For being the first model of its collection, the Manhattan 55 is anything but modest. As shocking inaugurations, this boasting yacht begins the Sunseeker Manhattan range in grand style, as if the objective was to make crystal clear that any trace of little vessels has definitely been left behind. Its three different open areas will let you choose between different displays to be outside sunbathing, having lunch, tea or even dinner during a warm evening.
As Manhattan city, the youngest son of such named boat range has successfully achieved being seen twinkling as big cities do in the middle of the night. So wonderfully illuminated, this boat does nothing but be a sparkling beauty scoring the sea.
Unavoidable, at glance the flybridge of this sunseeker is the first thing that meets the eye. Accessible by a moulded staircase, this area is ready to receive an interesting amount of guests given its big dinette display and the teak folding table with glass holders in it, plus the two attached solariums close and next to the pilot area. Pulpit and cockpit rails, fendering and every fitting in stainless steel added to the teak floor, makes the place a shining and sleek space to share meals and sunny moments, with the pleasant and very comfortable advantage of a fully equipped wetbar sink with hot and cold water, refrigerator, ice maker and grill, all of it perfectly placed behind the helm seats, ready to be used right away and avoid having to go down to the galley.
The second open area you can meet in the flybridge is the bow solarium, designed for two people to comfortably sunbath in the front part of the vessel. With its glass holders, lying, relaxing and having a fresh drink it's the only thing to do in this last but not less sunbathing area of the flybridge.
Downstairs the flybridge, you reach the third open area of this yacht. Connected to the main saloon and the teak-laid bathing platform with a hydraulic fall and rise system, the aft solarium is another good feature of the Manhattan 55. Big enough, it's another good option to lie down and comfortably sunbathe with a refreshing drink or a slight meal beside you in the teak table that completes the dinnete setting. But if for anything you wished to go inside and rest a little bit from the sun, separated by a glass panel, a luxurious and sleek saloon is the following leisure place available for you.
Thought to be the principal host of you and your guests, the saloon stands out for its sleek and subtly divided design where a first and refined lounging area is followed by a chic dining space where the cockpit has been smartly integrated. The idea is to generate the best comfort space where you can share the most joyful and relaxing moments. To achieve this, there are two available different options in the market for you to choose from. In one of them, Sunseeker has furnished this Manhattan with two sofas in the lounge area: one L shaped on the right and another one on the left, with a shiny dark wooden coffee table in the middle. In the other version, the sofa on the left, opposite to the L shaped one, is replaced by a storage cabinet with a 40" television on fall and rise system. This last item may be added to the first version if wanted and in both options the upholstery and cushions can be chosen from a great range, so that you can be part of the design and add your unique personal touch . Getting to the aft, a 7 Dining area with a triangular folding table has been set cleverly on the left, in front of a bar and glass cabinet created to supply with aperitifs the prelude of dinners, relaxing moments or why not social meetings overnight.
The cockpit, harmonically displayed next to the dining setting, is fully equipped with the latest in yacht technology as only Sunseeker can deliver: radar, plotter, GPS, the console with burr walnut type fascia, the hydraulic steering and the sports steering wheel plus the electric speedlog, autopilot and depth sounder, are just some of the features you'll find at the main helm console, that added to the upholstered seatings will let you command the yacht at the same time you share pleasant moments with your loved ones in the saloon.
A nice companionway next to the cockpit area at the saloon leads to the lower accommodation deck. The galley is at the foot of the steps and, as well as the saloon, benefits from an opening porthole that lets a lot of natural light get in. With lots of storage space in light wooden cupboards and drawers, a full high electric refrigerator and freezer and real good quality kitchen appliances, the galley is really practical and ready to be used to prepare any dish you fancy eat as well as to receive any professional chef to work at it.
The forward VIP guest cabin benefits from larger porthole windows and fresh air that gets in it. The bed is regularly shaped with its usual reading lights at both sides, and surprisingly bigger than is usual in boats of this size. The room is also spacious enough to comfortably move around without ever feeling cramped and outboard lockers, double berth with storage and drawers beneath and a hanging wardrobe with mirrored door assure also enough storage space to keep all your staff. Among other features to mention, the room has got a 32" television and fitted carpet, making it not only comfortable but cozy. The toilet next to the VIP guest cabin, in dark brown furniture and with a sleek avonite counter top, has got a white washbasin with hot and cold water, and an opening porthole with venetian blind just above it. Storage space has been displayed in a mirrored cupboard and below the washbasin, so that guests have room enough to settle comfortably their staff and stay overnight. Besides, this toilet has got its own separate shower compartment and all the classical bath accessories like bath and hand towels.
Out this room and through the aisle the next place you find is the starboard guest cabin, made for two guests and, as its placed in the middle of the lower deck, its ideal to host children if you invite a couple with its kids to stay overnight and like to have them close and watched. Still, being as sleek as any other room onboard, its two single beds make it the most versatile cabin as it can host any kind of guests. No matter if they're children or grown-ups, friends or family, this cabin is actually ready and adaptable to all of them equally thanks to its classic pretty style and good use of space. In this point, Sunseeker has shown its usual expertise in boat design taking advantage of under-berth storage to maximize comfort and space to move around in the room. It's also got a 22" television, a hanging wardrobe with mirrored door and the classical fitted carpet to make you feel at home.
Finally, the master aft cabin is the biggest one and the thought one for the boat owner. Beautifully designed, this room is a combination of comfort, glamour and luxury as only Sunseeker can achieve. The double berth has been set in the middle of the cabin, with a magnificent black header behind it and the usual storage and drawers beneath it. Two bedside cupboards and table lamps have been set aside and a white sofa has been displayed on the left. Another plus in this master room is the panoramic windows with opening portholes at both sides, one on the left above the sofa, and the other one on the opposite wall above the outboard cabinets, making this cabin specially luminous during the day and charming during the night. The already mentioned fitted carpet isn't missing as well as the television, of 32" in this room. A radio/CD/DVD/Blu-ray stereo system has also been installed. As well as the VIP guest cabin, the master one has also got its en suite shower room and toilet. Keeping the same style used in the guest toilet, the master one has got dark brown furniture with an avonite counter top, white washbasin and a mirrored cupboard above it all. It's also got an opening porthole with venetian blind, a separate shower compartment, and all the required accessories as bath and hand towels.
For the ones who have already decided to buy this experience for them and their loved ones,
the price of Sunseeker Manhattan 55 is 1 300 000.00 $ going up to 1 600 000.00 $ according to your personal preferences on the boat design. At this point, this yacht allows its owner to actively participate on its manufacturing and design decisions, such as enlarging the rooms or choosing between a wide variety of furniture and styles, so that the insides meet accordingly your wishes and likes. Definitely, Manhattan 55 it's an opportunity not to lose.
If Sunseeker was looking for the best way of stating that little vessels have been left behind, this entry-level yacht has definitely begun a shocking collection: Manhattan's!