Cannes 2010 live report: Sunreef unveils the Sunreef 80 Ultimate
After ten years of successful development in the world of luxury, custom made and top quality catamarans and all its sailing, power yachts and superyachts, Sunreef Yachts launches a new range of performing fast cruisers from 80 to 150 feet. Sunreef Yachts has now decided to explore into a new market niche and to introduce a sophisticated design line of ultra-modern and performant sailing catamarans with green appliances a magnificent example of which is the Sunreef 80 Ultimate.
Sunreef's in-house naval architects and exterior stylists have carefully studied all the feedback from the potential clientèle for such type of boat and have come up with a new, stunning project of a light, fast and performant boat which has made a spectacular appearance in the industry and has set new standards. Well known for its innovative projects, Sunreef is stepping into the world of sport, strong emotions and adventure.
The Sunreef 80 Ultimate carbon fibre yacht has thin and sleek marine hulls with reversed bow and integrated stepped hull chins which is essential for the yacht's high performance. The superstructure will be shorter and more minimalist than on a conventional leisure catamaran which will add to the boat's lightness and streamlined look. The flybridge is an option here as the height of the boat decides on the level of air resistance. Both hulls and entire forward section of the superstructure will be covered by glass panels which will make this vessel luminous and provide the guests with breathtaking and delightful views. An alternative option for the hull are solar panels providing the yacht with natural solar energy that can be connected to the water heating system. Two vertical retractable wind generators will be installed on each hull as well. The mast will be moved back to the middle of the boat which will contributes to achieving the most optimal balance, thus giving the ultimate navigation comfort. The sail plan is adequately calculated to reach the top speeds of 20 + knots. As for propulsion system, Sunreef's engineering office is currently working on hybrid propulsion for this and other units.
Two external helm stations will be placed on each side of the cockpit and a third one inside. The cockpit will feature the usual comfortable seating and dining area for 12 as well as a storage for water toys or the provisioning for long crossings.
Internal space will depend on the Client's preferences, according to the “custom finish philosophy” at Sunreef. Two options are possible: leaving the saloon as an open, undivided space, or accommodating it with the galley, dinning and lounge. In both scenarios, the owner suite will be located on the main level in the forward section. It will have a stunning, uncovered view over the sea through the vast glass wall and sliding doors giving access to the private outdoor loggia with spa pool, bar and lounge. The guest cabins and crew quarters will be placed down the hulls.