The world’s premier builder of luxury motor-catamarans and multi-hull sailing yachts, Sunreef was founded in 2002 by French entrepreneur Francis Lapp and is based in the Polish port city of Gdansk. Over the years Sunreef Yachts has completely redefined the global market for catamarans, launching more than 140 of the biggest, most powerful and most luxurious models the world has ever seen.
The Sunreef Yachts story began on the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, where in the 1990s French entrepreneur and avid thrill-seeker Francis Lapp began to competitively race sailing catamarans. Lapp was so taken with his new hobby that he bought his own cruising catamaran for personal use, and established a business venture based out of Madagascar chartering multi-hull yachts for adventurous clients. It was not long before Lapp had spotted an unfulfilled niche in the market for large, luxury catamarans to rival any big brand superyacht. It was also around this time that Lapp was taking part in off-road rallies in Poland, a country that he had come to love. So Lapp combined his two passions and established the first Sunreef facility at the Gdansk Shipyard, a naval factory that rocketed to world fame in the 1980s when its workers took on, and defeated, the might of the Soviet Union.
The first catamaran produced by the yard in 2003 was a 74-foot model that was the world’s first luxury catamaran to include a flybridge. This was followed in 2008 by the debut of the world’s first double deck catamaran with a truly oceanic range, the 70 Sunreef Power Jambo, which was acquired by renowned Swiss sailor Laurent Bourgnon. By 2013 Sunreef was busy enough fulfilling orders from around the world to employ over 350 skilled professionals and artisans at its Gdansk facility, and in the same year Francis Lapp was awarded the title of “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the World Yacht Trophies in Cannes.
Since then Sunreef have continued to grow and continued to establish new standards in the luxury multi-hull market. Ground-breaking releases by this innovative firm include the first 70-foot catamaran powered by Volvo IPS engines, the first catamaran superyacht with a folding mast, the first carbon super-catamaran, the world’s biggest sloop-rigged catamaran and more. Another Sunreef yacht selling point is that, while catamarans may sacrifice below-deck space for their multi-hull design, they can also offer the sort of expansive beam width on upper-decks that would usually only be the preserve of the largest megayachts on the planet. This opens up the possibility for incredibly large, open-plan salons, staterooms and sundecks aboard Sunreef models. It is no wonder then that some of the world’s most celebrated luminaries have rushed to associate with Sunreef. In 2019 the company delivered an 80 Sunreef Power yacht to Tennis champion Rafael Nadal, while in 2020 Formula 1 legend Nico Rosberg became the firm’s global eco-ambassador.
The link with Rosberg heralds a new chapter in the Sunreef story, with the firm making a commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly industrial processes. The firm will soon be launching their Sunreef 80 Power Eco, a vessel that utilises electric power propulsion, patent-pending solar panel generation, minimal CO2 emissions, wind turbines and green composite structures. The boat, like all others, will be built at a new eco-friendly shipyard in Gdansk that sets the highest possible standards in environmentally-friendly manufacturing. To cap off an incredible two decades of success for Lapp and his team, Sunreef was awarded the prize for “Best Shipyard of the Year” at the 2020 Cannes World Yacht Trophies.
80 Sunreef Power
One of Sunreef’s most popular yachts, the 80 Power is a 78-foot motor-catamaran with a wide maximum beam of almost 40 feet. This yacht truly takes advantage of its immense deck space, with a spacious open-plan salon lounge leading to full-beam bow deck, beach-club aft deck and one of the largest rear swimming platforms you will ever see. The unrivalled sense of space aboard this yacht also allows owners to customise layouts, with the option of an on-deck master stateroom with panoramic views. The vessel is topped with a wide fly-bridge open to the elements which is big enough to host a spa pool, wet bar and state-of-the-art helm station. The twin-hulls on this model are also wide enough to offer plenty of below-deck sleeping space, with four VIP staterooms and crew quarters delivering a total occupancy for up to 12. The catamaran is styled in a modern, luxurious manner, with a sleek, metallic exterior and living spaces boasting teak flooring, ambiance lighting, floor to ceiling windows and plush furnishings. This model is powered by dual MAN V9-1200HP engines for top speeds of 24 knots and a cruising range of 3,500 miles at lower speeds.
210 Sunreef Power Trimaran
Sunreef’s first triple-hulled yacht is a new concept design that is sure to make waves. Over 10,000 square feet of living space wrapped in a futuristic, advanced-composite superstructure make this one of the most impressive and intriguing megayachts ever imagined. Main-deck makes the most of the unique trimaran hull structure to provide a full-beam, angular salon and entertaining space with a width of 77 feet. There is the option for up to seven master staterooms aboard this ultra-modern yacht, each large enough to accommodate queen-sized beds. The upper deck space is one of the most dramatic ever envisaged, with ergonomic, curved curtain-wall windows enclosing a raised living room and helm station with 360-degree views. This powerful vessel will make use of four 1635 horsepower engines to cut through the waters with unrivalled speed and stability.
Francis Lapp has never lost his passion for the art of ocean sailing, and this is precisely why Sunreef still produce a range of luxurious sailing catamarans for clients who prefer to ride with the winds. The Sunreef 60 includes all of the luxury, comfort and style of Sunreef’s motor catamarans but with the addition of sturdy Mainsail, Gennaker and Genoa sails to flybridge and bow. Fully unfurled and with a favourable current this sailing vessel can reach top speeds of 12 knots. Hit the doldrums? Then worry not, as this yacht is also fitted with dual HP 110 engines for quick and smooth cruising whatever the weather. Interior spaces aboard this catamaran are finished in alabaster marble, washed teak and pearl beige oak for tones that harken back to the golden age of sailing, but expressed through the clean and modern lines of contemporary yachting.
Sunreef 100 Power-Eco
Sunreef’s greatest achievement yet is a combination of luxury and performance that establishes a new global standard for the construction of environmentally-sound superyachts. This remarkable catamaran’s exterior shimmers with what looks like, from a distance, the silver scales of an Atlantic salmon. Yet on closer inspection one can see that these are Sunreef’s proprietary photovoltaic integrated solar panels. The panels produce around 40Kw per hour at peak performance, while extra energy can be produced with the optional installation of wind turbines on the flybridge. The yacht also utilises hydro generation produced from propeller rotation to maximise energy efficiency, and is crafted from sustainable and eco-friendly materials wherever possible, including all non-toxic paints and composite basalt. With just as much space and stylish comfort as any other Sunreef yacht, and world-leading green design, not even the most hardened eco-activist could resist this catamaran.
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