Published: Tuesday, 09 August 2016

British shipbuilder Sunseeker International will premiere its smallest flybridge model for over a decade - the new Manhattan 52 - at Cannes Yachting Festival in France Sept 6-11 and debut at Southampton Boat Show in the UK Sept 16-25.

Sunseeker To Showcase Manhattan 52 In Cannes And Southampton

(Photos: Sunseeker International - Manhattan 52)

Setting a new benchmark for the smaller flybridge format, the Manhattan 52 is devised to maximise entertainment options, light and living space throughout the boat. Its hull incorporates unparalleled amounts of curved glass to emphasise its sleek lines as well as bringing the outside in and sets the design direction for a new wave of Manhattan models that will be introduced over the coming years.

The innovative design and attention to detail that has gone into the unique layout of the main deck makes this the perfect boat for entertaining in style; with a strong focus on creating fun and easy to use sociable spaces. From the generous saloon and upper aft galley, through to the social seating at the helm, this exceptional layout allows the Owner and guests to move effortlessly between entertaining spaces.

The open layout of the Manhattan 52 provides sumptuous space and showcases the wonderfully well-equipped bathing platform and transom area that can be converted into a mini beach club - a unique and unrivalled feature for a boat in this class. This area offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the optional built-in barbeque, overhead shower and fold down transom seating. 

Sunseeker To Showcase Manhattan 52 In Cannes And Southampton 1

A standout feature that sets the Manhattan 52 apart from its peers is the hinged glass cockpit/galley window that opens upwards and outwards, which, alongside the bi-fold saloon doors, creates an exceptional inside/outside environment. The convertible helm seating is another new feature, designed to enhance life onboard as it allows Owners to fold the seats forward to provide a large saloon seating area.

Thanks to the galley being situated on the main deck, there is space for three large cabins below. The master cabin is a standout feature for a boat of this size, with full height headroom all the way around the bed.

Powered by Volvo Penta D11-725 engines on shaft drive or Volvo Penta IPS-950, the Manhattan 52 can cruise at 24 knots with a cruising range of 250 nautical miles or achieve 33 knots at full throttle.

"We’re really looking forward to hosting the world premiere and UK debut of the new Manhattan 52 at the autumn shows, the shows are a great opportunity for British brands to showcase the very best of what they have to offer to the world,” says Sunseeker International Sales Director Sean Robertson. “Following on from two much larger models launched earlier this year, the 131 Yacht and the 95 Yacht, this flybridge option makes an important statement about Sunseeker’s continued focus on giving our customers the best in class across every segment we operate in.”