The fifth unit of the Polish builder’s new model, the Sunreef 60 sailing catamaran Oca proves home is where the yacht is.
In the Brazilian tribal language of Tupi-Guarani, Oca means house. It’s an entirely fitting name for the fifth Sunreef 60 sailing catamaran, which was designed to be a comfortable home at sea for a young family with world-roaming ambitions.
The 18.3m cat with a 10.2m beam is a new breed conceived by the Polish builder to blend long-range cruising capabilities, high-performance sailing, luxurious amenities and comfortable accommodation for a family or charter guests.
The model slips into the builder’s current range of sailing cats, above the 50 and below the 70 and 80. The latter was premiered with the first 60 at last September’s Cannes Yachting Festival, revealing a new design ethos.
“The 60 follows the design guidelines of the whole range, which means having high bulwarks, a bow terrace, an aft platform, free-standing furniture. Only the proportions change as the size of the yacht changes,” says Sunreef’s interior designer Marta Kaszuba, who carried out the layout modifications and interior design on Oca.
The interiors blend seamlessly with the outside, the aft glass doors sliding back to open up an enormous indoor-outdoor living area. “The aft platform, aft cockpit and saloon are flush, creating one enormous space,” she says.
Oca also has more than a few amenities that you won’t usually find on a 60ft sailboat, such as a foredeck lounge and jacuzzi up on the flybridge.
The 60 is also the smallest Sunreef yet to have a bow terrace, a tranquil space found just forward of the pilothouse with an L-shaped settee to starboard and flanked by two sunpads. This lounge area is the ideal height to enjoy the views as you cruise, but it’s lowered for protection from sea-spray and a sense of privacy.
You can access it from the side decks, but the terrace is best accessed directly from the saloon, with a door leading out to the foredeck. When this forward door and aft glass doors are all open, the main deck is transformed into one glorious open-air living room, inviting in the breeze and allowing easy movement.
“Starting with this range, the forward terrace will be on all Sunreef boats,” says Aleksandra Chabros, Charter Manager for Sunreef Yachts Charter. “This has become a new norm and I keep hearing from charter clients, ‘I only want a boat with the front lounge’.”
The aft platform holds a 3m tender that can ferry five guests to shore. This platform is flush with the aft deck, so when the tender is launched the cockpit space is extended. Likewise, when the platform is lowered to the waterline, it connects between the dual staircases that lead up to the main deck and creates a wonderful beach club.
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