Sunseeker continues to grow and at the Düssedorf Boot Show unveiled the world premiere of the new Sunseeker Manhattan 68, a new yacht in the family already awarded by public and critics alike. A trend that is emerging on the market, especially in the 60-foot and above segment, are flybridge and T-top yachts.
Sunseeker Manhattan 68: the flybridge cruiser
Throughout the main deck there is a strong focus on creating large spaces, where you can stay with guests and friends. The boat has a large cockpit, a main saloon area with seating and a fully equipped aft galley.
The layout design of the main deck is designed to make this boat particularly suitable to accommodate a large number of guests. A strong attention is devoted to ambient lighting and interior details.
Her exterior lines flow effortlessly from the Portuguese-bridge bow seating and sunbathing areas to the expansive cockpit adjoining the well-equipped aft galley and saloon on the main deck.
From the generous saloon and upper aft galley to the raised helm seats, this layout allows the owner and guests to move effortlessly between spaces. Interestingly, where a lower galley is specified, the space can be used as an additional cosy saloon or bar, blending seamlessly with the main living space.
Inside, there is great attention to detail where stainless steel contrasts with lightweight fabrics, helping to create a floating, seemingly unsupported backrest for seating throughout the space.
The living room, thanks to the panoramic windows, is naturally lit, while artificial lighting is provided by ceiling and furniture panels.
Owners can choose from three lighting and entertainment modes such as Movie, Party or Night modes, all with a simple one-touch activation from a central Videoworks control application. The different scenes create a distinct environment depending on the time of day and mood.
The Sunseeker Manhattan 68 has private access to the full beam owner’s cabin, with optional chaise longue, sofa, storage room or breakfast table.
A special use of wood has been made in this area using a mix of finishes such as Wenge Satin, Silver Oak, Smoked Eucalyptus and Walnut. In the standard configuration with galley located on the main deck, there is ample space for four cabins below, including two double cabins and a VIP suite forward.
The flybridge has been designed with an integrated hard-top option and has large sunbathing areas at the bow and a second rudder. It also offers ample seating with open space for independent custom furnishings to the owner’s choice.
The wet bar has been designed for multiple uses and now includes an integrated storage, barbecue and refrigeration options to create the focal point for another social and fun space.
This sunseeker also features a Beach Club to bring guests closer to the water with a hydraulic door that opens to reveal a rain shower, lights and speakers, and provides storage for fenders, water toys, diving and sports equipment.
The area is equipped with an optional folding bench and Seabob lockers adjacent to the water, complete with built-in charging points. The bathing platform is suitable for putting a Williams Sportjet 395 into the water.
The twin-bed crew cabin, with private access through the transom, has an en-suite cabin and ample stowage space.
Available with a range of engines, including a dual Volvo Penta IPS 1350 or a dual 1000 or 1200 horsepower MAN V8. The Manhattan 68 is suitable for extended cruises with a nautical range of up to 300 miles.
Specifications: Manhattan 68
- Builder: Sunseeker
- LOA: 21.10 m
- B.max: 5.26 m
- Draft: 1.6 m
- Displacement: 37,400 kg
- Engine: Volvo Penta IPS 1350 – MAN V8 da 1000 o 1200