on 31 Aug 2023
The 90-foot sailing catamaran, currently in development, will produce net-zero emissions
Sunreef Yachts has revealed the first images of the Sunreef Zero Cat superyacht.
The new sailing superyacht, presently being developed by Sunreef’s R&D department, will combine hydrogen power and electric propulsion to make cruising more sustainable. The brand hopes the new model will herald a ‘new standard’ of conscious cruising.
Measuring over 90ft (27.5m), the sailing catamaran concept will be equipped with a reformer that can transform methanol into clean hydrogen. Sunreef says the Sunreef Zero Cat will generate net-zero emissions, no nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. Other advantages include low noise and vibration levels, as well as low maintenance. The system will also guarantee the highest level of safety, as no high-pressure hydrogen storage will be needed on board.
The Zero Cat’s hydrogen production system will benefit from a green power boost thanks to the hydro generators and solar cells integrated in the yacht’s bodywork.
Sunreef Yachts, the luxury multihull builder from Poland, has been pushing into the Asia region in recent years. In February, the boatbuilder opened a new office in Dubai to strengthen its presence in the Middle East. Last year, Sunreef appointed Hong Seh Marine as its Singapore dealer across its full range of sailing and power multihulls.
Almost all Sunreef’s current lineup can now be had in an eco-version, which is a set of options that covers everything from renewable energy sources to building in flax-based fibreglass.
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