Sunrise N681 Skyfall

By on February 15, 2014

Sunrise Yachts signs contract to build 68m Project “Skyfall” in a deal brokered by Worth Avenue Yachts.

The Antalya-based yacht builder will deliver John and Jeanette Staluppi’s nineteenth and largest project to date in 2017. Project “Skyfall”, designed by Vallicelli & Co., with an interior design by Focus Yacht Design and naval architecture by Mulder Design and OYD, is packed with new technologies.

ANTALYA, TURKEY – The confirmation of Project “Skyfall”, the outcome of months of development between the clients, the designers, the brokers and the builder’s teams, represents a considerable achievement for Sunrise Yachts.
Guillaume Roché, Sunrise Yachts CEO, states: “It means a lot to us to be chosen to build such an ambitious project, especially for one of the world’s most experienced yacht owners. It is both an acknowledgement of our achievements in the six short years of our shipyard’s operation, and a motivation to further pursue excellence in our standards. We are looking forward with great anticipation to this unique opportunity that is creating a floating work of art with creative and competent people.”

Worth Avenue Yachts, who have been advising the clients, will be following up on the project’s construction until delivery in 2017. “There are some yachts that become game changers, that alter the desires and aspirations of future designs simply becoming “the way of the future”: this is one of those yachts.” stated Peter Thompson.

Project “Skyfall” is a fast-­displacement, steel hull and aluminum superstructure, transtlantic luxury motor yacht designed to meet the owner’s particular requirements in terms of esthetics, speed and comfort. In line with the owners’ spirit of innovation that has produced many groundbreaking yachts, Project “Skyfall” will feature a host of technologies never combined in a yacht project before. To name but a few: the Voith Linear Jet propulsion system offering performance, reliability and silence and the MME micro turbines – the power generating solution of the future.

Vallicelli & Co, one of Italy’s most prominent naval architects and yacht designers, who combine extensive experience in both sailing and motor yachts, have created a design of remarkable proportions. Andrea Vallicelli explains: “The originality of the style, playing with harmonious contrasts between soft and rigid formal elements, is clearly noticeable in the sheer-­line. Moreover, the low angle of the transom slope, reminiscent of a racing sailing yacht, and the long forward overhang help Project “Skyfall” to be a very slender yacht, although she has no less than five decks.”

The interior design is entrusted to the talent of Bremen-­based Focus Yacht Design, who are currently working with the shipyard on a 63m project to be delivered next winter. Project “Skyfall” will feature a sumptuous contemporary interior, balancing a richness of décor and a contemporary elegance complementing the yacht’s sleek exterior styling. Surprise features will add glamour and fun to the owners’ and charter guests’ onboard experience…

Frank and Bas Mulder of Mulder Design, who have developed many record-­breaking yachts with the owners, will be bringing their engineering expertise to the project and help achieve the project’s performance targets.

A press conference with the owners and the full project team in attendance will be held during the Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 20-­23, 2014.

Technical Specifications of Sunrise N681:

Project Name: Sunrise N681
Length: 67.50m/221’
Beam (moulded): 11.30m/37’
Draft (max): 3.15m/10’3”
Displacement (full load): 900 tons
Gross Tonnage: 1,300 grt
Max. speed: 23 knots
Range: 5,000 nautical miles
Guests: 12
Crew: 16


Yacht Design: A.V.C. & Co. Vallicelli Design, Rome, Italy
Interior Design: Focus Yacht Design, Bremen, Germany
Naval Architecture: Mulder Design/OYD
Classification: Bureau Veritas / LY3
Hull type & Material: Fast-­?displacement – Steel
Superstructure material: Aluminium
Engines: 2 x MTU 16V4000M93
Propulsion System: Voith Linear Jets
Generators: 2 x 220 kW + 1 x 200 kW MME microturbine