As a rule I prefer my boats to have sails, but it has to be said that the Sunseeker Predator 115 Sport Yacht on display at the 2013 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show is something I could learn to live with.
The headline figures of 113 ft long, beam of 24 ft, maximum speed of 26 knots and accommodation for 10 guests and 5 crew only tell part of the story. You really have to go on board to see what it's all about and in a word it's luxury. The interiors of all large Sunseekers are bespoke, resulting in designs that could making leading 5 star hotels have a bit of a rethink.
There are a couple of downsides to a yacht like this though. The first is the price tag of nearly £11,000,000, which might be a little difficult to sneak past the bank manager. Even if your lottery win covers the initial outlay, a 1200 nautical mile trip will consume around 19,000 litres of fuel at 10 knots and if you're in a hurry and moving at 26 knots... well, it's probably best not to think about what it's costing you.