Poland may strike you as an unusual place for yacht construction, but it actually has been the center of some activity for a while. A few European megayacht yards have subcontracted their hulls to shipyards in Poland, for example. As for full-yacht construction, the city of Gdansk is where Sunreef Yachts is headquartered–and you’re looking at the newest multihull megayacht added to the yard’s order book, the Sunreef 106 Sailing.
Based on the Sunreef 102 Double Decker, which started construction just a few months ago, the 106 Sailing was developed for a European client who liked the general design of that model but wanted a bit more room.
And room is exactly what he’ll get: The all-aluminum 106 benefits from a 39-foot beam. The windows you see are sized for panoramic views, to enhance the spacious feeling, and decor elements such as bamboo veneers and glass tabletops were chosen to underscore it, too. Some unusual interior space planning should additionally enhance the sensation, particularly on the main deck. Instead of assigning the galley its own walled-off room, Sunreef and the owner decided to make it open to the saloon, separated by an island of cabinetry. The galley side of the island contains the oven, microwave, and a dishwasher, while the saloon side contains a 40-inch LCD television, DVD player, and stereo.
While twin 405-hp Cummins will help propel the Sunreef 106 Sailing when needed, her sail plan is impressive, too. Try these stats on for size: a mast height of 141 feet, a mainsail just shy of 1,100 square feet, a gennaker of 1,230 square feet, a genoa sail of 705 square feet, a solent of 377 square feet, and a storm jib of 82 square feet.
With this order, Sunreef claims to be the first and only yard worldwide with two multihull megayachts underway. “We’ve been receiving many inquiries for large custom yachts, which is gratifying and supports our strategy to build this kind of boat,” says Nicolas Lapp, Sunreef’s vice-president. “With our first two superyachts due to be launched in the coming years, we have now achieved our goal to be recognized as a builder of large custom yachts that only happen to be multihulls.”