December 12, 2022

Sunseeker Saved from Sinking in Haulover

A sixteen meter Sunseeker flybridge yacht with twelve passengers aboard was saved from sinking in the famous Haulover inlet Miami Dade, Florida at 1420 hours of twelve December.  The event was fully filmed by YouTube channel Wavyboats.  The immediate positive reaction of the crew was to transfer the woman and children from the yacht to a safe location with the yachts tender.  The yacht was first assisted by TowBoatUS and later ITowBoats, with Miami Police and Miami Dade Fire Rescue coming to the scene.  ITowBoatUS in the end assisted the yacht and followed it back to a safe marina.  According to reports the Sunseeker yacht had a broken hose pipe in the engine room.
The Sunseeker yacht in this accident is a Manhattan 52 second series model.  Debuting in the fall of 2016  and replacing the 55, the second generation Manhattan 52 was a huge sales success thanks to its full beam midships staterooms.  Sunseeker sold 131 Manhattan 52 in a four year production run, and evolved the model with minor design tweaks into the 55 in the fall of 2020.


  1. Full video of the accident here;

  2. iTowBoats LLC was the only salvor in this salvage. The red boat did nothing but float next to the sunseeker yacht and watch the iTowBoats captain save the vessel.