Sunreef has bolstered its position in the market for plus-size sailing catamarans with the Ultimate 165 design.
The composite and carbon-fibre 50.2m replaces the 170 in the builder’s Ultimate line of custom yacht designs, which also includes a 75 and 90. The 165 is more technically developed than its predecessor, while its wider hull offers 560m2 of living space – 30m2 more than the 170. It features a 45m2 terrace forward of the 57m2 master suite, with its own gym. The rest of the main deck can be configured with a VIP cabin and study or two VIPs plus a 135m2 saloon with a dining area and bar.
The upwind kit measures 1,230m2. Unroll the gennaker and add another 1,100m2 for reaching and running, and it’s clear why Sunreef CEO Francis Lapp predicts this yacht will sail at 25 knots. Crew and service areas are in the port hull, separating guests from the 10-member crew. The open cockpit spans the 16m beam and twin staircases rise to the flying bridge where there is room for dining, sunning or enjoying the sailing. Toys and tenders are stored in the two aft garages. Sunreef has full engineering capacity in-house and the building halls for the new Sunreef yard in Gdansk are designed to accommodate vessels of this size.