Sunreef MM460 Cat, a radical sailing superyacht Malcolm Mckeon
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:59 PM
Globally-known for in-house manufacturing and designing, Sunreef Yachts now engages in a special collaboration focusing on one the industry’s most exciting multihull concepts.
The design is defined by its impressive glass superstructure, atop which sits a 60 sq.m flybridge. This additional expanse of space not only gives the dual helm positions clear sight lines in all directions, but also provides a safe yet thrilling spot for guests to relax whilst the yacht is under sail, with fantastic elevated views.
Thanks to the yacht’s 16.65m beam, the aft deck can boast positively palatial proportions. Under the overhang of the flybridge, a sheltered lounge and al fresco dining area is created whilst further aft, L-shaped sofas nestle against the guardrail and disguise steps leading down to the swim platforms. The main saloon is accessed via full height glass doors, which retract almost the full width of the superstructure and a spacious lounge and dining area, which expands to seat 18 guests, awaits.
Positioned forwards on the main deck are the master and VIP suites. Of equal size, these ensuite cabins both feature a chaise lounge, desk and walk-in wardrobe. The outlook is to the forward cockpit with its daybeds and Jacuzzi, which is reached via the main corridor.
From the saloon, steps lead to the lower deck of either hull.
The starboard hull houses the guest accommodation, of which there are four ensuite cabins all convertible between double and twin configuration. To aft in the starboard hull, the Sunreef MM460 Cat carries a 6.2m tender and there’s space for additional water toys, scuba dive cylinders and compressor, as well as a wetsuit store. The crew/rescue tender is stowed in the forepeak and there’s also space for two jet skis below deck. In the port hull, an aft beach club steals the limelight. It’s equipped with a bar counter and stools, an adjacent sauna and a 2.5m fold-down platform that provides direct access to the water from the port side.
The crew quarters are also located in the port hull. There are three cabins with twin-bunks, plus an Engineer’s cabin and a Captain’s cabin, along with the crew mess, laundry and the yacht’s galley. The Sunreef MM460 Cat is a capable and confident cruiser. She will take transoceanic passages in her stride and she is able to remain self-sufficient for extended periods of operation.
The Sunreef MM460Cat’s composite construction is complemented by a carbon fibre mast and boom, and she comes in just under the all-important 500 gross tons. With the centreboards retracted, she has a draft of just 3m, and draws 7m with the boards down. The sail configuration comprises a square-top main, reacher and jib, and the yacht carries a total sail wardrobe excess of 2,500sq.m.
Length Overall 46.00m
Waterline Length 46.00m
Beam Overall 16.65m
Beam between hulls 12.00m
Draft (boards up) 3.00m
Draft (boards down) 7.00m