cocktails & dreams

Bolstering the soundtrack to 80s hit Cocktail, starring a Hawaiian shirt-clad Tom Cruise, the Beach Boys’ utopic Kokomo island is the place “where you want to go to get away from it all.” Apt name then for Sunreef’s latest custom 80-footer, Kokomo.

Sunreef describes the yacht as a “private beach”, and it’s not hard to see why. From its extensive deck lounging areas to its sand-hued interiors, Kokomo is a floating tropical (not to mention hugely luxurious) beach.

Powered by two 1200 HP engines, Sunreef has destined Kokomo to explore both the Mediterranean and Caribbean, hosting up to eight guests in four cabins split into: a master stateroom with king-size bed, sofa, dressing area and ensuite bathroom; one VIP; and two large guest cabins – all spread out over 340sqm of interior space.

All four enjoy the same calming neutral décor, featuring linen upholstery and eucalyptus veneers that don’t distract from the ever-changing kaleidoscope of colours outside. This mastery of design was even recognised in the best design category at the DNA Paris Design Awards 2021.

The rest of Kokomo’s interior follows suit, with luscious neutral shades creating a warm and welcoming retreat in the main deck saloon, seamlessly flowing from the exterior. Large windows bathe the interior lounging space in light, while the portside custom-made galley features a kitchen island and 55” TV that makes a perfect spot to serve drinks (or, watch them being served by your very own Tom Cruise).

There are further interior lounging areas towards the bow, with a smaller saloon featuring a dining space that can seat eight, and a large L-shaped sofa to retire to after dinner.

Feeling much larger than her 80-foot LOA, Kokomo’s exterior space is truly outstanding.

The aft cockpit benefits from a generous beam that only a multihull can offer, where the large and centrally positioned sofa is ideal for watching the passing waves – until you’re ready to leap into them from the hydraulic swim platform. Beneath this is the garage and storage for Kokomo’s water toys, jet skis and refueling station.