Sunreef’s grand new ‘Baby Power’
With a whopping 35ft beam, the 60 Sunreef Power offers enormous social areas and up to six en-suite guest cabins plus two crew cabins. And like all Sunreef models, it offers great scope for customisation, with the first three owners choosing contrasting layouts and decors, one even fitting a gym beside the master suite.
Otoctone 60, the third 60 Sunreef Power
When Otoctone 60, the third 60 Sunreef Power, was delivered to her owner this summer, she was united for the first time with her big sister, Otoctone 80, the second 80 Sunreef Power, with both yachts available through Sunreef Yachts Charter.
Used for the model’s world premiere at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, Otoctone 60 is the second 60 Sunreef Power to be built for a repeat customer of the famed Polish builder, which has been building customised luxury catamarans in the north-coast city of Gdansk since 2002.
The first 60 Sunreef Power, launched late last year, was delivered to an owner who was making the switch to a powercat, having previously owned a Sunreef 60 sailing catamaran.
Otoctone 60 features a galley-down layout
However, hull two (Gypsy Soul), delivered to Florida this year, was for a first-time Sunreef owner, which also describes the other four clients who have helped sales of the 60 Sunreef Power reach seven units by mid-June. Furthermore, demand has been global, with orders spanning Europe, the US and the Middle East, specifically the UAE and Qatar.
“The 60 Sunreef Power offers much more comfort than any other motor yacht in her length range,” says Francis Lapp, founder and President of Sunreef. “This is why we see more and more demand for this model with first deliveries to Europe, the US, the Middle East and hopefully Asia soon.
“This yacht gives every owner full freedom in terms of customisation, so décors, layouts and hull colours are different almost every time. This blend of quality and uniqueness is a strong argument for customers worldwide.”
Hull two of the 60 Sunreef Power, part of a new range with 70, 80 and 100 models
It’s an impressive if understated start for a model launched during the Covid era, so couldn’t initially benefit from the client and media exposure of exhibiting at major boat shows until the return of the Cannes Yachting Festival this year.
The arrival contrasted with her big sister, the 80 Sunreef Power, which was the biggest catamaran at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival as she made a high-profile world premiere. The model’s publicity was further boosted by tennis legend Rafa Nadal’s presence on the boat and at the Sunreef stand, as he looked ahead to taking delivery of his own unit, Great White, which this year is exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show.
SIZE AND POWER
Although the 60 Sunreef Power had a quieter arrival, the smaller sister is a mighty yacht in her own right. Sunreef is renowned for the width and living spaces of both its sailing and power catamarans, and the 60’s remarkable beam of 35ft (10.7) means she’s just 4ft 4in shy of her big sister’s wingspan – despite being almost 19ft shorter.
The hydraulic platform can carry a tender and create a 35ft-wide swim platform
For comparison, she’s 2ft wider than the Lagoon Sixty 7 and almost 3ft wider than the Fountaine Pajot Power 67, both significantly longer models. She’s also a full 8ft wider than the new Aquila 70, a deliberately slender powercat designed to resemble the speed and looks of monohull motor yachts.
The 60 Sunreef Power is no slouch herself, although speed is dictated by the choice of propulsion, which can range from twin 300hp up to two 850hp engines that produce a top speed of 24 knots, according to the yard. Autonomy is also mighty impressive, with a transatlantic range of 3,000nm at eight knots or 800nm at 15 knots.
The 60 is now effectively the Power range’s entry-level model, yet as well as the size and power of its catamarans, Sunreef prides itself on the customisation of its living spaces. This is clearly seen on the first three hulls, where the saloon, flybridge and accommodation arrangements are as varied as the décor and materials used.
Hull two, Gypsy Soul, was delivered to Florida
However, each features the same aft design, where symmetrical stairs flank a huge hydraulic platform that can carry a tender and become part of a 35ft-wide swim platform once the tender is launched. Overlooking the platform is a flip-up garage that can store a jet-ski and other water toys.
While the yacht’s 10.7m beam is impressive from afar, it’s even more impressive when you step into the vast cockpit sheltered by the flybridge overhang.
The enormous cockpit can have a huge aft sofa that reclines into a sunbathing area, a dining table for 10, raised day bed to port and wet bar to starboard
The cockpit is dominated by a long sofa, with a backrest that can fold down to create a huge sunbathing area. A large, height-adjustable dining table can comfortably sit 10 people, while there’s a raised day bed to port and a wet bar to starboard. It’s even possible to have a rain shower in the ceiling on the starboard side.
The yacht’s scale is also evident on the enormous flybridge, which is almost completely covered by a hardtop with central skylights. The layout can be completely customised and exciting options including a full-width sunbathing area aft, with or without a spa pool.
Just in front there can be a wide or even full-width sofa with reclining backrest to connect to the sunbathing area, as well as a long, height-adjustable dining table for 10. Some owners prefer less furniture and more space, while a portside wet bar with a barbecue is a popular option.
Covered by a hardtop with skylights, the flybridge can be completely customised as shown on hulls one (above) and three (below)
The foredeck is another outdoor area and can be accessed by a forward saloon door as well as the side decks, which feature reassuringly high railings. To port is a sunken bow lounge featuring an L-shaped sofa and a table, while to starboard is a square sunpad. The solid foredeck in front provides hatches to access the forepeaks, which can feature single or double en-suite crew cabins.
Back to the cockpit and it’s time to enter the saloon, which features panoramic glazing and skylights forward, where the lower navigation station can be positioned either side of the foredeck door. As with the flybridge, the main-deck interior can be completely customised, with the galley up or down a primary decision.
Hull two, Gypsy Soul, features the galley-up layout, dominated by a huge island kitchen
Hull two has the galley up – and what a galley it is. Huge fridges to port are the start of a kitchen that occupies the whole starboard side, with double sinks, cooking hobs and prep areas all illuminated by big windows.
However, the enormous island counter is the star of the show, offering a huge prep/serving area. It also doubles as a bar, with three pivoting stools on the saloon side a good place to perch when watching the TV, which folds down from the ceiling on the starboard side.
On the port side is a large C-shaped sofa and a long dining table that mirrors the island counter, with square stools completing the seating for indoor dining.
Focused on light décor, hull one shows a luxuriously finished, open saloon layout, with the galley located in the starboard hull
In the galley-down layout, the saloon becomes an enormous lounge, with full-length sofas on both sides, dining table to port, and coffee tables and loose chairs to starboard.
The customisation of the first three hulls is also evident in the décor, which is completely different on each. The light, bright hull one contrasts with hull two’s mix of black and white, while hull three’s grey theme highlights blue and yellow sofa cushions and an elegant brown leather chair.
The galley-up layout offers the potential for six en-suite double guest cabins with three in each hull, where the aft cabins have inward-facing beds while the other four feature beds facing the hull windows.
In hull two, Gypsy Soul, the owner’s suite has a walnut-finish headboard
The owner of the galley-up Gypsy Soul chose three guest cabins to starboard, each with a TV, hull windows, luxurious en-suites and walk-in rain showers. The master cabin in the port hull has a king-size bed midships, a desk/vanity table and an aft walk-in dressing room that leads through to a large bathroom with walk-in shower.
However, instead of a forward guest cabin, it has a custom-built gym equipped with free weights, step bench, Bosu ball, yoga mats, skipping ropes, foam rollers and more. And it’s easy to throw your gym clothes in the wash as the washer-dryer is concealed in the lobby between the gym and master suite.
Hull two features a gym forward of the master suite in the port hull
In the units with the open-saloon layout, the master suite also occupies the middle and aft sections of the port hull, while there’s a good-sized galley in the middle of the starboard hull.
Following the 60 and 80 models, Sunreef’s new Power range is rounded by the first 70 Power and the much-anticipated 100 Power, both of which recently hit the water. And there’s no stopping the Polish builder, as all models are also available in the Eco version, with the 80 Sunreef Power Eco set to be the first powercat to emerge from the solar-electric line.
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