On board TIRIL, Sunreef Yachts’ all new SR50 Eco all is well. Guests are sipping cold drinks with ice cubes made by solar power, not diesel. As the Sunreef 50 silently glides along, a pod of dolphins play alongside her silent hulls.
Over the past few years, talk of environmental issues within the world of luxury yachting has risen from a quiet yet persistent murmur to an almost deafening roar for real change. Though many yacht designers, luxury yacht builders and maritime industry professionals have stepped up, responding with measures both small and large, it can sometimes be challenging to pick out serious dedication to change from a ‘greenwashed’ marketing ploy.
By the time the first Sunreef 50 catamaran was under construction at the Polish shipbuilder’s yard in Gdansk, an incredible seven units of the new eco catamaran line were already sold.