Originally Posted by LanaLane
My neighbor across the canal has a manhattan. I went for a ride with him a few weeks ago. I have to say, it's nice boat with good performance, but in my opinion Sunseekers are overpriced. I think the styling has contributed to their popularity, but there are a lot of other boats that offer more accomodations for the money.
I was looking to buy a Sunseeker a couple of years ago. I wasn't impressed with the level of finish work, like the cut outs in the fiberglass for vents. It was left unfinished. This isn't unusual for production boats, but when I'm about to lay a few million, it better be world class.
Let me give you some advice. Before you buy a new boat, test drive an older model. This will give you a good idea of how well the materials hold up over time and how well the subcomponents stay attached after being offshore a few times. Just like cars that loosen up 20,000 miles after you drive them off the showroom floor, boats do the same thing.
The price of a sunseeker does seem high but I am trying to figure out the value. I would love to sea trial a sunseeker 50 to see how it handles itself. I have yet to even see one in person.