DORSET’S luxury boat builder Sunseeker has won a top design award.

The Sunseeker 65 Sport Yacht took the On-Board Design Solution prize at the Metstrade Boat Builder Awards for its SkyHelm feature.

SkyHelm features twin bolstered seats set low on either side of a carbon fibre central console. The instrumentation features a glass bridge plotter with retro-style chrome dials housing LED displays.

Sunseeker likens the experience of using it to driving a high-performance convertible supercar.

Andrea Frabetti, chief executive of the Poole and Portland-based boat builder, said: “Winning this prestigious award for one of our exceptional new models is an incredible achievement for the company and everyone behind the Sunseeker brand. It is brilliant to see the hard work, design, innovation, and passion behind the models rewarded yet again at Metstrade.

“This cutting-edge yacht is part of the Sunseeker ‘famous five’ that launched earlier in the year and are now being received exceptionally well by clients globally as the company continues to make sales around the world and debut the stunning models at boat shows.”