Creative Playground At Cannes Yacht Festival As The Latest Sunreef 80 Is Launched
The latest Sunreef 80 was recently launched at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, and her classically-inspired lines and immense living spaces herald a bright future for Sunreef Yachts.
The Sunreef 80 was the largest sailing yacht at the Cannes Yacht Festival, but until you get on board it is hard to imagine just how spacious this luxury sailing yacht is: 340sqm of living space made it an absolute showstopper!
Sunreef 80 launches at the Cannes Yachting Festival
One of the many highlights of the new Sunreef 80 is its enormous main deck, which has multiple options for customisation. The yacht has panoramic windows giving onto fabulous sea views, and the minimalist interiors featuring teak, sintered quartz and metallic accents achieve a contemporary and refined look that is both soothing and peaceful.
The flybridge features an alfresco dining area along with an expansive sunbed section where guests can catch the rays after a long luxurious lunch. The twin helm stations provide excellent visibility for the captain, making for easy docking and maneuvering – and there is another helm station, below, with independent crew access.
Then there’s another large dining area located on the port side of the main deck with abundant seating around the table, and on the starboard side there’s a deep-seated sofa with fully folding backrests that provides the perfect setting for reading and afternoon siestas after that long lunch. Towards the bow, a custom-built island cabinet conceals a retractable TV and a big wine cooler to add to the enjoyment.
The Sunreef 80 has several layout options. The first unit has a spacious four-cabin plan featuring a truly spectacular master suite in the starboard hull. This includes a massive bed, an office desk and a sofa, along with a dressing room hidden behind an artfully positioned bulkhead. The interior design of the owner’s suite, which occupies most of the starboard hull, is both restful and stylish.
The subdued colouring helps to accent the large transverse windows that provide natural light to the room as well as a magnificent view of the sea. The large minimalist and monochromatically-designed bathroom, which combines teak and quartz, completes the suite. The port hull houses the galley and crew quarters, along with two huge guest cabins reflecting the style of the master suite with leather detailing and an exquisitely balanced mixture of dark blue and metallic grey tones. With plenty of storage and a clever layout, the galley is directly accessed from the crew cabin.
There’s a main deck opening onto both the bow terrace and the aft cockpit: this is how the new Sunreef 80 “invites the outside, in.” The yacht’s interiors and outdoor areas are in perfect harmony. The aft cockpit is a completely flush surface, with movable furniture and a hydraulic aft platform expanding the lounging space to the absolute maximum when the dinghy is launched. If you need a dance floor, a yoga room, or a conference venue – the main deck can easily be rearranged for just about any occasion.
With direct access from the saloon, the cozy bow terrace is well protected from wind and sun. Guests will be using this space, with its generous seating and sun pads, as a comfortable relaxation area. The flybridge towering over the Sunreef 80 follows the design guidelines of the new sailing range, giving priority to freedom. Large enough for all the passengers, as are the other shared spaces, the flybridge provides controls for all the sails as well as the dual helm station.
The all-new Sunreef 80 displays a unique blend of comfort and performance. The boat is perfectly balanced and offers a smooth sailing experience while remaining a vast and luxurious yacht. The yacht underwent sea trials in the Baltic Sea in various wind and sea conditions and she proved her pedigree. While sailing upwind in 22 knots of breeze, she made 11.6 knots under mainsail and genoa. Downwind in nine knots she reached seven knots under gennaker and main. Her in- housebuilt carbon mast and boom contribute to the performance.
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