The Sunseeker Manhattan 66 is a 68-foot flybridge motor yacht that was launched by Britain’s largest yacht builder, Sunseeker, in 2017. A wealth of outdoor spaces, a sleek and aggressive exterior with twin arrowhead windows, luxurious appointments and superlative speeds combine to make this one of the most impressive yachts in its class. The Manhattan 66 was an immediate hit with critics upon release, with the vessel winning the prize for “Best Flybridge over 66ft” at the 2018 Motor Boat Awards. This yacht has also proved to be immensely popular with buyers, too, with over 40 models sold to discerning customers around the world within a year of launch.
On the newly configured flybridge there is a sprawling seating area to port comprised of a U-shaped dining sofa with a table that connects directly to an L-shaped sofa, with a three-seater sunpad to the front of the bridge. To starboard there is an L-shaped wet-bar console with a Kenyon grill, an icemaker and all the tools needed to concoct your favorite cocktails. The upper helm on this level comes with a pair of helm seats, Simrad touch-screen panels, a Xenta joystick, power-steering and Side Power thruster controls. The front portion of the bridge benefits from a fiberglass hardtop with a retractable sunroof for all-weather piloting.
On the main deck there is a foredeck lounge with a sunpad and a Portuguese-Bridge style sofa, while on the aft deck you will find a transom sofa with an extending teak table and a walk-in bar setting with a couple of stools that connects directly to the galley via a retractable window. Side steps from the aft-deck lead down to a full-beam hydraulic bathing platform and a beach club with a toy-locker capable of hosting seabobs and a plethora of fun nautical equipment.
The internal cockpit is symphony of lacquered black walnut trim, silver oak floors, wenge paneling, plush upholstery and widescreen windows, though the first thing you will see when stepping through fully-opening sliding glass doors is the aft-galley. This kitchen boasts marble-effect work surfaces, hobs, ovens and fridges from Miele and plenty of storage space. Moving further into the cockpit there is a sedate salon with an L-shaped sofa to starboard and a U-shaped dining sofa with a table to port, while at the front there is the lower helm station and a forward lounge.
Companionway steps lead down to a lower deck with a pair of twin staterooms, one of them with an en-suite, as well as an en-suite VIP double stateroom to the bow. A further private staircase to starboard leads
down to the full-beam owner’s stateroom, a secluded retreat with four side windows, a king-sized island bed, bedside cabinets, a pair of armchairs, a work desk or vanity station, a walk-in closet and a marble-clad bathroom with a large waterfall shower cubicle. There is also a crew quarters for two near the stern with its own head should you require assistance while cruising around the Mediterranean.
You can expect top speeds of 32 knots when piloting the Sunseeker Manhattan 66, and at the leisurely cruising speed of 9.5 knots you will enjoy a range of 660 nautical miles. Engine options run from a pair of MAN V8 1200MHP shaft-drive diesels, through to twin Volvo Penta IPS1200 pod-drives. This yacht can also be fitted with ultra-effective Sleipner Side-Power Vector fin-stabilizers to almost entirely eliminate roll while stationary.