Sunreef wins UIM Environmental Award
Sunreef’s new Eco range of solar-electric catamarans have earned the Polish builder the
UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique) Environmental Award.
The 80 Sunreef Power Eco is scheduled to launch this summer
Sunreef Yachts has won the UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique) Environmental Award after the builder’s in-house engineered solar power system was voted as the most innovative green motor yacht technology.
The UIM Environmental Award recognises outstanding environmental leaders or organisations that have excelled in inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership and initiatives to the benefit of the environment.
Photos of Sunreef’s solar panels, which can be integrated to curved surfaces
Sunreef’s solar-power system features the only composite-integrated photovoltaic technology in the marine industry. Engineered by the Sunreef Yachts Eco R&D office, the system includes solar panels that can be integrated with curved composite structures “for an energy efficiency unrivalled in the yachting world”, according to the shipyard.
Francis Lapp, Sunreef’s founder and President, said: “We are extremely proud of this achievement as it recognises our efforts in the domain of sustainable yachting. I believe our composite-integrated solar-power system can really make a difference and would like to thank the UIM for appreciating the potential of this innovative green technology.”
The Polish luxury catamaran builder has revealed images of its in-house solar panels, which will first feature on the Sunreef 80 Eco and 80 Sunreef Power Eco this summer.