Sunreef sells first Ultima 88 to Tim Ciasulli

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Sunreef sells Ultima 88 to powerboat champion Tim Ciasulli

30 October 2023 • Written by Holly Overton

Polish shipyard Sunreef Yachts has sold the first Sunreef Ultima 88 to powerboat racing champion Tim Ciasulli.

The sale was announced on the second day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and follows the reveal of the new Ultima line earlier this year. The new line of hi-tech hybrid power catamarans encompasses four models, the 44, 55, 77 and the 26.8-metre Ultima 88 as the largest in the fleet.

The line's “solar skin system” marks an industry first, with engineered battery banks and hybrid propulsion furthering the design’s “unrivalled energy efficiency”. Naval architecture has been completed in-house and claims to combine monohull dynamics with the space of a multihull.

Described as a "supercat", with a beam of 9.1 metres and a living space of 387 square metres, the yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests. 88 Ultima has multiple interior layouts to choose from, with a stand-out choice allowing for a full-beam master suite and private sauna.

Tim Ciasulli is a former USA National and World Offshore Powerboat Champion with four world speed records and hundreds of victories in high-performance, high-speed catamarans.

Speaking on his new purchase, Ciasulli said: "Who else builds a yacht that has almost 400 square metres of living area where you can cruise responsibly, economically, and sustainably on solar-powered electric motors and go 35 MPH on traditional engines when you need to? I'm thrilled to be a part of this game-changing, exciting project where I can have both speed and sustainability on a huge platform."

Delivery of the Sunreef Ultima 88 is scheduled for 2025.

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