February 27th 2012. By Zuzana Prochazka.

Sunreef 70: Luxury in the Caribbean

The 70 series grows, with a new yacht designed for charters.

Sunreef Yachts has introduced another in their line of luxury, medium-sized power catamarans, the 70-foot Damrak II. This is the sixth vessel of the design that was influenced by French sailor Laurent Bourgnon, and you can read more about Damrak II’s predecessors.

The 70-foot Damrak II is the latest addition to Sunreef's line of luxury power catamarans.

The vessel’s fuel efficient hulls, light displacement, and shallow draft ensure a stable craft with a trans-oceanic range and top speeds around 25 knots.

The first of the 70 series was outfitted as an expedition yacht with wave piercing bows. Several iterations later, Damrak II is a greener edition, equipped with solar panels on the flybridge hard top and all LED lighting. But it’s the yacht’s fuel efficiency that is the real story of a reduced carbon footprint. At an average cruising speed of 11 knots, Damrak II consumes only 10 gallons per hour. That translates to a range of over 4,000 nautical miles. Reducing speed to eight knots extends that to 10,000 nautical miles.

Jaccuzi, anyone? There’s plenty of glitz and glam to keep Sunreef’s charter clients wowed.

The spacious saloon is combined with the inside dining area and a fully equipped galley, while the owner’s stateroom forward runs nearly the full width of the beam, offering panoramic views. Finished in Canaletto walnut, it features a king-sized bed and a private wine cellar. The three double guest cabins each have their own baths and enjoy plenty of privacy.

The lower helm is amidships with navigation, communications and control equipment, and offers direct access to the flybridge with a separate and complete set of controls. The flybridge is also Sunreef’s trademark lounging area, where Damrak II has a cocktail bar with two chairs, barbecue equipment, a small fridge, an ice maker, a dining table, a hot tub, and sunpads. One level down, the cockpit is an ideal place to step out of the sun and is furnished with a second large dining table, sofa, chairs, resting mattresses, and a day fridge.Sunreef 70 specifications

Capable of carrying eight guests and two crew, it’s hard to argue with the yacht’s charter appeal. This yacht is large, luxe, and loaded with equipment, and it’s plying the right waters to attract charter traffic. About half of Sunreef’s boats go into regular charter work, and Damrak II has the magic mix of toys and range to move from her summer base in the Mediterranean to winter cruising in the Caribbean. Among the features that will lure guests are a PWC, a Seabob (a James Bond-like underwater PWC), SCUBA diving and snorkeling gear, a Jacuzzi tub, easy-entry swim platforms with ladders, LED TVs, a Bose sound system, and numerous sunbathing platforms.

Damrak II is managed exclusively via the Sunreef Yachts Charter agency and is available for 39,000 euros per week.

The latest generation of the Sunreef 70 goes green, by incorporating solar panels in the hard top.

Zuzana Prochazka
Zuzana Prochazka is a writer and photographer who freelances for a dozen boating magazines and websites. A USCG 100 Ton Master, Zuzana has cruised, chartered and skippered flotillas in many parts of the world and serves as a presenter on charter destinations and topics. She is the Chair of the New Product Awards committee, judging innovative boats and gear at NMMA and NMEA shows, and currently serves as immediate past president of Boating Writers International. She contributes to Boats.com and YachtWorld.com, and also blogs regularly on her boat review site, TalkoftheDock.com.