Travelling and passagemaking on a luxury catamaran

70 Sunreef Power – A dream motoryacht for charter

We have already presented Sunreef’s most popular power yacht – the 70 Sunreef Power – on different occasions, although usually as a superb yacht for remote cruising and round-the-world trips. You’ll certainly recall the fascinating story of Laurent Bourgnon on his dream journey with his family, now in its fourth consecutive year.

Still, we thought we shouldn’t forget that this model is also a fantastic charter yacht, which has been demonstrated during recent charter seasons with DAMRAK II, ABUELO and SEA BASS. Managed by their central agency, Sunreef Yachts Charter, these yachts are increasingly popular for hire and are booked regularly by motoryacht and catamaran lovers alike.

Indeed, the 70 Sunreef Power has all the elements that charterers wish to find on board of their perfect holiday yacht. That’s why some owners decide to put their yacht in the charter programme: to take advantage of the option to cover ongoing yacht expenses.

First of all, guests are delighted with the living SPACE. Accommodation for up to 8 is available onboard this stunning yacht with a selection of 4 custom-designed guest cabins. The master cabin is truly luxurious, stretching the width of the yacht’s beam (except on SEA BASS, which has two VIP cabins in the front) and including a king size bed, 32” TV and spacious en suite facilities. The other 3 cabins are also generously sized, including 1 king and 2 queens. All guest rooms feature 22” TVs, ample wardrobe space, and private en suite facilities. Storage space is a key factor for those who prefer to spend their charter away from the coast and the marinas. Guests can comfortably store their personal items, while the crew can store enough food and fuel.

The interiors are superb and highly comfortable, but it’s the 80m2 external space which is an absolute delight, including a vast cockpit and an extremely spacious flybridge, easily rivalling 100 feet motoryachts.

The 38m2 cockpit is an ideal dining place for 8-12 guests. It also houses numerous water toys such as seabobs, diving equipment, inflatable toys, snorkelling gear, floating mattresses, a large tender, etc.  A discreet starry sky effect in the ceiling adds a magical note to the evening ambience.

The 42m2 flybridge is the area where guests usually spend the most time during the day and in the evenings.  They can enjoy superb 360° views while dining or sunbathing.  On DAMRAK II and SEA BASS, the flybridge has a spa pool, jet ski with its launching crane, sun pads, dining table for 8-12, sofa, wet bar, and a helm station. SEA BASS is also fitted with a retractable diving platform for performing daring jumps into the sea. In turn, ABUELO offers more open space, with lounge chairs instead of the Jacuzzi. This allows guests to enjoy large parties… with a proper mirrored disco ball hanging from the bimini! Although this is where sunshine can be the most enjoyable, the guests can also rest and dine in soothing shade thanks to the hard top providing protection from the sun.  Crews confirm that the flybridge is the most desirable area during charters.

Both exterior spaces have the best quality music systems by Bose, Harman Kardon or Bang & Olufsen.

STABILITY and COMFORT of cruising come next as some of the most appreciated features of this power catamaran. They both come naturally thanks to the twin-hulled structure. Even inexperienced guests or children will feel comfortable and safe during the charter. This is especially important if you intend to sail around small islands, such as the BVIs, Greek or Balearic Islands. This makes sailing through any bad weather much easier than on a traditional monohull.  All the cabins, saloon and internal helm station are bathed in abundant natural light, making relaxing inside just like being at home.

The LOW DRAUGHT, and the lower fuel consumption that comes with it, is also an appealing element for charter guests. It means that the yacht can easily access shallow bays and hidden beaches, inaccessible to large yachts. Guests can almost swim to the beach themselves from the yacht moored nearby.

FINE DINING on board also provides some favourite holiday moments. After an active day on the water or visiting local harbours, guests can look forward to relaxing with an excellent meal prepared by the experienced chef on board.  Award-winning chefs have a perfect work space to prepare the most spectacular meals, either in the fully-equipped galley on the main deck or in the hull. Guests can choose three dining spaces depending on the weather conditions: in the saloon, in the cockpit or on the flybridge. Lunches are often served in the cockpit to make the most of being close to the water and escape the sun, while aperitifs and dinners are appreciated on the flybridge under starry skies…

Guests also appreciate the impeccable CUSTOM FINISH and the array of gizmos and gadgets on board. All Sunreef motoryachts are finished according to their owners’ wishes, and guests appreciate their timeless and sublime modern design.  All yachts are equipped with state-of-the-art technical features such as satellite TV and phone, WiFi, home cinema entertainment system and Playstation, with many movies and video games to be enjoyed by families, a 42” TV in the main saloon, TVs and DVD players in the cabins, iPod, iPhone and iPad remote controls, etc. ABUELO also has a TV hidden in the cockpit ceiling. Although charters are meant to let the guests escape their everyday busy lives, if required there is an option to work onboard using satellite communications and the WiFi connection.

All yachts offer a wide selection of WATER TOYS and sports equipment including seabobs, water skis, wakeboards, snorkelling gear, diving equipment, kayaks, and a wide assortment of inflatable toys.

These qualities of the 70 Sunreef Power mean that private charters and corporate EVENTS can be equally easily organized on board; for example, ABUELO served as a VIP yacht during the Audi MedCup regatta in summer 2011, and hosted a major flamenco party during the Seville Fair.

Six units of the 70 Sunreef Power have been built so far, with three operating as charter. Two more units are under construction in the shipyard, with the launch scheduled for 2012.

Whether for remote cruising or luxury charters, this is the motoryacht of the future!


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