Designed primarily with the idea of facilitating responsible sailing backed by clean, renewable energy, the Sunreef 80 Eco yacht has just received the go-ahead to be a real sail for the affluent. When it’s out there for grabs, this will be the most sustainable luxury catamaran ever, which would, of course, inculcate the wonderful combination of ultra-modern green technology and supreme comfort of
The all-electric vessel is designed and will now be produced in-house by Sunreef Yachts to be a custom catamaran that navigates long distances in total silence. According to the builders, the Sunreef 80 Eco will have no range limitations since it will be powered by renewable energy, produced on the go, both above and below the waterline. It is an 80-foot long eco-cruiser that’s likely to feature Sunreef Yachts’ proprietary solar skin comprising the world’s lightest solar cells. This photovoltaic system will span a total surface of 150m², covering the hull sides, bimini, superstructure, and carbon mast of the Sunreef 80 Eco. This entire solar unit will generate up to 34kWp energy, which will be stored in ultralight lithium batteries on board.
For wind-free propulsion, the Sunreef 80 Eco will run on either of the twin 180kW electric engines offering it an energy-efficient performance. The advanced hydro generation system onboard will allow the catamaran to recover energy from the propeller rotation while under sail generating over 15kWh at about 7 knots. This energy will be used to power both the propulsion and appliances of the Sunreef 80 Eco.
In addition to the glorious energy-efficient forte, this luxury catamaran will be highly customizable, offering infinite décor possibilities using ethically-sourced and sustainable furnishing and finishing materials. Intended for the long-over-sea eco-friendly adventures, the Sunreef 80 Eco is likely to debut in the first half of 2021. The pricing and other details are not yet revealed, but we are guessing this pairing of the most innovative photovoltaic system, hydro generation, and luxury will bear a drool-worthy, futuristic fruit!