BY Anna Cummins on 14 Jul 2023

Sunreef Yachts has revealed details of the Sunreef Zero Cat project, a new zero-emissions sailing 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.

In a statement released this week, Sunreef confirmed the Zero Cat catamaran will measure over 27m and will combine hydrogen power and electric propulsion to achieve a more sustainable approach to cruising and — in theory — provide an unlimited range. 

The Zero Cat will use a hydrogen generator to produce hydrogen from onboard methanol. The system will also benefit from the power produced by the yacht’s solar power system, with solar cells built into the yacht’s entire bodywork. The energy generated by the yacht’s sustainable power systems will be used for both the electric propulsion and hotel loads.

“Our goal is to revolutionise the industry by offering discerning customers an exceptional zero-emission sailing experience,” says Nicolas Lapp, CTO of Sunreef Yachts. “This project represents a milestone in our ongoing commitment to protecting our oceans and preserving the natural beauty of the sea.”

Zero Cat Sunreef

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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