The undoubted charm of Sanlorenzo’s motoryachts has been a major draw for fans of the Ligurian shipyard, based on the serene banks of the Magra river, since the company’s founding nearly 60 years ago.
Today, the firm – armed with a unique made-to-measure philosophy and a boutique-like touch – is as popular as ever, keenly adding to the 600 or so yachts it has delivered over the years, each one recognisable for its distinctive, sheer lines.
Last year, Sanlorenzo made waves with its awe-inspiring three-decker SD112, a 33.65m semi-displacement motoryacht made out of composite material to fill the gap between the SD92, a 28m MY and the SD126, a 38m version. More than 30 SD units are already plying the seven seas; another six SD112s are set to follow.
With curved side doors and a lateral window shape, the SD line is undeniably a beauty. Additional innovations include foldable terraces in the salon area, which open out seawards, and a “magic door” that once folded away, enlarges the space between the cockpit and the salon, creating a spacious living room by connecting the indoor and outdoor social areas.
Up next? Sanlorenzo plans to increase its fleet with two new models: the 460 EXP, an 42.2m explorer yacht with a steel hull, and the SL86 by Officina Italiana Design – the renowned Riva designers Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta.