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On board the Sunreef 80 superyacht Great White with owner Rafael Nadal

21 July 2020• Written by Miranda Blazeby

International tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has been spotted enjoying his freshly delivered 80 Sunreef Power yacht Great White.

The power catamaran was handed over to Nadal in his hometown of Mallorca in June and was ordered last year after Nadal previously chartered a number of Sunreef catamarans and met with Sunreef founder Francis Lapp at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival.

Designed in-house the fully customised catamaran is intended for long cruises and features “bold, contemporary hull styling,” the yard said. Key exterior details include stainless steel portlights, high bulwarks and subtle ambient lighting, as well as a superyacht ender garage large enough to hold a tender, Jet Ski and other water toys.

Accommodation on board Great White is for a total of eight guests in four cabins, with the owner’s suite sitting in the starboard hull alongside another guest cabin and the crew quarters. Nadal’s master suite features a walk-in dressing room, sofa, flip-down ceiling TV above the double bed and private fold-down balcony.

Previously speaking about his new yacht, Nadal said he intended to use Great White around the coastline of his home island Mallorca which, along with Menorca, Ibiza and Cabera, is one of his favourite cruising grounds.

“As someone from an island, as I am, the sea is part of our lives and It’s not a secret that I love the sea. Every time I am at home in Mallorca I try to go out and find that time where I can just enjoy my time on a boat,” he said.

Previously speaking to BOAT International, Nadal said he tries to use his boat as often as possible.

“Every time I have the chance, I come back to Mallorca and get on the water. I have always loved the feeling of adventure a boat offers you. You feel free.”

He added that he uses his yacht to relax from his intense training schedule. “Because I have a yacht, I am able to forget about everything and get away from the tiring stress. Doing thing that I love to do and enjoying those two days snorkelling or spending time with friends…”

Great White comes after Nadal previously owned a Monte Carlo Yachts 76 named Beethoven, which he also used to cruise his home island of Mallorca.

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