Sanlorenzo premieres Asymmetric duo and SD118
The Italian builder staged the world premieres of its SL90A and SL120A at the Cannes Yachting Festival alongside the SD118, which has already sold at least 13 units.
Sanlorenzo hosted the global debuts of the SL120 Asymmetric, SL90 Asymmetric and the SD118 at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, where designer Bernardo Zuccon of Zuccon International Project spoke about all three models.
The SL90A and SL120A are among four Asymmetric models in the Italian builder’s six-strong SL fleet of planing yachts, which also includes the SL78 and SL86.
The SL120A is the flagship of a line that also includes the SL102A, which launched in 2018 and was the first Asymmetric model, and the SL96A, which debuted at Boot Dusseldorf in January 2020. The asymmetrical concept of only one side deck on the main deck originated from car designer Chris Bangle, with Zuccon evolving the idea.
Zuccon said: “SL120A and SL90A represent further confirmation of a path of exploration of the field and the concept of asymmetry, which has allowed us to redefine the way of inhabiting the vessel. The spaces and fluxes of life on board have been redesigned in a different key, offering the opportunity to perceive the sea from new and dynamic perspectives, which are constantly changing as you move around on board.
“This extension of the Asymmetric range is today also a further affirmation of credibility not only from a design point of view but also from a commercial point of view, demonstrating how research into lifestyle concepts is as topical as ever and able to positively influence the rationale of the market.”
EXPANDING ASYMMETRIC RANGE
The saloon of the 37m, five-cabin SL120A has a widebody design to port while the starboard side features sliding doors and a balcony. Just forward of the saloon, the side deck leads up stairs to the flybridge before stairs further forward lead down to the foredeck at main-deck level, allowing the owner’s suite to also have a full-beam design and direct access to the foredeck on port side.
There are also sunpads and a seating area on the on the flybridge forward of the wheelhouse, while the covered flybridge area is a vast space, with a helm station and companion seating and a central bar among the only fixed furniture.
The lower deck offers a 485sqft (45sqm) beach club with fold-down terraces on both sides and an extending aft swim platform.
The interior design by Martina Zuccon features neutral tones, Thai walnut wood for the wall panelling and the floor, and the ceiling in a metallic-effect lacquer finish that recalls industrially inspired architecture.
Engine options are twin 2,400hp CAT or 2,637hp MTU engines, which produce a top speed of 25 or 27 knots respectively, while fuel capacity is almost 20,000 litres.
The 27.6m SL90A, the smallest Asymmetric model to date, features a starboard passageway running along the length of the main deck, while the flybridge features forward stairs down to the foredeck on the port side.
The widebody design on the port side saloon also benefits from a drop-down bulwark. The asymmetrical configuration allows the saloon and the forward owner’s cabin to be on the same level, a solution normally found on larger yachts. The yacht has a top speed of 29 knots with twin 2,000hp MAN V12s and a fuel capacity of 9,000 litres.
SD118 FINDS SALES SWEET SPOT
Securing 13 sales before it was even presented at Cannes, the four-deck SD118 joins the SD96 and the SD126 in the builder’s semi-displacement line. The new 35.75m, 290GT build features asymmetrical design on the upper deck, where the skylounge has a widebody design to starboard while there’s a full-length passageway to port.
Forward of the wheelhouse is an outdoor social area that leads downstairs to another outdoor zone in the bow, which can be accessed from the large, widebody owner’s suite through a sliding companionway hidden under the staircase. Other innovations include the beach club where the fold-down sides links with the swim platform to allow guests to walk around the three sides.
“This project continues the path started with SD96 and confirms my deep interest in this range of products, composed of navettes, a term that recalls some of the most romantic aspects of sailing, linked to the desire to go to sea without haste, enjoying life on board for a long time,” Zuccon said.
“SD118 is therefore aimed at those shipowners who enjoy what in my opinion is the greatest luxury, namely time. If on the one hand I started from the desire to maintain some ‘fixed points’ related to this fascinating typology of which the project is part, on the other hand I wanted to continue my research related to new concepts of living the sea. Hence my choice to apply the theme of asymmetry.”
A variety of interior versions are offered including designs by Daniel and Michel Bismut, Guillaume Rolland of the French studio Liaigre, and Patricia Urquiola, who also worked on the SD96. The SD118 has 32,000 litres of fuel and either twin 1,450hp MAN V12 or 1,622hp CAT ACERT C32 engines, with a top speed of 18 of 19 knots.
The Italian builder has launched three units from its Superyacht series across its Alloy and 52Steel models.