Sun Tenareze – now Azizam – 85′ Sailing Catamaran

Sun Tenareze: 3 year circumnavigation

Sun Tenareze is not only the first catamaran built by JFA Yachts, but it is also the first project undertaken with naval architects Joubert-Nivelt. From the initial sketches, the objective was to create a yacht with fine finish and sailing performance.

The owners’ representative was deeply involved in the construction. The team wanted to have an elegant catamaran with inclined bows and a closed transom, in contrast to other catamarans of that era, where the steps were left exposed on the stern and there was no swimming platform.

The hull and superstructure are in nomex glass, cooked at 100° with carbon reinforcements. To reduce weight, and facilitate upkeep, there is no exterior teak except in the cockpit. A carbon mast and a 10.3m « Park Avenue » carbon boom; manual rollerfurling and Kevlar side stays make it a very interesting and fast sailing yacht.

Technically, Sun Tenareze is equipped with 2 x Yanmar 150 HP and can reach max speed of 11. 8 knots at 3 500 revs per minute and 9 knots at 1 800 revs per minute.

The interior is fashioned from moabi wood and the walls are panelled in white lacquer.  Sun Tenareze was destined to take on a fast cruising circumnavigation. The client, an experienced sailing aficionado was fully satisfied with her, as were his sailing friends, for she was perfectly adapted to operating with reduced crew.   Since her launch, Sun Tenareze has achieved the equivalent of 3 circum-navigation around the world.



Boat name ex Sun Tenareze, ex Rose of Jericho, Now Azizam
Yard n° 17C
Year of delivery 2004
Type Sloop
Naval architect Joubert – Nivelt / Kubis
Interior designer JFA / Kubis / Owner
Material Glass epoxy Prepreg
Length Over All 25,75 m
Water Line Length 23,95 m
Beam 11,8 m
Draft 1,5 m / 4 m
Airdraft 33,6 m
Displacement 45 tons light
Owner and guest capacity 6 pers
Crew capacity 2 pers
Engine 2 x 150 Hp Yanmar
Genest 19 kW Kohler
Sails upwind 332 m2
Sails downwind 332 m2


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