Sunreef’s Latest Catamaran Is Sustainable And Sexy
The Polish shipyard has tapped F1 champion Nico Rosberg to help spread the word.
Under the newly formed ‘eco’ banner, Sunreef Yachts has unveiled its 60 Sunreef Power Eco, an 18.2-metre luxury catamaran with sustainability top of mind.
Sunreef’s latest innovations see it race to the front of the pack, with the newcomer using proprietary solar panels that cover 68.6sqm of the yacht’s surface and generate 13kWp to power its amenities for as long as 24 hours.
The solar power is paired with electric propulsion systems that deliver significant fuel savings and offer low maintenance and silent operation. The lithium battery banks fitted on board are light and placed strategically to minimise the impact on the yacht’s performance, as determined by engineers who have used advanced computer simulations and modelling to fine-tune hydrodynamics and aerodynamics.
The shipyard has also enlisted Formula 1 champion and sustainability entrepreneur Nico Rosberg as its eco ambassador, stating, “It is through the introduction of green technology and sustainable materials in the luxury sector that we create a halo effect on the entire industry and manage to meet the future demands of even the most sophisticated customers.”
Not content with operating sustainably, Sunreef’s latest is also constructed from – where feasible – sustainable materials.
The firm has used natural basalt to replace glass fibre and, according to Sunreef, is said to be stronger, fireproof and safer to produce with no greenhouse gas emissions in the fabrication process. Also used in construction is linen produced from flax which offers a stiff, natural fibre that is non-toxic to produce and has minimal carbon footprint.
Beyond the eco-conscious delivery, the 60 Sunreef Power Eco is still a luxurious yacht. High levels of customisability persist with a seemingly endless list of layout options and decors. Exterior living features a vast flybridge while a full-beam bow terrace and aft cockpit offer plenty of space to enjoy the natural environment.