Light­weight

Focus of SWFL - - Content - By Anna Filip­iak

Sun­reef Yachts con­tin­ues mov­ing for­ward in the field of large yacht de­sign and in­tro­duces first unit of Sun­reef 80 Car­bon Line, sail­ing cata­ma­ran con­cept based on light dis­place­ment, per­for­mance and speed. Com­mis­sioned by Euro­pean owner, the Sun­reef 80 LE­VANTE is made of an ad­vanced com­pos­ite sand­wich com­bin­ing vinylester, PVC foam and car­bon/glass fiber, with a car­bon mast and boom in-house made, stand­ing rig­ging with Kevlar and to­tal sail area of 340 m2, weigh­ing just 45T light­ship. The sleek and sporty ex­te­rior line was de­signed care­fully to re­duce windage and wa­ter re­sis­tance. The yacht is meant for fast sail­ing and can eas­ily reach 15 knots with max­i­mum speeds on sails set for 20+ knots. The Main sail and Genoa are made of Vec­tran while the Gen­naker is made of Cu­bin Fiber, the best ma­te­ri­als avail­able on the mar­ket for per­for­mance-ori­ented cruis­ing yachts. Sun­reef 80 LE­VANTE keeps her bal­ance no mat­ter the wind con­di­tions. She is very easy to ma­neu­ver and the steer­ing is very com­fort­able. More­over, this yacht is equipped with a sys­tem which en­ables test­ing the load on the rig when un­der sail. 12 load pins have been in­stalled on the mast and rig­ging, so that the skip­per is able to check the load and ad­just sails ac­cord­ingly push­ing the boat to the safe max­i­mum at all times. Ad­di­tion­ally, the black box which reg­is­ters this data and al­lows Sun­reef Yachts to have ac­cess to it is in­stalled on the cata­ma­ran. These so­lu­tions will al­low the ship­yard to mon­i­tor the speed of the boat at all times and progress with re­search on pow­er­ful rigs for its fu­ture yachts. The yacht is de­signed to com­fort­ably ac­com­mo­date up to 10 guests and 4 crew. The port­side hull com­prises one guest cabin with a bath­room, a fully equipped gal­ley and crew cab­ins. The star­board hull fea­tures one guest and one chil­dren’s cabin, both with pri­vate en-suite bath­rooms, and the owner’s dress­ing room and bath­room di­rectly ac­ces­si­ble from the mas­ter suite on the main deck. For the very first time on a Sun­reef sin­gle deck cata­ma­ran, the owner suite is lo­cated on the main deck. This means that the in­ter­nal cock­pit com­prises the nav­i­ga­tion sta­tion, din­ing area, lounge zone and the owner suite on the front right. As is the case for all Sun­reef cata­ma­rans, the cock­pit and fly­bridge fea­tures din­ing ar­eas, sun­bathing pads and ex­tended stor­age. The in­te­rior de­sign rep­re­sents a mod­ern and min­i­mal­ist style based on white and grey col­ors with touches of a fresh blend of strong, mod­ern col­ors.

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