Polish shipyard Sunreef Yachts has signed an order for the second Sunreef 43M Eco model. The deal was secured by broker Ben Ritchie at Y.CO less than two months after the sale of the first hull was announced.
The 43M Eco is the newest addition to the shipyard's Eco fleet and was first revealed in January 2022. Billed as the "ultimate eco sailing catamaran", the 43 metre model will be one of the largest composite sailing structures on the water, with integrated solar panels that can produce approximately 250kWh in a 24-hour period. Solar panels are built into the sides of the hull, the superstructure and the bimini.
The Sunreef 43m Eco can fly 1,600 square metres of sail downwind thanks to a 49 metre mast, while an advanced hydrogenation system produces a steady supply of green power for emission-free cruising. The model is also fitted with "state-of-the-art" electric engines that offer up to 12 hours of "e-motoring", according to the yard.
Highlights of the 43M Eco include a large "ocean lounge" aft that ties the aft deck, swim platform and fold-down balconies into a single space. The area can be customised to the requirements of each owner with the addition of a massage room, a bar serving drinks to guests or a fitness area.
This same area is also home to an "invisible garage" carefully concealed beneath the aft deck with room for two Jet Skis and a selection of water toys. Accommodation is for 12 guests including a master cabin with an adjacent office and direct access to the vast sun lounge at the bow.
Technical management team YTMC will work in collaboration with Y.CO to oversee the construction.
“The Sunreef 43M Eco is an exciting project, offering an amazing opportunity for quality time on the water thanks to her great onboard spaces and huge volume," said Ritchie. "The upgraded electric power not only facilitates more responsible, efficient cruising but is totally silent, enhancing the already impressive comfort on board. Together with the owner’s technical managers YTMC, the shipyard is working hard to ensure this yacht is delivered to the highest possible standard."
The sale of the first hull was completed by Tim Quinlan at Ocean Independence and confirmed at the Monaco Yacht Show 2022.