First look: Sunbeam 32.1

Rupert Holmes casts his eye over the all-new Sunbeam 32.1, a distinctive 32-footer that’s conceived as a comfortable weekender

The Sunbeam 32.1 is the first model developed under the new ownership of this 70-year-old Austrian yard is the result of a collaboration between established Slovenian naval architects J&J Design and industrial designer Gerald Kiska.

The intention was to break the mould with a boat that’s ‘modern, stylish and in tune with the times’.

The result is the Sunbeam 32.1, a distinctive 32-footer that’s conceived as a comfortable weekender. There are double berths forward and aft, and it’s largely open plan, but there’s full standing headroom and a separate heads compartment.

The deck layout makes it clear the boat is optimised for comfortable cruising, which is also reflected in the hefty displacement of more than four tonnes.

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