So far, all Sunreef Yachts projects have originated from the in-house design team. The builder is undertaking a special collaboration with an outside design firm for the MM460CAT, its newest model. She comes from the drawing boards of Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, one of the best-known studios for sailing yachts.
Besides designing sailing superyachts, McKeon has a few catamarans in his portfolio, including the BlackCat 30. For this new 151-footer (46-meter), the idea is to appeal to long-range cruisers who appreciate the space and sailing capabilities of a large catamaran. Simultaneously, she appeals to those wishing to keep beneath the 500-gross-ton threshold. With a sail plan exceeding 26,910 square feet (2,500 square meters), the Sunreef MM460CAT has a beamy 54’6” (16.65-meter) stance.
Further featuring a carbon fiber mast and boom and composite hull and superstructure, the MM460CAT commands attention in profile due to a glass superstructure. Since much of the area inside, including the saloon and helm, is an open-plan layout, the views should be inspiring. Up to 18 people can dine in here, too. Add in retractable, full-height glass doors to the aft deck, and the sweeping sensation of space is all the greater.
Speaking of space, McKeon and Sunreef chose to make the MM460CAT a flying-bridge design. Therefore, 646 square feet (60 square meters) of entirely open area awaits. Twin seats accompany the helm fully forward, while the entire aft edge remains at your disposal for a full-beam sunpad, should you wish. Large seating areas can fit between the two without taking up valuable deck space, either.
Even in positioning the crew’s quarters and four guest staterooms below decks (the master and VIP are on the main deck), the Sunreef MM460CAT still preserves room for a beach club in the port-side hull. Enjoy drinks at the bar, or relax in the adjacent sauna. Additionally, she preserves space in the opposite hull for a tender garage, capable of holding a boat up to about 20 feet (6.2 meters) long alongside scuba gear and other watertoys.
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