It seemed fitting that Sunreef Yachts announced, prior to the premiere of their flagship power cat at last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, that construction had already commenced on hull number two, slated for tennis star and yachting enthusiast Rafael Nadal. I figured Rafa chose her because the 80-footer could be pressed into service in the off season as a floating, teak-decked tennis court with the best views of his home island of Mallorca.
Just a hair under 80 feet LOA and with a catamaran’s truly massive beam—the Sunreef clocks in at 39 feet, 4 inches—there’s no monohull in her size range that touches its 3,875 square feet of living space. My cursory Cannes tour was practically overwhelming, even when guided by Marketing Director Karolina Paszkiewicz. I took a quick glance at the PWC garage between the hulls and then boarded from one of swim platforms, split by a hydraulically powered platform that spans the pontoons replete with chocks for tender storage.
Gallery: Sunreef 80
Two distinct and commodious outdoor spaces graced the first level. The aft deck—fully shaded by the flybridge overhang—appeared ideal for alfresco dining, with a large table and seating that can be expanded via a bank of convertible sunpads. The 60-inch flatscreen built into the port-side bulkhead looked tiny when juxtaposed against the large, tinted sliding glass salon doors. Wide side decks and high bow rails that lead to her foredeck will be appreciated, offering safe passage for the dozen-plus guests easily accommodated at her bow lounge.
Paszkiewicz then deftly placed the sliding glass into its port-side pocket and we entered the salon. Light streamed in from massive windows in her hullsides and a bank of fixed glass skylights near the starboard-side helm. The layout on hull number one includes two companionways to port, with the aft stairs leading to a galley and crew’s quarters; the VIP has its own dedicated forward entryway. The master is a mirror image on her starboard side: its king berth, seating area, large closets and bath dominate the rest of the area.
What I found in her staterooms and the gigantic salon is a discerning, elevated mix of materials in all the right tones—from light wood soles, bulkheads, soft goods and a healthy dose of Carrara marble to muted, darker finishes on furnishings, particularly in the staterooms. A forward galley is replete with both light and dark marble countertops, a large wine fridge, wet bar and via a centerline door, access to the foredeck. As a custom builder, Sunreef offers a wealth of finish options as well as a half-dozen belowdeck layouts to accommodate more crew, guests, or both.
I didn’t think I needed a hot tub flanked by four plush bar stools, but it just looked so inviting on the 80’s flybridge. Like the rest of the vessel, the area is blessed with superyacht-size living spaces and on hull number one, an expansive sunpad and hardtop with retractable roof. I guess the owner wasn’t satisfied with having just the aft wing station on the flybridge, as hull number one is fitted with two forward helms, both with the works.
Sunreef claims a 24-knot top speed with optional, 1,200-hp MAN powerplants, a 14-knot cruise and with 4,225 gallons of diesel, the ability to cross oceans on her own bottom. With a recent yard expansion, the builder announced plans to eclipse 100 feet in both their sail and power cat model line.
Sunreef 80 Specifications:
Fuel: 4,225 gal.
Water: 422 gal.
Cruise Speed: 14 knots
Top Speed: 24 knots