Extensively and recently refitted flybridge motor yacht from Sunseeker. Powered by twin MAN 800hp diesels and with a three-stateroom interior layout.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
Launched in 2001, LADY XO has had 3-owners since new and has been cruised in Baltic waters for much of her life. Purchased by her current owner in 2015, LADY XO benefitted from an extensive refit in 2020. Highlights of this include:- • Mat blue vinyl wrap to topsides (original white gelcoat beneath) • Fitment of new 24vDC bow and stern thrusters • Complete ‘zero-hour’ engine overhaul (approx. 100hrs run since) • New Raymarine navigation instruments including chart plotters and radar • New electrical systems with wiring and Mastervolt/Victron chargers, inverters and isolation transformers • New batteries • New TV systems • New camera systems for engine space and also externally forward and aft looking for mooring • Interior completely refinished with new upholstery, carpets, LED lighting, Corian counters in galley, mattresses etc • Exterior upholstery refurbished • New plumbing systems
The sleek profile of the Sunseeker Manhattan 64 belies its spacious interior. This yacht delivers the performance one might expect from a craft that was developed from the larger Manhattan 74. The Manhattan 64 is designed with comfortable living in mind for a family and its friends. The accommodation includes a full-width en suite owner’s cabin, a double en suite cabin, and a further twin en suite cabin. As well, there is another optional twin en suite cabin which is ideal for crew or guests. Glorious views from the upper lounge make entertaining inside a delight, while the large saloon features a galley and a bar conveniently located both for the saloon and the spacious cockpit. On the flybridge, accessible by a molded staircase from either the saloon or the cockpit, there are double pilot and copilot seats and a large sunlounger. The aft bathing platform has room for a tender, while the optional passerelle – crane gangway can readily be swung out for side-boarding.
This 64-footer has all the style and luxury befitting her namesake The brochure says she’s stylish, comfortable and roomy. What an understatement. I’ve heard of not wanting to blow one’s own trumpet, but such a statement is ridiculous.
Let me assure you the Sunseeker Manhattan 64 is big, powerful, luxurious and downright beautiful. This boat literally oozes sex appeal and offers her new owners a lifestyle of grace and elegance in absolutely sumptuous surroundings.
Plus, powered by twin MAN diesels, this 30,000kg vessel has the grunt to mix it with the best of them. She may not be as fast out of the hole as her Predator sisters, but she’s no slouch either.
The secret behind her excellent performance lies in her hull design. A sharp bow entry allows her to slice through chop and swell effortlessly, while her wide, down-turned and aggressive chines provide lateral stability and trap air between their outer edges and the keel. This gives the hull a cushion of air to ride on, increasing smoothness.
Her twin FP propellers are positioned in mini tunnels, which give them a better ‘bite’ on clean water for tighter, cavitation-free turns. Their positioning also reduces the drive-shaft angle, which in turn reduces her overall draft (1.44m). You can basically park her on the beach – well almost anyway.
The 64 has underwater exhausts, which eliminate diesel soot build-up on the transom and help considerably with engine noise reduction.
This 68′ 5″ hull also planes quickly and easily and will hold on the plane at surprisingly low speeds – another characteristic of her overall hull length.
While this boat is designated as a 64-footer, her actual LOA is 71′ 6″, so she is a big boat. But despite her length she is surprisingly easy to handle. Electronic controls make gear and throttle changes smooth and precise. A characteristic anyone who has tried to manoeuvre a big boat with mechanical steering in close quarters will truly appreciate… Even without using the bow thruster, she spins on the spot with ease (as will any twin screw boat)…
From a standing start the MAN engines accelerate quickly until the turbos kick in and the hull glides onto the plane… Like her Predator sisters, the hull reacts instantaneously to the helm. Move the wheel a couple of centimetres and the bow moves a couple of centimetres. The helm is also extremely light – so light I reckon my car’s power steering is heavier.
In a big sea this hull rides high and dry and more importantly, she’s extremely quiet. There’s no banging and crashing and very little running noise is generated through the hull.
On the layout front, the aft cockpit is massive and offers the alfresco lifestyle you’d expect from a vessel of this class. Beneath her teak floor is the two-berth crew’s cabin. It features its own shower and toilet and would be a great place for the kids (just like their own cubby-house).
A hatch and ladder in the transom lead down to the crew’s cabin. The swim platform is extremely wide and will hold a 3m tender easily.
Step through the large sliding glass door into the saloon and you enter a world of opulence and luxury. The deep-pile beige carpet is soft underfoot and blends perfectly with the light cherrywood panelling and joinery and soft leather lounges. This boat features a fully functional aft galley with a small servery that doesn’t encroach into the split-level saloon. Opposite is a large, comfortable L-shaped lounge. A beautiful wooden dining table is a centre point of the upper level. This is surrounded by a plush lounge. There is another large lounge on the portside and an internal staircase leading to the flybridge.
The helm station features a fully adjustable aircraft -style pilot’s seat, full instrumentation and a side door which is a Godsend for the skipper.
The saloon is graced with 360-degree panoramic views through an abundance of large windows, which flood this area with natural light, adding to the sense of space generated by its open-plan layout.
The raised saloon floor gives the sumptuous amidships owner stateroom excellent head height. It has a large en-suite, complete with a walk-in wardrobe, comfortable sofa seating and a dressing table and quality audio-visual equipment.
There is a further double en-suite stateroom forward and a twin-bunk guest cabin, also with an en-suite. The level of luxury in these cabins equals that of the saloon and all of the fixtures and fittings used throughout this vessel are top class. All the staterooms have opening portholes, creating cross-flow ventilation. So even without the air-con running it won’t become too stuffy below deck.
The flybridge adds another storey to this boat. It’s a great place to entertain and won’t get crowded even with 10 people topside. Fire up the barbie, grab a cold drink from the fridge and watch the sun go down as you cook up a feast. Your guests will be there with you, seated on the massive U-shaped lounge that dominates the aft area of the flybridge.
There’s a large double sunpad to the left of the helm and another out on the bow, so those wishing to work on their tans are well catered for. The walkways from the aft cockpit to the bow are wide and well protected by the high bowrail. Strategically placed grab handles also aid the journey.
Extracts from YachtandBoat – December 2005
2001 Sunseeker Manhattan 64 – LADY XO – Asking Euro 379,000 EU VAT paid – full details here
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