New Models 2021: Italian Motor Yachts
The third chapter of the New Models 2021 series covers motor yachts from Italian builders Sanlorenzo, Bluegame, Absolute and Sessa.
The Sanlorenzo 62Steel premieres at the Monaco Yacht Show
After previous articles on Azimut-Benetti and Ferretti Group, this article focuses on new models from other Italian motor yacht builders. Sanlorenzo’s new models in 2021 include three world premieres at the Cannes Yachting Festival and the first 62Steel, Cloud 9, which is making its global debut at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Part of the builder’s Superyacht range, the 62Steel (Review, Issue 61) has an overall length of 61.5m and a beam of 11.9m and was designed by Sanlorenzo. Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini handled the décor and furnishings of Cloud 9.
Cloud 9’s interior is by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini
The beach club is among standout features and is lit by the transparent bottom of the guest swimming pool, which is situated at the aft end of the main deck and has a sliding cover that transforms it into an extended sunbathing area.
The covered beach area on the lower deck spans 1,000sqft and includes relaxation areas, a bar, gym and hammam. There’s another 430sqft of outdoor space on folding terraces aft and to either side, while two midships garages contain the main 9m tender, service tender and jetski.
The main deck features an almost 1,000sqft saloon with a dining room that seats up to 16 as well as six guest cabins, although one can double as a massage room.
The elegant office in the owner’s apartment
Reached by a lift, the owner’s deck includes a 2,300sqft master suite, which has two bathrooms, a walk-in dressing room, study and living area, and a forward-facing bed with views of the pool in the private foredeck. Aft is the 720sqft sky lounge, a space reserved for entertainment and games, while outside is an open-air al fresco dining area.
Among Sanlorenzo’s Cannes premieres, the SL90A and SL120A are new additions to the builder’s fast-expanding planing line. Featuring exterior design by Zuccon International Project, the SL90A has a length of 27m, a beam of 6.5m and a top speed of 29 knots with twin MAN V12 2,000hp engines.
The yacht’s asymmetric design, featuring just one side deck on the main deck, has created an additional 330sqft of living space, according to the shipyard. The cockpit and saloon together provide 540sqft of space, while new features include a raised pilot house.
The SL120 Asymmetric from Sanlorenzo’s planing line
The SL120A is the flagship of the planing line, with a length of 36.9m. The 279GT superyacht has a top speed of 27 knots and a range of 1,800nm at 10 knots. The yacht features an expansive 500sqft beach area with a side terrace, while the main deck offers almost 1,000sqft of living space.
Meanwhile, the 290GT SD118 joins the builder’s semi-displacement line. The tri-deck yacht has a top speed of 19 knots and a range of 2,500nm at 10 knots. The yacht has a convertible 380sqft beach area with extra-wide sliding doors, full-height glazing and an upper deck with only a side deck to port.
The SD118 from Sanlorenzo’s semi-displacement range
On the main deck, the owner’s cabin forward features a 460sqft area with the option of openable windows and a walk-in wardrobe, while there’s also private access to the external bow area through a sliding staircase.
Bluegame, Sanlorenzo’s sister company, is staging the world premiere of its BG72 at Cannes, two years after debuting the BGX70 at the same show. The open-style BG72 also has a large aft platform that leads into a lower-deck saloon and three guest cabins including a forward master. An alternative lower-deck layout has the master aft, a twin cabin and lounge midships, and VIP forward.
Bluegame’s BG72 debuts at Cannes
The open main deck has a large sunpad aft, a covered lounging and dining area, and an enclosed helm station, while the foredeck has a large sofa and sunpad.
Absolute is staging the world premieres of the 48 Coupé and 60 Fly at Cannes. The three-cabin 48 Coupé is the first in a new range focused on sporty, highly versatile designs, with special features including solar power, opening saloon windows, a clean ‘terrace’ cockpit and a master suite forward on the lower deck.
The 48 Coupé is one of Absolute’s two premieres at Cannes
The roof is covered in solar panels – including transparent central ones to let in natural light – that offer a clean source of additional energy, particularly useful at anchor. The wide cockpit allows modular furniture to be arranged as desired, while new glazed balustrades aft and opening side gunwales offer a direct view of the sea, even from the saloon and the helm station.
Absolute’s 60 Fly also features a full-beam master suite forward on the lower deck and a clean aft-deck terrace with no fixed furniture. Furthermore, solar panels can also be integrated into the hardtop and feature on hull one.
The first hull of Absolute’s 60 Fly also has solar panels
The flybridge has a similar clear area for furniture aft plus a wet bar and twin helm station to port, while starboard is a table and C-shaped sofa adjoining a forward sofa and large sunpad. The foredeck has a forward-facing sofa and a triple sunpad with adjustable backrests.
The main-deck interior features an aft galley and dining table to starboard, while up a step is the saloon with a C-shaped sofa to port and a cabinet with TV to starboard.
Sessa is showing its new C47 at Cannes, having premiered the new model at the Venice Boat Show in June.
Sessa’s C47 appears at Cannes after her Venice debut
A successor to the brand’s popular C44, the 47ft cruiser features a sunroof above a saloon with a dining table for four, while the new design is distinguished from its sister models by a door and electric window that separates the cockpit from the interior. The lower deck features three cabins and two bathrooms.
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