“A no brainer”: Racing driver Fernando Alonso commissions the first custom 60 Sunreef Power Eco

September 20, 2021

Two time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso has commissioned a 60 Sunreef Power from Sunreef’s Eco range. The contract was signed on 1st September at the Yacht Club de Monaco by Alonso and Sunreef Yachts’ Founder Francis Lapp. 

“We are very proud to welcome Fernando Alonso into our family. We begin a great journey together as we start a new electric 60 Sunreef Power Eco project. We take another big step towards a more sustainable yachting experience and we are thrilled to take it together with an outstanding and inspiring ambassador on board.” – Francis Lapp, Sunreef Yachts Founder and President 

Equipped with the shipyard’s composite-integrated photovoltaic system and the industry’s lightest batteries, this yacht offers emission-free cruising using electric propulsion powered by the natural elements in silence and luxury. Alonso’s yacht will be the first 60 Power Eco built and will be constructed to meet his personalised specification, as with all Sunreef yachts. 

Sunreef’s impressive reputation and the space and lifestyle that a catamaran gives you meant it was a no brainer for Alonso to commission a yacht with Sunreef, as this was the shipyard that “matched all my requirements in terms of space, catamaran expertise, lifestyle and luxury”.

Alonso opted for a yacht from the Eco range as he wanted to follow the direction of sustainability and encourage others to do the same, and notes that “The world is going electric and yachts should follow”.  This will be Alonso’s first yacht and he hopes to cruise around the south of France and French Riviera with family and friends, and says it was important to have a reliable yacht so he can use the yacht and go to sea spontaneously. Sunreef’s Eco range offers market leading green technology along with traditional Sunreef quality and expertise, meaning any yacht owner can confidently rely on their yacht at any time. He said that is was because of this that a Sunreef yacht was an easy choice.

“Sunreef Yachts’ ability to combine quality and technology is impressive. I have been observing the evolution of this brand for a while and I appreciate their commitment to push innovation forward with the Sunreef Yachts Eco range. I’m excited to embark on this project as I know the 60 Sunreef Power Eco represents everything I am looking for: top engineering, amazing know-how and an amazing eco-friendly product.” – Fernando Alonso 


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