Sanlorenzo lays the keel of flagship 72 Steel superyacht

The construction of the Sanlorenzo 72 Steel superyacht has officially commenced. The Italian luxury shipbuilder laid the keel of its largest project to date during a private ceremony with the owner paying witness. 

The 72-metre superyacht will claim the plinth as Sanlorenzo’s flagship, and is being constructed to a design by Zuccon International Project. As her name attests, the 72 Steel will be constructed with a steel hull and she’ll span five decks with a total volume of 1,850 GT. Sanlorenzo superyacht fleetFrancesco Paszkowski Design was enlisted to curate her interior spaces, and the studio has conceived the project “designed at 360 degrees around the concept of livability on board”. The 72 Steel superyacht will connect the exterior and interior spaces seamlessly, thanks to an extensive use of glass throughout. Her guest and crew accommodations are still unknown, but Sanlorenzo has teased an exclusive owner’s decks.Sanlorenzo 72 Steel yacht keel laid The 72 Steel superyacht will be one of the yachts in the Sanlorenzo fleet to be equipped with a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system. According to the yard, “This system embodies the best green technology on the market today and represents a concentration of innovations that will make it possible to significantly reduce emissions in the atmosphere and at sea while maintaining a high level of comfort on board and by streamlining the spaces dedicated to the engine area in favour of the internal volumes for owners and guests.”SanLorenzo shipyard facility in Ameglia Photo: SanLorenzoRead: Rolls-Royce on its roadmap to delivering methanol-powered superyachts with Lürssen and Sanlorenzo by 2026

Edmiston, the firm that brokered this sale, will act as project manager throughout her construction. The 72 Steel superyacht is scheduled for delivery in 2025. 

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Sanlorenzo has 22 steel and/or aluminium superyachts currently under construction, ranging from 44 to 73 metres in length. The largest project will supersede the 72 Steel as flagship, once delivered in 2026.