After several months of evaluations at the end of July 2021, Staley Weidman III (CPYB) CEO of The Catamaran Company Ft. Lauderdale, FL., concluded negotiations and order confirmation for their United States-based client for a new Sunreef 80 Power Eco catamaran. It is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2022 and will be exhibited at the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show Fall 2023.
The two companies have worked closely together over the last 15 years to realize the construction of several sail and power catamarans. Most notably the collaboration to build the first Sunreef 74 “Wildberry” in 2014 and the Sunreef 80 sailing “Endless Horizon” the largest and most expensive yacht exhibited at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. The 80 Power Eco catamaran project is the third Sunreef 80 that has been contracted by The Catamaran Company with Sunreef Yachts of Poland.
The 80 Sunreef Eco will be constructed at Sunreef’s new state-of-the-art production facility in Gdansk, Poland. Construction starts November 2021. It is scheduled to be completed Summer 2022 and will be exhibited at the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show Fall 2023. This ultramodern eco yacht features the revolutionary Sunreef Yachts Eco “solar skin” system using light, durable and flexible 1mm thin solar cells that are seamlessly integrated into the composite bodywork. The Eco power catamarans are equipped with electric motors to provide a perfect blend of autonomy, energy-efficiency and silent operation. The whole range of Sunreef Yachts Eco power yachts features dedicated custom-engineered marine battery banks, with an unmatched power-to-weight ratio. Weidman said “We are expecting a cruise speed of 12-kts. with a 22-mile range on batteries alone and 1,900 miles in hybrid mode”.
The Catamaran Company has been the leader in the large catamaran market for over 30 years with 12 offices in the USA and Caribbean, having sold the highest end of the ranges built by Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Privilege, Gunboat, and Sunreef. It’s positioned as the worldwide leader in new and pre-owned sail and power catamarans.
Weidman said, “Sunreef Yachts proved to be the best choice for this client’s specific needs. This build incorporates the latest and most sophisticated eco-friendly features currently available for an eco-power catamaran”.
Hugh Murray, President of The Catamaran Company, said “We are lucky to have him, Staley has been involved in the majority of our larger yacht transactions and new builds. His 30 years of expertise in the catamaran market has been instrumental in negotiations for our client’s”. He continued, “Staley truly understands the new technologies available in this part of the market”.
Staley Weidman, CEO of The Catamaran Company, added the following: It all started from viewing one of our YouTube segments about building a Sunreef 80. Eco-technologies in the marine space are dynamic and fast moving. After evaluating all the major solar and eco players we narrowed the offerings to what suited our client best and successfully negotiated a construction contract. It’s always great working with the professionals at Sunreef.
To view detailed information about the 80 Sunreef Power Eco Yacht please click here.
For more information contact Polo Garcia, Media Director for The Catamaran Company.
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Staley Weidman III (CPYB) CEO of The Catamaran Company. 954-494-7569
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