Talent shines at the Southampton Boat Show
This year's Southampton Boat Show saw the launch of the new Manhattan 53 at the 43rd Southampton Boat Show (16-25 September 2011). The stand was as impressive as ever and continued to exhibit innovation and true craftsmanship across a range of Sunseeker craft.
The preview day saw a show stopping performance from the talented Ronan Parke (recent runner up on the televised Britain's Got Talent show) to mark the launch of the stunning new Manhattan 53 and the new luxurious Sunseeker interior range, incorporation with Armani/Casa. Eddie Jordon joined Founder Robert Braithwaite for the official launch and the cutting the ribbon.
The new Manhattan 53 is stylish and versatile, combining all the attributes of a performance motoryacht. Following the unprecedented success of the Manhattan 52, the new Manhattan 53 offers increased space, volume and a fresh approach to the interior décor that brings it up to date with the very latest fabrics and finishes. The Sunseeker designers have been extremely careful to ensure a similarly optimised blend between interior layout, exterior social areas and overall proportions. The exterior styling is unmistakably Sunseeker, and thanks to the latest design software, use of a full size interior mock-up has allowed every inch of interior space to be optimised to ensure the best possible use of space. The brand new hull design has been developed to provide increased beam lower accommodation, whilst still providing a sport boat feel coupled with safe, sure and predictable handling.
Further show highlights
A total of eighteen Sunseeker motoryachts were on display at the show, both on and off the water which was the largest Sunseeker display at a boat show. The Predator 60 was exhibited which had the added option of glass sliding cockpit doors and the carbon fibre styling hop top package. In addition, the Predator 130 was on display on the water which was the largest and most expensive motoryacht at the show.