Sunreef Yachts continues to grow its power and sailing catamarans offering more environmentally minded systems and materials. The Sunreef 100 Eco is the new flagship, a sailing superyacht.
The big, beamy yacht, coming in at 96 feet (29.26 meters) LOA by 42 feet (12.83 meters), tops a series that until now had four models. Specifically, they are the Sunreef 50 Eco, 60 Eco, 70 Eco, and 80 Eco. There’s also a power Sunreef 80 Eco, which the shipyard revealed last year. Regardless of size or type, each Eco yacht employs electric propulsion, lithium batteries instead of gensets, solar panels, and naturally sourced and sustainable decor items. For example, Sunreef Yachts has researched reclaimed teak. Additionally, it’s incorporating wind generators on the projects.
For the Sunreef 100 Eco, the crew at the twin steering stations on the flying bridge can tap twin 270-kW electric engines for maneuvering. Naturally, the sails onboard can be recycled, too. More noteworthy, however, are the solar panels covering the twin hulls. A total of 2,610 square feet (242.5 square meters) of panels are integrated. Sunreef Yachts, which developed them in house and has a patent pending, considers them a solar “skin,” since they’re quite thin. In fact, Nicholas Lapp, the shipyard’s director of research and development, says they’re less than 1 millimeter thick. Furthermore, they weigh less than 2 kilos per square meter, which is about 4.4 pounds per 11 square feet. Yet, they are still strong and flexible, capable of forming to any part of the yacht, including the mast or boom. This full integration with the yacht’s structure, the shipyard asserts, allows for better solar-power generation.
Since the Sunreef 100 Eco is a semi-custom superyacht, customers can arrange interior rooms as they see fit. They can also select from a variety of recycled or responsibly sourced finishes and luxury materials.
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