Sunreef Yachts opens Dubai office
The luxury catamaran builder opened its new ground-floor office in Palm Views West on Palm Jumeirah, also revealing updates about its Ras Al Khaimah
Guests gather outside the office in Palm Views West
Sunreef Yachts officially opened its new office in Dubai on the eve of the 29th Dubai International Boat Show. VIPs, industry professionals, clients and partners attended a lavish cocktail party celebrating the opening of the Sunreef Middle East office, which was inaugurated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Francis Lapp, founder and President of Sunreef Yachts.
Francis Lapp, President of Sunreef Yachts
The new office has a waterfront location on the ground floor of the Palm Views West complex on Palm Jumeirah and guests were able to visit the first Sunreef 80 Eco, Marie-Joseph, which was berthed in front of the office. The 80 Eco and a 60 Eco were both launched last year and were the first sailing catamarans launched from the shipyard’s new solar-electric Eco range.
Guests at the launch of Sunreef Middle East office
The Dubai office has been billed as a ‘yachting think tank’ and includes sales representatives, designers, engineers and architects, with a mission to create new trends and come up with creative solutions to further develop the concept of responsible yachting.
“Our shipyard is on a mission to shape the future of responsible boating. The Sunreef Middle East office is an important step on this journey. Here, a growing team of professionals from all fields will help us further develop our vision and reach new horizons,” Lapp said.
The first Sunreef 80 Eco was berthed in front of the office
“We can only push things forward if we challenge ourselves, engage in a creative debate and exchange ideas. This office will be the perfect environment for this.”
Sunreef Yachts’ new office in Dubai will strengthen the company’s presence in the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Lapp also gave an update on the progress of the shipyard’s new production facility in Ras Al Khaimah, which is situated on a 65,000sqm land reserve acquired by Sunreef, stating that the first new buildings would be operational by August or September.