Sunreef Yachts is still quite young in comparison to other yacht builders worldwide, dating only to 2000. But what it lacks in age, it has made up for in volume, counting more than 50 catamaran deliveries—power and sail—worldwide.
The Poland-based yard has also made quite an impression with its inventive thinking when it comes to design. Forget the clunky looks or cramped quarters of catamarans of old; Sunreef is blazing new territory. For example, it devised a double-deck layout, a first for catamarans, after clients requested more room for relaxing. If you’ll be in the Mediterranean this summer, you can see the design for yourself, in the form of Ipharra, the first Sunreef 102 Double Deck—which is also Sunreef’s first superyacht. And if you’ll be attending the Cannes International Boat Show in September, you can take an onboard tour.
Ipharra can accommodate 12 guests, including the owner. The yacht’s 43-foot beam provides plenty of elbowroom, but the two-level design ups the ante. Instead of situating all of the staterooms in the two aluminum hulls, Sunreef created a separate additional level for the master. It sits forward atop the main deck, with wrap-around windows for panoramic views. The views are further unobstructed because Sunreef fitted the mast on the flying bridge, itself an enlarged space for entertaining and relaxing.
To underscore the sense of space, Ipharra employs light-tone wood throughout the interior. The look is clean and modern. Skylights above the navigation and dining areas spill more light inside, besides that coming in through the large side windows.
Lest you forget this is a sailing vessel, Ipharra is the second-largest sloop-rigged catamaran in the world. The dimensions of her various sails are more than adequate for taking advantage of trade winds. The mainsail measures about 3,067 square feet; the genoa is 1,991 square feet; the gennaker measures 3,767 square feet; and the solent is nearly 969 square feet.
If you don’t want to wait until the boat show to get aboard, how about a week’s charter? Sunreef’s charter division is taking bookings from Aug. 22 onward. The rate is €55,000 (about $71,000) per week, plus expenses.