No need to wait until the Cannes Yachting Festival to check out the Sunreef 80. Sunreef Yachts captured its new sailing mega catamaran on sea trials on the Baltic Sea.
While Sunreef did have an 80 several years ago, it decided to create a new line, including smaller models. (For example, a 60 premieres at the Cannes show as well.) The Polish shipyard’s in-house naval architecture and design studio strove for a balance between classic sailing yachts and contemporary yacht architecture. The team intends to inspire owners to take their Sunreef 80 on transoceanic adventures, as well as shorter vacations. It also expects some owners may offer their cats for charter.
Regardless, all parties will appreciate modern living conveniences. For instance, the Sunreef 80 has an ample saloon, spanning nearly 38 feet (11.5 meters). Ports all around keep it bright. Because the mega cat is semi-custom, you can arrange the area as you wish. You do have an inside helm station, to starboard, which Sunreef buyers tend to appreciate. It’s good for conversing with the captain about the day’s adventures.
Overall, living space totals 3,660 square feet (340 square meters). This includes staterooms, where you further have choices. Opt for a nice-size master with a walk-in dressing area plus three guest staterooms, all below decks. Alternately, if you cruise with a lot of people, request the layout with four guest cabins. It shrinks the master a bit, and replaces the aft crew cabin with a guest cabin. But, either way, you have a crew cabin forward in the starboard hull.
Additional options await on the Sunreef 80’s flying bridge. The main helm sits up here, to starboard, with the possibility of an extra helm to port. For alfresco meals, make sure to incorporate the extra-large bar, fitted with a barbecue. A mix of loose furniture and sunpads are final touches.
All that’s left to do is hoist the sails, and go. Here are shots from the Sunreef 80’s sea trials. Click the images to see in larger format.