It’s not uncommon for a shipyard to sign a new contract after a client sees one of its deliveries out on the water. This recently happened at Sunreef Yachts. It just inked a deal for an 82-footer based on one of its largest sailing catamarans to date.
Specifically, the client saw the 102-foot Sunreef Ipharra, the first of the 102 Double Deck designs, and second in length only to the Sunreef 114. Interesting enough, while the client liked the spacious layout of Ipharra, he didn’t want the same size, nor even a bigger size. Rather, he wanted a somewhat smaller sailing catamaran, yet one that still had a good deal of volume. This led to the signing of the yacht you see pictured here, the first 82 Double Deck.
Sunreef’s catamarans are more spacious than other builders’ offerings due to a few key design elements. The “Double Deck” moniker gives you your first hint. Inside, there’s a mezzanine-like lounge level to starboard, by the dining area on the main deck. It’s in addition to the saloon, also on the main deck. Sunreef first announced this feature on the 90 Double Deck, which was revealed last year. Given the somewhat similar LOA, the 82 Double Deck clearly could incorporate it, too. Tied to the idea of more deck space (double deck space, you might say), the height of the superstructure allows for a two-level, full-beam owner’s suite forward. The bedroom, a gym, and a hot tub occupy the main-deck level, with the bath, wardrobe, and full-height storage spanning the hulls below. The final design element, the stepped hull chines, helps bolster usable space (and, of course, seakeeping).
Sunreef is customizing the interior according to the wishes of the owner, an avid sailor and painter. In fact, he and his wife enjoy painting while out on the water, so Sunreef is creating a specially dedicated stowage area for the related gear. The 82 Double Deck will further feature a VIP stateroom benefitting from multiple windows below decks. Additional guests will be housed in a twin cabin capable of converting to a double. It will also have a Pullman berth, for extra friends or family. And even though the owner likes to take the wheel, he’ll have two crewmembers on hand.
Some of the other accoutrements, like a barbecue and dining area on the flying bridge, are pretty standard desires. So, too, is stowage for dive gear, a tender, and a PWC. But the watertoys will be housed beneath the cockpit sunpad. Another change of pace for the cockpit: a flower area, which you can see in the rendering above. No doubt that will make the 64-square-meter (about 689-square-foot) space even more enjoyable.
Flower installation, and delivery, are anticipated in 2012.