Catamarans offer several specific features that make them a perfect alternative for traditional yachts, e.g. a bigger living space (sometimes even twice as big as on a single-hull vessel), excellent stability and a very long cruising range. However, enthusiasts of motor vessels choose catamarans primarily for their high performance.
In order to meet the needs and expectations of our customers, Sunreef Yachts’ naval architects team decided to develop a system of retractable hydrofoils that will enable luxurious Sunreef Yachts vessels to attain a maximum speed of up to 70 knots and literally fly over the surface of the water. Such a solution is the best choice for all those who want to fully exploit the potential offered by power boats and is a world first in the luxury catamaran industry.
Hydrofoils in catamarans are used to reduce drag that directly affects the speed of a vessel. A vessel fitted with hydrofoils is lifted out of the water which significantly decreases drag, consequently allowing for greater speeds. Additionally, due to the excellent stability of the catamarans, a vessel is adequately balanced without the need to employ complicated stabilizing systems. As a result, passengers are offered the ultimate comfort and safety even at considerable speeds.
The first model fitted with hydrofoils will be the 40 Sunreef Hydrofoil - a 40-feet luxury motor catamaran with an open deck. A perfectly finished catamaran with a sleek, sporty silhouette that will be the ideal choice for everyone who values perfect design and top performance.
The advantage of the retractable hydrofoil system is the capacity of the boat to perform in all sorts of weather conditions, with the foils in case of smaller waves and with hidden foils in case of a rough sea.