Sunreef news at Cannes Yachting Festival

Sunreef Yachts held a press conference in Cannes with Mike Horn, on board on 80 Sunreef Power Eco, to mark the forty-six Cannes Yachting Festival and present an exclusive briefing on the company’s latest developments.

Sunreef Yachts Eco is a holistic concept reassessing every aspect of the yachting experience to make it more energy efficient and responsible. Eco catamarans use the latest green tech solutions, including hi-tech electric propulsion, custom-engineered battery banks, composite-integrated solar panels, energy-saving air-conditioning or hydrogeneration. The shipyard’s R&D department is currently implementing natural fibre composites to take another big step towards a sustainable yacht building process.

Natural composites

Natural fibre composites (NFC) implemented by the shipyard use flax fibre to obtain composite structures of the highest quality and excellent mechanical characteristics.


Sourcing high-quality fiber from French Upper Normandy and pairing it with bio-based or recyclable resin creates truly natural composites with a reduced environmental impact. The NFC structures will have their Life Cycle Assessment, showing the ecological benefits of choosing them over standard structures.

Negative CO2 footprint

Flax fabrics demonstrate a negative CO2 footprint, due to the absorption of CO2 during the plant growth. On top of that, natural composites can be recycled. The Sunreef R&D department is currently developing the technology enabling chemical recycling of the composites. This process involves the extraction of both the resin and the fibre, in order to give both materials a new life.

Due to the natural translucency of flax fiber, it is possible to build lighting sources into the composite structures to explore new design possibilities. In addition, flax fabrics can be woven into countless patterns and can be dyed into an endless variety of colours. While non-structural elements and furniture made of flax-based composite are already part of the Sunreef Yachts Eco offer, the shipyard is already working on introducing larger structures and solar panel integration.

Sunreef 80 Eco Hydrogen

The journey continues. A clean cruise in harmony with the elements. A serene sail to new horizons of balance, silence and elegance. A zero emission yachting experience, where the sun, the water and the wind are your fuel. A yacht where hydrogen hi-tech meets passion for excellence.


A perfect balance of energy harnessed from renewable sources. An experience of pure freedom in complete silence. A new philosophy of elegance at sea. Sail and leave no trace.

Sunreef Ultima

Sunreef Yachts unveils ULTIMA  – a new range of hi-tech hybrid power catamarans. It is a line of fully-customizable crafts blending comfort, performance and lifestyle. After revealing the Sunreef 44 and 55 ULTIMA during the Miami and Fort Lauderdale boat shows, Sunreef Yachts announced further additions to the range, including a spectacular 88-footer.

Combining the best of monohull dynamics with multihull living space, and shallow draft, the ULTIMA range creates a new type of marine architecture. Its advanced design reduces drag for enhanced performance and energy efficiency.

Sunreef 44 Ultima 

A sleek and fast catamaran, the Sunreef 44 ULTIMA is the perfect yacht for quick getaways. Her ultramodern hybrid propulsion is the essence of performance and reliability. Her large roof can be fitted with Sunreef Yachts’ custom-engineered solar power system for unrivaled energy efficiency.

Sunreef 55 Ultima

A luxury hybrid catamaran with amazing amounts of living space, the Sunreef 55 ULTIMA offers a yachting experience full of speed and comfort. The yacht’s standout features include walkaround deck, a vast semi-open saloon and spacious aft with two fold-down bulwark platforms.

Sunreef 77 Ultima

The latest addition to the ULTIMA range. A dynamic hybrid luxury craft with features including an expansive aft deck, a jet-ski garage and a vast flybridge.

Sunreef 88 Ultima

Sunreef Yachts’ award-winning solar power system, custom-engineered battery banks and hi—tech hybrid propulsion give the Sunreef 88 ULTIMA an unrivaled green power boost for a clean cruising experience filled with pure thrill.

From the full-beam master stateroom with a private sauna to the spacious guest cabins, the Sunreef 88 ULTIMA is the new definition of luxury living at sea. Her light—filled interiors use sustainable woods, recycled plastics and reclaimed fabrics. The living and lounging areas were designed to reduce artificial lighting and air conditioning.

When it’s time to play, ULTIMA opens her bulwark platforms and aft garage to unlock new levels of fun with a fleet of electric toys and a walkaround Ocean Lounge.


The Sunreef R&D Department is currently developing a sustainable sailing superyacht converting methanol to clean hydrogen to provide self-sufficiency and unlimited autonomy. The zero-emission catamaran will measure above 90 feet and is going to combine hydrogen power and electric propulsion to achieve a new level of eco-conscious cruising.

The Zero Cat will use a hydrogen generator to produce hydrogen from methanol on board. The system will benefit from green power produced by the yacht’s solar power system, with solar cells built into the yacht’s entire bodywork. The fuel cell system will generate clean energy with zero emissions. The energy will be used for both the electric propulsion and hotel loads.

The Zero Cat represents Sunreef Yachts’ commitment to the environment and the pursuit of cleaner and greener yachting solutions. Leveraging advanced technologies, engineering expertise, and a deep understanding of sustainable design principles, Sunreef Yachts seeks to redefine the boundaries of luxury sailing while minimizing its environmental impact.

(Sunreef news at Cannes Yachting Festival – – September 2023)