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Sunreef ONE FIFTY - the biggest luxury catamaran in the world

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June 29, 2008

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June 30, 2008 Catamarans offer a lot more usable interior space than a traditional superyacht of similar length and with two superyachts, the Sunreef 102 Double Deck and the Sunreef 114, already under construction, Sunreef Yachts decided to push the limits to 150 feet. The ONE FIFTY was created in response to a "continuing demand for the special combination of luxury and performance offered uniquely by a catamaran" and its futuristic elegance is further enhanced by using uncut teak and solar panels on the large surface area of the sweeping topside to supply power for the vessel.

‘‘Over the years we’ve seen an increasing interest in bigger luxury cats and have been expanding our range incrementally to accommodate that,’’ said Nicolas Lapp, Sunreef vice-president, ‘‘The ONE FIFTY is now a quantum leap reflecting our customers enquiries.”

Developed by Sunreef’s own in-house design team, the ONE FIFTY design is unique from other yachts in Sunreef fleet not only in size but also in appearance. The main deck features a spacious covered area spread over two levels spanning the entire beam (over 17 meters) with sloping deck leading up to the giant flybridge and navigation station just aft of the 55 meter carbon-fiber mast. The boom doubles as a crane for the rescue boat or for a large tender to be stowed out of sight, aft of the engine room.

In a break with tradition, the cockpit, which is sheltered by a sunroof, has been moved forward and equipped with sunbeds, a dining table seating twelve as well as comfortable informal seating on cushions and wicker armchairs. Despite the unique location, the cockpit will be accessible from both the flybridge via an open staircase and from salon/staterooms via two doors.

Below decks, twelve guests can be accommodated comfortably in six double staterooms located on the main deck forward and in the starboard hull. Crew quarters for eight are segregated in the opposite hull. A special lift will connect serve the galley on the upper deck and the crew quarters and store rooms below.

A large salon with a lounge bar and the dining room have panoramic views with a decor and layout that emphasises open space and natural light. A large TV screen of up to 80 inches can be mounted for both salon and lounge area. Inside the impressive mast is left exposed as a surprising aesthetic feature in the center of the space.

To enable the crew to operate the yacht efficiently, access throughout the ONE FIFTY for crew and guests has been carefully both parties separated. Access for guests is aft via large glass doors while the crew enter directly from the hull by a passerelle.

The project will be fully revealed during the Monaco Yacht Show 2008.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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