Gdansk, Poland – Reported by Coleman Bentley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Riding the wake of Sunreef’s recently launched Sunreef 82 Houbara vessel, the 60 Sunreef Power Ewhala was unveiled to a hand-picked group of VIPs at a private cocktail party in Gdansk’s Cathedral-dotted Old Town last week. A compact power-yacht, the Ewhala also comes lined with amenities rarely seen in a ship of its size, offering both luxury and performance to discerning owners around the world.
Originally commissioned by one such owner, and now set to depart to the south of France for the Cannes International Boat Show 2012, the Ewhala is sure to make a splash at its World Premiere in September. The yacht will debut in a semi-owner version with two double cabins in both the forward section and starboard hull, as well as one double and one bunk-bed cabin (for the crew) in the port hull. In accordance with every luxury charter-enthusiast’s wildest dreams, all cabins come with private bathrooms and abundant storage. Privacy aside, Sunreef has always sought to outfit their yachts with remarkable socializing environments and the Ewhala is no exception. The interior of the main deck features the galley and a dining area, while a mezzanine floor located in the midship comprises internal helm station and lounge, providing access to the forward guest cabins. The spacious sun deck, Sunreef’s specialty and trademark, houses an external helm station, wet bar with barbecue, and dining area plus huge sun pad, the ideal venue for good friends, great food, and even better tans.
The Ewhala truly stands out, however, when one turns their attention to its expert blend of both form and function. The catamaran-style yacht is immaculately adorned inside and out, sure to stop harbor traffic with modern, minimalist design and an interior swathed in oak contrast, gray and white upholstery, and brushed stainless steel. Putting this beauty into sea-faring application is the innovative JMS boat control system by ZF Marine Electronics Group, which allows the boat to be easily maneuvered with a joystick. An exceedingly rare feature on large catamaran yachts, both Sunreef and its prospective Captains have reason to be excited about the application of this cutting-edge technology.
Sunreef Yachts has now two more units of the 60 Sunreef Power under construction, with the last contract having been signed just a few days ago at the Sunreef shipyard after the presentation of the Ewhala in Gdansk, Poland.