Sunseeker International has unveiled plans to launch its smallest flybridge model for over a decade, the new Manhattan 52, in Summer 2016. This important new model signals Sunseeker’s intentions to re-establish its strong position in an important segment of the market, confirming its commitment to producing an unrivalled portfolio of luxury performance motor yachts from 50-155 feet.
The innovative new 52 foot model sets a new benchmark for the smaller flybridge format. Designed to maximise entertainment options, light and living space throughout, its hull incorporates unparalleled amounts of curved glass to emphasise its sleek lines as well as bringing the outside in. It sets the design direction for a new wave of Manhattan models that will be introduced over the coming years.
Throughout the main deck there is a strong focus on creating fun and easy to use sociable spaces. Its layout flows effortlessly from the astonishingly spacious bow seating and sunbathing area – a unique and unrivalled feature for a boat in this class – to the completely open cockpit space and upper aft galley. The open layout continues right through to the wonderfully well-equipped bathing platform and transom, where an optional barbecue, full shower and range of other features truly set the Manhattan 52 apart from its peers.
The galley doubles up as a bar and opens up the whole main deck as an entertainment space, with hinged glass doors opening upwards and outwards to create a unique inside/outside environment for owners to enjoy hosting family and friends. The reconfigured helm seating area is another new feature which provides exceptional space for entertaining and socialising.
Thanks to the galley being situated on the main deck, there is space for three very large cabins below deck. The master cabin is a real standout feature for a boat of this size, with full height headroom all the way around the bed demonstrating yet again the attention Sunseeker has given to creating exceptional living spaces for its customers.
Powered by Volvo Penta D11-725 engines on shaft drive or Volvo Penta IPS-950, the Manhattan 52 can cruise comfortably at 24 knots with a cruising range of 250 nautical miles or achieve an exhilarating 33 knots at full throttle.
Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International said: “We’re really looking forward to launching the new Manhattan 52 later this year. Following on from three much larger models being launched this Spring, this flybridge option makes an important statement about Sunseeker’s plans for the future. It underlines our ability to keep giving our customers the best in class across every segment we operate in.” The Manhattan 52 will make its world premiere at Cannes Yachting Festival from 6th to 11th September 2016.