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Brief Summary

The Sunseeker Manhattan 65 includes lots of onboard spaces for enjoying the sun, including two large seating areas and a forward flat sun pad next to the helm on the flying bridge, plus a doublewide sun pad on the bow. The flybridge includes a forward-angled windscreen to deflect wind and spray. She can be ordered with a crew cabin and separate head aft, or serve owner-operators, with an optional IPS-drive propulsion system and joystick controls.

Key Features

  • 8 deck cleats in stainless steel
  • Teak-laid bathing platform with hydraulic lift and hot/cold shower
  • Moulded staircase to flybridge from aft cockpit
  • Aft cockpit upholstered seating
  • Radar/chartplotter, autopilot and VHF radio dual station
  • Leather electric helm seat
  • Flybridge cockpit table
  • Flybridge sunbathing area forward
  • Stainless steel sliding cockpit door to aft deck
  • Master aft cabin with double berth, panoramic side windows, and 32'' TV
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 69’ 1''
    21.1 m
    Beam
    Dry Weight 75,900 lbs.
    34,427 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 5’ 3''
    1.60 m (w/ IPS drives)
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 776 gal.
    2,937 L
    Water Capacity 215 gal.
    2,937 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

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    Captain's Report

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    The Sunseeker Manhattan 65 measures 69’1” (21.07 m) with a 16’10” (5.13 m) beam.

    Mission Statement

    The Sunseeker Manhattan 65 was designed to be a more spacious and stylish replacement for the builder’s popular Manhattan 63. The new model has a wider, two-tiered salon with spacious lounge areas that place a premium on entertaining. The flybridge also has seating for a crowd, including two captain’s chairs at the helm.

    Overview

    Below decks

    , Sunseeker uses different levels to separate the four cabins. The full-beam master stateroom is positioned lower than the two guest cabins. Then it’s a step up to the VIP quarters in the bow. By employing different levels, the British manufacturer makes the boat seem bigger, and indeed it is, using the bow floor for the VIP.To appeal to a relatively wide audience, she’s available with Volvo Penta IPS engines and drive packages or straight inboards. Standard equipment includes a hydraulic swim platform, navigation electronics at both helm stations, flatscreen TVs in the salon and master stateroom and a 21.5-kW, 60 Hz generator.

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    Note the two steps that separate the salon from the helm deck level and this floorplan shows the optional galley as well.
    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    The flybridge has two large seating areas and a forward flat sun pad next to the helm and note the doublewide sun pad on the bow.
    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    The Manhattan 65 comes with four staterooms. The aft crew quarters shown in this floorplan are an option.

    Features Inspection

    Below Decks

    VIP.

    We’ll start with the accommodations on the Manhattan 65 and work our way up. In the bow, the VIP forward stateroom has a double island berth on the centerline. Good-sized windows are outboard on each side. To let in fresh air, each window has an opening port and there’s an overhead deck hatch. Storage is in the base of the berth and in an aft hanging locker to port. For entertainment, the cabin has a 32” flatscreen TV and if passengers need to plug in a phone or laptop, there are four AC outlets.

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    Thanks to its good headroom, and making use of the bow flare, the VIP forward stateroom in the bow has an extra-large feel.

    Guest Cabins.

    Moving aft, to starboard, the guest cabin has two single berths with storage in the base and a full hanging locker. There’s a 22” flatscreen TV and an opening porthole outboard. When the boat is ordered with the upper galley, across the passageway to port, a second guest cabin can be installed with one Pullman-style berth, a hanging locker and its own 22” flatscreen TV. This cabin is obviously tight, but can be used by children or a nanny.

    Fourth Cabin.

    It also has a private head. This head will probably also be used as a day head, accessed through the cabin

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    The port stateroom is only available when the boat is ordered with the galley up.

    Master Stateroom.

    Aft of the guest quarters, the master aft cabin is a full-width stateroom. The island berth is a double -- we would like to see a queen for such a large space -- and outboard to starboard is a sofa. To port is a full chest of drawers and aft is a walk-in wardrobe with a full-length mirror. There’s a 32” flatscreen TV and large side windows which let in natural light and have opening ports.

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    When the blinds are closed in the aft master stateroom, there are plenty of overhead lights to illuminate the area.

    The Heads.

    The master, VIP and starboard guest cabins all have en suite heads with electric commodes, Avonite countertops and separate shower compartments. Each head has an extractor fan, 24-volt overhead lighting and electric outlets for plugging in razors or blow dryers. Occupants of the port guest head would use the head across the passageway.

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    Each head on the Manhattan 65 has a separate shower stall and note the opening portal in the shower that will help to quickly rid the area of steam.

    The Helm

    On the main deck to starboard there are two leather captain’s chairs at the helm which are finished in dark colors to help reduce glare. A door to starboard opens to the side deck, a feature all captains will like. The Manhattan 65 comes with radar, a chartplotter, autopilot, a VHF radio, digital and analog engine instrumentation including a rudder position indicator, plus a compass. Stainless steel trim tabs and a bow thruster are on the standard equipment list as well.

    Galley.

    Abaft the helm to starboard, the galley has a full sized refrigerator and freezer, a microwave convection oven and ceramic cooktop. The sink is stainless-steel and there looks to be adequate storage capacity. The horseshoe-shaped countertop layout provides added, and needed, food prep counterspace.

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    To port, the galley has a full-sized refrigerator and freezer and we like the open concept so the cook won’t feel claustrophobic.

    Dinette.

    Because it’s positioned directly across from the galley and the lower helm, passengers in the booth-style dinette can interact with the cook or the captain. They should also have good views through the windshield and side windows.

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    Notice the plethora of overhead lights that help give the area an airy feel when the blinds are closed. We like the soffet that breaks up the overhead Majilite.

    The Salon.

    Two steps down from the galley/dinette level take passengers to the salon where there are two facing sofas plus a small coffee or cocktail table. The 40” flatscreen TV recesses into an outboard cabinet and there’s a DVD/Blu-Ray player, sound system and iPod control for the external speakers. Owners have a choice of lacquered interior finishes.

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    The doublewide sliding door makes it easy to move from the salon to the aft cockpit.

    The Cockpit

    Aft Deck.

    Moving outdoors, the aft deck has a forward-facing lounge behind a fixed table. There’s storage in the base of the lounge and in a large transom trunk. Stairs to the flybridge are starboard and there’s a locker in the base for additional storage capacity. A hatch in the cockpit sole provides access to the engine compartment. Aft, the hydraulic swim platform can be lowered into the water to load a tender. There’s also a stainless-steel boarding ladder and a hot and cold freshwater shower. A locker in the transom houses all the utility connections, including freshwater and AC shorepower.

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    The Manhattan 65’s aft deck table can be opened fully for al fresco dining or folded in for a couple to enjoy a cocktail.

    The Bow

    Steps on each side of the cockpit lead to side decks for easy bow access and the stainless-steel rails add security. Forward, there’s an electric windlass with foot controls and a self-draining chain locker. The backrests for the foredeck sun pads can be raised so occupants can sit up facing forward. Stainless steel grabrails and cup holders are outboard on each side.

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    With the foredeck sun pad’s backrest in the raised position, these lounges could be the most popular on the Sunseeker Manhattan 65.

    Flybridge

    Some might say we are saving the best for last with the Manhattan 65’s flybridge. Stairs to starboard on the aft deck lead skyward and immediately aft is a large lounge that wraps to port around a table. Forward to port is another horseshoe-shaped lounge and ahead of this area is a large sun pad where at least three people could stretch out to work on their tans. The upper helm is equipped with the same electronics and controls as the lower station and a co-pilot can join the captain in the second of the two bucket seats. On the aft side of the helm seat structure is an entertainment center. Teak decking for the flybridge is an option.

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    The forward angled windscreen should do a good job of deflecting wind and spray and the Bimini top is an option.

    Engine Room and Systems

    Accessed through a deck hatch in the cockpit, the engine compartment has an automatic fire-extinguishing system and automatic bilge pumps with high-water alarms. The engines and the generator have dedicated fuel-water separators and sea strainers.

    The electrical system

    includes a total of 12 batteries, four for starting the engines, two for the generators and six to power the on board systems. Chargers for the 24- and 12-volt systems keep the batteries fed.

    Construction

    Sunseeker builds the Manhattan 65 with hand-applied laminates. The hull bottom is solid fiberglass while the sides and deck are cored with balsa. Stringers are all molded fiberglass and are foam filled. Deck hardware includes eight stainless steel cleats, a stainless-steel bow roller and IMCO navigation lights.

    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    Her sweeping lines and wedge-shaped windows give the Manhattan 65 a sleek appearance.

    Power and Propulsion

    Owners can choose between pod drives or straight shaft inboards on the Manhattan 65. The IPS-powered boat is estimated to be 1,100 lbs. (500 kg) lighter than the inboard version. Fuel capacity for the inboard boat is 925 gallons (3,500 L) compared to 776 gallons (2,900 L) for the yacht with pods. We haven’t tested the boat, but Sunseeker estimates top speed at approximately 33 knots and cruise at 23 knots. Those are pretty dast speeds for a boat of this size, made possible by her 16’10” (5.13 m) beam and 75,900 lb. (34,428 kg) displacement at half-load.

    Options to Consider

    • Bimini top


    • Crew cabin aft with separate head


    • Teak flybridge decking


    • Hydraulic passerelle


    • Washer/dryer


    • Lower galley option


    • Gyro Stabilizer
    Sunseeker Manhattan 65
    Depending on the power and propulsion, the Manhattan 65 has an estimated range of up to 270 nautical miles.

    Observations

    The Sunseeker Manhattan 65 has the potential to have wide appeal with the choices of layout and propulsion being offered with the boat. For owners who need the extra sleeping capacity, the galley-up layout allows for an extra cabin below decks. If less sleeping space is required, the galley can be on the cabin level, opening up the salon.On the propulsion side, the Manhattan 65 can be powered with straight inboards for traditionalists or with pod drives for those who prefer the ease of operation that comes with joystick docking. Regardless of which of the aforementioned buying choices are made, the large flybridge and spacious salon should appeal to anyone who steps aboard.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Standard
    GPS/Chart Standard
    VHF Radio Standard

    Systems

    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Standard
    Water Heater Standard

    Galley

    Refrigerator Standard

    Exterior Features

    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Standard

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Standard
    Freezer Standard
    Generator Standard
    Washer/Dryer Optional

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