After a voyage from the Sunreef Yachts sheds in Gdansk to the sunny shores of the Caribbean and Florida, the very first hull in the Sunreef 50 luxury sailing yacht series took part in the Miami International Boat Show 2020. The owner shared his journey through the hotspots of the Mediterranean to the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
Christian Braun, the new Sunreef 50’s owner, described in detail the journey he took with his family and crew, starting from Gdansk, and then proceeding via Denmark to Norway. From there, Paz went to Ibiza with a delivery crew as to be on time to make her world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September: “After that, we enjoyed the best of the south of France onboard Paz, and went back to Ibiza, our home port, to finish the last details for our first Atlantic crossing,” said Braun.
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean
The 4289 nm trip started from Ibiza, heading to the Caribbean via the Canary Islands and Cape Verde all the way to St Lucia. Braun reported an average speed of 6.5 knots and a max SOG under sail of 16.3 knots. Like every trip, there have been a few unforeseen events. “Unfortunately, halfway over the Atlantic Ocean, the spinnaker halyard rope broke. We could recuperate our Parasailor, which we love very much, but it had taken small damages, and we consequently could not use it for the other half of the trip. Regardless, we made a great time on the crossing. If this accident had not happened, we could have made it in 10 or 11 days. Without it, we made it in 14 days,” recounted Braun.
Paz continued her journey through the Caribbean, arriving in Miami in January. The trip proved the efficiency of the Sunreef 50, as an all-around compact sailing yacht ideal for exclusive getaways, charter, and transoceanic adventures.
A busy Yacht Show season
Paz arrival in Florida marked the continuation of a busy yacht show season for Sunreef Yachts, kicking off the US show season with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the end of November 2019. The yacht show season began in September with the premier three new luxury sailing yacht models during the Cannes Yachting Festival. The 80 Sunreef Power, Eco-Electric Sunreef 60 and Sunreef 50 each made their official worldwide debut at the show. By the end of September, the 80 Sunreef Power joined the Monaco Yacht Show 2019 for the world’s premier superyacht showcase.
The Sunreef 50 PAZ was on display in Miami from the 13th – 17th February 2020 alongside the Sunreef 80 yacht Endless Horizon.