A global recession may seem like one of the worst times to try something new, but in reality it’s probably one of the best. After all, it allows a company to position itself for success when buyers more readily begin opening their wallets. Sunreef Yachts is among the builders embracing this philosophy, with two major announcements.
The first is the development of a new sailing superyacht, the Sunreef 90 Double Deck. Pictured here, the yacht is from the in-house design team and features a flying bridge inspired by super-size megayachts with permanent biminis/hardtops. Look closely at the drawing, and you’ll see yellow-tinted glass extending out from the sides and top of the arch over the bridge. There’s also about 40 square meters (about 431 square feet) of usable space up there, including a Jacuzzi, sunpads, a wetbar, and a dining area.
Interior space is also expected to be abundant, thanks to stepped-chine hulls and what Sunreef terms an “innovative” mezzanine floor. As to the latter, it’s a partial deck just off the dining area, housing a coffee table and lounging area; Sunreef says it allows for more space below decks for stowage or a cabin, even an extended cabin.
Speaking of cabins, six to 10 guests will be accommodated in three to five suites, with four crew in two staterooms. Meanwhile, the master suite is a two-deck affair, with its own gym, office, and study/leisure area on the main deck and the bath, wardrobes, and stowage on the lower level.
Further details about the 90 Double Deck will be available at the Monaco Yacht Show, where Sunreef will additionally provide interested clients with details on a new venture, CYS International. CYS stands for Custom Yacht Shipyard, and the goal is to encourage design studios from around the world to collaborate on custom sail and power projects. According to Sunreef, it’s in direct response to “frequent inquiries” from both designers as well as clients.
CYS International will use Sunreef’s existing shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, and offer clients either aluminum or composite yachts. It’s interesting to note that if a client requests something outside the yard’s expertise regarding materials, CYS International will perform resistance, durability, weight, and quality tests to examine their suitability.