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Azimut, Grande 26M, Alberto Mancini, Achille Salvagni, Low Emission Yacht, 32M, 36M, Trideck, Cannes Yachting Festival, Deck2Deck™ Terrace, Large POD 4600, propulsion system

Azimut Grande 26M sales soaring

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Azimut Grande 26M sales soaring

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The Italian builder has announced impressive sales figures for the Grande 26M that debuted at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.

 

Azimut, Grande 26M, Alberto Mancini, Achille Salvagni, Low Emission Yacht, 32M, 36M, Trideck, Cannes Yachting Festival, Deck2Deck™ Terrace, Large POD 4600, propulsion systemThe Grande 26M can reach 28 knots

Azimut has announced 22 sales of the Grande 26M, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. The 26.1m model is the new ‘entry model’ for the Italian builder’s Grande series of superyachts, which also includes the 27M, 32M, new 36M and flagship Trideck (38m).

Like the 36M, the new Grande features exterior styling by Alberto Mancini and interiors by Achille Salvagni, who both worked on the shipyard’s 38m flagship Grande Trideck that debuted in 2021. The 26M and 36M are both Low Emission Yachts, based on producing at least 20 per cent less emissions than Azimut’s competitors, including shaft line models with hard-chine hulls.

Azimut, Grande 26M, Alberto Mancini, Achille Salvagni, Low Emission Yacht, 32M, 36M, Trideck, Cannes Yachting Festival, Deck2Deck™ Terrace, Large POD 4600, propulsion systemThe Deck2Deck™ Terrace 

The Grande 26M is distinguished by a Deck2Deck™ Terrace in the aft cockpit of the main deck and the first Large POD propulsion system, which contributes to the reduced emissions. The yacht features a light carbon-fibre superstructure, a full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck, a further four guest cabins, plus separate guest and crew flows.

Azimut also says the flybridge, offering 50sqm of space on the same level, has “never been seen before on a yacht this size”.

The 50sqm flybridge

Mancini said: “The project was driven by the enthusiasm to create a compact superyacht, with five cabins, an enormous flybridge and a larger cockpit than usual for the category, which we wanted to extend to give the yacht a fully-fledged dining area overlooking the water.”

The Deck2Deck™ Terrace uses a transom extension system, with the teak-clad garage door rising to main-deck height to expand the size of the cockpit to over 18sqm. The walkaround table, when extended, seats up to eight guests in an al fresco dining room with a view over the water.

Azimut, Grande 26M, Alberto Mancini, Achille Salvagni, Low Emission Yacht, 32M, 36M, Trideck, Cannes Yachting Festival, Deck2Deck™ Terrace, Large POD 4600, propulsion systemForward view of the saloon and dining area

The interiors include a partially raised wheelhouse and a smaller engine room due to the innovative Large POD propulsion system, offering Salvagni room to express his vision of organic architecture.

The shapes and hues are soft and warm, the floor is in oak and there are full-height windows on the main deck and in the owner’s suite. Pops of colour and artistic creativity include the cobalt blue of the sofa, the suspended lamp over the dining table, the orange coffee table and chromatic details inside the cabins.  

Azimut, Grande 26M, Alberto Mancini, Achille Salvagni, Low Emission Yacht, 32M, 36M, Trideck, Cannes Yachting Festival, Deck2Deck™ Terrace, Large POD 4600, propulsion systemThe owner’s suite forward on the main deck

The owner’s suite features full-height glazing on both sides, while an open dressing area connects to the bathroom.

Azimut, the first brand to work POD propulsion systems, developed the new Large POD 4600 propulsion system for the Grande 26M in partnership with ZF. The system combines with a 30 per cent lighter superstructure achieved through extensive use of carbon-fibre to help deliver the 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption at the most frequent speeds compared to the market average.

Azimut, Grande 26M, Alberto Mancini, Achille Salvagni, Low Emission Yacht, 32M, 36M, Trideck, Cannes Yachting Festival, Deck2Deck™ Terrace, Large POD 4600, propulsion systemAlberto Mancini designed the exterior

The PODs pivot, so eliminating the need for a rudder and the associated drag to achieve excellent manoeuvrability and high speeds, with the Grande 26M effortlessly reaching 28 knots. Compared with the POD systems already available on the market, the new ZF POD 4600 system was developed to increase efficiency on larger boats for the first time.

An additional benefit of the system is higher torque at low speeds for easier manoeuvring. The system is also ‘HybridReady’.
www.azimutyachts.com
www.azimutyachts.hk

 

New Models 2022: British Motor Yachts

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New Models 2022: British Motor Yachts

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In the second part of a series covering models released in 2022, YACHT STYLE highlights some of the most exciting new motor yachts from British builders.

 

Motor yachts, New, models, 2022, Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline, Pearl, 100 Yacht, X80, Predator 65, Phantom 65, Squadron 68, Pearl 72

Sunseeker 100 Yacht

 

Sunseeker’s 100 Yacht is the biggest new luxury motor yacht to emerge from the UK this year and was the star of the Poole builder’s display at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. Powered by twin MTU 12V 2000 M96X or 16V 2000 M96L engines, the 100 Yacht can reach up to 29 knots.

Notable features include a flybridge with complete walk-around access from bow to stern, while the forward area has two separate seating arrangements and cinema-screen capability. The full-beam master suite forward on the main deck is another standout zone, with floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides and a signature glass atrium door forward that leads up to a private bow terrace.

Motor yachts, New, models, 2022, Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline, Pearl, 100 Yacht, X80, Predator 65, Phantom 65, Squadron 68, Pearl 72

Sunseeker Predator 65

 

Sunseeker’s first debut of the year was the Predator 65, which had its world premiere at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. The 65-footer offers Volvo Penta IPS 1200 or 1350 engines, hitting 35 knots with the latter, and expands a Predator series that ranges from the 55 EVO™ to the 74XPS.

Motor yachts, New, models, 2022, Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline, Pearl, 100 Yacht, X80, Predator 65, Phantom 65, Squadron 68, Pearl 72

Princess X80

 

Princess started the year by unveiling its new X80 and V50 at the nine-day Princess Exclusive event in its home city of Plymouth. The X80 is the little sister of the Plymouth builder’s flagship X95 and features the range’s extra-long flybridge and enclosed skylounge.

The V50 cruiser had its major boat show premiere at Palm Beach before the model’s Open version – with a completely different saloon and cockpit layout – had its debut at Cannes in September. The V50 has a new deep-V hull and an extended canopy over the cockpit, as well as newly refined interior fixtures and fittings, as seen on the V55.

Motor yachts, New, models, 2022, Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline, Pearl, 100 Yacht, X80, Predator 65, Phantom 65, Squadron 68, Pearl 72

Princess F65

 

Meanwhile, the all-new F65, the new flagship of the F Class of flybridge yachts, made its global debut at the Southampton International Boat Show along with the world premieres of the upgraded F50 and F55 models. Both the X80 and F65 will be among Princess’s display at Boot Dusseldorf in January 2023.

Motor yachts, New, models, 2022, Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline, Pearl, 100 Yacht, X80, Predator 65, Phantom 65, Squadron 68, Pearl 72

Fairline Phantom 65

 

Fairline has introduced two new models this year, staging the world premieres of the Phantom 65 and the newly upgraded flagship Squadron 68 at Cannes.

The Phantom 65 – which also appeared at the Genoa International Boat Show – is the Oundle builder’s first sportbridge yacht and is based on the Targa 65, featuring sleek lines, large hull windows and a glazed sunroof forward of the sportbridge. Twin Cat C18-1150 engines and optional V12 C32-1622s deliver 31 and 35 knots respectively.

Motor yachts, New, models, 2022, Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline, Pearl, 100 Yacht, X80, Predator 65, Phantom 65, Squadron 68, Pearl 72

Fairline Squadron 68

 

The upgraded Squadron 68, which also showed at Southampton and is already in Asia through Simpson Marine, features a subtly revised exterior, fresh interior layout and design, and a sleek new hardtop with fabric sliding sunroof and integrated electric sunshade aft.

The main deck has a new galley design that increases workspace and fridge/freezer capacity, and incorporates a sociable bar that extends into the cockpit. Options include a tri-fold patio door and lower-helm side door.

Motor yachts, New, models, 2022, Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline, Pearl, 100 Yacht, X80, Predator 65, Phantom 65, Squadron 68, Pearl 72

Pearl 72

 

Meanwhile, Pearl Yachts staged the world premiere of the Pearl 72 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with the model scheduled to make its European debut at Dusseldorf in January 2023. The Pearl 72’s distinguishing features include two master cabins. For more details on the yacht, click here for news article.

Note: The article above has been updated and edited from a feature in YACHT STYLE Issue 67.
www.sunseeker.com
www.princessyachts.com
www.fairline.com
www.pearlyachts.com

Prestige Open Day, Asia Yachting, Prestige 420, Prestige 590, Phuket Boat Lagoon, Justin Luk, Nadezhda Lutsenko

Phuket hosts Prestige Open Day

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Phuket hosts Prestige Open Day

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Asia Yachting hosted a three-day Prestige event at Phuket Boat Lagoon, as the regional dealer plans to stage more events in Southeast Asia.

 

Prestige Open Day, Asia Yachting, Prestige 420, Prestige 590, Phuket Boat Lagoon, Justin Luk, Nadezhda Lutsenko

 

Asia Yachting hosted a successful Prestige Open Day at Phuket Boat Lagoon marina on the island’s east coast. The thee-day mini boat show included a brand-new Prestige 420 as well as a Prestige 590, the second-largest model in the French builder’s F-Line of flybridge motor yachts.

 

Prestige Open Day, Asia Yachting, Prestige 420, Prestige 590, Phuket Boat Lagoon, Justin Luk, Nadezhda Lutsenko

 

Asia Yachting brokers at the event included Justin Luk and Nadezhda Lutsenko, with guests hosted at the dealer’s office in the marina.

 

Prestige Open Day, Asia Yachting, Prestige 420, Prestige 590, Phuket Boat Lagoon, Justin Luk, Nadezhda Lutsenko

 

The entry-level Prestige 420 enjoyed a lot of the attention from weekend trippers looking to do island hopping in Phuket. The easy-to-operate 42-footer includes two cabins, which makes it suitable for a couple or family for a weekend getaway.

 

Prestige Open Day, Asia Yachting, Prestige 420, Prestige 590, Phuket Boat Lagoon, Justin Luk, Nadezhda Lutsenko

 

The Prestige 590 attracted families who are looking for more volume. The 61-footer features three guest cabins, so can comfortably accommodate up to six people overnight, making it suitable for weekend getaways for larger families, multiple couples and big groups.

 

Prestige Open Day, Asia Yachting, Prestige 420, Prestige 590, Phuket Boat Lagoon, Justin Luk, Nadezhda Lutsenko

 

The show marked the first event by Asia Yachting outside Hong Kong in the Covid era, with the regional dealer now looking to host more events in Southeast Asia in the coming year.
www.asiayachting.net
www.prestige-yachts.com

 

RSYC, Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, Christmas, Boat, Light-up, Minister Iswaran, Minister of Transport, West Coast Park, Marina Lodge, Children’s Wishing Well

RSYC hosts Christmas Boat Light-up

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RSYC hosts Christmas Boat Light-up

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Republic of Singapore Yacht Club is organising a Christmas Boat Light-up including a parade of boats along the West Coast Park waterfront.

 

RSYC, Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, Christmas, Boat, Light-up, Minister Iswaran, Minister of Transport, West Coast Park, Marina Lodge, Children’s Wishing Well

 

Republic of Singapore Yacht Club is hosting a Christmas Boat Light-up from December 9-11 from 7pm-10pm each evening. On December 10, the event will include a boat parade on the waterfront by West Coast Park for the first time. The event is expected to include about 16 boats and yachts of different sizes decked out in Christmas lights and decorations.

There will be a static boat display on December 9 and 11, while on Saturday, December 10, the West Coast Park waterfront parade will depart from RSYC at about 7.30pm, when Minister for Transport, S Iswaran,will officiate the light-up.

RSYC, Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, Christmas, Boat, Light-up, Minister Iswaran, Minister of Transport, West Coast Park, Marina Lodge, Children’s Wishing Well

 

The parade route will start at RSYC’s marina, proceed to the West Coast Park waterfront and turn back into RSYC’s marina. The recommended viewing points will be at the promenade lookout jetty at West Coast Park. “Viewing of the parade from the promenade lookout jetty is free of charge, making this a great family event to embrace the spirit of the holiday season,” RSYC stated.

The participating boats will be judged by a panel of judges between 8.45 pm and 9.15 pm, and the boats stand a chance to win attractive cash prizes. The event will culminate with an awards ceremony at the foreshore to recognise all participants’ efforts and celebrate winning yachts.

RSYC, Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, Christmas, Boat, Light-up, Minister Iswaran, Minister of Transport, West Coast Park, Marina Lodge, Children’s Wishing Well

 

RSYC Marina will be open to the public for the event, so everyone can chance to see the participating boats up close. Marina entry tickets cost S$5 on December 10 and include a lucky draw ticket to win a two-day/one-night stay in RSYC Marina Lodge.

All entry ticket funds will go directly to the Children’s Wishing Well, a registered charity providing support to children and focused on the holistic education of the children and youth from disadvantage background. About 20 beneficiaries from the Children’s Wishing Well will join the event and watch the boat parade at the marina.
www.rsyc.org.sg

 

Sanlorenzo, SL86, Singapore, Asia, Simpson Marine

New Sanlorenzo SL86 arrives in Singapore

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New Sanlorenzo SL86 arrives in Singapore

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Sanlorenzo Asia has received a brand-new SL86, which has already hosted a series of exclusive experiences including trips to Lazarus Island.

 

Sanlorenzo, SL86, Singapore, Asia, Simpson Marine

 

Sanlorenzo Asia, represented by Simpson Marine, has taken delivery of a new Sanlorenzo SL86 in Singapore, which is available for viewings and ready for delivery anywhere in Asia. The SL86 has already hosted a series of exclusive experiences including treating guests to champagne and canapés on board while also enjoying a trip out to Lazarus Island to watch the sunset.

 

 

Simpson Marine’s Singapore team also hosted two Sanlorenzo Open Afternoons, where customers were welcomed to the Sanlorenzo Lounge in Sentosa Cove to immerse themselves in the luxurious world of Sanlorenzo and to take a tour on the SL86.

 

Sanlorenzo, SL86, Singapore, Asia, Simpson Marine

 

The SL86 is part of Sanlorenzo’s planing line, which also includes multiple asymmetric models up to the SL120. Notable features on the SL86 include the central staircase, which is suspended between two panes of glass to give the impression that her steps are floating in mid-air.

 

Sanlorenzo, SL86, Singapore, Asia, Simpson Marine

 

The interiors are illuminated by extensive saloon glazing, with large side windows offering expansive views for guests relaxing on the sofas in the saloon.

 

Sanlorenzo, SL86, Singapore, Asia, Simpson Marine

 

Shaded exterior spaces include the impressive 41sqm flybridge, which is one of the largest in the yacht’s category. The flybridge stretches back over the transom, creating a further 9sqm of open space, which can be used to fit three sun loungers.
sanlorenzo@simpsonmarine.com
www.simpsonmarine.com

 

CL Yachts, CLB65, CLX96, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, FLIBS, Martin Lo, Asia Boating, Hong Kong, Premium Nautical, Singapore, Royal Yachting Middle East, Dubai, Sydney Marine Brokerage, Silverstar Marine, Carmen Lau, Camper & Nicholsons International, Rex Marine Center

CL Yachts strengthens international sales network

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CL Yachts strengthens international sales network

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Fresh from the world premieres of the flagship CLX96 and CLB65, CL Yachts has announced a growing network of dealers around the world.

CL Yachts, CLB65, CLX96, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, FLIBS, Martin Lo, Asia Boating, Hong Kong, Premium Nautical, Singapore, Royal Yachting Middle East, Dubai, Sydney Marine Brokerage, Silverstar Marine, Carmen Lau, Camper & Nicholsons International, Rex Marine CenterCL Yachts was founded in 2018

Following the world premieres of CLB65 and the flagship CLX96 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), CL Yachts has announced an expanded network of dealers including appointments in Asia.

Carmen Lau, Senior Advisor of Camper & Nicholsons International, remains worldwide agent (excluding the US, Canada and South America) for sales of CLX96.

Hong Kong-based Asia Boating now manages other CL Yachts sales in Hong Kong and Macau, while Singapore-based Premium Nautical is the dealer for Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. 

Other appointments include Dubai-based Royal Yachting Middle East for sales in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, while Sydney Marine Brokerage will cover Australasia excluding Western Australia, which is still managed by Silverstar Marine.

CL Yachts, CLB65, CLX96, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, FLIBS, Martin Lo, Asia Boating, Hong Kong, Premium Nautical, Singapore, Royal Yachting Middle East, Dubai, Sydney Marine Brokerage, Silverstar Marine, Carmen Lau, Camper & Nicholsons International, Rex Marine CenterCLX96, CLB72 and CLB65 at the Fort Lauderdale show

Martin Lo, Director of CL Yachts, said: “We are delighted to welcome our new partners in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as part of the CL Yachts sales network. Their vast experience and local knowledge are invaluable to support our growth in these highly competitive and dynamic markets.

“This year has been a milestone in the history of CL Yachts. We presented two innovative yachts at FLIBS: the award-winning CLX96 and the newest B-Series member, CLB65. Now, our growing worldwide sales network has set us on a new journey and our next move will be to meet increasing demand in Europe.”

The US and Canada markets will continue to be managed by the CL Yachts office in Fort Lauderdale and Rex Marine Center in Norwalk, Connecticut, while the builder’s head office in Hong Kong will continue to oversee sales in Asia and Europe.
www.clyachts.com

Pearl, Yachts, Pearl 72, Iain Smallridge, Vivian Chan, VP Yachts, Bill Dixon, Kelly Hoppen, Boot Dusseldorf, Germany

Pearl 72 to show at Boot Dusseldorf in January

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Pearl 72 to show at Boot Dusseldorf in January

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Boot Dusseldorf will stage the European debut of the new Pearl 72, as well as an announcement of the British brand’s next model.

 

Pearl, Yachts, Pearl 72, Iain Smallridge, Vivian Chan, VP Yachts, Bill Dixon, Kelly Hoppen, Boot Dusseldorf, Germany

The Pearl 72 will exhibit at Boot Düsseldorf 2023, where the new model will make its European debut at the world’s biggest indoor show from January 21-29.

Joining the Pearl 62, Pearl 80 and Pearl 95 in the British brand’s range of flybridge motor yachts, the Pearl 72 had its world premiere at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, where Managing Director Iain Smallridge confirmed the appointment of VP Yachts as the builder’s dealer in Hong Kong (click for article).

Pearl, Yachts, Pearl 72, Iain Smallridge, Vivian Chan, VP Yachts, Bill Dixon, Kelly Hoppen, Boot Dusseldorf, Germany

The Pearl 72’s distinguishing features include two master cabins. One is forward with a private entrance, as typically seen on much larger yachts, and the second is full-beam midships. In addition to providing a solution for co-owners who can enjoy the yacht together, the layout allows owners to enjoy nice views even when moored stern-to in a marina.

There are two more en-suite double cabins plus accommodation for the crew, in addition to a large garage with space for a Williams 345 tender and a jet-ski.

Pearl, Yachts, Pearl 72, Iain Smallridge, Vivian Chan, VP Yachts, Bill Dixon, Kelly Hoppen, Boot Dusseldorf, Germany

Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design is again responsible for the exterior lines, having designed all the Pearl Yachts models. The boutique interior design is by Kelly Hoppen CBE, who offers a selection of three styles: Modern, Luxury and the new Indulgence option.

Smallridge said: “We’re proud to bring the Pearl 72 back to Europe for her debut on our side of the pond. Düsseldorf is a special stage in the yearly yachting event calendar, so it’s great timing for us to be presenting the new model.

Pearl, Yachts, Pearl 72, Iain Smallridge, Vivian Chan, VP Yachts, Bill Dixon, Kelly Hoppen, Boot Dusseldorf, Germany

“Furthering the new generation in the wake of the supremely popular Pearl 62, the younger, larger sistership Pearl 72 offers exceptional lifestyle features in a yacht with distinctively British design.”

On January 22, Pearl will host a formal announcement of the next model project, the Pearl 82, which is already in production.
www.pearlyachts.com
www.vpyachtsltd.com

Sunreef, 80 Sunreef Power, Pronto, beach, Rafa Nadal

Sunreef launches new 80 Sunreef Power, Pronto

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Sunreef launches new 80 Sunreef Power, Pronto

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The Polish builder of luxury catamarans has released Pronto, a new unit of the fast-selling 80 Sunreef Power.

 

Sunreef, 80 Sunreef Power, Pronto, beach, Rafa Nadal

Pronto is the latest 80 Sunreef Power

 

Sunreef Yachts has revealed the latest unit of the popular 80 Sunreef Power, a model whose list of owners include tennis legend Rafa Nadal. The new Pronto has a beach-inspired décor in the main saloon and on the flybridge, while blue is a dominant colour in the guest cabins.

 

Sunreef, 80 Sunreef Power, Pronto, beach, Rafa Nadal

Forward view of the enormous flybridge

 

Pronto’s superyacht flybridge boasts impressive lounging space and echoes the beach-inspired design of the interiors. To portside, there is a drinks bar with a large countertop and high chairs. In the central part, a large custom-designed table sits up to eight, while towards the aft is an elevated sunning spot with comfortable lounging chairs.

 

Sunreef, 80 Sunreef Power, Pronto, beach, Rafa Nadal

Starboard view of the saloon and cockpit

 

The aft cockpit sits up to 10 by a large dining table. The relaxation area also features a wet bar, a 55-inch TV and a large sunpad. Beneath the cockpit sofa, a discreet aft garage carries a jet-ski and water toys. The large aft platform doubles up as a private beach, offering plenty of space for sunning and watersports.

 

Sunreef, 80 Sunreef Power, Pronto, beach, Rafa Nadal

Aft view of the saloon and cockpit

 

With natural fabrics, teak floors and a relaxing color scheme, Pronto’s light-filled interiors are a celebration of tropical beaches and luxury living at sea. The saloon welcomes guests to a vast relaxation area with two large L-shaped sofas. Forward of the main lounging space is a dining table, wet bar, desk as well as helm. The panoramic glazing and skylight allow for plenty of natural light.

 

Sunreef, 80 Sunreef Power, Pronto, beach, Rafa Nadal Forward view of the saloon

 

In the bow portion of the saloon, a pantograph door opens directly onto the catamaran’s impressive bow terrace. Here, guests can enjoy a full-beam relaxation space with oversized sunpads, and a sunken lounging area with a Jacuzzi and comfortable seating.