Caterham Seven Gets its Own Luxury Super Yacht

Caterham Seven in a Sunseeker Predator 108 Special Edition, LIBS 2010
Caterham Seven in a Sunseeker Predator 108 Special Edition, LIBS 2010

Caterham Cars and Sunseeker International have formed a collaboration that will last only for about a week. Sunseeker is a maker of luxury yachts while Caterham is of course known for its off-the-wall sports cars.

The extent of their union is basically covered by a garage area in the stern of Sunseeker's Predator 108 Special Edition which can store and launch Caterham sports cars with ease. Owners would then be able to drive straight off the boat into such glamorous harbours as Monaco, Cannes and Cape Town.

The Predator, capable of 34 knots and accommodation for up to eight guests, can be seen at the 2010 London International Boat Show 2010 (LIBS) from today until 17 January. At a cost of about £7.1 million (US$11.3 million) a piece it truly dwarfs the Caterham Seven's starting price of £12,995 (US$20,700).

Ultimate on land and sea unite at London Boat Show

Sportscar maker, Caterham Cars, and luxury super yacht builder, Sunseeker International, have formed a unique alliance to create the ultimate expression of the millionaire lifestyle.

With the London International Boat Show 2010 (LIBS) due to commence on January 8, Sunseeker's Predator 108 Special Edition is making its world debut and will do so with one of Caterham's iconic Sevens stowed in its garage.

Usually reserved for a small sports boat, the garage area at the stern of the Predator is just as capable of storing and launching a sportscar for the transition from sea to land at glamorous locations, such as the harbours of Monaco, St Tropez and Cannes.

The union of the two British companies will last for the duration of the London International Boat Show - open 8-17 January 2010 - with the Predator being the largest craft ever to be displayed inside the ExCel centre, in London's Docklands.

Capable of up to 34 knots, the Predator 108 Special Edition is one of Sunseeker's most extreme, performance-orientated crafts. Noted for its agility and its luxurious fittings, eight guests and up to four crew can be kept in absolute comfort.

While the sea's most desirable cruiser costs from around £7.1 million, a road-going Caterham Seven starts from £12,995. Its lightweight design and eye-watering performance could provide the Predator's owner with as much fun on the roads as the sea, whether in the South of France or Italian isles.

Caterham Cars Managing Director, Ansar Ali, said: "Our two companies have more in common than one might think at first, despite the disparity in vehicle size. The more minimal, performance-focussed approach Sunseeker has adopted for the Predator series may well have been congratulated by Colin Chapman himself and surely any Sunseeker owner would relish the chance to match their experience on the waves with the ultimate drive on the roads."

To see the Predator, with Caterham, and other Sunseeker craft, details of the LIBS can be found at www.londonboatshow.com. Tickets are priced from £18.

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Jeremiah Clarksonius Jeremiah Clarksonius
You just have to Love that name... "Sunseeker Predator 108" :) I think the link with car has to do with the "wood" component. Don't forget that Caterham cars use a lot of wood, including on chassis building...
Jan 10th, 2010 10:20am
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sideskraper sideskraper
Err no. It's just marketing. Like Rolls Royce showing their Phantom off on the deck of Feadship Utopia a few years back.
Jan 11th, 2010 12:33pm
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Mikeado Mikeado
You're thinking of Morgan. Caterhams are GF/CF bodies on a tubular steel chassis.
Jan 11th, 2010 6:46pm
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radmeister radmeister
LoL i don't think in real life a caterham would be popping out of there. Most likely a Veyron or Phantom.
Jan 10th, 2010 1:29am
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sideskraper sideskraper
Bahahaha launched with ease and drive straight off the boat. Yeah right.
Jan 9th, 2010 1:10pm
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