Alonso commissions 60 Sunreef Power Eco
Following associations with sport stars Rafa Nadal and Nico Rosberg, Sunreef is collaborating with Formula One star Fernando Alonso.
Fernando Alonso (right) with Sunreef Yachts founder Francis Lapp
Fernando Alonso has commissioned a custom 60 Sunreef Power Eco catamaran. The Formula One star signed the build contract with Sunreef Yachts founder and President Francis Lapp at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Alonso’s model will be fitted with electric engines, the shipyard’s solar power system and custom-engineered ultralight batteries, and an energy-saving air-conditioning system.
“Sunreef Yachts’ ability to combine quality and technology is impressive. I have been observing the evolution of this brand for a while and I appreciate their commitment to push innovation forward with the Sunreef Yachts Eco range,” said Alonso, a two-time Formula One world champion.
“I’m excited to embark on this project as I know the 60 Sunreef Power Eco represents everything I am looking for: top engineering, amazing know-how and an amazing eco-friendly product.”
The 60 Sunreef Power Eco is based on the 60 Sunreef Power
Last year, Sunreef delivered an 80 Sunreef Power to tennis star Rafa Nadal and appointed Nico Rosberg an ambassador of the Eco range. Alonso now joins the stable of sports stars associated with the Polish-built luxury catamarans.
Lapp, who founded Sunreef in 2002, said: “We are very proud to welcome Fernando Alonso into our family. We begin a great journey together as we start a new electric 60 Sunreef Power Eco project. We take another big step towards a more sustainable yachting experience and are thrilled to take it together with an outstanding and inspiring ambassador on board.”
Sunreef Yachts will exhibit Rafa Nadal’s 80 Sunreef Power and a Sunreef 80 sailing catamaran at the Monaco Yacht Show..