The new power catamaran by the popular Polish builder charms with spacious and comfortable interiors, offers high level of customization and boasts fuel efficiency, shooting straight to the top of the 70-foot segment
Even though it was launched in 2021 as part of Sunreef’s new series of power catamarans ranging from 60 to 100 feet, we only had the opportunity to test the 70 Sunreef Power close to home recently, in Marina Kaštela near Split, at the invitation of the Sunreef’s Croatian dealer Ocean Sailing House.
Elegant Sunreef 70 Power design
In a distinguished shade of dark brown color, with a length of 21.30 meters, high hulls and high superstructure, the model appears very elegant, even a bit sporty, primarily due to the combination of sharp lines of the hull and superstructure with the smooth finish of the edges of the hull and the corners of the large rectangular hull windows.
With a width of 11.35 meters aft, the new 70 Sunreef Power is easily compared to superyachts, and its wide aft platforms and the massive hydraulic platform with a load capacity of 1500 kg are capable of taking on a five-meter tender with inboard engines. The spacious hull staircases that lead to the main deck reinforce that impression.
On the aft platform of the left hull there is a jet-ski lift, and above the tender platform between the two hulls there lies a large storage for water toys, as well as additional jet-ski fuel tank. The aft area of the main deck is, not only super-spacious, but also boasts impressive height, thanks to the ceiling that also provides protection from wind and sun to this open space.
In the center of this space there is a dining table seating eight, while to the right and under the stairs leading to the flybridge there is direct access to the VIP cabin located aft in the right hull. On the left side, there is a spacious berth and a staircase leading to the galley, located aft in the left hull. The wide doors of the salon lead into the interior of the superstructure, a single space that combines the functionality of the living room, the interior dining area with a large table and an L-shaped sofa on the left side, the interior command post, the bar, and a small galley or breakfast nook.
This layout and complement the layout of the aft, so the two spaces form a large space with the same feel and design. The interior is furnished with dark wood, dark kitchen counters and light fabric on the sofas, with nothing but wenge used for all wooden elements.
Possibility of custom arrangement
As always, Sunreef offer custom in almost every detail of the interior and many exterior elements. The cabins in the hulls follow the same decoration style – all five guest cabins boast spacious double beds and private heads with separate shower cabins, and all enjoy plenty of natural light seeping through the large hull windows. The model is also available with a six-cabin layout, where the galley is located in the salon, and an owner’s version with five cabins, one of which is a large master occupying half of the starboard hull. All versions have crew cabins in the bows.
The interior command post in the superstructure provides good forward visibility, and right next to it lie the wide and tall door leading to the lounge area on the bow, with a small sofa, a coffee table and two spacious sunpads. This part can be covered with an awning, stretched over a removable structure. The bow section of the main deck extends all the way to the tips of the bows, with the main anchor winches hidden below deck making sure the deck is flush, ideal for socializing.
The Sunreef 70 Power is a brand-new catamaran ideal for exclusive family or friends group charter, considering her outstanding living spaces that accommodate up to 8 clients easily. Client’s needs will be 5-star catered by the crew of 4, all trained professionals with experience in the field.
The flybridge is almost the same size as the interior salon in the superstructure, with a layout of a large terrace with two large sofas in the center, a large bar with a grill on the port side, and a large sundeck that mid-deck. Forward, on the right side, the exterior command post is identical to the indoor one and allows excellent visibility towards the front and sides, with a stern camera helping with docking.
The roof of the flybridge is made of glass and covered with individual solar panels, which creates an unusual, but pleasant shadow pattern, just enough to create some welcome shade, but not to hinder the view of the open sky feeling over the flybridge.
Sunreef 70 Power shows enviable economy in navigation
On our short test, the new 70 Sunreef Power powered by two 850-hp MAN engines demonstrated enviable efficiency, reaching 5 knots at only 600 rpm, and consuming only four liters of fuel per hour per engine. We found the optimal speed to be around 9.5 knots (21 liters per hour per engine), and top speed 19 knots, with higher consumption of 160 liters per hour per engine.
Without any stabilizers, the new 70 Sunreef Power proved to be very stable, with minimal vibration, and a tight turning radius for a vessel that size. With excellent efficiency, customization options and the choice of several versions of the interior style, this model – also available in a green version, with a hybrid drive, 70 Sunreef Power is an interesting power catamaran that just might set the standard for 70-foot power catamarans for many years to come.
Text Mlađan Marušić
Photos & video Ocean Sailing House