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Candy: Sunreef’s New Catamaran That Runs on Solar Power

Candy Sunreef’s New Catamaran That Runs on Solar Power

There are plenty of people that love to get out on the boat and enjoy some time in the sun. However, not all of them choose to do it in the same way. After all, there is a big difference between being on a tiny little canoe in a pond and having the opportunity to get on a 70 foot catamaran that includes all kinds of state-of-the-art technology. If you are more interested in doing the latter, then you might be interested to know more about the new Sunreef 70 model catamaran that has been christened “Candy.” It is truly one of the most interesting boats of its kind on the water, something that's definitely worth taking a second look at for so many different reasons.

Green Technology at Its Best

One of the major differences about this boat as compared to most of the others on the water is that it is far more eco-friendly than just about anything that's ever been made. As a matter of fact, it even incorporates the use of a number of solar panels on the roof that are used to power virtually everything from climate control systems to lighting to the television. Of course, the boat also has two 225 hp engines that are capable of moving it through the water at a speed that is more than respectable. However, this too is designed for the economically conscientious individual. Just like virtually everything else on the boat, the solar panels that are located up top help to power this engine so that you're not using a traditional internal combustion system which reduces the amount of pollution that you're putting out. The boat also features an exceptionally large sail, 1,722 square feet to be exact. As a result, it's not at all uncommon to be able to get where you're going without using the engines at all. It's definitely one of the most powerful sailboats that you're ever likely to run across, yet the engines can be kicked in to help you get where you're going if you're in a situation where there just isn't enough wind to help you get there in a timely manner. If you think this is the only thing special about this particular boat, think again. As it turns out, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Interior

It doesn't do any good to be on a boat that is technologically advanced if it's absolutely miserable because of a lack of innovative design. Fortunately, that isn't something that you have to worry about here, either. As a matter of fact, this particular boat offers one of the largest living rooms that you can even imagine, with this particular room taking up almost the entire front of the boat itself. There's enough room for two long sofas that run the length of the living room and an equally long dining room table that connects directly to the living room itself. From the kitchen, you have direct access to the wine cooler and you also have access to an outdoor sunken recreational area that can be accessed by going through automatic double doors. Whether you prefer to be inside or outside the majority of the time, there is more than enough room for you to relax and take it easy. If you're more in the mood to entertain guests with a gourmet meal than you are to sit back and relax, there's plenty of room to do that as well. It genuinely seems that the designers responsible for creating this boat have thought of everything. In reality, it doesn't seem as though they've left a single stone unturned.

More Space for Entertaining

If the amount of entertainment space at the front of the boat isn't enough to get your attention, there's certainly plenty of space in the aft section. There is a large room located there with a separate sofa that sits opposite an equally long dining room table, completely separate from any outdoor areas or the main room at the front. If you're worried about access to certain amenities, there is no need to be. You also have direct access to a refrigerator and a separate wine cooler from the aft section as well. It gives you the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax if there is a lot of entertaining going on up front and you simply need some time to yourself. By the same token, it also provides an area where you can entertain guests in a slightly more up close, personal manner because of the smaller space involved. Even so, it never feels cramped. That's largely due to the windows that run the length of the room on both sides.

Room to Spread Out

If you're wondering how many people can comfortably spend time on the boat, it easily sleeps eight. There are four cabins, two in each of the hulls. All of the cabins have plenty of room to spread out and come with their own bathrooms. The main bedroom also has a work desk, a walk-in closet and a television of its own. Of course, staying in any of the three remaining bedrooms wouldn't be so bad, either. In addition to having their own bathroom, they also have televisions in each of the rooms and plenty of space to be comfortable, even when two people are occupying each bedroom. At the end of the day, being able to enjoy time spent on a boat like this is something that not everyone has the opportunity to do. In reality, it's something that's meant to be enjoyed and if you're lucky enough to have the opportunity to do so, then it's something that you definitely shouldn't take for granted. As a matter of fact, you should seize the opportunity and enjoy it to the fullest extent possible. It's not likely that anything quite like it will ever come around again.

Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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