With more room aboard than an average American’s primary residence, the Sunreef 68 Supreme offers over 3,200 square feet of living space. The 68 is the first of a new line called Sunreef Supreme, and they’re taking aim at an elite clientele that wants to cruise and/or charter in supreme comfort with this unique offering. Superyachts, take note.
Two hulls of the Supreme 68 have splashed: Eagle Wings and Midori, and both vessels, uniquely spec’d for the owners, appeared at the Singapore Yacht Show 2016. The 68 Supreme has the mast stepped on the flybridge, with nearly 2,500 square feet of upwind sail area supported by a rig that reaches the lofty heights of 92 feet. Indeed, she is all about height–it’s eight steps from the swim platform to the main deck and another 12 to the 700-square-foot flybridge.
In between, eight guests can lounge in the cockpit, on the forward sunpads separated by an integrated jetted tub, or in the saloon with floor-to-ceiling glass accordion doors to port, starboard and aft. The galley spans the beam near the forward windows or can angle into the open floor plan.
The 68 Supreme also has an envy-inviting garage that will hold a 16’ tender, a hoist, two PWC’s, sails, and plentiful gear and water-toys. When the hydraulic transom is lowered, the garage is revealed and the transom forms a teak beach—which is really more like an entire beach club.
The helm station is on the flybridge and is protected by a composite hard-top. The single console is to starboard, just ahead of the very large U-shaped lounge and the Destroyer wheel. It’s the nerve center that commands all systems aboard as well as the main, geona and Code 0 sails. No worries if you run out of wind, however, as the 68 Supreme is equipped with twin 110 or 225 HP diesel engines.
The profile is all about angles. The hard-top has 90-degree corners and angled skylights, the transoms are squared-off, and even the hull windows are rectangular. There’s hardly a soft curve anywhere, which is a departure from recent swoopy designs and a bit refreshing. It also looks quite unconventional.
The first two hulls are quite different from one another in their vibe, and that’s a testament to how uniquely yours the yacht can be. Whether stark and contemporary or laid back like a Zen garden, the 68 Supreme is a semi-custom yacht that’s an individual expression of each owner’s lifestyle and philosophy.
According to company representatives, there’s a demand for highly customized, advanced-technology platforms that can accommodate owners or charter guests in larger spaces with an enhanced richness of décor. In fact, it’s as if the builder is tossing out a challenge to superyachts with this self-described “audacious” line, and expects to chip away at their clientele. The battle should be an interesting one.
Other Choices: We don’t say it often, but this boat is truly one of a kind. You can look at other sailing cats of its size and price, but beyond that we can’t find a reasonable comparison.
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|Sail Area (main/genoa)||1,453 sq. ft./ 1,044 sq. ft.|
|Fuel capacity||475/1,188 gal.|
|Water capacity||264 gal.|