The Sunseeker Manhattan 52 is not just the smallest flybridge that Sunseeker builds, but it's actually the smallest yacht the company has built in quite a while. Despite its compact proportions it aims to give cruisers what they want; space, light and sociability.

Watch Alex's Sunseeker Manhattan 52 video, shot at the recent Southampton Boat Show.


Step on board and the inclusivity is really very evident.  You see it out on the foredeck with the really large dining station. You see it on the swim platform with the optional shower and barbecue and the aft facing seat. You see it with the helm seats which fold forwards to create an aft-facing bench. You also see it with the bar at the back which links the inside and the outside spaces so effectively.

The Sunseeker Manhattan 52 sleeps six people in three cabins. The headroom is fantastic, particularly in the big full-beam master suite. The beam is also used well to give you a permanent twin to starboard and the light oak throughout makes it feel even bigger than it really is.

With its expansive, well-equipped flydeck, its 33-knot performance and a range well in excess of 250 nautical miles, the Sunseeker Manhattan 52 is plainly a very effective family cruising boat. The price also undercuts some of the opposition by a very healthy margin.

See other videos including the Sunseeker Manhattan 65 and Princess 30M. If Sunseeker's models appeal, also read 10 top Sunseeker yachts.

Sunseeker Manhattan 52 video

Below decks for the Sunseeker Manhattan 52 video.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.