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A press release by SUNREEF
“The first 70 feet long motor catamaran was launched at Sunreef Yachts Shipyard in Gdansk in June 2008. The exterior was styled by the luxury yacht designer Denn Clifford, in collaboration with Sunreef constructors and designers.
Sunreef Yachts create custom made yachts, this first unit so-called Expedition version was conceived for demanding and adventurous clients and destinated to undergo a round-the-world trip. The emphasis thus is put on efficiency, practical technical solutions and long range autonomy.
The 70′ Sunreef Power Expedition Version is a perfect yacht for a voyage around the world with a very distinctive feature, for instance, her fantastic range of 8000 nautical miles while cruising at 8 knots driven by twin Volvo Penta 370 HP engines.
The 70 Sunreef Power Expedition has, as a special option, a fuel capacity of 20000L, which enables the yacht to cross oceans with the cruising speed equalling 12 knots and the autonomy of 3000 miles. There are also some innovative changes made regarding the flybridge, where all furniture is easy to dismantle in order to create a playing area for children on this huge upper deck.
Sunreef’s naval architects have created an elegant, performance orientated and safe yacht with fine entry bows. Sleek and high hulls will enhance fast cruising and easy wave piercing without requiring strong engine power. Built of epoxy using vacuum infusion technology and laid out according to owner’s specification, with the optimized engines and propellers and very performant hulls, as well as solar panels and wind propelled alternators, the first power cat by Sunreef is able to navigate far with relatively low fuel consumption which makes her an environment friendly vessel.
Owned by the famous french sailor and winner of many international regattas, Laurent Bourgnon, the 70 Sunreef Power JUMBO is a purpose-built unit for a long, family voyage.
After a wonderful experience of a 5 year travel round the world with his parents as a child, Laurent wishes to organize the same adventure for his own children in the period of one year.
As his children are still very young and not used to sailing and manoeuvring, Laurent decided to go for a power boat, a lot easier to handle by one person only. On board comfort was another criterion to accomplish by Sunreef in-house designers, for the yacht will be from now on their only home for at least a year, and Laurent’s youngest son is only three years old and needs some special safety accomodations.
Once departed from Poland, Laurent will sail along the West coast of the old continent and will call at Cap Vert Islands. After crossing the Atlantic, they will arrive to Bresil and later to Argentina, to Patagonia precisely, where they will take part in a french travel program featuring travellers to this remote spot rich in blue icebergs, savage mountains and arctic air.
The next stop of their trip will be Easter Island and then French Polynesia where they are planning to stay for a longer time. Taking into account that Polynesia is as big as whole Europe, they are sure to discover many beautiful, heveanly places. Soon more details available.”