Boats on the Edge: The AC72 Catamaran
May 18th 2013
The “platform” provided by the hulls, crossbeams and trampoline on ...
When Sunreef Yachts announced the Sunreef 114 in December 2008, it had just started construction on its first megayacht, the 102 Double Deck. Now Che, the first 114, can lay claim to being the largest sloop-rigged catamaran in the world. Sunreef launched Che about a week ago. As the image here shows, a floating crane lifted the then-mastless megayacht and gently placed her in the water. The mast has since been fitted to Che, and the rest of the finishing work is underway. Highlights include an open main deck, meaning the saloon, galley, dining area, and helm aren’t walled off from one another. Given the 12.8-meter (42-foot) beam, it should be a comfortable space. Five staterooms and two crew cabins are within the hulls. The expansive flying bridge, laid in teak, contains an extra driving station and large dining/relaxation seating area. And just like any proper catamaran emphasizing fun, twin trampolines span the bows outside. Delivery is set for later this year. Look for Che in the Caribbean during the winter, where she’ll also be available for charter.