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First Sunreef 80 Eco catamaran under construction

11 March 2021• Written by Ria Wolstenholme

Sunreef Yachts has begun construction on the first 24m Sunreef 80 Eco catamaran.

The all-electric sailing yacht model was first revealed last year as part of the Polish builder’s new Eco Line, which ranges from 12.1 metres to 30.48 meters.

Designed and engineered in-house, the Sunreef 80 Eco features a solar skin system integrated into the hull sides, superstructure, bimini and carbon mast, covering a total surface of 150 square metres.

The Sunreef 80 Eco is designed for long offshore navigation and combines modern, green technology with on board comfort, the builder said.

Propulsion will come from twin 180kW electric engines. While under sail, the yacht’s hydro generation system will allow it to recover up to 15kWh of energy from the propeller rotation.

Speaking about the model, Sunreef Yachts founder Francis Lapp said: “The Sunreef 80 Eco is all about responsible sailing and relying on renewable energy.

“We are now pairing the industry’s most innovative solar power system with hydro generation.” The first Sunreef 80 Eco is set to debut this summer.

It comes after sustainability entrepreneur and former F1 champion Nico Rosberg was unveiled as the builder’s eco brand ambassador last year.

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