Five years after delivering Africa, Antalya based Sunrise Yachts has launched her sister ship, Project Sunset – Hull 182. The yacht’s name will remain confidential until delivery next month to her North-American owner.

sunriseProject 182 is 45m (148ft) three-deck, deep-sea, full displacement, transatlantic, steel hull and aluminium superstructure luxury motoryacht, built for private use and charter.

The 499 gross tonne yacht has large volumes and the shipyard has gone to great lengths to ensure she is extremely stable and seaworthy with low levels of noise and vibration. Sunrise has also engineered Project 182 to be extremely fuel efficient.

A full-length technical tunnel running from the engine room to the bow-thruster compartment provides easy access to tanks and systems at bilge deck level – a design feature made successful on Africa.

The yacht’s interior design is entrusted to the talent of Nantes-based Franck Darnet Design, who had previously designed the interior for Africa. In sharp contrast with the first Sunrise 45m’s dark tropical woods, Project 182’s contemporary and elegant décor will feature light veneers and a bright colour scheme.

Guillaume Roché, the Sunrise Yachts CEO, stated: “Just like M/Y Africa was one of the ‘star’ yachts when introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show, we are confident that the new 45m will be one of the most notable yachts delivered worldwide this year in its category. We believe that the yacht further demonstrates our commitment to excellence and to continually improving our standards while remaining a competitive alternative to quality European builders.”

Project 182 will be showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show and at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.