A new-build 31 metre Sanlorenzo motor yacht now named Genoa has been sold with the buyer introduced by Neal Esterly at Fraser and delivery scheduled for 2020.
The sale comes after the first model premiered at last year's Cannes Yachting Festival. The boat’s asymmetric design had its genesis in the partnership Sanlorenzo announced in 2015 with American car designer and BMW guru of many years Chris Bangle. However its development was entrusted to Zuccon International Studio.
Key features of the design include a single side deck matched on the opposite side with a widebody design. This results in a protected passage is for the crew to handle mooring operations, protected from the elements. On the opposite side, the boat’s guest accommodation line up with the bulkhead as in any widebody design. This has the benefit to expand the square footage of the living area by around 25 square metres, and with large windows, to allow guests to feel more connected with the outside environment.
The layout positions the master cabin forward, with a starboard side door accessing the single side deck. The builder offers the option of a gate that deploys at the touch of a button to prevent passage at certain times, in order for the owners to enjoy the entire forward area of the yacht, which includes an outdoor lounge, in complete privacy.
Cruising speed is around 25-26 knots, and the yacht is able to carry 12,000 litres of fuel and 2,000 litres of water. Varying layouts are available but the basis is the owners’ suite on the main deck and four generous guest cabins below. The crew area, including a mess and two twin bunk cabins, is forward on the lower deck.
The asking price of Genoa has been withheld.