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Sunbeam 34 European Yacht of the Year 2008 

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14 March 2008

SUNBEAM 34, built by the Austrian company SCHÖCHL YACHTBAU, has been voted and named Europe's "Yacht of the Year 2008" by a jury panel consisting of experts from 11 leading water-sports magazines.

The "Yacht of the Year" Award is the most prestigious award in the boating manufacture industry. Each year, 100 new yachts are introduced to the European market, all of which compete under 5 categories for this highly esteemed accolade.

The SUNBEAM 34 clearly distinguished itself from its competitors in 3 areas:

  • clear-cut design
  • functionality
  • high-quality construction with light materials

The innovative design of SUNBEAM 34 embodies the harmonisation of dynamic modernity with timeless elegance: the distinct and unmistakeable SUNBEAM hull design is complemented by classic flat decks to produce a yacht that is unique and smart.

The SUNBEAM 34 boasts a particularly stable structure due to the lamination on the inner hull combined with strong longitudinal and diagonal bracing. Spacious enough for sunbathing and wide enough for manoeuvre on board, extra safety of the deck is ensured by its thorough lamination, which is reinforced by bolting to the hull. The vessel can be sailed without difficulty by two people alone - all ropes and controls can be managed single-handedly with ease from the cockpit.

The interior of the SUNBEAM 34 comprises joinery in teak of the highest craftsmanship. Carefully considered ergonomical design creates plenty of space in this yacht. The main cabin is positioned up front, the open-plan L-shaped galley flows into a very roomy saloon area with a headroom of approximately 1.90m, and the shower is situated separately in the wet cell area.

Bringing together comfort, pleasure and functionality, the SUNBEAM 34 is an optimal recreational investment, particularly in harbour and coastal abundant locations such as Australia.

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