Shortly after confirming a contract for a second 63-meter project in May 2012, Sunrise Yachts signed a new-build contract for one of the most innovative projects of the year: a 56-meter long-range megayacht designed for circumnavigation. She will be quipped with pod-driven diesel-electric propulsion.
Her owner is a true lover of yachts and marine life, and intends to devote ever more of his time to extended cruising around the world. Intrigued by the benefits associated with the diesel electric technological option suggested by the shipyard, he decided to go ahead with it. With reduced sound and vibration, increased performance in terms of fuel-efficiency and maneuverability, the superyacht will offer a level of comfort rarely seen in luxury yachts of this category.
While essentially a custom yacht with a fairly aggressive exterior styling, the project elaborates upon the design concept of the Sunrise 50-meter previously developed with Espen Øino and Franck Darnet. Featuring indoor/outdoor spaces on the main deck and bridge deck with an abundance of natural light, it will also include a full fourth deck with a panoramic master suite aft and a large observation lounge forward. A waterfall will cascade down from her bridge deck aft into a large swimming pool on the main deck.
Her contemporary interior is entrusted to the talent of Nantes-based Franck Darnet Yacht Design, who had previously designed two 45-meter yachts with the shipyard: M/Y “Africa”, delivered in 2009 and Project ‘Sunset’, with delivery scheduled in 2013.
The new 56-meter is expected to be delivered in 2015.