Damrak is the second 70-foot powercatamaran to become available for charter through Sunreef Yachts.
First Impression: Damrak
Date toured: December 2009
Damrak is the third hull in the 70-foot powercatamaran series from Sunreef Yachts. Hull No. 1 does not charter as of this writing, but Hull No. 2 does, under the name Sea Bass.
Two things set Damrak apart from Sea Bass. First is her interior. Sea Bass has darker woods with white leather accents, while Damrak has a combination of light and dark woods with neutral fabrics as accents. Second is her layout. Damrak was built with a larger master cabin, one with a split-level design that includes a sofa, desk, and walk-in closet. To me, it felt more like a suite than any master cabin I have seen aboard other catamarans in this size range for charter.
The master is one of three cabins aboard Damrak with a queen-size bed. A fourth cabin has twin beds that can be pushed together to form an over-sized king. Thus, as long as you are willing to draw straws for the more spacious master, the layout is good for four couples who want to charter together and split the lowest weekly base rate of €32,000.
Also worth noting is that Damrak has multiple areas for guest use, which means you can find privacy even if you have a full charter party of eight guests with two to three crew. There’s the main salon, plus another lounge up four steps and then the sundeck outside. The hot tub on the sundeck looks large enough for four people to enjoy comfortably, and the table should seat eight for dinners under the stars at anchor.
Damrak is expected to spend this winter in the British Virgin Islands and Caribbean before moving to the South of France for the summer 2010 charter season. Sunreef Yachts Charter is the management company, and any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week onboard.—Kim Kavin