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This green philosophy of yachting is present in each and every aspect of the Sunreef Yachts Eco catamarans. Their design incorporates wind generators, ultralight custom-engineered lithium batteries, nontoxic bottom paints, green composite structures as well as state-of-the-art watermakers.
The Sunreef Yachts Eco harvest power from the sun more efficiently than most solar catamarans. In-house designed and manufactured by the shipyard, Sunreef Yachts’ solar panels are fully-integrated with the composite bodywork, vastly increasing the amount of solar power generated.
A significant feature is the integrated solar skin made up of light weight and flexible solar panels on the hull and superstructure, located perfectly to ensure the new elements do not impose on the elegant design of the classic Sunreef yachts. Made of photovoltaic cells, solar panels convert sunlight into electrical power, so the more panels fitted on the yacht, means more power can be generated. Customisation is still a possibility with the Eco range, and solar panels are designed and made by the shipyard so can be combined with any yacht’s surface and fit any customisation requests as they are easy to adapt.
Sunreef’s Eco-friendly yachts use hydro generation technology, designed to generate power whilst sailing. With this, power can be generated from the propeller rotation while the yacht is underway. This energy can be used to power the propulsion battery bank or the electronics onboard. It is a reliable and sustainable source of power.
Enter a world of vibration and fume-free navigation. Sunreef’s eco-friendly catamarans feature advanced electric engines offering the best of autonomy and performance for a responsible yachting experience.
Thanks to innovative propulsion solutions, the shipyard’s eco-friendly catamarans combine fuel savings, low-maintenance and ultra-silent operation. Electric propulsion is not only the green choice for conscious yachting but also brings more freedom, peace of mind and luxury on board.
Sunreef Yachts eco-friendly catamarans have the option to be equipped with ultramodern hybrid propulsion systems as well. Besides significantly reduced Co2 emissions, hybrid engines take eco cruising to the next level by combining the best of electric motoring with the advantages of thermal engines.
Hybrid engines not only offer reliable propulsion but can also be used to recharge the yacht’s battery bank for even more energy-efficiency. Eco-friendly yachts by Sunreef Yachts are a guarantee of solid performance, low-maintenance and Atlantic-range.
Relying on wind as an essential source of propulsion is the most natural way to think about yachting. Sunreef Yachts’ sailing range of eco-friendly catamarans offers top quality rigging and fully-recyclable performance sails. Wind can also be a precious support when it comes to motor yacht propulsion.
The shipyard’s range of Power eco-friendly yachts can be fitted with high-performance kites to combine the advantages of eco motoring with wind propulsion. Frequently used for towing large container ships, kites are an extremely powerful support for leisure crafts.Sunreef Yachts’ motor yachts equipped with kites enjoy oceanic range, massive fuel savings, more visibility and safety.
The Eco range also comes with the possibility of added wind turbines. The turbines are designed to produce power from the wind to keep the yacht’s battery bank charged. They are great for generating power throughout the day, but also in the night and in cloudy weather, when the yacht cannot rely on solar energy, and can operate in a range of wind conditions from very light breeze to storms.
The Eco-range is dedicated to using sustainably and ethically sourced materials for both the exterior and interior design which is becoming an important issue for the shipbuilding industry. Sunreef Eco yachts are using ethically-sourced teak or cork-based materials for the decking as a green alternative to traditional teak decking.
In order to reduce energy consumption on board, this range features carefully-calculated insulated interiors thanks to sustainable insulation materials. This means the yacht’s interiors maintain stable temperatures and retain both heat. The air-conditioning system is powered by batteries allowing for silent operation.