeker’s Hawk series boats are performance orientated, with more than a passing nod to race boat hulls.
This Tomahawk 41 might not have race boat speeds, but that narrow beam and deep vee cleave the water like one.
The long, slender cockpit where Roger Moore used to entertain guests in Monaco Headroom is tight but the interior has everything you’d need for a long weekend away