SuperYacht of the Week: The SanLorenzo 100 New

The unmistakable SanLorenzo line has recently been extended, with the introduction of the Sanlorenzo 100 New, which made her debut appearance at the Genoa Boat Show. The Sanlorenzo line now consists of the SL62, SL72, SL82, SL100 New and the SL108, which was introduced on in august of this year.

With the SL100 New, the Ameglia (La Spezia) shipyard was able to introduce an extraordinary number of innovations, without breaking in any way the consistent family feeling of the Sanlorenzo planning fleet.

After a broad and deep analysis of the concept, the Design Department of the shipyard – with the cooperation of different naval architects and designers – came up with the design of the SL100 New, in tone with the familiar SanLorenzo style, considered as an icon in the yachting business.

The exterior design, by Francesco Paszkowski, was updated to present-day requirements with delicate, but substantial touches on the gunwale line, the window shape, the shape of the transom and the layout of fly bridge. The most significant element on the SL100 New are her much larger windows than on the previous SL 100 model.

This superyacht is available with or without hard top. The outline of the hardtop, the shape, the poles, and the shading system of the area, are all a completely new design. Another new features can be found on the yacht’s bathing platform where Sanlorenzo installed an original shower system composed by a pivoting arm which is hidden, when not in use, on the teak part of the transom gunwale.

Likewise unusual is the anchoring system. Two hydraulic operated pivoting doors close the anchor nests, keeping the lines of the hull intact. Two video cameras monitor the anchor movements.

Thanks to 3D studies, the designers have optimized the engine room. A thick floating sandwich bulkhead filled with high-efficacy thermo and soundproof material divides the engine room from the guest area. The entire yacht is in fact soundproofed by Almar panels, weighing a total of 600 kilos.

For the interior design of SL100 New, SanLorenzo asked Dordoni Architetti, a Milanese architectural studio with years of experience in architectural planning and interior design.

Dordoni Architetti’s took the concept of modern housing to the nautical environment of a superyacht. To create contemporary domestic surroundings, Dordoni Architetti followed the principles of linearity, simplicity, sophistication and attention to details.

The main feature on the main deck is the connection of the main saloon, with the dining room/family lounge forward, which creates a strong spatial continuity, permitting an immediate and full perception of the yacht, from stern to bow, very unusual for yachts of this size.

On the lower deck Dordoni Architetti reduced the number of cabins to three, to increase their comfort.

Downstairs a private lounge, lit by natural light, leads to the owner’s cabin and to the two Guests cabins. The SanLorenzo Design Department worked with Dordoni to realize three equal cabins, of the same importance.

Use of natural materials – wood, marble, linen and silk – combined with more unusual materials, like bronze and polished steel used for walls and ceiling covering, create a simple yet refined concept. Cassina has engineered and developed all of the internal fittings of the new SL 100 New working closely alongside the SanLorenzo shipyard and the Studio Dordoni.

All of the yacht’s fittings have been produced by Cassina, from the structural parts such as the marine partitions, cabin planking and structural supports, to the covering of the walls, ceilings and floor.

Cassina’s consolidated experience in the craftsmanship of wood is enhanced by the expertise in integrating different materials not traditionally used in the nautical sector. The ability of combining teak with polished steel, bronzed surfaces and reflective glass is the result of the commitment of the Cassina Contract Division to the designer’s desires and the client’s requirements.

For the first time in the superyacht industry, a large group of leading furniture design companies participated in the final fit out of the SL 100 New. They include: Minotti for the sofas, Cassina for other furniture, Boffi for the galley and the Norbert Wange designed cabinet on the fly bridge, Viabizzuno for the lighting, Rapsel for the taps, Antonio Lupi for bath accessories, Vitra for the the Charles Eams chaise longue in the owner’s cabin, Paola Lenti for the exterior furniture.

As with all the SanLorenzos, the SL 100 New totally customizable. This first unit is only one of many possible solution the shipyard, specialized in tailor made yachts, can offer to its customers.

The SL 100 New is powered by two MTUs 16V2000M93 with 1,790kW (2,435 HP) each. They provide the yacht with a maximum speed of 28 knots and a continuous cruising speed of 26 knots.

SanLorenzo Spa
Tel. +39 0187 6181

By Maarten Janssen
Exterior Photos by Marc Paris / Superyacht Media & Interior Photos by A&B PhotoDesign / Superyacht Media



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