Sunseeker Yachts Polaris Overview
Every amateur astronomer recognizes Polaris, better known as “the North Star”, as one of the brightest stars in the sky. Well this POLARIS, a 2002 Sunseeker Manhattan 74, is aptly named and very much a bright, shining star in her own right. To continue the metaphor, her owner’s “North Star” has been a rigorous maintenance regime and a “spare no expense” commitment to every aspect of the yacht – all of which is readily apparent, immediately upon boarding.
With a new hull paint job and a $150,000 upgrade of her engine room, POLARIS’ performance, both of the mechanical and aesthetic variety, is second-to-none. She accommodates up to six guests in three en-suite staterooms, with an executive study and separate crew quarters rounding out her luxurious, yet highly functional, accommodations.
POLARIS is a must-see and brand new to the market. Fortunately one need not travel to the constellation of Ursa Minor for a viewing – this Sunseeker is conveniently available for showing right here in the heart of Fort Lauderdale!
- LOA: 74′ 0″ (22.56m)
- Beam: 17′ 10″ (5.44m)
- Max Draft: 4′ 11″ (1.50m)
- Hull Material: Fiberglass
- Hull Config:
- Hull Designer:
- Deck Material:
- Range: 750 Miles
- Int Designer:
- Ext Designer:
- Fuel Capacity: 1,321 g (5,001 l)
- Water Capacity: 243 g (920 l)
- Holding Tank: 60 g (227 l)
- Flag: US
- Location: Fort Laduerdale, Florida United States
- Price: $849,000 USD
- Year: Mfg2001 Model2002 Refit2016
- Builder: SUNSEEKER
- Model: Manhattan
- Type: Motor Yacht
- Speed: Cruising 26 knots Max 30 knots
- Engines: 1300 HP, Twin, 2001, Inboard, Diesel, D2842 LE404 V12, MAN 2100hrs / 2100hrs
- Staterooms: 3
- Sleeps: 6
- Heads: 3
- Crew Quarters:1
- Crew Berths: 2
- Captain Cabin: No
- MCA: No ISM: No
Vessel Walk through
This 74′ Sunseeker’s main deck layout is unique for a vessel of this size her amplysized aft deck, which is perfectly setup for al fresco dining, is what is most apparent as one approaches POLARIS. A passing glance at the hydraulic swim platform, which is more than robust enough for a serious tender, is one immediate hint of the superior engineering to be found throughout this stunning Sunseeker.
The stairwell to the flybridge is located to starboard on the aft deck; this upper deck is phenomenal, featuring all of the accoutrements necessary for both entertaining & navigating. Among other features, the flybridge on POLARIS boasts an impressive Lshaped bench with an accompanying table; a SeaDoo waverunner; a forward helm station; and, last but not least, a grilling station that permits, nay encourages, worldclass grilling. The easilystowedaway bimini top makes it easy to cool down in the shade one minute and, after a quick application of sunscreen of course, enjoy the sun’s rays the next.
Moving back downstairs and into the main salon is a galley, replete with topoftheline appliances, immediately to starboard. Opposite the galley is a massive settee, making the aft part of the main salon the ideal spot for socializing and, perhaps, even sampling the delectable food that awaits your next meal. In the forward area of the main salon, to port, is an oversized, supremely
invitinglooking, wraparound settee that appears comfortable enough to seat a couple of dozen guests (though in reality, the actual number might be slightly more modest).
POLARIS’s guest quarters are as impressive as the rest of this yacht, offering accommodations for six guests in three staterooms the master stateroom is more of a luxury suite than anything else, and is accessible through a private stairwell off the main salon; her remaining two cabins & office are found via a forward stairwell in the main salon. The VIP cabin is impressive enough for even a very, very VIP. The third guest cabin holds two twin beds, making this stateroom perfect for children (or anyone else who doesn’t quite make the cut for the other two cabins). All staterooms are ensuite. The fourth stateroom has been converted into an office an ideal spot for closing that big deal.
The crew quarters also set POLARIS apart from many of her peers it is accessible through the transom and entirely separate from the guest quarters, allowing for maximum privacy. The bottom line? With her ample guest quarters and separate crew quarters, POLARIS is exceptionally private & comfortable, even on the most ambitious of trips.
The ensuite master stateroom is midship and privately accessed through the salon; it features a Queen bed, vanity, builtin drawer storage, and a large closet with mirrored doors. There are opening ports with screens and curtains, as well as overhead and reading lights.
- Queen berth with storage below
- Twin night stands with drawer storage
- Desk/makeup vanity with generous cabinet storage
- Builtin entertainment center with Samsung TV, DVD, CD, and storage
- Large hanging closet
- Accent lighting throughout
Completely forward is the VIP stateroom with a Queen bed, builtin drawer storage, overhead lockers, wardrobes with mirrored doors, and opening port lights with screens and curtains. 24volt lighting is provided in the form of overhead treatment and reading lamps. The ensuite head has a shower and wash basin.
- Queen berth with storage below
- Additional builtin drawer and cabinet storage
- Reading lights
- Full wardrobe closet
Guest Stateroom Twin & Office
A twin berth stateroom starboard, has builtin drawer storage, a wardrobe, and bedside table. Opening port lights have screens and curtains. It is equipped with 24volt overhead and reading lights, and a TV/DVD player combo. This stateroom has it’s own ensuite head with a shower and a basin.
A unique feature of Polaris is that the port stateroom has been converted into a study so no more having to push a longawaited trip back in order to wrap up things at the office. Your office can now be mere feet from the azure blue waters of the Caribbean or any other destination you wish to explore.
The privately accessed crew cabin aft is equipped with a twin size berth, hanging locker, mirrored vanity unit, and a head with shower, and wash basin. Overhead and reading lights, air conditioning, opening port light with screen,
- Reading lights
- Full closet
- Washer Dryer
The sun deck features a second full helm station, multiple seating areas, custom sun pad/lounge areas, black bimini top, sink, refrigerator, ice maker, grill. You also have easy access from the exterior aft main deck. Teak flybridge. Stand alone grill. Large Freezer, JETSKI with Davit for ease of entry into the water.
- Electric windlass
- Teak steps to flybridge
- Bow sun bathing cushions
- resh water dockside inlet
- Side rope lockers in aft deck
- Sun pad on flybridge and fore peak
- Stainless steel rail and stanchions
- grill, sink, and fridge
- Dining table with wraparound seating
- Teak decking on bridge
- Glendinning shore power cord retrieval system
- Fresh water deck washdown forward and aft with hose
Electronics and Mechanical Equipment
- Bow thruster control
- Seafire system indicator
- Raymarine autopilot/GPS
- Audio equipment, iPod docking station and remote controls throughout
- Electronic engine controls
- Full instrumentation and warning system
- VHF radio
- Furuno NavNet
- Teak dining table with chairs
- Builtin upholstered bench
- Teak stairs with handrails to flybridge
- Sliding tinted glass door to salon
- Transom gate to swim platform
- (2) Kohler 11 kW and 19kW generators
- 110V Electrical system with circuit breakers
- ASEA Power converter, model AC12 120/240
- Dimmer switched interior lighting throughout
- 24V and 12V electrical systems with circuit breakers
- Dedicated battery banks for engine start, house and genset start
- Automatic battery chargers for 12V and 24V circuits
Engine and Mechanical
- Electric water heater
- Central vacuuming system
- Lowlevel lighting on flybridge
- endinning power cable retractor
- Reverse cycle air conditioning throughout
Polaris offers comfortable cruising in all kinds of weather; its beautiful furnishings, large main salon and aft deck area with vivid natural light makes for an incredible entertainment platform for owner and guests. Yet a prospective buyer is not simply buying a well kept yacht from a storied British builder for her owner has continued to upgrade & improve POLARIS, as evidenced by the nearly $500,000 refit in 2016, with $150,000 of that spent on the engine room alone. Mere words cannot do this yacht justice she must be seen in person to be truly appreciated!