Sunreef Yachts Signs Contract for a New Composite Performance Superyacht, Sunreef 80

Following two superyacht launches in 2010, Sunreef Yachts continues moving forward in the field of large yacht design. In early 2011, the shipyard received an order for an 82 feet Double Decker, and the company is now delighted to announce a new sale of a similarly sized 80 feet LOA yet dramatically different concept based on light displacement, performance and speed.

Commissioned by a European owner, the Sunreef 80 will be made of an advanced composite sandwich combining vinylester, PVC foam and carbon/glass fibre, with a carbon mast and boom, standing rigging by Kevlar and total sail area of 340 m2, weighing just 45T lightship and 60T fully loaded. The sleek and sporty exterior line was designed carefully to reduce windage and water resistance.

The yacht is designed to comfortably accommodate 9 guests and 4 crew. For the very first time on a Sunreef single deck catamaran, the owner suite will be located on the main deck. As is the case for all Sunreef catamarans, the cockpit and flybridge will feature dining areas, sunbathing pads and extended storage.

The mould is currently under construction, and the yacht is due to be launched in March 2013. The Sunreef 80 will begin the new composite superyacht series intended for owners who wish to enjoy fast sailing adventures without giving up on comfort and fully customized interiors.Sunreef Yachts Signs Contract for a New Composite Performance Superyacht, Sunreef 80

Sunreef Yachts Signs Contract for a New Composite Performance Superyacht, Sunreef 80Sunreef Yachts Signs Contract for a New Composite Performance Superyacht, Sunreef 80Sunreef Yachts Signs Contract for a New Composite Performance Superyacht, Sunreef 80Sunreef Yachts Signs Contract for a New Composite Performance Superyacht, Sunreef 80

Hot Lab introduce their Oceanco PA 168 yacht design

The Hot Lab designed Oceanco PA 168 yacht is a new 86m superyacht concept based on the reputable and highly regarded Oceanco yacht platform. The Oceanco PA 168 motor yacht designed by the Milan-based Hot Lab studio. The yacht design features  wonderful contemporary exterior lines with a functional, yet innovative, interior layout architecture.

The Hot Lab designed PA186 Oceanco superyacht conceptThe Hot Lab designed PA186 Oceanco superyacht concept

Some of the design features of the Hot Lab Oceanco PA 168 luxury yacht:
Despite the motor yacht’s generous dimensions, the Oceanco PA 168 yacht lines have been designed to convey a visual sense of lightness. Fundamental in this regard is the layout of the various decks, which in profile provide abundant open spaces aft that rapidly converge towards the antenna mast in the centre. In front of this point, the decks are developed more horizontally with a subtle yet dynamic downward curve to the open foredeck. This spacious area, which functions as an extendible platform for larger helicopters, emphasises and balances the graceful lines of the superstructure. The overall sense of lightness is also highlighted by the way the individual deck levels are clearly defined by the darkened glazing that serves to lengthen rather than heighten the profile. Companionways, windows and technical areas have been developed to accentuate this effect.

The PA186 motor yacht concept for Oceanco YachtsThe PA186 motor yacht concept for Oceanco Yachts

The bulwarks amidships and aft of the PA 168 yacht design are delicately arched to counterbalance the linear volumes of the superstructure and forward section. A beach area has been developed around a swimming pool on the main deck with a cascade waterfall that spills over the end wall. The bulkhead that constitutes this wall is covered with teak panelling that flows into symmetrical staircases leading down to the swim platform. This lower deck is surmounted by an unusual overhead ‘spoiler’, which provides partial shade but still allows abundant light to filter through.

The Motor Yacht PA 186 Oceanco by Hot Lab

The forward section of the Oceanco PA 168 superyacht presents a classic bow profile with a flush deck for the helipad, which can be extended with side ‘leaves’ to meet new regulations relating to touch-and-go operations. This forward deck is on a level with the wheelhouse, which is provided with wing stations contained in blisters in the bulwarks for optimum visibility fore and aft during manoeuvres. A defining architectural feature amidships is the large window on either side that extends the full height of the main and upper decks and abruptly intersects the bulwark coaming.

The Hot-Lab PA186 yacht concept for OceancoThe Hot-Lab PA186 yacht concept for Oceanco

Her upper deck and the owners’ deck are linked externally by bold arches that add an imposing graphic effect, while also tricking the eye into believing that two deck levels are in fact one and providing the 200sqm owner’s apartment with ample natural light. A forward terrace leading off the owner’s deck can serve as an open-air gym. The area forward of the antenna mast houses another area reserved exclusively for the owner’s use. Painted black to minimise its visual impact, the accompanying 320sqm of private sundeck features a Jacuzzi, sun loungers and two large skylights in the deck-head that illuminate the owner’s accommodation below.

The Hot-Lab Oceanco PA186 superyachtThe Hot-Lab Oceanco PA186 superyacht

The Hot Lab / Oceanco PA 168 yacht will be powered with a pair of MTU 20V 4000 main engines. She is expected to achieve a top speed of 20 knots with a range of 5500 nm at a cruising speed of 15 knots.

The Hot-Lab designed PA186 superyacht for Oceanco

Some further images of the Oceanco PA 168 superyacht design:

New series of 20m-73m Daewoo motor yachts as designed by Andrea Borzelli Yacht Design

Andrea Borzelli Architetto and Francesco Rogantin Naval Architect & Marine Engineer have designed a new series of superyacht measuring from 20 to 73 metres in length for the Korean yacht building company Daewoo. This particular motor yacht is a 24 m version, to be built in aluminium.

 Exterior design, Layout and Interior: Andrea Borzelli Architetto
 Naval Architecture e Engineeringing. Francesco Rogantin
 Cantiere: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering CO., LTD. in cooperation with GHI YACHTS

The 24 m Daewoo motor yacht designed by Andrea Borzelli Yacht Design - profileThe 24 m Daewoo motor yacht designed by Andrea Borzelli Yacht Design – profile

Description of the 24 metre yacht:
First of a series of nine models (20m-73m), this 24m boat entirely realized in aluminium has been designed by Andrea Borzelli’s Yacht Design firm for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering CO., LTD. and will be built in collaboration with the South Korean shipyard GHI Yachts. The naval architecture and engineering have been developed by Naval Architect & Marine Engineer Francesco Rogantin.

The 24 m Daewoo motor yacht designed by Andrea Borzelli Yacht Design - saloonThe 24 m Daewoo motor yacht designed by Andrea Borzelli Yacht Design – saloon

The layout includes a main deck featured with a large lounge-dining area, day head, kitchen, pilot house and an outdoor relax area at the bow. The lower deck is featured by the crew area and four cabins for eight guests: a full beam owner cabin with an ample bathroom and dressing room, two twin cabins and a VIP at the bow.

The contemporary style interior play about as light-dark and gloss-matt contrasts through the use of different types of wood, leather, textiles, steel and lacquered surfaces in combination with a bespoke lighting project.

The 24 m Daewoo motor yacht designed by Andrea Borzelli Yacht Design

Technical data:
Hull and superstructure aluminium alloy Length over all: 81.40 ft (24.81 m) Length on the waterline: 71.60 ft (21.82 m) Beam: 20.30 ft (6.20 m) Draft: 3.90 ft (1.20 m) Displacement: 84 tons Fuel: 10,300 L Water: 1,200 L Speed Max: 29 knots Speed Cruise: 26 knots.


The design department of Sunreef Yachts has pushed the concept as far as possible and came out with stunning 3d of the interior and exterior of this amazing mega catamaran. In the following text, Sunreef Yachts details the concept behind the design. Enjoy…


For immediate release,

15 May 2009 – Gdańsk, Poland


ONE FIFTY by Sunreef is the result of a year-long study into a new, revolutionary concept for modern and luxury catamaran – the megayacht, as an alternative, both aesthetically and functionally, for all current catamarans on the yachting market. This unique design technique insisting on pure simplicity and minimalism of form has been successfully adopted by the car industry and is now becoming increasingly popular in yachting. ONE FIFTY by Sunreef is the biggest sailing catamaran in the world. However, still in the design stage, this megayacht is waiting for her future owner.

The key words for this extravagant design are: uncut teak, sleek shell (hulls) and streamlined core (deckhouse).

The futuristic look of ONE FIFTY by Sunreef comes from one big innovation, namely almost invisible full-beam deckhouse. The link between the aft deck and the navigation station on the top is through a centrally positioned sloping deck. We are not talking here about a typical deckhouse shape, as the hulls, sides, bulwark and the superstructure itself are not traditionally shaped but rather combine together into one huge solid. The deckhouse spanning the entire beam provides the significant advantage of creating another level (floor) within the hulls. Thanks to this, the possibilities for arranging space increase remarkably. The main deck has gained impressive living space; all cabins for 12 guests are on this level and are generously illuminated by a big glass top. Below decks are located crew quarters for 9, all storage rooms and the galley.


A closer look at the whole yacht allows us to see two clearly contrasting structural elements, placed one inside the other. The external layer is a wide clear metallic shell with a black, monolithic core inside. The teak is applied continuously along the hull line, which enhances the sleek shape of the boat. The shell is the most streamlined part of the boat and logically forms hydrodynamic hulls. On the sides, there are two pure, aesthetic lines comprising a set of windows. The core looks like a huge glass construction yet it is not made of glass but simply imitates it. Solar panels can be fitted to provide lots of natural, green energy to the yacht.

As for the deckhouse, the ONE FIFTY by Sunreef does not have a classic deckhouse clearly dominating the bulwark level. This tendency to simplify the profile line can be observed frequently on monohull superyachts. The deckhouse lowers towards the bow section and finally reaches main deck and hulls level. This gives the yacht’s profile an expressive look and has an aggressive exterior shape. Pure lines and a minimalist shape can be eqasily disturbed by installing traditional guard rails on board; therefore ONE FIFTY by Sunreefhas a profil sleak and clean, free of railings and exploits instead differences in deck levels as a natural protection.

The exterior teak surfaces are the only ones accessible to guests and the glass/ sololar panels tops above them can be reached by crew only for maintenance purposes and mooring.

Another innovative technical feature on board is the boom which doubles as a crane for the lifeboat or for a large tender to be stowed out of sight, aft of the engine room.

The teak covering aft section creates an impression of fluidity and seems to fall down from the navigation station throughout the main deck level towards the end of the hull< style=”color: rgb(255, 255, 0);”>


The interior design is based on the specific aesthetic tendency in space organisation; therefore, it is not a final solution, rather a suggestion.The steel frame supporting glass top is created by symmetric squares and combines very well with the space division of the salon and cabins thereby giving the impression of linear fluidity.

Thanks to high level of luminosity and the glass walls of the salon and alley, the border between indoor and outdoor space is very soft. Guests will be able to enjoy panoramic views looking at the aft or admire flapping sails above their heads. Shade can be created by pulling down blinds between ceiling panels.

The sloping deck with glass walls hides below a small garden and mattress and thus create a intimate meditation area which can be converted into a comfortable cinema spot with a huge screen in the shady zone where the sloping deck becomes a fly-bridge.

To enable the crew to operate the yacht efficiently, access throughout the ONE FIFTY for crew and guests has been carefully separated for both parties. Access for guests is aft via large glass doors while the crew enter directly from the hull by a passerelle.


1) Cockpit forward ,
2) Full-beam deckhouse,
3) Sloping deck leading to the cockpit from the aft dividing the salon in two,
4) Topside covered by solar panels,
5) No guard rails
6) Uncut teak,
7) Exterior design based on two sealed elements – shell and core,
8) Separate entrances for guests and crew,
9) No hatches, light comes in directly through a top glass,
10) Interior garden


LOA: 150.56 ft/ 45.89 m
BOA: 56.27 ft/ 17.15 m
DRAFT: 6.99 ft/ 2.13 m
MAST HEIGHT: 179.4 ft/ 54.38 m
MAIN SAIL : 7535 ft2/ 700m2
GENOA : 4305 ft2/ 400m2
SOLENT: 2152 ft2/ 200m2
Guests: 12
Crew: 9
DESIGN: Michał Górzyński, Sunreef Design Team

Should you require more information, please contact:

Ewa Stachurska
Public Relations Sunreef Yachts
+ 48 601 315 206

New 90m Tony Castro Yacht Concept Released

A stunning new TC 90 m Superyacht concept has been unveiled by the UK based Tony Castro Naval Architect & Yacht Designers studio. Even though the interior of the 90m Tony Castro Motor Yacht has yet to be defined, she is expected to accommodate up to 22 guests in 11 state-of-the-art cabins.

TC 90 m Yacht Concept Profile – Image courtesy of Tony Castro

Interesting features of the  90m Tony Castro Yacht include an exciting aft deck arrangement with a large pool and folding bulwarks, making a spacious deck area.

Tony Castro 90m Superyacht

Below decks, a vast opening-glass fronted beach club links to the aft deck. A cascade of water runs from the Jacuzzi on the sky deck all the way down to the aft platform via a series of illuminated channels within the teak decking.

A helipad is formed when the bottom of the aft pool raises to provide a landing surface.

90m yacht concept by Tony Castro

The 90m Tony Castro motor yacht’s preliminary interior layout allows for 22 guests in 4 cabins. These include 4 VIP cabins, 2 VVIP cabins and one master suite. She will house a total of 25 crew.

90m Tony Castro Yacht will have a beam of 14 metres and a draft of 4.1 metres.

35m sailing yacht by Tony Castro Yacht Design

The modern exterior of the new Tony Castro 35-metre ketch combined with a well-considered, practical layout results in a comfortable yacht with striking styling.

Profile of the Tony Castro designed 35 m yachtProfile of the Tony Castro designed 35 m yacht

The deckhouse features a spacious saloon surrounded by large areas of opening glass, as well as an opening glass ceiling. The deckhouse of the sailing yacht also contains a bar area, helm station and chart table.

Tony Castro designed 35m superyacht renderingTony Castro designed 35m superyacht rendering

The cockpit offers a large area for up to 20 people for alfresco dining or lounging, creating the ideal social environment. The opening hard-top with removable sides makes this a well-protected all-weather area. The cockpit of the 35m Tony Castro superyacht is connected to the saloon via a sliding glass door, which when open, creates a luxurious inside/outside space.

Rendering of the 35m Tony Castro sailing yacht - aft viewRendering of the 35m Tony Castro sailing yacht – aft view

Other features of the latest Tony Castro sailing yacht of 35 metres include a 3.6M tender housed in the forward part of the superstructure, which is concealed underneath the teak coach-roof. The aft end of the main deck allows space for large removable sun-pads. A garage below opens up at the transom and houses a 4M tender as well as diving equipment. A shell-door folds out of the starboard side of the hull to create a swimming platform/boarding area for guests which is accessed from deck level via a set of removable steps.

35m Tony Castro ketch rendering35m Tony Castro ketch rendering

Below, there is a large owner’s cabin with en-suite bathroom and bath. There is also a VIP cabin and two twin cabins all with en-suite bathrooms, allowing a total of 8 guests. There is also a captain’s cabin and space for 4 crew.

Principal Dimensions of the new TONY CASTRO 35m KETCH


Length overall 34.8 m

Beam overall  8.4 m

Draft max. 5 m

Shining – 63m semi-custom superyacht from Croatia

The Croatian superyacht design firm, 2Pixel Studio, reports to that they have just completed the concept design for the first all Croatian superyacht, Project Shining.

Measuring 63 metres, the superyacht has been styled and decorated by the chief designers of the 2Pixel Studio; Doblanovic and Raunic. Both designers have studied at prestigious industrial design universities in Italy. After having worked in an Italian yacht design studio they have returned to Croatia to setup their own studio.

Naval architecture of the Shining project is provided by another Croatian design frim, Navtec Marine, while the semi-custom superyacht will reportedly be built at one of the country’s most well known shipyards.