Project Sunset, the second vessel in the Sunrise 45-metre series

Project Sunset, the second vessel in the Sunrise 45-metre series

Superyacht builder Sunrise Yachts in Antalya, Turkey, has launched Project Sunset – Hull 182, the second vessel in the Sunrise 45m series. The yacht’s name will remain confidential until delivery next month to its North-American client.

This second 45-metre motoryacht touches water five years after the delivering of Africa, the first yacht of the series.

The Sunrise 45m is a three-deck, deep-sea, full displacement, transatlantic, steel hull and aluminium superstructure built to operate for private use or charter in all seas and oceans of the world.

The builder says the yacht’s main characteristics include large volumes at 499 GT, excellent deck heights, great stability, comfort and seaworthiness, very low levels of sound and vibration, an affective layout, and extreme fuel efficiency.

In addition, a full-length technical tunnel running from the engine room to the bow-thruster compartment provides easy access to tanks and systems at bilge deck level. This feature is unprecedented on yachts in this category until the launch of the first vessel in the series, Africa.

The interior design is by Nantes-based Franck Darnet Design, who had previously designed the interior for Africa. In sharp contrast with the first Sunrise 45m’s dark tropical woods, Hull 182 features contemporary and elegant décor with light veneers and a bright colour scheme.

Guillaume Roché, the Sunrise Yachts CEO, comments: “Just like motoryacht Africa was one of the “star” yachts when introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show, we are confident that the new 45m will be one of the most notable yachts delivered worldwide this year in its category. We believe that the yacht further demonstrates our commitment to excellence and to continually improving our standards while remaining a competitive alternative to quality European builders.”

Project 182 will be showcased – by appointment only – at the Monaco Yacht Show, September 24-27, 2014, and at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30-November 3rd, 2014.