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This 80-Foot Electric Catamaran Uses a Solar Skin to Help Replenish Its Energy

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Sunreef’s newest fleet member is living proof that sustainable superyachts can be stylish, too.

The 80 Sunreef Power Eco, which made its official U.S. debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last week, has been outfitted with the Polish yard’s innovative green technologies that ensure both outstanding energy efficiency and zero carbon emissions at sea. (The model was actually in the running for the Best of Show award at FLIBS, but lost out to Azimut’s Grande 36M.)

Aptly named after the Norse sun goddess, Sól has solar panels seamlessly integrated into her hulls, bimini roof, and superstructure. This ultra-thin “solar skin” includes the industry’s most efficient cells and is one of the lightest photovoltaic systems in the world, according to Sunreef. Covering roughly 2,150 square feet, the setup can generate up to 36 kWp from the sun’s rays to create a steady supply of clean power on board.

80 Sunreef Power Eco Catamaran Sol

The main salon.

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In addition, Sunreef says the cat is equipped with the largest battery bank in the 80-foot class. Even more impressive, the batteries are 30 percent lighter than others on the market. Capable of generating 990 kWh, the system powers all onboard amenities and the two 360 kW electric motors. The batteries also allow Sól to cruise up to 300 nautical miles, with no fumes, noise, or vibration. 

“Given our focus on sustainability broadly, only an electric ‘Eco’ boat aligned with our values,” the owners said in a recent interview with Sunreef.

Sól isn’t short on luxury, either. The custom cruiser was tailored to the owners, with Sunreef’s team working with the family to determine the layout, materials, and furnishings. 

80 Sunreef Power Eco Catamaran Sol

The bow terrace and spa pool.

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“While we have never designed and built a yacht, we have brought our style and ideas from our home and hospitality projects and enjoyed shaping our future marine home,” the owners added.

The light and airy living quarters center around a generous main salon with a lounge and wet bar. Elsewhere indoors, four elegant cabins can comfortably sleep up to eight guests. The color palette showcases a range of subtle hues that complement the bold, modern furniture.

Stepping outdoors, the protected aft cockpit is home to an alfresco dining area, lounge, and comfy sunbeds. A few more steps toward the stern, the aft platform houses an array of water toys. At the opposite end, the bow terrace sports an inviting spa pool. To top it off, quite literally, the flybridge is fitted with a C-shaped dining area, a bar, and oversized sun pads.

The owners plan to spend summers in the Northeast and winters in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Sounds like Sól will get plenty of sun, then.

Click here to see all the photos of Sól.

80 Sunreef Power Eco Catamaran Sol

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