The splendid Manhattan 73 yacht, constructed by Sunseeker International, builder of the world’s most spectacular luxury motoryachts, will make her US debut at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Motor yacht Manhattan 73 represents the common attributes of exhilarating performance mixed up with luxurious design, plus, importantly, hugely maximised internal space.
Luxury motor yacht Manhattan 73 by Sunseeker Yachts
The all-new motor yacht Manhattan 73 is an innovative extension to Sunseeker’s range of Flybridge Manhattan motoryachts, famed around the world for their luxurious open-deck sportsboat design and exceptional performance – a range whose popularity, it seems, will never wane. An evolution of the Sunseeker open-deck sportsboat tradition, these versatile fast cruisers are at the heart of the modern fleet.
The Manhattan 73 is defined by its ingenious use of space. The vessel enjoys increased volume not just by length but also by courtesy of the broad beam that’s carried lower in the hull. This enables a third full-size double stateroom on the lower deck, plus plenty more headroom throughout. The main saloon is now also on one single, sweep-through level, providing a vast entertainment space. Finally, for ultimate maneuverability, there’s the option of joystick control, dramatically simplifying docking.
Manhattan 73 Yacht by Sunseeker
The word ‘flybridge’ suggests a motoryacht that can be driven – and therefore enjoyed – from high up in the open. These are wind-in-the-hair machines for when it suits one’s mood. When things get a bit cool or rugged you can step down into the air-conditioned interior and look out on the world through smoked glass. Sunseeker cannot claim to have invented the word or the flybridge concept, but this particular boat builder can claim to be the first to have refined it to a certain level of luxury. And the Manhattan 73 yacht clearly demonstrates how this refinement process is ongoing.
Featuring a brand-new hull, which allows for space to be maximized throughout, the luxury yacht Manhattan 73 offers plenty of accommodation for the owner, family and guests and includes an adaptable entertainment space. For the first time, she also offers a joystick maneuvering system, which dramatically simplifies and enhances control of the vessel when docking. The Manhattan 73 is defined by its ingenious use of space. The vessel enjoys increased volume not just by length but courtesy of the broad beam that’s carried lower in the hull. This enables a third full-size double stateroom on the lower deck, plus plenty more headroom throughout. The main saloon is now also on one single, sweep-through level, providing a vast entertainment space.
Manhattan 73 Yacht - side view
The spacious interior, both in the main and lower deck levels, includes three en-suite double cabins, including a full-beam midships master suite, together with a fourth twin cabin. As well as plenty of accommodation for the owner, family and guests, there is also a further option for a separate day head on the lower deck. The crew accommodation is accessed from the aft end and ensures complete privacy for guests, while the cabin offers accommodation for two with a separate head and shower compartment.
The main saloon is situated on one level following right through to the helm position. It includes an adaptable entertainment space, providing ample seating and featuring a separate dining and galley area, and is flooded with light from the superstructure panoramic windows. The aft deck incorporates luxurious seating, including a table with the option to convert into a ‘daybed-come-sunbathing’ space.
Sunseeker yacht Manhattan 73 - Galley
Luxury yacht Manhattan 73 - Dining
Manhattan 73 Yacht - Main Saloon
Stairs lead to the vast flybridge area, which provides great flexibility with two back-to-back areas offering space to dine outside, or to sit back and enjoy the view. Ample sunbathing forward, wet bar, and full helm station with separate helm and co-pilot seat all contribute to making a very usable and practical flybridge area. The standard hydraulic platform makes launch and recovery of a tender extremely easy, with this platform doubling as a fantastic water level deck when lowered.
As with all in the Manhattan range, performance is paramount. The Manhattan 73 yacht is expected to perform at speeds in excess of 32 knots, with the larger engine options providing the ability to cruise at an easy 25 knots. Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite confirms: “The Manhattan 73 is a flybridge motoryacht that maximizes space and comfort while offering a level of flexibility in its interior design to accommodate an owner’s every desire. It’s an example of a modern, versatile and fast motoryacht which is ideal for those who enjoy those exhilarating wind-in-the-hair moments when out at sea.”
Manhattan 73 Yacht - Owner's Stateroom
Owner's stateroom en suite aboard Manhattan 73 Yacht
The Manhattan 73 yacht will be on display along with an impressive fleet of Sunseeker models on the Face Dock at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Courtesy of Sunseeker Magazine