Sunseeker Manhattan 55 review: Perfected Perfection



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Renowned British builder have once again raised the bar, this time in the three-cabin segment with new Sunseeker Manhattan 55

Like so many things, the 2021 Sunseeker Manhattan 55 debut was overshadowed by the pandemic. This successor to the popular Manhattan 52 is the fastest-selling yacht in the history of the builder, as of now sold in 131 units. We took the new motor yacht from famous British shipyard, 55 feet long and with a fly deck ideal for the Adriatic, for a ride around the waters of Split and Rovinj.

sunseeker manhattan 55 exterior lines

Carbon fiber and stainless steel element sure make the model easy on the eyes, but there’s more to Sunseeker Manhattan 55 than just good looks. The cockpit is pure joy, intelligently innovative – the galley is left in the saloon and only separated from the cockpit by a glass panel that can be lowered by pressing a single button, turning this area into a little bar with two bar seats.

Sunseeker Manhattan 55 interior

This popular part of the interior thus becomes even more useful, especially since the builder have placed there a small wine cooler, making this the perfect spot for an al fresco breakfast or a cooling glass of wine at sunset.

Front left in the salon there is a U-shaped sofa served by dining table that seats six, and behind the skipper’s seat there’s more seating space. The command post has two seats and two multi-functional screens, all commands and a joystick.

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Salon enjoys a lot of light, both daylight and artificient thanks to the new lighting scheme

sunseeker manhattan 55 kitchen

The salon is well lit by natural light, as well as by strategically spaced LED lights that add to the overall mood and come in two color schemes. Carefully selected fabrics and materials, as well as four types of wood – satin wenge, silver oak, smoked eucalyptus and walnut – give the new Sunseeker Manhattan 55 a hefty dose of luxury.

Three cabin layout

The new Sunseeker has three lovely cabins, with the full-beam master aft. This cabin also boasts full-height ceiling, which is unusual for a yacht this size.

The VIP is in the bow, and the third cabin is a double, starboard. All cabins follow the same lighting scheme as the salon. The luxurious interior is well balanced by the equally impressive exterior. On the upper deck, on the bow there are a large sunpad and the command post, while aft there is a large dining table.

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Fly bridge has everything that you can wish for, and it is covered with beautifully shaped hard top

sunseeker manhattan 55

This space can be protected by a bimini or a hard top, as well as equipped with a fridge and a grill. In these past few years, Sunseeker have invested a lot of time and money into developing the beach club aft space of their models, and their latest models benefits from their efforts.

YACHT SUGGESTION

Apolo

Apolo is a 17-meter-long Sunseeker Yacht that will doubtlessly leave you breathless. This brand new motor boat is exceptionally designed in order to enhance comfort and cruising performances.

The submersible hydraulic aft platform and a small storage space make it easy to enjoy summer water sports without worrying what to do with the equipment once you’re done, and are easily accessible from both sides of the cockpit. There is also enough room for adding an outdoor shower and a grill (both optional), making this the outstanding part of the deck, while another sunpad is available on the bow.

Sunseeker Manhattan 55 range

Powered by two Volvo Penta D13-800 engines, the new Sunseeker Manhattan 55 boasts 25 knots of cruising speed and top speed of 30 knots, with a range of 250 miles. The British builder have once again raised the bar, this time in the three-cabin segment, surprising no-one, but delighting all of us.

Sunseeker Manhattan 55 specifications

LOA: 17,21 m
Beam: 4,87 m
Draft: 1,37 m
Displacement: 27.000 kg
Fuel capacity: 2200 l
Water capacity: 600 l
Engines: 2 x Volvo Penta D13-800
Max speed: 30 knots
Cruising speed: 25 knots
Builder: Sunseeker
Dealer: Sunseeker Adriatic Group

Text Darko Šupuk

Photos Sunseeker

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