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Superyacht of the Week: the 46m Sanlorenzo Scorpion

SuperYacht of the Week
Written by
Gemma Fottles

Built by the Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo for a Russian client and completed last year, the 46 metre superyacht Scorpion is the eighth vessel in the shipyard’s 46Steel line. Constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, she features naval architecture by the in-house team at Sanlorenzo, whilst her exterior design was undertaken by Francesco Paszkowski.

Her sumptuous interior comes from the drawing board of designer Tiziana Vercellesi, who worked in close cooperation with the owner throughout the whole design and build process of the vessel. She has been styled in an Art Deco style fusion, using contemporary elements harmonised with distinctly Art Deco furniture and pieces of art. She features only bespoke items decorations in varying fresh colour schemes that maintain the same theme throughout.

She accommodates guests over five generous staterooms, comprised of a large master suite on the main deck in addition to two double cabins and two twin cabins on the lower deck. The master’s suite is decorated in a delicate palette of creams, white, silver and lilacs and is inundated with natural light from the large windows framing the stateroom and private office. The large bathroom is both sophisticated and stylish, with a large bathtub and his and hers sinks.

All guest accommodation is located on the lower deck. The mosaics in the bathrooms were all made especially by a Moscow-based artist, continuing the artistic ambiance present in all areas on board. A crew of nine are also accommodated for on the lower deck.

Vercellesi comments on the challenges faced with the design brief given, and the complexities of creating the concept of ‘pleasure and happiness’, stating, “The client had a clear personal vision of the project from our first meeting together, he had a very precise idea of the emotional and aesthetic impacts he wanted to convey throughout the yacht. It was challenging for me to be so closely involved in that deeply personal vision, to interpret it and to translate its core elements into the many features of Scorpion’s interior design."

Supported by the Client’s concept of ‘Pleasure and Happiness’ and by my personal philosophy of ensuring quality and efficiency, Scorpion brings together many elements in a holistic manner: craftsmanship, innovation, comfort, enjoyment, distinctive style and the beauty of extraordinary pieces of specialised furniture and art.”

Her main salon is particularly bright and welcoming, epitomising the aforementioned desired owner’s concept perfectly. The dark, wooden flooring contrasting with the light upholstery and various brightly coloured decorative pieces.

The dining area is located on the upper deck, and is one of the brightest spaces on the vessel, connecting seamlessly to the outside with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. A gorgeous round glass table is surrounded by elegant turquoise dining chairs for ten guests. Other amenities on board include a fully equipped gym and sauna.

The staircase hosts what is unquestionably one of Scorpion’s most unique and interesting aesthetic features in a specially created crystal sculpture. Transforming colour at each deck from blue to turquoise-green, the 3.9 metre piece immediately draws the eye and creates an ideal ambiance for entertainment.

Moving outside to her exterior spaces, her spacious sun deck is a hub of activity, with a large Jacuzzi situated next to a large space dedicated to sun loungers, a spacious al fresco dining area that seats up to 10 guests, as well as a bar and additional sunloungers towards the aft. The main deck is home to a large seating area, comprised of two comfortable L shaped sofas and leading down to the large beach club.

Elsewhere, her huge garage astern houses an impressive seven metre tender, with an additional large garage located at the bow to host a wide range of water toys. Furthermore, an external lighting system gives the whole boat a multicolor effect, switching to different chromatic shades for a captivating and unique atmosphere.

Performance wise, Scorpion is powered by two CAT 3512C DITA engines, which provide her with a top speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. She has a transoceanic range of 3,500 nm, offering her owner and guests the freedom to embark upon long cruises across the oceans with total self-sufficiency. She is currently available for charter with OCEAN Independence.

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