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BOAT REPORT


A CLOSER LOOK WITH JACK HAINES


FOLDING HELM SEATS Rather than flipping over to create an aft-facing chaise longue like Sealine’s new F530, these twin helm seats fold up and out of the way electrically. This frees up space for a proper sofa facing across the saloon to the dinette opposite. As well as being slicker, it results in a more sociable arrangement.


CREW CABIN On most 50ft craft, the crew cabin is little more than a token space with very basic toilet facilities. This one is a proper cabin with a view out through the transom window, a walk-in toilet and shower separated from the sleeping area by a glass door, and a side unit with clothes storage and washbasin.


The breakfast dinette in the owner’s suite is a nice touch


DROP-DOWN WINDOW Even the publicity material suggested that the window separating the galley from the cockpit folded up like a Ferretti one but actually, it’s much fancier than that, gliding down electrically into a recess. The galley countertop then folds out over the top of it to create a lovely little bar area.


The third cabin is big enough for two single beds instead of bunks


ENGINEROOM To cover all bases, the Manhattan engineroom is designed to accept either IPS drives or shaftdrive engines running on V-drives. Whichever option you choose, there is plenty of room overhead as well as space around them for a genset and optional Seakeeper stabiliser.


No scissor-action berths in the VIP cabin but plenty of natural light


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