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Sunseeker Manhattan 56

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Boat REF# 120163
removed from sale
Length 17.07m (56'0")
Year 2000
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Sleeping berths 7
Engine 2 x diesel 800hp, MAN 800 (2000)
Lying London


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Extra Details

Builder Sunseeker
Lying London
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 5,000.0 ltr (1,100.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 650.0 ltr (143.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 800hp
Engine make and model MAN 800 (2000)
Engine Hours engine1:   864.8    engine2:   862.5
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Teignbridge, 30x38 5 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 25 knots
Max speed (approx) 30 knots
Generator output 11KVA

The engine room is accessed through a hatch in the aft deck. Forward, there’s six-foot headroom and easy access to all critical items. Cooling-water intakes are on centreline, in full view, and clear labeling of valves, switches, and equipment takes the guesswork out of operation and maintenance. The engines are mounted atop stout longitudinal stringers that tie into transverse structural bulkheads. They transfer load to the hull bottom, a beefy single-skin laminate with multiaxial fibre reinforcement, and hull sides, decks, and superstructure, which are balsa-cored sandwich panels with multiaxial fiber in the skins.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 17.07m (56'0")
Beam 4.80m (15'9")
Draft Max 1.35m (4'5")
Displacement 21,996kg (48,502.1lbs)
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

The hull is from the eloquent pen of Don Shead, a designer usually associated with for superyachts. As with all Sunseekers, the boat has half tunnels, four-blade props, high-performance rudders and aggressive chines for lift. The engines are in a close-coupled vee-drive configuration.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 3
Shower 3
Heads 3 heads (Vac flush)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
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Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Bar Sink tick
Ice Maker tick
Microwave tick
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Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

The saloon offers two lounge areas: the aft one has facing seating on either side of a sliding glass window wall, so the saloon can be kept in climate-controlled comfort or opened to the aft deck, forming a big indoor/outdoor entertainment centre. The second lounge is forward to port, where large, comfortable, U-shaped seating wraps around the dining table.

Space adjoining the well-equipped galley has been fitted as a small crew space with a single berth and separate heads/shower unit. The galley itself has two fridges, microwave/grill, ceramic hob and dishwasher.

The aft seating area on the flying bridge converts to a sunpad, and a removable table stows under the forward seats.

3 cabins plus 1 crew cabin. The master stateroom has s large centreline berth, accessible from three sides and with a large stowage space beneath. Side ports and an overhead hatch make the space light and airy. Headroom is 6'4" minimum.

Satellite TV & Sony entertainment system

4 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Wind tick
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VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
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Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Depth sounder tick

Raytheon R80RC Radar/chartplotter/GPS & RL70 repeater on flybridge

ST60 at both helms including wind speed & direction

Raytheon Autopilot

Navtex ISC4

Hydraulic steering

Trim tabs

Morse KE4 electronic engine controls with hand held controller & cable for stern remote control

Remote spotlight

Deck Gear

Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Swim Platform tick
Instrument Covers tick
Passerelle tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric windlass
2 anchors
45.00m (147'8") of chain
(Jet boat)
The flyridge can be accessed via a moulded stairwell on the aft deck (with teak steps) or via a saloon staircase just behind the helm.

With twin drinks tables, the flybridge cockpit can seat 8-10 guests. Behind the copilot seat to starboard is an amenities centre with sink, 12/24V fridge and an icemaker.

The flybridge helm console is fitted with repeater 7" navigation screen, a stereo remote, a bowthruster control, Mathers electronic shifts and a sports wheel.

Hydraulic swim platform: at the touch of a button, the entire platform lowers to water level, or a few inches below, so bathers can easily swim on and off without having to climb a ladder. The platform is large enough to accommodate a PWC or small tender, in which case the platform lift capability greatly simplifies watertoy launch and retrieval.

- Hydraulic passarelle
- Hydraulic lifting bathing platform
- Electric anchor winch with bow roller, flybridge & cockpit controls
- Twin stern winches
- Fresh water deck wash system
- Flybridge wetbar with cool box & sink
- Teak flybridge cockpit
- Teak aft cockpit (replaced 2006)
- Teak side decks (replaced 2006)
- Teak bathing platform & steps (replaced 2006)
- Sliding patio door to aft cockpit

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a truly stunning Manhattan 56, in great condition and offering a huge specification list with almost every conceivable extra. The current owner is fastidious about keeping her shipshape, with a professional valeting job every three weeks.

The Manhattan 56 is one of Sunseeker’s most successful flybridge yachts, with sleek styling and clever, contemporary architecture. The flybridge is huge, offering ample room for larger parties to enjoy views across the sea or indulge in a spot of sunbathing as you cruise steadily at impressive speeds courtesy of the twin MAN 800 HP engines.

The interior is immaculate and it really is difficult to find fault. It’s finished in sparkling cherry gloss wood with new cream carpeting (2009) in saloon & cabins, with oak flooring in lieu of carpet in galley. Both fore and aft saloon areas have cream leather upholstery. There’s a satellite TV and Sony entertainment system and reverse cycle air conditioning.

Mechanically, she’s also in tip-top condition, with relatively low hours on the pristine MAN engines.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Sunseeker Manhattan 56 has been personally photographed and viewed by Brian Duckett of Boatshed London. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.