Superyacht of the Week: Sanlorenzo's 46 metre Lammouche
By Maarten Janssen
Lammouche, Sanlorenzo's new flagship, is a 46 metres three deck semi-wide body displacement yacht, with a high tensile steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She was launched in February 2010, and delivered to her owner in the early summer of 2010. She sailed through most Mediterranean, before making a grand entrance at Monaco Yacht Show, where we were invited on board.
Lammouche's exterior design is by Viareggio Division Style, a department of Sanlorenzo. Captivating and extremely well-balanced, it provides maximum light to the interior and is perfectly in line with the design philosophy underlying Sanlorenzo’s displacement yacht range.
The 46 Steel, the line of superyachts of which Lammouche is the first yacht to be delivered, features an interior designed by Francesco Paszkowski, who worked in close collaboration with the owner and was also responsible for the decoration and her highly sophisticated interior lighting system, that uses indirect lights to create an environment characterised by “waterfalls” of light, running along the walls.
Comfort aboard is ensured by a highly sophisticated construction technique, typical of the best yachts, known as box‐in‐box. Each interior space consists of a self-supporting shell, a floating box, so to speak, connected to the structure through elastic and anti-vibration materials placed in between to dampen and cut off all vibrations and noise.
Lammouche's side garage is large enough to accommodate a big tender, has a starboard door, leaving the vast stern area free to house the Beach Club – a fitness area complete with fitness equipment as well as a dedicated bathroom. The Beach Club looks out onto the huge bathing platform. From the main deck you can reach the Beach Club through two stair cases: outside from the cockpit and inside from the salon.
Guests can move up and down the different decks by means of a splendid glass stair case positioned in the centre of the yacht.
There is no dining room on the main deck, a request made by her owner. This leaves room for an enormous salon, furnished with sofas and armchairs that provide an elegant conversation and relaxing area. The access to the aft deck is through a bar area.
The aft deck is furnished with plush L-shaped sofas arranged around a table and has stairs leading down to the Beach Club.
From the foyer, moving forward, we pass the dayhead, and reach the owner’s suite that includes a large master cabin, an office, full beam bathroom and a large walk-in closet.
The central stairway leads to the upper deck, where another great salon offers a 360-degree view of the sea. The windows can be opened to change the room into an open-air environment. It is here where the owner required the dining room. A round table for 14 people is surrounded by huge glass sliding doors that open fully for an al fresco meal. The salon also features a bar and a comfortable L-shaped sofa and a coffee table.
The sundeck is a remarkable space, and features the typical Sanlorenzo hard-top that can be found on many of the yard's models. The aft area is devoted to the sun, the central part houses an open-air dining area that will seat 14 guests, as well as a bar. The forward part features a Jacuzzi, and sunpads.
Lammouche is powered by two Caterpillar 2,040hp 3512B engines, and electric power on board is produced by two 115 kW Norther Light and one 20 kW emergency gen sets. The fueltanks can carry 45,000 litres and her water tanks have a 16,000 litres capacity with a daily production of 14,000 litres by her watermakers.
Her engines allow for a 17 knot top speed, and a cruising speed of 15 knots, which gives her a 2,000 miles. Lower the speed to 10 knots, and her range rises to 5,000 miles.