Meet the newest customer to commission a mega catamaran from Sunreef Yachts. To be clear, tennis superstar Rafael Nadal does need to wait a while before cruising onboard. Regardless, Nadal’s new 80 Sunreef Power is the result of his love of the water and chartering catamarans from the company.
In fact, Nadal is a seasoned cruiser. He’s often photographed on the waters of Mallorca, where he lives, when he’s not playing tournaments. In 2016, he bought a new Monte Carlo 76, christening her Beethoven. (On a related subject, he recently listed her for sale.) Prior to that, he owned a smaller Princess motoryacht.
“It’s not a secret that I love the sea,” Nadal comments. “Every time I am at home in Mallorca, I try to go out and find that time where I can just enjoy my time on a boat.” He adds that he’s glad to join the Sunreef family of owners, thanking the company’s founder and president, Francis Lapp (pictured with him at top).
The 80 Sunreef Power is a new model for the shipyard. Hull number one premieres at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The 79-footer (23.95-meter) offers abundant flexibility in the general arrangement, with about a dozen different configurations possible. Unfortunately, the builder doesn’t say what Nadal’s new 80 Sunreef Power will look like inside. However, the first few customers are reserving nearly all of the main deck to dining and relaxation. Specifically, the saloon and dining area, as well as the helm, are all open to one another. Some buyers additionally have asked for a main-deck owner’s suite. Others are putting it below, with the three guest staterooms.
Nadal’s new 80 Sunreef Power mega-cat will bear a commodious 40-foot (12.1-meter) beam and a four-foot (1.25-meter) draft. In addition, the yacht should see a maximum speed of 22 knots with the most powerful engine option, 1,200 hp.
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