This megayacht marks not just the second Sunrise 45m in the water, but the first Sunrise Yachts project being delivered to a North American owner. LOA is, as the name states, 45 meters, or 147 feet.
The second Sunrise 45m comes five years after Africa, her sistership, was delivered. Africa is the project that made the international yacht-buying community aware of Sunrise Yachts. In similar fashion, the new Sunrise 45m bears a full-displacement steel hull. She also rises three decks high. Gross tonnage is 499. Furthermore, like her sistership, the megayacht features engineering by Studio Scanu and technical highlights like a systems tunnel. The latter stretches from the engine room to the bow thruster area fully forward. Back in 2009 when Africa was launched, and even today, this type of access in this size range is rare.
With a beam of 29’2” (8.93 meters), the Sunrise 45m does make some aesthetic departures from Africa. She has a light-wood interior, punctuated by bright colors, compared to Africa’s dark-stained woods. The owner tapped Franck Darnet Design, the same firm that worked with Sunrise Yachts on Africa. Ten guests and nine crewmembers will be accommodated aboard.
Sunrise Yachts will only refer to the new Sunrise 45m as Hull 182. When the contract was signed, she was also called Project Sunset. The Turkey-based builder plans to keep the real name confidential until delivery next month.
Speaking of next month, the Sunrise 45m will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. She will then head stateside for display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
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