Owner: From Sunreef 62 to Sunreef 70
In a new video, the owner of the Caribbean-destined Sunreef 70 Capi IV explains why he stayed loyal to the brand for his latest sailing catamaran.
An experienced Sunreef Owner, Fernando takes us abord his new Sunreef 70 sailing yacht to talk about his transition from sailing the shipyard’s classic Sunreef 62 to owning a new Sunreef 70 sail cat.
After chartering a Sunreef 62 a couple of times in 2007, he ordered his own, El Capi III, which was delivered in 2009. Fernando kept her in Luperon in the north of Dominican Republic, which shares an island with Haiti to the east of Cuba.
Fernando admitted he did his research before deciding to return to the Polish brand for his new Sunreef 70, Capi IV, which he recently visited during its launch in Gdansk, where Sunreef has been based since it was founded by Francis Lapp in 2002.
“I decided to stay with Sunreef because of its designs, customisation, materials and equipment,” Fernando said. “It also has good service and I’ve had a great experience building Capi IV. I think I made the right decision to stick with Sunreef.”
The yacht has been customised for use by Fernando’s family, which is evident in the warm, relaxed décor and particularly in the customised children’s room.
Fernando plans to first use Capi IV in West Palm Beach in Florida before heading home to the Dominican Republic via the Bahamas. He’ll again base his yacht in Luperon, from where he plans to cruise the north and south coasts of the country as well as explore some of the nearby Caribbean islands.
On the main deck, Capi IV features a light-filled saloon that will be used for relaxation and lengthy family dinners. To starboard, the lounge features a comfortable L-shaped settee, coffee tables and an elevated daybed with panoramic sea views.
The portside dining space can seat up to 10 people at a large dining table. The saloon also features a 55-inch flip-down TV, a fridge and two wine coolers.
There are four guest cabins in the hulls. To portside, the master suite features a double bed, a large custom-built dressing room with a vanity desk and a generous master bathroom. The starboard hull houses two guest cabins, both offering plenty of storage, elegant design and beautifully appointed en-suites.
The layout also includes a custom-designed cabin for children with three beds, lots of storage options, a TV and night tables.
The outdoor social spaces include an impressive flybridge with a generous dining and lounging space, a full-beam foredeck lounge, and a vast aft cockpit extended with the hydraulic aft platform.
The Polish luxury catamaran builder will show models from its sailing and power ranges at the Palma International Boat Show in Spain.