Tennis champ Rafael Nadal splashes out on Polish yacht

According to the company website: 'The yacht’s dynamic hull and superstructure stretch the living spaces to the extreme, offering infinite options for a bespoke layout and décor.' Sunreef Yachts press materials

Tennis ace Rafael Nadal has splashed out on a personalized luxury yacht made in Poland.

During a trip to Gdańsk earlier this year, the 33-year-old World No. 2 visited luxury yacht designers Sunreef Yachts where he was blown away by the quality. 

The 18-times Grand Slam champ said: “I come from an island and I love to be close to the water. 

The 33-year-old World No. 2 pictured with Sunreef Yachts owner Francis Lapp, said he was delighted to join the Sunreef Yachts family. Sunreef Yachts press materials

“Every time I return home in Majorca, I try to find a moment and spend time on the yacht. 

“I am glad that I am joining the Sunreef Yachts family. I would like to thank Francis Lapp [the owner] for making this all happen.” 

The main saloon opens wide onto the ample aft cockpit to combine the yacht’s interior dining space with the outdoor relaxation areas, where more seating is available along with a wet bar. Sunreef Yachts press materials

The bespoke new 80 Sunreef Power yacht from the company’s latest collection, is 24-metres-long and can accommodate 14 people. 

It will premiere during this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival in September. 

The yacht’s massive garage combined with an aft platform allows the 80 Sunreef Power to take her dinghy, numerous water toys and jet-ski anywhere.Sunreef Yachts press materials

Sunreef Yachts Founder and President Francis Lapp said: "We're very excited to have one of the greatest tennis players of all time on board with us. 

“Mr. Nadal’s personality, skills and strength are an inspiration to us.” 

One of the most spectacular features on board the 80 Sunreef Power is the master suite which can be set up in the bow section of the main deckSunreef Yachts press materials

Poland is considered an EU leader in selling yachts, according to a recent Eurostat report, and are among some of the most modern in Europe. 

According to the data, exports of Polish yachts accounted for 60 percent of the total yacht exports in the European Union in 2018, while in 2014-2018 exports doubled (from EUR 184 mln to EUR 395 mln). 

The 33-year-old Tennis champ will receive his new luxury yacht in 2020. DANIEL MURPHY/PAP/EPA

By comparison, Finland's exports totaled EUR 60 mln, 9.1 percent of EU exports, and Italy's stood at EUR 36.7 mln, 5.6 percent of EU yacht exports.

Poland exports some of the best Yachts in Europe. Sunreef Yachts/Facebook

Analysis from the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) also shows that Poland is a trendsetter in new technology implemented in the yacht industry, presenting practical solutions in the field of design as well as in the quality of finishing.