Radical cat

Designer Malcolm McKeon and Sunreef Yachts have teamed up to introduce the Sunreef MM460 CAT concept.

11 August 2020


As the demand for large luxury sail catamarans grows, Sunreef Yachts has joined the party, collaborating with renowned yacht designers Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design to design a new superyacht concept – the Sunreef MM460 CAT.

Its most notable design features are the catamaran’s glass superstructure, and a 60-square-metre flybridge. The cat’s spacious layout not only gives the dual helm positions clear sight lines in all directions, but also provides an entertaining area for guests whilst the yacht is under sail, with fantastic elevated views.

The Sunreef MM460 CAT is designed as an offshore cruiser, capable of undertaking transoceanic passages and able to remain self-sufficient for extended periods of operation.

The cat’s composite construction is complemented by a carbon-fibre mast and boom, and she comes in just under the all-important 500 gross tonnes.  With the centreboards retracted, she has a draft of just 3 metres, and draws 7 metres with the boards down.


The sail configuration comprises a square-top main, reacher and jib, and the yacht carries a total sail wardrobe excess of 2,500 square metres.

The yacht’s 16.65-metre beam creates an expansive aft deck. Under the overhang of the flybridge, a sheltered lounge and alfresco dining area is created, while further aft, L-shaped sofas nestle against the guardrail and disguise steps leading down to the swim platforms.

The main saloon is accessed via full-height glass doors, which retract almost the full width of the superstructure for a spacious lounge and dining area that can seat eighteen guests.

Positioned forwards on the main deck are the master and VIP suites. Of equal size, these ensuite cabins both feature a chaise longue, desk and walk-in wardrobe.

From the saloon, steps will lead to the lower deck of either hull.

The starboard hull houses the guest accommodation, of which there are four ensuite cabins all convertible between double and twin configuration.

To aft in the starboard hull, the Sunreef MM460 CAT can carry a 6.2-metre tender and there’s space for additional water toys, scuba dive cylinders and compressor, as well as a wetsuit store. The crew/rescue tender is stowed in the forepeak and there’s also space for two jet skis below deck.

In the port hull, an aft beach club steals the limelight.  It’s equipped with a bar counter and stools, an adjacent sauna and a 2.5-metre fold-down platform that provides direct access to the water from the port side.

The crew quarters are also located in the port hull. There are three cabins with twin bunks, plus an engineer’s cabin and a captain’s cabin, along with the crew mess, laundry and the yacht’s galley.




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