Sunreef 70 Review: Pedigree and performance

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Once again, Sunreef Yachts delight with their expertise and creativity, offering a catamaran Sunreef 70 whose two hulls boast space and comfort customizable to a high degree

Sunreef 70: A Luxurious, Customizable Catamaran for Ocean Adventures

Both new owners and those who are leveling up from 50 or 60 feet will find the new Sunreef 70 fits every idea they have of their new boat. More space and more options of customization – those just might be the two defining characteristics of luxury builds, and Sunreef 70 has them both.

While many other brands offer customization in terms of materials, fabrics and equipment, with their latest model Sunreef 70 Eco (solar panels and electric engines), Sunreef Yachts take a step farther.

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The latest Sunreef catamaran is just as seductive and impressive as her predecessors like Sunreef 80, carrying the same DNK. Already sold in thirteen units, and recipient of the Best Sailing Yacht of the 2021 The International Yacht & Aviation Award, this luxury yacht is sporty in every detail.

Sunreef 70 sailing sunset

Vertical portholes fit beautifully into her dark hull, and the cut out in the railing connects her to her larger sister Sunreef 100, while the dark gray hull and tinted glass surfaces give the new model a mean look that will attract attention in every port and marina.

Sunreef 70 Anima

The most used space on every yacht, the salon, is especially large on the 70, with 287 square meters. Spacious, airy and light, the main deck salon is connected to the cockpit into one gigantic semi-open space equally enjoyable for entertaining, relaxing, sunbathing and water sports. The very comfortable skipper seat has been pushed forward, toward the glass wall right next to the exit onto the bow, to maximize flow.

The unit we tested, Sunreef 70 Anima, had two large sofas and numerous storage units, a large coffee table and several small cabinets, with plenty of free space on both sides of the table. The layout with the galley below deck allows creation of a master cabin larger than any in this category, as well as three guest cabins and a large crew cabin.

On the unit we tested, one of the guest cabins was turned into a kids’ cabin with Pullman beds. This layout sleeps eight and is perfect for luxury charter. The other available layout offers four guest cabins with en-suites and direct access to the aft.

Sunreef 70 layout

The builder chose luxury materials and fabrics for all cabins, adding to the master some extras, like a pop-up TV, a walk-in wardrobe, and an en-suite in gray and black marble. In the salon, there is another large TV, hidden when not in use ad served by an electric lowering system, which can turn any evening into a cozy movie evening, especially when discreet LED lights are on.

Behind the salon, toward the bow and between the al fresco galley and the lower deck passage, a wide and safe staircase leads directly to the fly deck. This deck is especially cozy, with a command post (served by a bench) on the right, a small galley behind it, and a sectional large enough to seat all guests at the same time. Behind the sofa there are several sunbeds, hiding below storage space large enough to fit a bike.

sunreef 70 anima cabin

Hydraulic winches for the mainsail are placed laterally, right above gennaker/genoa commands, and two other winches are at the mast heel. All of this in co-operation with digital systems and the Dockmate – which allows wireless engine and thruster control while docking – makes maneuvering easy and safe even with minimal crew.

Dynamic design and almost endless customization options are the most interesting features of this new model, already popular with previous Sunreef owners, equally skilled in sailing the waters of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and the North Sea.

Sunreef Eco 70

Available in a sustainable version, with solar panels and electric engines, this premium yacht is truly the best possible travel pal for ocean adventures.

sunreef-70 anima flybridge

In terms of the exterior, the Eco 70 actually changed very little in comparison to the standard Sunreef 70, which means the interior is still brimming with advanced solutions. Every inch of the hull is covered with Sunreef solar panels with peak regeneration capacity of up to 30 kW, whose flexibility allows perfect adherence to the rounded surfaces (143 square meters in total) of the hull, the fly bridge and the roof.

Their minimal weight translates into maximum efficiency (less than 5.2 kg / kWh). Ecology was also taken into account in the interior, but not at the expense of luxury, so all fabrics are natural and sustainably sourced.

Presence of 285 kW to 475 kW 622V battery and two generators (2 x 75 kW) that serve the two 90 kW electric engines influenced the size of the fuel and water tanks, which are slightly smaller than usual, but this does not affect range in any way. All of this smart engineering is cleverly hidden and hasn’t damaged the style and the overall sporty feeling of the Eco 70.

Sunreef 70 specifications

LOA: 21,4 m
Beam: 11,5 m
Draft: 1,83 m
Fuel tank: 2000 – 4000 l
Water tank: 1600 l
Engines: 2 x 180 / 225 HP
Generators: 2 x 18 kW
Main sail: 160 m2
Genoa: 120 m2
Builder: Sunreef Yachts

Text Filip Bubalo

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