The French shipyard defines it as a “monocat”, as spacious as a catamaran, but with only one hull: it is the new Sun Loft 47, designed by Philippe Briand for large charter companies.
Someone will remember the Atoll 43 by Dufour, an idea of 1998 by Olivier Poncin and Philippe Briand. A sailing yacht designed for charter: a galley only on deck, a large cockpit completely sheltered by a large fixed hard top with no dinette at night deck.
Now Briand and Jeanneau are proposing a 47′ that takes up the same idea, obviously revised in a modern key, starting from an aesthetic that tries to be more pleasant.
The Sun Loft 47 was created at the express request of the marketing department of Les Herbiers shipyard to be offered to tour operators and charter companies such as The Yacht Week, MedSailors, G Adventures or Dream Yacht Charter and therefore mainly for single boarding, for those who want, first of all, to meet new people.
The boat is therefore designed with this in mind, with a large, clear deck that is at the heart of the project. The cockpit is covered by a sliding sof-top, but there is also lateral protection. The double wheelhouse with two small steering wheels is very advanced. Behind it, two large tables can be used as sunbeds.
The galley, like on the Atoll 43, is only outside, in the cockpit. The lower deck is designed only as a sleeping area, with six cabins (five double and one with superimposed beds) and four bathrooms. A seventh small cabin for the skipper is at the far end of the bow. With separate entrance.
SUN LOFT 47 – Brief technical data sheet
Length 14 meters
Hull length 13.24 meters
Maximum beam 4.49 meters
Light displacement 12,000 -15,000 kg
Draught (standard version) 1.80 meters
Cabins 6 + 1 (skipper)
Design Philippe Briand Yacht Design – Jeanneau
(Jeanneau Sun Loft 47, for charter. With no compromises – Barchemagazine.com – April 2019)