FIRST GLIMPSE OF SUNSEEKER’S NEW MANHATTAN 55
Following the phenomenal success of the Manhattan 52, having delivered a staggering 131 yachts since its introduction in autumn 2016, Sunseeker has today unveiled details of its latest flybridge model, the stunning, all-new Manhattan 55. Exemplifying the latest in Sunseeker’s exceptional design capabilities, the Manhattan 55 has been meticulously designed to enhance comfort and cruising whilst providing owners with a vast array of social spaces – usually only seen in larger yachts.
Building on the highly successful Manhattan series, this beautifully proportioned, new addition to the range has been designed to offer exceptional levels of comfort and luxury throughout.
The exterior styling incorporates unparalleled amounts of curved glass and stainless-steel detailing to emphasise its prowess, whilst exclusive images reveal the innovative design and attention to detail that has gone into this new flybridge model.
The layout of the main deck makes this the perfect boat for entertaining and socialising in style; with a strong focus on ambient lighting and interior detailing. From the generous saloon and aft galley, through to the social seating at the helm, this exceptional layout allows the owner and guests to move effortlessly between entertaining spaces.
A key feature that truly sets the Manhattan 55 apart from its peers is the innovative powered glass cockpit/galley window that can be lowered at the touch of a button and which, alongside the open cockpit door, creates a truly exceptional inside/outside environment. The fully-equipped aft galley has been designed as a raised breakfast island with optional stools or a lowered worktop with wine cooler. Comfortable seating for six in the saloon has been enhanced by a modular ottoman which is stowed beneath the helm, ideal for creating additional seating, when needed.
The interiors boast exquisite attention to detail with a new palate of upholstery that provides a cool and contemporary look, undeniably a Manhattan. There is also beautiful use of wood throughout utilising a sublime blend of finishes such as Wenge Satin, Silver Oak, Smoked Eucalyptus and Walnut. The saloon is drenched by light thanks to the extensive glazing and clever use of materials. The lighting design has been exceptionally well considered throughout and includes concealed lighting within ceiling panels and furniture. Owners can select from two lighting schemes with one-touch activation from a central ‘MySunseeker’ app. The different scenes create a distinct ambience depending on the time of day and mood.
The flybridge features a large forward sunbathing area, a wet bar and an area aft with fixed u-shaped seating that can be specified with a large dining table, all below an integrated hard-top option. The bar has been designed for multiple uses and includes built-in storage, grill and refrigeration options. New Manhattan exterior upholstery options are available for customers to provide an additional level of tailoring for this beautiful outside social space.
Thanks to the galley being situated on the main deck, there is space for three large cabins below. The en-suite master cabin is a real standout feature for a boat of this size, with full height headroom all the way around the curved king-size bed demonstrating yet again the attention Sunseeker has given to creating exceptional living spaces. To starboard, owners can choose from a chaise sofa, breakfast table or a second sideboard with storage. The master en-suite has been carefully created with new fittings, recessed lighting and stowage. Interior fabric and décor selections unique to the Manhattan range remain peerless, delivering a quality that is unprecedented.
The Manhattan 55 enables its owner to enjoy the sumptuous space the open layout provides, showcasing the wonderfully well-equipped bathing platform and Beach Club. This area offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the optional built-in barbeque, overhead shower and fold down transom seating.
Powered by Volvo Penta D13-800 engines, the Manhattan 55 can cruise comfortably at 25 knots with a range of 250 nautical miles or achieve in excess of 30 knots at full throttle.
Andrea Frabetti, CEO at Sunseeker International, said: “The Manhattan 52 has been our fastest selling model in Sunseeker history and so I am absolutely delighted to bring the all new Manhattan 55 to market, building on this incredible success. The team has excelled in developing this beautiful new model which is packed with new technology, ingenious design features and exceptional detailing, both inside and out.”