Sun Runner

Catamarans offer house-like interior volume, exceptional stability even in choppy seas, and now, in the form of the Sunreef 60 Eco, the ability to generate electrical power from the sun.
Words // Bill Lindsey | October 27, 2022 | Luxury

Well-known for world-class sailing and power catamarans, Sunreef has created an entirely new category with the 60 Eco — a yacht capable of powering house appliances and A/C for more than 24 hours on its onboard battery bank linked to a system of solar panels. Unlike the bulky panels used on homes, the 60 Eco utilizes lightweight panels mounted on the hulls, superstructure and even the mast. By capturing the sunlight and converting it into electricity, this revolutionary vessel can cruise silently, propelled by an enormous mainsail and two 70kW electric motors. A variety of interior layouts allow up to 5 staterooms plus crew quarters, in addition to the very airy centrally-located salon and dining area. Aft of the roomy cockpit, two sets of steps provide easy access to the platform that has more than ample room for a tender;