Manchester Propulsion

Since most costal cruisers only run 50 to 100 hours per season, initial propulsion costs need to be considered before a decision is made between gas and diesel. Our dual GM 6.0 gas engines are surprisingly fuel efficient in comparison with single diesels, as well as being powerful and clean burning. They also run on regular gas saving thousands of dollars at the pump.

With twin-screw engines that have widely spaced propellers in deep V hulls our boats can literally turn 360 degrees with-in their own length. The redundancy advantages of having twin screws are obvious, particularly if you clog a jet intake port or run over a log with twin screws, as one screw usually survives.You will not find a boat of this size that maneuvers better than the Manchester. The forward bow thruster combined with a joystick makes this a boat your 6 year old can dock.

Our outboard model offers owners the convenience of being able to "beach the boat" with the propellers up and out of the way. It is also easier to clear the screws if they get entangled in lobster pot lines. If outboard power is chosen, we recommend any dual outboard power that the owner choses as long as the horsepower rating is 300 HP or more. Either engine option will provide a cruising speed of 22 to 25 knots and a top speed at WOT of 42 MPH.

Instead of traditional trimtabs, Manchester Boatworks has chosen the Zipwake Automatic Trim Control System as the standard for optimum Boat Trim Performance.


  • dynamically modulates boat pitch and roll;

  • automatically minimizes wave resistance and saves fuel.


See for yourself.
Schedule a visit to beautiful Manchester-by-the-Sea and take a ride with us.