Last year Sunrise Yachts finally celebrated the launch and delivery of its motor yacht Africa, the first unit from the Sunrise 45 series, with hull number 0181. The vessel had been previewed while under construction in a comprehensive article, along with renders, published two years ago in issue number 7 of Yacht Première.
The same article also described the yard itself, Sunrise Yachts, with its expert German/international management team and its modern facilities in Antalya, Turkey. Work is currently underway at the yard on a second unit from the Sunrise 45 series, with yard hull number 0182. This new build, which is basically a sistership to Africa, is scheduled to be launched and delivered at the end of the year (December 2010). The sale of both sisterships has been entrusted to the broker Camper & Nicholsons International. Camper & Nicholsons International were also responsible for the exclusive official presentation of the beautiful Africa, at the 19th Monaco Yacht Show last autumn. On the same occasion, Sunrise Yachts announced its project for the new Sunrise 47 series: this is the first model from the new Signature Line, which comprises yachts of between 47 and 65 metres, all with the concept design of Espen Øeino International: the Sunrise 47, the Sunrise 52, the Sunrise 57 and the Sunrise 65. This article offers readers a preview of the new Sunrise 47, complete with renders. The first unit is currently under construction and will be ready for delivery in February 2012, just in time to set off for cruises around the Med and possibly the Caribbean. As with the Sunrise 45, this new Sunrise 47 will be another opportunity for Sunrise Yachts to demonstrate its excellent quality.
The main dimensional and technical data
Based on naval architecture and engineering developed by Brilliant Boats, the new Sunrise 47 is being built using high-tensile steel for the hull, and light aluminium alloy for the superstructure. She is being built to meet the classification standards of the Bureau Veritas, @100A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6, @LMC as well as being MCA LY2 commercial code compliant. Her length overall will be 47.8 metres (around 157 feet), with a length at waterline of 41.5 metres, or 136 feet, and a maximum beam of 9 metres, equivalent to 29 feet and 6 inches. The maximum draft of the hull will be 2.8 metres (just under 9 ft). According to the project calculations, the yacht will displace 380 tons (nearly 838,900 pounds) when empty, and 450 tons (993,500 pounds) when fully loaded. Sunrise 47 will have a displacing hull with bulbous bow, and will have a Quantum stabilizer system for use both when cruising and when at anchor, with Zero Speed gyroscopic stabilizers in a non-retractable twin lateral fin configuration, with an electro-hydraulic control system. On the bottom of the motor yacht there will be two variable pitch propellers and a Duerr hydraulic bow thruster, providing 88 hp (65 kW) of power. The engine room of the new Sunrise 47 will be fitted with twin V12 Caterpillar engines (CAT C32 series, Acert C rating): each of the engines, with a total displacement of 32.1 litres (1959 cu.in) has a maximum output of 1300 bhp (970 bkW) supplied at 1800 rpm. This will allow Sunrise 47 to reach a top speed of 16 knots and maintain a cruising speed of 12 knots. Travelling at this cruising speed, the yacht will have a range of 4 thousand nautical miles, thanks to her large fuel tanks, with a capacity of 60 thousand litres (nearly 16 thousand US gallons). Meanwhile, her freshwater tanks will have a capacity of 13,500 litres (nearly 3600 US gallons), and will be topped up by a desalination system. [...]