The 40 Open Sunreef Power is a 60-knot, outboard-powered foiling power catamaran that is due to hit the water this summer

Polish catamaran builder Sunreef Yachts has announced the build of a brand new concept in dayboating.

Built from advanced composites and called the 40 Open Sunreef Power, the most radical part of this new design is a retractable hydrofoil system.

Deployed at 25 knots, Sunreef claims that up to 60 knots should then be attainable via the largest engine option – quadruple 400hp outboard engines.

As well as the outrageous top speed, the company is claiming extremely low fuel consumption and long range as a result of the low drag inherent in lifting the hulls clear of the water.

It’s not just the hydrofoil system that sets this 40ft boat apart. The ultra modern profile and wide beam create masses of deck space, augmented by lowering two folding platforms at the aft of the vessel that further increase the footprint.

The bow-placed dining area takes full advantage of that beam, providing a huge amount of surface with adjustable tables and abundant seating.

An alternative layout will see this part of the deck optioned as a comfortable cabin perfect for overnight trips. Big volumes are also available down in the boat’s hulls to house a bathroom, an additional bedroom or utility room.

Hull number one is already in build, with the yard slating launch to be ‘within a couple of months’.