F1 driver Fernando Alonso chooses Sunreef’s electric yacht

Fernando Alonso is awaiting delivery of the first unit of the 60 Sunreef Power Eco, having ordered a customized version last September. The catamaran will offer state-of-the-art emission-free electric propulsion, generated by the shipyard’s composite-integrated photovoltaic system and the lightest batteries in the industry. The double Formula 1 world champion explains why he chose the model and his navigation plans.

Why did you choose to commission an all-electric yacht?

The world is moving in this direction. We are more aware and want more sustainability. We have seen significant changes over the last few years in global mobility, and for me it makes perfect sense to go for an electric catamaran. This ship type gives you a closer connection to the seas. The world is going electric and yachts should follow too.

It was a very easy choice. Sunreef is known for its high quality and has earned a great reputation over the past two decades. I really wanted to build a catamaran because I wanted to take advantage of more space and all the other benefits that multihulls bring. At the same time, my vision was to build a luxury craft of the highest quality. Sunreef met all my requirements in terms of space, catamaran expertise, lifestyle and luxury. It was obvious to me.

F1 driver Fernando Alonso chooses the 60 Sunreef Power Eco
F1 driver Fernando Alonso chooses the 60 Sunreef Power Eco

Name three must-haves on your future yacht.

The first would be a barbecue, which is a must for me. I really enjoy long barbecue evenings with my friends and family, so this is essential for me. I would also like to have a good sound system because music will be an integral part of life on board. Finally, I will certainly have water toys on board so that we can enjoy both relaxation on sunbathing and sport.

Where will you take your yacht?

I will probably be based in Monaco. I will cross on the Côte d’Azur, Corsica and Sardinia. In general, the south of France and the Mediterranean will be my sailing area.

What do you expect from a yacht as an owner?

This will be my first yacht, so I don’t have anything specific in mind. I want the yacht always ready to go. Sometimes I spontaneously go into the sea, so I want to make sure the yacht is reliable. I want a yacht that I can trust. I know the technology of this electric yacht is complex, but I can also see the amount of effort Sunreef puts into it, so I’m very confident. I look forward to spending time on board.

Fernando Alonso, F1 driver

What is your vision of a perfect day at sea?

My perfect day at sea wouldn’t start too soon. It would be a day off, starting with breakfast on board with friends and family. This would be followed by swimming and some water sports. After lunch we all relaxed, talked and enjoyed the sun. Dinner would be a barbecue which we would prepare and cook ourselves and enjoy together.

This article first appeared on Yacht Style.

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