Sunreef Yachts’ first Sunreef Eco 80 under construction

Written by Kayla Dowling

The first hull of Sunreef Yachts’ 23.87-metre catamaran yacht Sunreef 80 Eco is currently in build and is set to launch this summer. The luxury catamaran uses wind, solar energy, and hydro-generation as its energy sources.Sunreef 80 Eco modelPhoto: Sunreef YachtsThe unique technology on board the Sunreef Eco 80 has been designed and produced in-house by Sunreef Yachts. The “solar skin system” on board captures solar energy by using what her builders describe as the “world’s lightest solar cells”, which are integrated into the hull sides, superstructure, bimini and carbon mast. Solar energy is captured by the yacht’s more than 150 square-metre photovoltaic system, which is used to power her twin 180kW electric engines. The vessel also recovers energy from her propeller rotation via a hydro-generation system, which can generate more than 15 kWh while sailing above 7 knots.Sunreef 80 Eco yacht design renderingThe power generated from her solar panels as well as hydro-generation will be used to power her propulsion system as well as her household appliances on board.Sunreef 80 Eco modelPhoto: Sunreef YachtsThe eco-friendly sailing yacht can accommodate guests across five staterooms and features a main saloon with seating and a formal dining area. Outside, guests can relax in multiple lounge areas and access the water directly with two sets of swimming stairs.

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