The launch ceremony was officiated by an orthodox priest and attended by the 44.85 metre yacht’s Russian owner along with his family, friends, crew and Sanlorenzo’s staff.
It took two years to deliver the steel superyacht, which is the seventh in Sanlorenzo’s steel range that was first introduced in 2010. Her predecessors include Lammouche, Rêve d'Or, Carol, Achilles F, Starling and Trident.
Scorpion is built for long-range, self-sufficient cruising and has a range of 3,500 nautical miles.
With an exterior design by Francesco Paszkowski, the semi-custom yacht features bespoke touches per her owner’s request, such as windows that open in the master cabin, a built-in hydraulic ladder at the stern and two garages – there is a spacious aft garage that hosts a seven-metre tender as well as bow garage to house water toys.
The interior is decorated with art deco furnishings from Architema and Fendi and features bronze, mother of pearl and dark mahogany wood details. A wow-factor is the staircase with a crystal sculpture that changes colours as it stretches through the decks, going from blue to turquoise green. All of the mosaics on board are by artisans in Moscow.
Currently underway through the Sanlorenzo Superyacht Division are the first two hulls of the new Sanlorenzo 460EXP explorer yacht range – the first of which will launch at the Monaco Yacht Show in September – and the first two hulls of the new 52 Steel flagship, which will launch in 2016.