Sunseeker Manhattan 66 To Debut In London
Published: Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Following the run-away success of the Manhattan 52 which has so far secured £30m worth of retail sales since its introduction this autumn, Sunseeker International has unveiled plans to launch the new Manhattan 66 at London Boat Show Jan 6-15.
(Photos: Sunseeker International - Manhattan 66)
This important new model signals Sunseeker’s intentions to maintain its strong position in this critical segment of the market, and underlines its commitment to producing an unrivalled portfolio of luxury performance motor yachts from 50-155 feet.
This innovative new model is designed to maximise entertainment options with exceptional panoramic hull and saloon windows providing light-drenched living spaces throughout. Its brand new deep V hull offers signature Sunseeker performance and impeccable seakeeping whilst its open-plan layout provides enough space on board to rival much larger yachts.
Throughout the main deck there is a strong focus on creating generous, useable sociable spaces. Her exterior lines flow effortlessly from the Portuguese-bridge bow seating and sunbathing areas to the expansive cockpit adjoining the well-equipped aft galley and saloon on the main deck. Optionally, the galley can be specified below creating more entertaining space in the main saloon.
The newly configured flybridge also creates the feeling that you are on board a much larger craft and has been designed with both entertaining and relaxation in mind with extensive seating throughout, large sunbathing areas forward and a well-equipped wet-bar. The sociable layout continues through to the wide bathing platform (capable of launching a Williams 385 Jet RIB) and transom ‘beach club’ where an optional barbecue, fold-away bench seat and overhead ‘rain-shower’ set the Manhattan 66 apart from its peers.
The twin berth crew cabin, with private access through the transom, enjoys a dedicated en suite and ample stowage.
Thanks to the galley being situated on the main deck, there is room enough for four very spacious cabins below including two large twin cabins, a forward VIP suite and standout full-beam master cabin with its own private stairway access from the saloon – a first for Sunseeker in this size range.
Powered by twin MAN 1000hp/1200hp engines on shaft drive or Volvo Penta IPS-1200, the Manhattan 66 can cruise comfortably at 25 knots or achieve an exhilarating 34 knots at full throttle.
“We’re really looking forward to launching the all new Manhattan 66 which is already generating substantial interest. Following the success of the Manhattan 52, which was the first in a series of new Manhattan models, it underlines our ability to keep giving our customers the best in class across every segment we operate in,” says Sunseeker International Sales Director Sean Robertson.