Sunseeker Manhattan 66 to hit the water in the new year

The all-new Sunseeker Manhattan 66 will make its worldwide debut at the 2017 London Boat Show

The 2017 London Boat Show will be the venue for the launch of the new Sunseeker Manhattan 66.

Arriving off the back of the Manhattan 52, which launched at Cannes in September and has, according to Sunseeker, secured £30m worth of retail sales, the 66 borrows many of its styling cues from the smaller model.

The larger dimensions of the 66 have given Sunseeker space to add some interesting new features and plenty of room for customisation.

Sunseeker Manhattan 66

The styling of the Manhattan 66 echoes that of the smaller 52

The standard boats comes with the galley located aft in the saloon where it serves the cockpit just as easily as the internal living spaces.

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There is the option, though, to lose the fourth cabin, move the galley below and gain a large extra seating area aft in the saloon. This configuration may also appeal to those who will have crew running the boat.

In a first for the Poole yard, the amidships master suite has its own direct access staircase leading directly from the saloon, following in the footsteps of Prestige and Princess.

Depending on where the galley goes you have either two or three guest cabins including a generous ensuite VIP in the bows.

The three main deck spaces compete for attention with the foredeck, cockpit and flybridge all offering spacious and comfortable spots for guests to relax.

Sunseeker Manhattan 66

The transom beach club first seen on the 52 is present on the 66

The cockpit mimics that of the 52 with a pair of bar stools facing into the saloon and a section of counter that extends into the cockpit to be used as an ad hoc bar to serve drinks from.

The foredeck is kitted out with a spacious raised sunpad and a dinette separated by a walkway to aid passage from one deck to the other.

The flybridge features a long swathe of unbroken seating on the port side that links the full-width sunpad forward to the main dinette aft. Amidships there is a smaller table for serving drinks and snacks, adjacent to the L-shaped wet-bar.

Sunseeker Manhattan 66

There is the option to have a hardtop over the flybridge

The transom “beach club” that we first saw on the 52 is also present on the 66 and includes an overhead shower, folding bench seat and a pop-out grill. This is also where you find access to the twin crew cabin.

The 66 is available with shafts or pod drives, the options being MAN 1,000hp or 1,200hp for the shaftdrive version and Volvo Penta’s IPS1200 with 900hp per side for those who want pods.

Sunseeker’s performance claims are impressive with a predicted 25-knot cruising speed and 34 knots at the top end.

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