Environmentally Conscious Sunreef 60 Charter Yacht

Sunreef Yachts has launched a first fully-electric Sunreef 60. Named ‘E’, she is a state-of-the art luxury catamaran belonging to the shipyard’s Eco-Electric series, initiated with the launch of an electric Sunreef 50. ‘E’ marks a new chapter in the shipyard’s quest for a more sustainable cruising experience.

With her electric propulsion and smart energy management, the Sunreef 60 ‘E’ offers a silent, vibration-free cruising experience and a responsible approach towards the environment.

This pioneering 60ft eco-catamaran allows its guests to enjoy a luxurious sailing experience safe in the knowledge they are making as minimal impact on the oceans as possible.

E’s founders set out with a vision to change the face of the yachting industry and inspire change in order to protect the oceans. This passion for the ocean, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit and a fascination with cutting-edge technology led them to design ‘E.’ To achieve this vision, they partnered with Sunreef Yachts along with some of world’s most prestigious minds and brands across the marine, technology, lifestyle and exploration sectors, developing a one-of-a-kind product; the first luxury eco-catamaran that allows its guests to ‘sail in silence’.

Project co-creator Tomasz Piekarec said: “We had a dream to sail in silence, to harness the power of the sun, sea and wind to create a truly sustainable and innovative yachting experience that still affords our guests the luxuries associated with a charter holiday.

“Much more than an electric yacht, we want ‘E’ to be a force for change, inspiring our guests and the wider yachting community to be more responsible, with the legacy of preserving our precious oceans for generations to come.”

Trailblazers of environmentally conscious yachting, ‘E’ harnesses the latest technology to produce a cutting-edge luxury catamaran at the forefront of nautical engineering. The fully eco-electric propulsion system affords guests the luxury of sailing in silence, free from noisy and polluting diesel engines. The design incorporates fully recyclable performance sails, a smart energy management solution for a more sustainable cruising experience, non-toxic bottom paints, titanium and carbon elements for reduced weight, as well as a wastewater management system. ‘E’s’ design also incorporates reclaimed, recycled or remnant materials – all implemented without compromising on style or luxury.

‘E’s’ energy mix relies on hydrogeneration and solar power. Two high-performance 55 kW electric engines generate electricity from wind whilst sailing, charging the 140 kWh propulsion battery bank, which provides for up to 6 hours of cruising on engines. ‘E’ is the first sailing catamaran to be fitted with curved solar panels on the carbon bimini for increased efficiency and high aesthetics, which feed electricity into the 16 kWh house battery bank providing clean energy supply to sustain all the yacht’s needs. For safety and regulatory reasons there is a backup 90 kW diesel generator.

Francis Lapp, Founder and President of the Sunreef Yachts shipyard comments: “Sunreef Yachts has

always been innovators and our custom-building philosophy has allowed us to bring the vision and ambition of ‘E’ a reality.

“We are proud to champion a new, more sustainable way of cruising and expect to see a lot of yacht owners inspired by the notion of sailing in silence and what this means for marine conservation.”

Designed to offer space and comfort, ‘E’ sleeps eight guests over four en-suite cabins. The interiors are understated and sleek, with handcrafted and couture detailing such as sustainably sourced Burmese teak flooring, and Carrara marble, all complimented by a sophisticated and calming palate of black, titanium and metallic grey tones. Missoni fabrics and an exclusive modern art collection provide pops of color throughout.

Allowing for plenty of exploration and exhilaration, ‘E’ has a selection of ‘toys’ including; electric Seabobs, a Fliteboard eFoil, Goccyle G3 electric bikes as well as SUPs, a wakeboard and scuba diving equipment. After a full day of exploring, guests can indulge in a Lalique-fragrant bath or take in the sunset as they relax on the expansive aft-deck with a glass of single-malt sipped from a hand-cut Moser crystal glass.

Marcin Nowicki, who trained at the prestigious Kurt Scheller Academy, will create bespoke menus using the finest ingredients that are sustainably sourced wherever possible. Guests can opt for healthy or indulgent dining with the menu including dishes such as fillet of dover sole with lobster sauce and baby squid stuffed with mini-ratatouille and chorizo.

The yachts three expert crew members, which comprises veteran skipper John Esslinger, Chef Marcin Nowicki and E’s co-creator, Tomasz Piekarec will ensure every guest need is taken care of as well as impart their knowledge, passion and insights on sailing and sustainability.

‘E’s’ ability to sail in silence, free from the humming and vibration of engines also means she can support key marine research projects, including supplying scientists with recordings of dolphins in their natural habitats that will be used for decoding their language. Currently such recordings are only possible in marine parks for captive dolphins, meaning such research could provide a potential breakthrough for marine biologists.

As part of its 360-degree commitment to sustainability, all partners have been carefully selected through the prism of sustainability and conservation. These include eco-friendly sunscreen brand People 4 Ocean, family-owned sustainable Antonius Caviar and biodynamic sulphite-free Redentore Prosecco. ‘E’ will also be free from single-use plastic, ensuring a legacy of non-traceability.

Available for charter from December 2019, ‘E’ sets the benchmark for responsible sailing and marks anew chapter for the yachting industry.

For reservations and further information visit: www.esupercat.com

For more information, visit: www.sunreef-yachts.com

Specification

electric engines                2 x 55 kW

lithium battery bank                       134 kWh

solar panels                                        4.5 kW

backup diesel generator 90 kW

Sails

mainsail                                                112m²   Dfi laminate

genoa                                                   81m²      Dfi laminate

staysail                                 33m²     Dfi laminate

gennaker                                             185m² Stormlite

 

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