In this year’s Best of the Best, we continue to honour the brands and people who have continued to create covetable products, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Here we have Sunreef’s Great White win ‘best power catamaran’ in the wings and water category
Multihull builder Sunreef couldn’t have asked for a better spokesman than tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, who took delivery of his 80ft catamaran, Great White, last summer. While the niche for large power catamarans tends to be filled with boxy, vanilla-white multihulls, Nadal’s new boat is one of Sunreef’s most stylish.
With its azure-coloured hull and custom features such as the foldout balcony in the main suite and sports-centre televisions in the main salon, Great White is a showcase of contemporary yet understated styling. The salon’s open plan highlights the multihull’s main asset: significantly more interior space than a monohull of equal length. The area includes an eight-person dining table, oversized lounges and the large-screen TVs, a pair at 77 inches each. The main suite, located in the starboard hull, has a walk-in dressing room, sofa, queen bed and the foldout balcony. (There are three guest cabins plus two for crew.) It has a pair of 1,200hp engines, which deliver a cruising speed of 16 knots on the way to a top end of 23 knots. Berthed on Nadal’s home island of Mallorca, Great White cruised the other Balearic Islands last summer, and it’s anyone’s guess where the tennis star will end up this year as the Mediterranean reopens.