85 Feet Sunreef Jambo breaks records in fuel economy
Launched in June 2008, the 70 Sunreef Power Jambo is a rare example of a luxury medium-sized power yacht (60-80 feet) with extremely low fuel consumption, trans-Pacific range and top speeds reaching 20+ knots. This exceptional yacht was conceived by Sunreef Yachts with the help and advice from Laurent Bourgnon, a famous sailor with a wealth of experience in catamaran regattas.
This expedition power catamaran Jambo was designed to undertake round-the-world trip in the most comfortable conditions and using the lowest amount of fuel possible. The yacht is currently cruising around Raiatea, French Polynesia, where the Bourgnon family has been settled for a while and enjoys the relaxed local lifestyle.
The fuel consumption was originally 13 litres/ hour/ engine at 10 knots at 2,300 RPM. Following structural and technical modifications made by Sunreef Yachts (installation of water bulbs of 5.5m, and additional aft swimming platforms, increasing the Jambo’s LOA to 85feet) and other modifications such as remapping of the engines for optimal use, and new sustainable and smooth antifouling, these numbers have been significantly reduced. The consumption now is 7.5 litres per hour per engine at 10 knots.