SUN SEEKER TOM­A­HAWK 41

BU ILT 1995 PR ICE £89 ,950

Motorboat & Yachting - - FIND ME A SECONDHAND... -

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.

IN­TE­RIOR

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!

EX­TE­RIOR

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.

PER­FOR­MANCE

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.

SEA­KEEP­ING

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

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