Rafael Nadal is a tennis superstar in the singles game, but he prefers to play doubles. His 23.95-meter (80-foot) 80 Sunreef Power catamaran Great White offers 360 square meters of living space, a flybridge with a bar and barbecue, a stern garage for a jet ski, and an attractive interior in cream and coffee tones.
His fascination with boats began as a boy, while he was speeding around his home island of Mallorca in his father’s Riviera power boat. He started off on a Princess V62, which he replaced in 2017 with a Monte Carlo Yachts’ MCY 76, nipping home between tournaments for brief snorkeling adventures or a night of quiet on board. However, chartering a Sunreef 74 sailing catamaran taught him the advantages of having two hulls. “I met great people and saw amazing places in The Bahamas,” he says. “Those seven days on board with my family were unforgettable, thanks to the enormous amount of space and comfort.” These are the main reasons I purchased a Sunreef catamaran.”
For Nadal, it was all about the space. “Since I’ve only ever owned monohulls, the enormous amount of space on a catamaran has me spellbound. To be honest, the 80 Sunreef Power is the largest boat that can dock in my small port [on Mallorca]. It’s perfect for me because it’s in front of my Porto Cristo home. No monohull up to [30 meters] can access the tremendous room on my catamaran. The main reason I made the conversion from monohull to multihull was for that.
As a vacation from his grueling training program, Nadal claimed that he intended to ride Great White around the shore of his native island of Mallorca. “You can’t hide the pressure of competing every single day,” he explained. “When I get home, I’ll have the opportunity to go out and spend maybe one day away from everything, not thinking about tennis, just diving and spending the night on board.”
The entirely customized catamaran has “bold, contemporary hull styling,” according to the yard, and was created in-house. With regard to the interior decor, Nadal commented, “I wanted to feel like I was in my own house.” Of course, I had a few unique requests. I didn’t want a Jacuzzi on the flybridge since I like wide open spaces better. Since there is water all around the yacht where I can swim and relax, I don’t need any Jacuzzis on board.
Exterior highlights include stainless steel portlights, high bulwarks, and discreet ambient lighting, as well as a superyacht tender garage large enough to hold a tender, Jet Ski, and other water toys. Great White sleeps eight people in four staterooms, with the owner’s suite, another guest cabin, and crew quarters in the starboard hull. Nadal’s master bedroom features a walk-in closet, a sofa, a ceiling TV that flips down above the double bed, and a private fold-down deck.
“Whenever I get the chance, I return to Mallorca and get out on the water.” I’ve always enjoyed the sense of adventure that a boat provides. You feel liberated.”
“As someone from an island, like myself, the sea is an important part of our lives, and it’s no ꜱеϲгеt that I adore the sea.” “Whenever I’m in Mallorca, I try to go out and find that time where I can just enjoy my time on a boat,” he explained.