The Polish catamarans of Sunreef Yachts won over two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso, who chose a Sunreef 60 Power Eco. After Majorcan tennis legend Rafa Nadal, who owns a Sunreef 80, the single-seater phenomenon has also decided to have his own catamaran. It is a choice that also winks at sustainability, since Alonso’s new 18-meter craft will be equipped with electric motors and a solar energy system developed in-house by the boatyard.
The “structural” comfort, both when sailing and at anchor, of this type of boat is combined with the large volumes available. This 18-meter craft can accommodate up to 12 people (in six double cabins) plus four crew members. The large beam (more than 10 metres) provides a very spacious deck. Starting from the large (semi-open) saloon that joins the aft cockpit. The interior of the main deck, designed for both relaxation and convivial moments, can be entirely customized. The panoramic windows allow large amounts of light to enter.
The yacht’s outdoor relaxation areas include a large terrace forward and an aft cockpit that is always suitable for relaxation and dining. As is now a must on board on this range of yachts, there is a hydraulic platform aft designed as a beach club or as access to the water. Thanks to the innovative stern garage and platform, the 60 Sunreef Power can carry the tender, jet skis and water toys.
Sustainability and eco-friendly cruising is a very important issue in yachting today. The Sunreef Power 60 Eco is a catamaran that relies on a solar energy system that covers up to 68.6m² of surface area on board and produces 13kWp of solar power. The solar panels are fully integrated with the hull sides, superstructure and curved areas of the Sunreef Power 60 Eco. Moreover, this boat is also equipped with custom ultra-light batteries from Sunreef Yachts and an energy-saving air conditioning system.
Thanks to photovoltaic cells, solar panels absorb the sun’s rays to generate direct current (DC). When sunlight reaches a solar cell, it makes the electrons in the silicon move. This movement initiates the flow of electricity, which is captured by wires and directed to an inverter. Inverter technology is then used to convert it into alternating current (AC) ready to power household appliances.
|Solar panel:||up to 14 kWp|
|Main engines:||2 x 180KW|
|Fuel capacity:||2 x 1500L – 2 x 3000L|
|Water capacity:||2 x 800L|
|Number of people (category A):||12+4|
|Batteries battery bank||250kW (716V) – 320kW|
|Genset||2 x genset 100kW|