At the Milan Triennale press conference, Sanlorenzo presented their next entry-level model in the shipyard’s long-standing SD line: the 28-metre SD96 yacht. This brand new semi-displacement superyacht model replaces the previous SD92 model launched in 2007 and is a natural evolution of the stylistic features that define the Italian Sanlorenzo yard.
Featuring exterior designs by Bernardo Zuccon from the Italian naval architecture firm Zuccon International Project, tradition and history were a requisite for the external lines and design of this new model. Drawing inspiration from transatlantic liners of the 1930s, the aim was to create an elegant and classical model for modern clients.
The new SD96 yacht showcases timeless interior designs by Patricia Urquiola, who focused on the yacht being able to adapt to the needs of its guests. The streamlined, minimalist approach to the space combines materials that mirror the flow of the ocean and clearly reflect the style of the Spanish architect and designer. Massimo Perotti, Chairman of Sanlorenzo, commented: “I chose Patricia because I wanted to add a more feminine touch to the interiors in Sanlorenzo yachts, something which until now had been foreign to the nautical world. And today she is the most sought-after woman in global design thanks to her ability to combine beauty and comfort. All done with a touch of irony and almost poetic sensitivity, with love for all that is glocal and a great respect for the hard work of the artisans.”In describing the direction of the project, designer Bernardo Zuccon reflected: “Today’s market makes it imperative to rewrite certain typological balances in order to satisfy new demands for volume and functions. That is why SD96 hasn’t limited itself to preservation, embarking on a search for new scenarios where the possibility of exploiting spatial transformation enhances the experience of life on board. Some of the settings in this project change and adapt to different daily needs.“
He continued, “Hermetically closed at sea, when at anchor the yacht gives the owner the chance to optimise the quality of life on board and satisfy their need to enjoy their time in the ideal conditions. This work was carried on without ever losing sight of two key factors: the volumetric balance of the stylistic features, which contribute to harmonising the proportions, and respect for such a deeply-rooted, indispensable and solid brand image.“
“The choice of glass technology that is chromatically similar to the hull, capable of dematerialising the perception of ‘empty spaces’ that normally tend to weaken the ‘material’ strength of the hull, gives the surface a minimalism that projects it back to practically its most archaic image.”
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