February 10 2022
Fernando Alonso (right) and Francis Lapp, president and founder of Sunreef Yachts, at the signing of the 60 Sunreef Power Eco
Fernando Alonso's 60 Sunreef Power ECO is the very first 60-foot electric motoryacht from the Polish shipyard based in Gdansk. Equipped with solar panels integrated into the various composite structures of the motoryacht, as well as the lightest batteries in the boating world, Fernando Alonso's yacht will offer optimal energy efficiency for a zero-emission sailing experience.
Fernando Alonso - The world is moving in this direction. We are more aware and we want more sustainability. In recent years, we have seen major changes in global mobility and, for me, it makes perfect sense to opt for an electric catamaran. This type of vessel allows you to have a closer connection with the sea. The world is going electric and yachts should also follow.
Fernando Alonso - It was a very easy choice. Sunreef Yachts is known for its high quality and has gained a great reputation over the last two decades. I really wanted to build a catamaran, because I wanted to enjoy more space and all the other advantages that multihulls bring. At the same time, my vision was to build a luxury boat of the highest quality. Sunreef Yachts met all my requirements in terms of space, catamaran expertise, lifestyle and luxury. It was an obvious choice for me.
Fernando Alonso - The first would be a barbecue, which is a must for me. I really enjoy long barbecue evenings with my friends and family, so it is essential for me. I would also like to have a good sound system, as music will be an important element on board. Finally, I will definitely have some water toys on board so that we can enjoy both sunbathing and sports.
Fernando Alonso - I will probably be based in Monaco. I will cruise the French Riviera, Corsica and Sardinia. Generally speaking, the south of France and the Mediterranean will be my cruising area.
Fernando Alonso - My 60 Sunreef Power Eco will be my very first yacht! I have nothing specific in mind. I want the yacht to be ready to go at any time. Sometimes I go out to sea spontaneously, so I want to make sure that the yacht is reliable. I want a yacht I can trust. I know that the technology of this electric boat is complex, but I also see the effort that Sunreef Yachts puts into it. I can't hide the fact that I can't wait to spend time on board!
Fernando Alonso - My perfect day at sea would not start too early. It would be a day of rest, starting with breakfast on board with friends and family. It would be followed by a swim and some water sports. After lunch, we would all relax, talk and enjoy the sun. Dinner will be a barbecue that we will prepare ourselves and enjoy together.