Sunreef Yachts is on a mission. This specialist catamaran builder wants to change the way we think about multihull yachts, offering up impressive new levels of luxury, technology and design to its sail and power models as evidence.
The Otoctone 80 is the latest version of the 80 Sunreef Power, a successful fast cruising model that presents a great opportunity to see how Sunreef’s multihull vision stands up.
A catamaran has always been a sensible choice for buyers. Efficient, stable and incredibly spacious at deck level, these
yachts easily out-gun monohulls in various key departments. Today, with marinas now readily catering for these yachts’ extra beam and fuel economy and the environment a real priority, there has never been a better time to think multihull.
But perhaps the most enticing reason to buy a catamaran, sail or power, is the major developments we have seen in design and luxury. The Otoctone is a perfect example. The 24m 80 Sunreef Power model is designed for extended cruising and long stays on board and has already picked up an award as the Best Power Driven Catamaran. Impressive to look at, the exterior lines are at once imposing and muscular but also clean and understated. It is a thoroughly modern design that should also age very well. But then look at the beam, at nearly 40ft (12m) it is around double that of a monohull, a figure that translates into vast deck areas, inside and out, and incredible stability at rest or underway.
Interior Space Race
Another key area where Sunreef has made massive strides is with cabin space. The Otoctone we see here has four en suite cabins, the Owner’s stateroom lying to starboard with a large ensuite and walking dressing area. There is still space for a generous double guest cabin forward, with a VIP and another double to port. The use of glass across the yacht is impressive, with deep hull-side windows for each cabin. Importantly, each cabin is of a good size and
equality which makes this yacht a very good charter vessel.
But it is at deck-level where this yacht really shines. The salon is vast with a huge lounge and dining area to each side, the salon opening out to the aft deck via wide cockpit doors. On this version, the galley has been made a central attraction – no doubt with a thought to charter – where guests can gather to watch the chef prepare a feast across what is a massive kitchen area.
Away from this Otoctone, the 80 Sunreef Power offers up so many layout and interior design choices. The two hulls can deliver a three, four or five-cabin layout as well as crew quarters. You can even have the Owner’s stateroom on the main deck, with the foredeck lounge becoming a private Owner’s terrace.
Catamaran decks are famously large, but this yacht takes it to another level with style and luxury added to the mix. The aft deck is perfect for dining, the foredeck is a great retreat when in port or an adrenaline-fuelled seat when underway. Both offer impressive expanses of seating and sunpads. It is hard to look past the flybridge as the main social spot
though. Another massive deck, its elevated position creates even more spectacle while its lounge, bar and dining area are superyacht level. The hardtop above creates shade for its guests, the aft of the flybridge left clear for sun worship.
Back at deck level, there are a few fun secrets to share. The bathing platform is hydraulic, launching the tender or making a fun water terrace. Press a button and the aft decks seat and sunpad raise to unveil a PWC cradle that launches directly into the water, James Bond Style.
Charter the Otoctone this summer The Otoctone will be available for charter in the West Mediterranean this summer.
As well as the outstanding interior on deck space and luxury on offer, the expert crew, Captained by the experienced and charming Achille Lefrere, will be ready to serve. The Williams Jet RIB and PWC are joined by a Seabob and hydrofoil surfboard, all launched and enjoyed from the Otoctone’s brand swim platform.