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News: Yacht AFRICA project launched in July by Sunrise Yachts.

July 10, 2009 by Yacht Designer
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The Sunrise Yachts 45 meter first motor yacht, project name AFRICA, is reported to be launched in July. AFRICA with then make her way to be presented on display at the 2009 Monaco Yacht Show. AFRICA’S hull and exterior styling is the creation of Paolo Scanu and the superyacht’s interior design is the work of Franck Darnet.

Motor yacht AFRICA is a full displacement superyacht. She has long range capabilities and her hull was built from with high tensile steel as married with an aluminum superstructure.

She is powered with 2 MTU 12V2000M70 engines and has been built by Sunrise Yachts to Lloyd’s and MCA standards.

Michael Payne of CNI Monaco commented on the yacht:

“Africa’s client stated how impressed he was with the overall quality of the construction and of the interior finish which actually exceeded his expectations, further confirming that building in Turkey does not have to involve compromising on quality”.

The Sunrise yachts founders, Herbert Baum and Guillaume Roché, said:

“In the midst of our excitement, we only regret that our friend Paolo Scanu will not be with us to witness and celebrate the completion of this project, which is so important in the history of our company”.

Information on the Sunrise 45 Motor Yachts:

Conceived by a veteran yacht owner, seasoned designers, engineers and captains, the Sunrise 45m is a long-range displacement megayacht capable of accommodating up to 11 guests in high-level comfort. Its efficient high-tensile steel hull design, powerful engines and impressive tank capacity were designed to achieve trans-Pacific distances or summer coastal cruising without refueling.

The Sunrise 45m is built to the exacting standards of The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Lloyd’s class.

Sunrise Yachts is offering an original and highly attractive financing plan for its first vessel.

With vast experience and impeccable reputation, Camper & Nicholsons International (CNI) is assisting as the central agent for the two Sunrise 45m under construction.

The yacht accommodates eleven guests in complete comfort, with the ability to be
autonomous to the extent of a trans-Pacific crossing or a summer of coastal
cruising without refuelling.

Conceived by a highly talented team comprised of an experienced yacht owner,
designers, engineers and captains, the culminating vessel design has been
meticulously thought through, with large service and storage areas. Areas such
as a bilge deck with vast walk-in freezers and fridges as well as dry storage,
and a professional stainless steel kitchen modelled on that of a gourmet
Four roomy guest cabins, all with en-suite shower rooms are served by a
spacious lobby, which for the ultimate convenience incorporates its own fridge
and icemaker.
On the main deck, the owner’s suite as well as a stunning bedroom and huge
bathroom, also features an office and walk-in closet. The formal dining room
seats twelve and the intimate lower salon, which opens aft onto the main deck
lounge area has a full wet bar and comfortable lounge couches.
The bridge deck accommodates the fully GMDSS equipped wheelhouse,
captain’s cabin, ship’s office and a vast upper salon-sky lounge, also with a
large wet bar for entertaining. The aft bridge deck has lounging chairs and a
more al-fresco style dining area, again for twelve.
The sun deck has another full guest dining area, served by a large barbecue as
well as a pantry and food lift from the galley and the six-person jacuzzi is
surrounded by a large cushioned sunbathing surface for spreading out to dry
off or just to get a tan.

The interior design has been entrusted to the talented offices of Franck Darnet Design
who, although a relative newcomer in motoryacht interiors, has a solid reputation in the
large sailing yacht sector, working with prestigious architects such as Philippe Briand.
With the prime focus on the visual effect and creation of spatial awareness throughout
the yacht, Franck Darnet Design has designed varying options for the Sunrise 45 interiors,
from modern clean to a rich classic gentleman’s club feel.
In the living area, the vast windows allow panoramic views of the ocean or of your latest
beautiful anchorage. Between the main lounge and the formal dining area, here the
interior options either create a striking open layout, or a more intimate classic dining
room setting and here the furniture can discretely house a large flat screen television.
The Owner’s Suite, a magnificent spacious area complete with its own lounge corner to
allow quiet relaxation, a huge walk in wardrobe/dressing room and a separate study to allow a quiet
space for work, away from the guest party while still allowing uncompromised ocean views.

To complete this suite, the elegant full width bathroom as you would expect has
conveniently two vanitory areas, two wc rooms, one with shower cubicle, which
can be separated by sliding doors on either side of a gorgeous bath.

The different interior propositions, classic or contemporary, developed for the Sunrise 45
offer prospective owners a choice characterised by a particular selection of wood, fabrics
and furniture.

All the systems engineering, including 3-D engine room and piping throughout the boat,
is provided by Valentijn Design of Holland, who have worked with the most prestigious
shipyards of Holland, Europe and the world.

Electrical and PLC/monitoring engineering is by Schneider-Télémécanique industrial
specialist Actys of France who have developed a rugged and trustworthy fully classified
power management and monitoring system for a dozen large yachts. Local classification
coordination and production engineering is assumed by the competent team of Karatas
Yacht Design of Tuzla/Istanbul, who have fifteen years of local knowledge.

High tensile Steel hull Aluminium superstructure

BUILDER Sunrise Yachting Ltd.

CLASSIFICATION Lloyd’s, ✠100A1 SSC yacht mono G6, ✠LMC, MCA

NAVAL ARCHITECT Studio Scanu, Italy
INTERIOR DESIGN Franck Darnet Design, France

YEAR Spring 2009

LOA 44.80m/147’
LWL 38.45m/126’
BEAM 8.73m/29’
DRAFT 2.76m (max )
DISPLACEMENT 380 tons (full load) – 300 (light)
SPEED Maximum speed: 15 knots
Econom. Cruising speed: 12 knots
RANGE 5000 nm at economical cruising speed
ENGINES 2 X MTU Type:12V2000M70 1B-rating
Rating: 2 X 788 KW (1070 mhp) @ 2.100 rpm
STEERING Hydraulic system
STABILIZERS Quantum Zero-speed electro-hydraulic fin system
BOWTHRUSTER Voith/Air GmbH electric rated power 88HP (65KW)
GENERATORS 2 x Kilopak type K-80
Rating: 100kVA, 50hz, 380/220 VAC, 3-phase, 24 VDC starting
Engine: 6-cylinder, 1500 rpm, heat exchanger-cooled
ELECTRICITY 240/380 Volt, 50Hertz three-phase four wire system
YCM System by Schneider
SHORE POWER 2-shore power rated at 125 A, 208/380/415 +/- 10% VAC,
3-phase, 50/60 Hz
BATTERIES 24 VDC battery banks, 24 to 12 VDC converters
3 x battery chargers, Master volt Mass 24-100
AIR CONDITIONING Webasto 360.000 Btu
2 x Schenker water makers total capacity 10.000 litres, Toilet system, Tidal
Wave sewage treatment, Poseidon 5 blade Nibral propellers, AlphaLaval fuel
separator, Air-conditioned control room in E/R, Separate sound proofed
generator room

• 1 x Master cabin
• 2 x Double cabins
• 2 x Twin cabins (+1 berth)
• 5 x Crew cabins for 9
• 3 x Samsung and Liebherr stainless-steel refrigerators
• 1 x stainless-steel freezer
• 3 x cold rooms on the bilge deck
• 1 x Gaggenau cooking oven
• 1 x Gaggenau microwave oven
• 1 x Gaggenau steam oven
• 1 x Gaggenau teppanyaki
• 1 x Gaggenau deep fryer
• 1 x Gaggenau six-burner induction electric cooking range
• 1 x Miele dishwasher
• 1 x Sinkerator waster grinder/disposal units for galley sink
• 1 x Liebherr wine refrigerator
• 1 x Uline under-counter fridge in crew galley
• 1 x Bosch microwave oven in crew galley
• 1 x Kitchen aid under-counter trash compacter.
• Proper secure stowage provision for all equipment not permanently installed.
• 1 x Uline ice cube maker in main salon
• 1 x Uline ice cube maker in guest lobby
• 1 x Foster large ice cube maker in upper deck pantry
• 1 x Uline fridge in guest lobby
• 1 x Uline fridge in main salon
• 1 x Uline fridge in upper salon bar
• 1 x Liebherr under-counter wine refrigerator in upper salon bar
• 1 x Uline fridge in pilothouse
• 1 x Uline fridge in owner’s cabin
• 1 x Uline combo refrigerator / icemaker
• 2 x Miele commercial washing machines
• 2 x Miele commercial dryers
• 1 x Miele folding rolling iron
• 1 x Elna Press Sapphire with “Vap-o-Jet”


• 1 x Furuno Transceiver SSB 150 W, GMDSS approved, automatic antenna
tuning unit fitted with automatic and manual grounding system.
• 3 x McMurdo Handheld GMDSS VHF waterproof made and fitted
with a multi desk quick charger.
• 2 x Furuno VHF FM-8800 Transceiver, with remotes in the crew mess, GMDSS
approved, fitted with their own power reducer 24VDC/12VDC and double power
• 1 x Nera or equal Inmarsat fleet 77 station with dedicated fax., an emergency
push button, connected to a GPS NMEA output, providing a connection to the
telephone distribution and allowing data transmission.
• 2 x Ericsson Cellular phones with their own 24VDC/12VDC power reducer.
They will be connected to the vessel’s PABX system.
• 1 x Nera Delta Hurricane STV-S90W satellite receiver with SDC2
and 256 kb/s upload and 2 Mb/s download.
• 1 x Sailor SC-4000 Iridium station to be connected to the PABX telephone
exchange system
• 1 x Furuno Felcom – 15 GPS-option GMDSS immarsat C
station with PP-510 dedicated printer
• 1 x Panasonic PABX connected to the fleet 77, cell phone units and shore
connection when available
• 1 x Furuno GP-90-DIFF DGPS receiver with differential facilities
connected to the NMEA interface
• 1 x Furuno NX-700-A navtex with active antenna
• 1 x Furuno SC-50 Satellite compass connected to the NMEA interface
• 1 x Furuno FA-150 AIS station transceiver connected to the NMEA interface
• 1 x Furuno Echo sounder colour
• 2 x Furuno ARPA radar 48 Nm
• 1 x CPLATH navipilot V/HSC-G/TMC automatic pilot
• 1 x Furuno navipilot 500 autopilot
• 1 x CPLATH navigat x Mk2 with sin/cos
• 1 x Maxsea PC navigation software
• 1 x regular TV antenna, FM band included
• 2 x VHF antennas
• 1 x SSB antenna
• 1 x fax meteo receiver active antenna
• 1 x Inmarsat F77 radome antenna
• 1 x D/GPS receiver active antenna
• 1 x Rieker instrument RIE-2055 inclinometer
• 1 x CPLATH magnetic compass
• 1 x GPS antenna
• Stereo system in sky lounge
• 1 x TV set, VCR, DVD, Stereo System in saloon
• Automotive Stereo system in sun deck
• 1 x TV set, DVD and stereo System
• 1 x TV set, DVD and stereo system in Owner’s cabin
• Shore connection:
- telephone (to vessel’s PABX)
- TV, FM (all available sets)
• 1 x TV set, DVD in Guest’s cabins
• 1 x TV set, DVD and Stereo system in crew quarters
• 2 x Muir hydraulic vertical capstans of 1.820 kg
• 2 x Muir vertical windlass 5000 kg
• 2 x 160 kg galvanised steel anchors
• 2 x 137m 16mm anchor chain
• Equipment installed recessed and flush
• Deck castings, fittings and capstans in stainless steel
• Liferafts installed port and starboard in the sun deck coamings
• Electro-hydraulic gangway Ezberci Marine
• Marquipt Boarding ladder

• 1 x 6 m & 1 x 4.8 m tenders
• 2 x Jet skis
• 1 custom Harley Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle
• Fire extinguishers in each cabin
• The YCM system is the central unit of the alarm system on board
• Alarms, safety and warning systems to MCA compliance
• Auto water-mist system by Novenco throughout vessel
• Burglar alarm system
• 4 x Switlik, DPS, Viking liferafts
• Central alarm systems for systems control
• 4 x ring buoys stored in recesses with vessel identification
• 1 x chrome plated Kahlenberg marine air horn system
• 2 x ACR Xenon searchlights, model RCL 100
• 1 x fire suit with breathing apparatus, one fire axe and one
fire blanket to be stored in the CO2 locker
• Fire blankets in the galley, crew lounge, pantry and engine room.
S U N R I S E 4 5

A new yard to build a new brand, Sunrise Yachts.

Situated in the beautiful Antalya area of the Mediterranean coast of
southern Turkey, this modern yard sits within a sheltered harbour complex,
with facilities covering more than eight thousand square metres. The site
comprises two sheds, each measuring one hundred metres by sixteen
metres, as well as one shed measuring eighty by sixteen metres. The latter
is fully air-conditioned, with a purified controlled atmosphere system with
air-extraction systems primarily for use as a painting workshop.

Before any building was started, a fully researched programme was put in
place to structure the company and to organise the workplanning and
production activities. Both partners added their input, according to their
own specific, personal experience: in the industrial construction sector,
and in creating and managing shipyards. For both cost effectiveness and
quality purposes, the shipyard would borrow to some extent methods
employed in the car manufacturing industry. A small but powerful project
management team organising the production, the skilled workforce and
long term sub-contractors chosen for their professional achievements and
their quality of work.

The office areas have also been arranged to accommodate long-term sub
contractors, specialist inspectors from the control authorities and
standards and classification bodies, as well as the technical
representatives of owners, as they visit to monitor the operational stages of
building the yachts.
Highly successful in the logistics sector and then through property
development of industrial complexes in Germany and in luxury residential
properties in Florida, Herbert P. Baum’s latest development was brought
about through his passion for sailing. For some time, initially only as an
owner, the dynamic German businessman was contemplating having a 40-
metre motoryacht built, from a design by Paolo Scanu.

With a developer’s eye, his interest heightened when researching the yacht
building industry in the eastern Mediterranean, particularly in Turkey.
Indeed, a number of prestigious launches has brought the potential of
Turkish yards to the attention of many yacht owners and the shipbuilding
industry as a whole. The country has gained recognition for building
luxurious and exclusive megayachts, both sail and motor, and many of
outstanding quality.

Time to take the next step and call on Guillaume Roché, an expert on
Turkish shipbuilding with an excellent technical and professional reputation
as a mechanical engineer specialising in naval architecture. Roché had
direct experience as captain on large charter and private yachts in the US
and Europe and shipbuilding experience with a yard in Tuzla, Turkey,
building state-of-the-art composite sailing yachts designed by world-famous
naval architects.

Now, the project could be realised – the creation of two sister ships. His
experience as a businessman told him that in shipbuilding, just as in any
other industry, the true success of a project is directly proportional to the
capabilities of the people involved, hence this new business partnership.
Naturally, investment in products and systems is also a key element if a
yard is to attain the quality standards expected by any demanding owner.
The prime consideration – to build yachts in a cost-effective way, equalling
or even exceeding the quality and finish offered by other European
shipbuilders, this is the challenge for Sunrise Yachts.

There was much discussion and research with regard to the yard’s first
project, growing from the initial 40 metres to 45 metres, after an
analysis of the rise in demand for this type of vessel, having identified
its full strategic and commercial potential.

After twelve months of work, Sunrise Yachts completed the planning
and engineering of the two sister ship motoryachts, with naval
architecture by Paolo Scanu’s Italian studio. The Sunrise 45 has been
designed specifically as a long-range cruiser, based on the
specifications drawn up by an expert owner, together with the
designers, engineers and captains, all of whom have years of experience
and expertise in this field. The yacht has a displacing bottom hull, with
bulbous bow. The hull has a system of zero speed gyroscopic stabilisers with an
electro-hydraulically controlled system for the side fins, which are non-retractable.

The engines and large fuel-tank capacity have been chosen to achieve total autonomy on transoceanic distances. This allows coastal cruises lasting an entire summer season without having to refuel. This is another reason why the vessel has such large service and storage areas. The big engine room is insulated against vibration with the most advanced ceramic technology. It has a separate, air-conditioned control room, as well as a separate, double-soundproofed room for the generator sets. The yacht has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and is built to comply with current regulations in order to obtain the following classifications: Lloyd’s, ✠100A1, SSC yacht mono G6, LMC, and MCA.

Please visit http://www.sunriseyachts.com

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