New Models 2021: Power Catamarans
60 Sunreef Power
It has been a bumper year for powercats, with Sunreef launching its 100 Sunreef Power at its new shipyard in Gdansk in late August ahead of sea trials and technical tests in the Baltic Sea.
Meanwhile, in Cannes, the Polish builder is staging the world premiere of its 60 Sunreef Power (Review, Issue 60), the second model in its new generation of power catamarans led by the 80 Sunreef Power, which had its global debut at the show two years ago.
60 Sunreef Power
The first hull of the 60 Sunreef Power was launched late last year and at least two more have since been delivered. Following the general design of the 80 Sunreef Power, its 60ft sister makes the most of its enormous beam, over 35ft, and offers customised layouts for all living areas, with accommodation layouts including up to six guest cabins and two crew cabins.
The yacht features a large hydraulic platform, propulsion options range up to twin 850hp engines, while fuel capacity can be up to 10,000 litres.
Aquila 70 Luxury
Aquila joined the large powercat segment this year with its new 70 Luxury (Review, Issue 59), which had its world premiere at the Palm Beach show in late March and whose length puts it up against the likes of Sunreef and Lagoon’s Sixty 7 and Seventy 8.
However, Aquila’s new flagship is relatively slim, with a sub-27ft beam, and is distinguished by motor yacht-style lines and performance, with twin 1,000hp Volvo D13 inboards powering her to 27 knots.
The 70 Luxury is a semi-custom build and offers the option of a full-beam master suite forward of the saloon, while finishing and décor have been elevated, with hull one featuring Natuzzi furniture and Gaggenau kitchenware.
Aquila 54 Yacht
Furthermore, Aquila has simultaneously released the 54 Yacht. A production model that’s less than 2ft slimmer than her big sister, it shares many of the design traits including a high-low swim platform that carries a purpose-built Aquila tender, central stairs from the flybridge to foredeck, and the option of an open or enclosed flybridge and a full-beam master suite.
Aquila’s new models also include the 2021 edition of the 32 Sport, which now features an upgraded seating configuration, new hardtop and a fixed swim platform between the outboards with a customised, fully stowed swim ladder.
Meanwhile, it has been a landmark year for Silent-Yachts, which had scheduled to stage the world premiere of the Silent 60 at Cannes along with the first Front Exit edition of its Silent 55, although the Silent 60’s arrival at the show was delayed.
Thailand’s PMG Shipyard (Shipyard, Issue 61) is building the first hulls of the Silent 60, which is the first of a new generation of solar-electric catamarans by Austrian-owned Silent-Yachts.
The Silent 60 has an overall length of 59ft and a beam of 29ft 6in, and the German-owned hull one is based in Mallorca and available for charter. It includes a 13sqm kite wing from Wingit, which has a 150m line and can pull the 30-tonne boat with about 4-5 knots, reducing consumption.
The kite-sail system is stored in the bow and is an option on all new Silent models, which include the 62 3-Deck, 80 and 80 3-deck.
Sunreef Yachts will exhibit Rafa Nadal’s 80 Sunreef Power and a Sunreef 80 sailing catamaran at the Monaco Yacht Show.