Sunreef Building Aeroyacht 110 “Mega Catamaran”

Sunreef Yachts continues to see strong potential in the megayacht market for its multihull projects. Its newest offering is the Aeroyacht 110, developed in conjunction with another multihull specialist.

Specifically, Sunreef has partnered with Aeroyacht, a brokerage specializing in catamarans and multihulls. Aeroyacht’s founder and owner, Gregor Tarjan, is an experienced sailor and designer. Among other things, he’s a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He’s also crewed with Dennis Connor and Yves Parlier on boats ranging from America’s Cup yachts to 120-foot catamarans. Furthermore, Aeroyacht had already developed a series of catamarans ranging from 65 to 165 feet with the yacht-design firm Morrelli & Melvin. Among these was the Aeroyacht 110, which particularly interested Sunreef.

The yacht emphasizes eco-friendly performance and operation. Solar panels will power the hotel load, as will energy captured via waves and wind. The Aeroyacht 110 also emphasizes high performance. Morrelli & Melvin states that she should see 35-knot speeds, thanks to her composite construction, which includes carbon fiber and Kevlar, and advances in technology. Pete Melvin, cofounder of the company, says, “Performance cruising designs are getting stronger, lighter, and faster just like the America’s Cup and ocean racing multihulls.” Sunreef anticipates a range of 2,800 nautical miles under engine power, twin Yanmar 6LYs.

Three staterooms are set aside for the owner’s and guests’ comfort, along with three crew cabins. The 44-foot beam should make the saloon and dining area (above) quite comfortable. For further on-the-water fun, the Aeroyacht 110 can tote a two-person Icon-A5 amphibious plane. The aft deck would therefore feature a hydraulically lowering platform to launch her.

Sunreef will market the yacht as the Aeroyacht 110 by Sunreef Yachts. In addition, the U.S.-based Aeroyacht gains non-exclusive rights to sell all Sunreef models both stateside and worldwide. Sunreef says it already has a client interested in buying hull number one and anticipates signing a contract soon.

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