Africa

by Sunrise Yachts, Studio Paolo Scanu, Karatas Yacht Design and Franck Darnet Design

With its first vessel, this yard gave proof of its excellent quality, just as its founders wanted. Confirmation of this is the impressive solidity of construction and perfect finish of the interiors of this first yacht, which far exceeded the expectations of her discerning and knowledgeable Owner. The management team of Sunrise Yachts consists of an international team of experts who share a passion for luxury yachting. The yard is continuing with its ambitious strategic plan to conquer that exclusive sector of the market occupied by yachts of between 45 and 65 metres. At its modern facilities in Antalya, Turkey, Sunrise has two construction slots for motor yachts of up to 65 metres / 220 feet length and up to 1200 tons displacement. The construction slots are set up in two halls measuring 100 by 16 metres, in addition to which there is a climate-controlled painting shed of 70 by 16 metres. Currently, two motor yachts are under construction at the yard. One is the second unit of the Sunrise 45-metre model, given hull number 0182 and scheduled for delivery in December 2010. The other is the first ever Sunrise 47 metres, hull number 473, with delivery scheduled for February 2012. We previewed the project this year in issue number 14 of Yacht Première. Unlike the Sunrise 45 m, which has concept design by Studio Paolo Scanu, the Sunrise 47 m belongs to the new Signature Line, which has concept design by Espen ¯eino International. After the Sunrise 47 m, the Signature Line will be expanded with the Sunrise 52, Sunrise 57 and Sunrise 65. The development of these is based on three technological platforms: one extendable from 45 to 50 metres, another extendable from 55 to 60 metres, and a third measuring 65 metres. The new Signature Line was launched with a high-profile event at the 19th Monaco Yacht Show in Montecarlo last autumn. Sunrise Yachts also saw the occasion as a chance to display its first motor yacht, the first example of the Sunrise 45 model (hull number 0181). This was previewed while under construction two years ago in issue number 7 of Yacht Première. Named “Africa”, the new yacht was officially presented to the public in 2009 at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show by broker company Camper & Nicholsons International. They have an exclusive contract for managing Africa and other Sunrise Yachts vessels both for sale and charter. Launched last July, and after sea tests, Africa was delivered and made a successful maiden voyage in the Med before mooring in the French Riviera to bask in the limelight of the waters of the Principality of Monaco. There, with its first motor yacht, Sunrise Yachts gave proof of its excellent quality – fulfilling the wishes of the yard’s founders, the German entrepreneur Herbert P. Baum and the Anglo-French yacht builder Guillaume Rochè. Proof of this is the impressive solidity of construction and perfect finish of the interiors of this first yacht, which exceeded the expectations of her discerning and knowledgeable Owner. The main dimensional and technical data Fully based on the naval architecture and engineering of the Italian firm Studio Paolo Scanu and the Turkish Karatas Yacht Design concern, Africa was built at Sunrise Yachts’ facilities using high-tensile steel for the hull and light aluminium alloy for the superstructure. She is compliant with the Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LlRoS) Maltese Cross 100A1 SSC yacht mono G6 classification, as well as being Maritime and Coastguard Agency, LMC -MCA LY2 commercial code compliant. Africa’s length overall is 44.8 metres (around 147 ft), with a length at waterline of 38.45 metres (or 126 ft). Her maximum beam is 8.83 metres (around 29 ft) while she has a maximum draught of 2.72 metres, nearly 9 ft. When empty, the yacht displaces 300 tons, the equivalent of nearly 662,300 lbs; while when fully loaded she displaces 380 tons (nearly 838,900 lbs). Africa has a displacement hull with a bulbous bow. In addition to a 65 kW / 88 hp Torkmaster hydraulic bowthruster, the hull has a Quantum Zero Speed stabilizer system that works both while under power and when at anchor. The system is configured with twin lateral non-retractable fins and is electro-hydraulically operated. Africa’s engine room is installed with twin MTU V12 engines, 2000 M70 series with 1B rating. Each engine has a maximum output of 1070 mhp, equivalent to 788 bkW, supplied at 2100 rpm. Combined with their respective reduction gearboxes (ZF, model 2350), the two engines are connected via stainless steel transmission shafts to a pair of 5-blade fixed-pitch Poseidon propulsion propellers by France Hèlice. The propellers are made from Nibral alloy (nickel, bronze and aluminium). [...]

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