Sun Shines as Sunrise Launches Superyacht Sunset


Five years after delivering Africa, Sunrise Yachts has launched a sister ship this week in Antalya

Hull 182 was started as Project Sunset, and the yacht’s name will remain confidential until delivery next month to its North-American client.

The second Sunrise 45m is a three-deck, deep-sea, full displacement, transatlantic, steel hull and aluminium superstructure luxury motor yacht, built to operate for private use or charter in all seas and oceans of the world.

The yacht’s main characteristics include large volumes at 499 Gross Tons, excellent deck heights, great stability, comfort and seaworthiness, very low levels of sound and vibration, an affective layout, and extreme fuel efficiency.

A full-length technical tunnel running from the engine room to the bow-thruster compartment – an unprecedented feature on yachts in this category until the launch of Africa provides easy access to tanks and systems at bilge deck level.

The interior design is entrusted to the talent of Nantes-based Franck Darnet Design, who had previously designed the interior for Africa.

Having already visited the yacht at the shipyard we can report that in sharp contrast with the first yacht’s dark tropical woods, the new yacht boasts a contemporary and elegant décor that features light veneers and a bright colour scheme.

Guillaume Roché, the Sunrise Yachts CEO, stated: “We believe that this new yacht further demonstrates our commitment to excellence and to continually improving our standards while remaining a competitive alternative to quality European builders.”

Project Sunset will be showcased – by appointment only – at the Monaco Yacht Show, September 24-27, 2014 and at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30-November 3rd, 2014.