A CLOSER LOOK OF THE MAN­HAT­TAN 66 SLID­ING HELM SEATS

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BEACH CLUB PACK­AGE

First spot­ted on the Man­hat­tan 52 ( MBY, Nov 2016), the drop­down stern seat, the fold­ing BBQ and the fixed, full-height shower that un­folds neatly from the tran­som add greatly to the ver­sa­til­ity of the bathing plat­form. Sim­ple but ef­fec­tive, each of the twin helm seats is mounted on a fore-and-aft slider, as you would ex­pect, and on an­other turned through 90º. This al­lows them to move from side to side, and out of the way when you want to use the side door.

COCK­PIT DOORS

With a main deck gal­ley sited aft, it’s im­por­tant that it com­mu­ni­cates di­rectly with the cock­pit. The cock­pit doors are in three sec­tions, each of which slides neatly out of the way to star­board be­hind the fly­bridge steps, open­ing up the main deck.

EN­GINE­ROOM

A hatch in the cock­pit sole re­veals a tightly-packed but tidy ma­chin­ery space. As with the Man­hat­tan 52, the 66 comes with ei­ther shafts on V-drive trans­mis­sions – which are deeply buried for ser­vic­ing – or IPS drives. The en­gines stay where they are in ei­ther case, with long jack­shafts fit­ted to con­nect the IPS drives. Fil­ters are fairly ac­ces­si­ble on the for­ward bulk­head, while the fuel tanks are also mounted for­ward, with the genset on the port side.

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