August 26th 2012. By Jeanne Craig.

Sunreef 82 Double Deck: Twice as Nice

With a two-story master suite that features a Jacuzzi surrounded by an orchid jardinière, this yacht really does double your pleasure and double your fun.

Sunreef Yachts of Gdansk, Poland, just launched its first 82 Double Deck, Houbara, and the colossal sailing catamaran is making a splash. It’s the first model in the series to be manufactured in fiberglass—light, high-tech composites, to be exact. The company has other Double Deck designs, including the 102-foot Ipharra, which inspired the European owner of this 82 to build a Sunreef of his own. But up until now, these luxury yachts have been constructed of aluminum. Like other Double Decks the 82 has a huge flybridge (35 meters) to rival that of any superyacht, and on this build with a beam of 37 feet, integrated stepped hull chines are designed to maximize both interior space and performance.

Sun Reef 82 double deck

SLOW BURN: With a draft of just under 6’6”, the Sunreef is engineered for low fuel consumption from the twin 355-hp Cummins main engines and twin fuel tanks (1,056 gallons each). The green footprint is further enhanced by the fact that you can sail this baby: the 82 features the canoe-type boom and carbon mast that are trademarks of the Sunreef brand.


launching sunreef 82

SPLASH-DOWN: Upon its launch, the 82 Double Deck became the first of its kind to be built with advanced composites. Just 10 days later it was sea trialed on the Baltic Sea, and prepared for the voyage to Cannes.


Sunreef 82 cabin

HOT SPOT: The mezzanine floor is one trademark feature of the Double Deck design. It consists of a secondary lounge area that’s set up above the main salon. This lounge is opposite the helm, and passengers here share the same excellent views as the captain. This raised area also provides more space belowdecks for stowage.


Sun reef master suite

SIGNATURE SUITE: Another hallmark of the Double Deck design is the master suite forward, a full-beam space that encompasses two levels. On the top level there’s the master cabin with king-size berth, vanity, and an LED-lit Jacuzzi surrounded by an orchid jardinière. On the lower level of the master suite is the walk-in wardrobe and bathroom in the port and starboard hulls respectively.


Double deck 82 guest suite

GUESTS WELCOME: The Sunreef Double Deck 82 has overnight accommodations for up to seven guests, and two or three crew. In this VIP suite that’s located in the starboard hull, there’s a queen-size berth, private head with shower, wardrobe, and a complete entertainment system.


guest cabin

FLEXIBLE PLAN: Another guest cabin is set up with twin berths, although this space can be reconfigured for a double berth, and there’s room to add a Pullman.


cockpit of Sun Reef 82 yacht

GREAT OUTDOORS: The full-beam cockpit holds a dining table for up to eight guests, wicker armchairs, and stowage for diving equipment. Beneath the sunpad in the cockpit is space to stow a tender and PWC.


Sunreef 82 under sail

FOR CHARTERING: The 82 DD will accommodate up to 12 people and there’s plenty of space and amenities for entertaining a group of this size. On the flybridge, for instance, there’s a wet bar, barbecue, icemaker, tables and chairs for guests.

When Houbara ties up in France for the Cannes boat show in September, it will mark the official public debut of this Sunreef model. Later in the year, the yacht will make its way to U.S. shores, where the builder is eager to prove to the American market that luxury catamarans have what it takes—in terms custom finish and detailing, performance, accommodations and sheer size—to be the superyachts of the future.

For more information, visit Sunreef Yachts.

SPECIFICATIONS: LOA: 82’  –  Beam: 37 feet  –  Draft: 6’6”  –  Displacement: 127,868 lbs.  –  Fuel capacity: 2,112

Jeanne Craig

Jeanne Craig has been covering powerboats since 1988. She spent ten years as a senior editor at Boating magazine and ten more as executive editor at Motor Boating. She’s now an independent writer based in Rowayton, Connecticut, where she’s close to the cruising grounds she most enjoys.