Better a motor catamaran or a monohull? The answer is one: it depends on the use. Breaking a lance in favor of the two hulls, however, this time is tennis legend Rafa Nadal. Fresh winner of Roland Garros as a good Majorcan in his spare time likes to sail between the Balearic Islands with his Sunreef 80 Power.
Sunreef 80 Power, Rafa Nadal’s motor catamaran
The connection between sports legends and boating is very strong. From Michael Jordan’s Viking 80′ to Ronaldo’s yacht, an Azimut are plenty of examples of athletes becoming owners.
Rafa Nadal is a catamaran enthusiast. You don’t often hear him talk about his boat, but in this interview with The Yard, the tennis legend talks about his boating experience. What are his favorite spots on board, where he sails, and why he specifically chose a catamaran. It all starts from his experience because before he was an owner he was like many an enthusiast who rented a boat to go on vacation.
“I tried catamarans before I owned one. I’ve done charters five or six times with multihulls and for there is no comparison. The space you have on a catamaran is impossible to have on a monohull. Today I have this boat because I like the Sunreef 80 Power, of course, but also because every time I have been on a catamaran I have always had unforgettable experiences.”
Then the lightning strike for the Sunreef 80, sailing first. “I asked if a motor version was available. They replied that the first hull was under construction.” Then a bit of doubt to be resolved because becoming an owner of such a boat is first and foremost a big commitment.
Nadal later recounts that when he has more time on his hands, the goal will be to go on long cruises aboard his catamaran.