With the 88’s ability to remain ‘pool table’ flat at anchor, loosing yourself in a book becomes an integral part of catamaran life

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Megacat


We take a look at Sunreef’s 88 Double Deck: the catamaran with the space of a megayacht


Imagine investing tens of millions of dollars in a superyacht, only to find that an 88-meter catamaran can rival, if not better it, on exterior and interior spaces. With over 300m2 of usable living area on board, Sunreef’s 88 Double Deck, named Ruwani, is a real megacat, with her huge lounges, cabins and open decks adding up to the ultimate sailing experience.


Commissioned by a seasoned boat owner who was growing tired of the lack of space on his monohulled yacht, Ruwani was custom built at Sunreef’s Gdansk shipyard, to his specifications, with layouts specifically designed for long-distance, family-friendly cruising. Working alongside Sunreef’s naval architects and designers, he created a warm and inviting megacat, fitted-out with a selection of natural materials, such as wood, marble, linen and leather. The cabins and lounges were finished off in a subtle light colourway, with every area sporting an item trimmed, or hand-made in his lucky shade of orange.


But what about these spaces? Due to Ruwani’s massive 11.2 meter beam (her overall width), the aft lounge (cockpit in nautical terms) is truly gargantuan. A nine-seat dining table is almost lost in a sea of teak and with so much area to play with, Sunreef’s designers placed reading spots either side of the lounge, with two large sunpads at the rear. [To be continued...]