Manhattan 55 profile

The Manhattan 55 has plenty of social spaces

The UK’s Sunseeker International has unveiled details of its latest flybridge model, the Manhattan 55. It follows the success of the Manhattan 52 – the group’s fastest-selling model in history, having delivered 131 units since its introduction in autumn 2016.

In a statement, Sunseeker says the Manhattan 55 was designed to enhance comfort and cruising whilst providing owners with a vast array of social spaces usually only seen in larger yachts.

”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,” says the company. ”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 of the Manhattan 55 is the powered glass cockpit/galley window that can be lowered at the touch of a button and which, alongside the open cockpit door, creates an exceptional inside/outside environment. 

There is use of wood throughout the interior, utilising a 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 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.

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 standout feature for a boat of this size, with full height headroom all the way around the curved king-size bed. 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.

Powered by Volvo Penta D13-800 engines, the Manhattan 55 can cruise comfortably at 25kt with a range of 250Nm or achieve in excess of 30kt at full throttle.

“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,” says Sunseeker CEO Andrea Frabetti. “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.”

Based in Poole, Dorset, Sunseeker offers a 20-boat range from 36ft-161ft. The company produces around 150 yachts per year.