Comfortable Cruising Experience: 100 Sunreef Power

Shereen Shabnam

As an Islander, I always found Catamarans more reliable for stability than the river boats we hopped on as kids.  The stability of the Catamaran meant less seasickness for passengers and often, more open space. Taking motor catamaran design to the next level is the 100 Sunreef Power, a transatlantic luxury craft built to offer unmatched comfort and a unique cruising experience.

This is Sunreef Yacht’s largest super Catamaran. As Hull number one of the shipyard’s latest super cat model, it is a highly-customized yacht with a powerful presence and a striking finish combining dark grey and rose gold.

For relaxation, the area of the main deck comprises a large lounging space to portside with a drop down 55’’ TV and a custom-designed drinks bar to starboard. Towards the bow part of the saloon, the yacht’s galley offers restaurant quality amenities and access to a cold room below decks.

The main deck also houses a well-equipped gym looking out over the ocean and leading to the vast bow terrace.
 With natural oak veneers, rose quartz, brass accents and custom-built cabinetry, the interior décor of the yacht reflects the owners’ liking for classic design. This homelike interior styling is continued in all the catamaran’s staterooms. Guest accommodation for ten is spread across five large en suite cabins.

The master suite features a king-size bed and a relaxation area with an ocean view. One of the suite’s stand-out features is the generous master bathroom with classic black and white tiling.

The owner’s cabin neighbors one of the guest rooms which offers a double bed, voluminous storage, an en suite bathroom and a vanity desk. For added convenience, the starboard hull houses three guest cabins offering the same level of comfort. It also has comfortable crew accommodation in three crew cabins, two located in the bow part of the hulls and one to the aft.

The 100 Sunreef Power uses an ultramodern, energy-saving air-conditioning system and is able to provide air-conditioning throughout the whole night without using the generators.

The megayacht flybridge of the100 Sunreef Power offers extreme comfort with plenty of relaxation areas, including a bar and a large dining table. Guests can also enjoy baths in the custom-built spa pool flanked by large sunpads. The area can also be transformed into an outdoor cinema with a high-end audio system, a retractable projector and screen.

The yacht’s stern cockpit spans over the entire 13.5m beam of the catamaran, offering a large dining space, a daybed, a wet bar and access to the day head. The 100 Sunreef Power also boasts a large aft hydraulic platform and a voluminous garage concealing two three-seater jet skis, a refueling station and plenty of storage for water toys.

The 100 Sunreef Power is versatile and designed for all-year navigation, offering unrivalled living space with reliable performance and outstanding performance.

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Maximum Cruising Pleasure: New Azimut 68

Edited by Shereen Shabnam

Azimut 68, the latest model in the Azimut Yachts Flybridge collection, is a yacht designed around the owner. It offers a choice of three interiors layouts for different onboard lifestyles. proposing three different interior layouts designed for different lifestyles on board. Thanks to the combination of carbon fiber and optimized hull that allows reduced consumption, sustainability is also a significant aspect.

The new model of the Flybridge collection is designed in collaboration with Alberto Mancini for the exteriors and Achille Salvagni for the interiors. Thanks to the shipyard’s in-depth knowledge of the market and owners from all over the world, Azimut Yachts designed a 21 meters yacht that adapts to the desires of contemporary owners who increasingly insists on bespoke solutions even for smaller boats. 

The interiors were designed to produce maximum stylistic harmony, in which every single detail, from the ambience as a whole down to the smallest furnishing accessories is contrived by the same hand to arrive at an absolute project in the truest sense of the term.

An important feature of the interiors is the spaciousness of the night area, configured to offer four cabins and three bathrooms of decidedly generous dimensions (high ceilings, roomy wardrobes and long beds). The fourth cabin even has L-shaped beds and capacious wardrobes, significantly increasing the level of comfort.

The first layout has an elegant lounge at the entrance to the Main Deck, with a galley off to one side, closed off by a solution that combines ribbing and plexiglass. This “Lanterna” configuration gives the galley privacy but allows light to flow throughout the space, creating a large and light-filled ambience.

For owners seeking a more convivial layout, the version with an open-style galley is ideal. Eliminating the sliding door opens up the view astern, as the galley connects directly to the dining area which, as in the Lanterna layout, can also be turned into a second lounge area.

The galley is in the stern to facilitate direct flow between interior and exterior, while the living area is set apart towards the bow. The option with the galley near the entrance is perfect for serving both exterior and interior dining areas, encouraging conviviality. 

The stand-out feature in the 68’s interiors, lastly, is the refined owner’s suite, characterised by a natural and unaffected sense of luxury and an atmosphere of wellbeing that is close to the modern concept of wellness. The part of the bathroom with the sink is open-style in fact, in direct communication with the suite and reminiscent of the serenely relaxed atmosphere of a refined modern spa.

The suite has a large bed designed to look like it is suspended in mid-air, like the drawer units, and a wardrobe with floor-to-ceiling doors. Here too, Salvagni has preferred materials and lines that exude natural elegance, not least thanks to the muted, matt colours.

Whatever the configuration chosen, there will always be an additional lounge setting over and above the conventional sofa area: a multi-purpose area in the middle of the Main Deck that can serve as a space for lunch, for conversation or reading, or even a small screening room.

Exterior designer Alberto Mancini works surfaces using a modern language, also adopted in car design to guide the evolution of the Flybridge collection and point up the distinctive features of Azimut Yachts with ever sharper cleanness of line.

Azimut 68 features various solutions identified by Azimut Yachts’ Innovation Lab as part of its ECS – Enhanced Cruising Solutions programme, such as the Joystick Driving System, the Garmin Control Monitoring System, and active trim control.

Extensive use of carbon fiber in the new 68’s topside (superstructure, hard top and part of the deck) lowers the center of gravity, for impeccable cruising considering the generous spaces offered by the yacht.

The high efficiency hull is paired with the ideal propulsion system, comprising two Volvo IPS 1350 engines delivering a top speed of 32 knots. The new Azimut 68 is therefore light, silent and easy to manoeuvre.

This project is a new step forward in Azimut Yachts’ drive to build lighter vessels with more space onboard, but without making any sacrifices in terms of their excellent consumption levels, stability and manoeuvrability.

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