Double delight: Sanlorenzo launches Stae and B&B
by Chris Jefferies
The larger of the two new arrivals, B&B is part of the 29.1 metre SL96 series of fast-planing GRP yachts. Styled inside and out by Francesco Paszkowski, she is propelled to her cruising speed of 26 knots by a pair of 1,947hp MTU 12V2000 M94 diesel engines.
Sanlorenzo estimates that she will achieve a top speed of 30 knots on her forthcoming sea trials. The yard added that B&B was launched in the historic port of Viareggio in the presence of her Turkish owner.
Meanwhile Stae (pictured below), was launched on the same day at the yard’s Ameglia facility, with her American owner and his large family watching on intently. This 26.76 metre yacht is a member of the SL86 series that was first introduced at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival.
Her 6.35 metre beam allows for a total interior volume of 90GT, with accommodation for eight guests split across four cabins. Exterior and interior styling for this model was provided by Officina Italiana Design.
Power comes from a pair of MTU 12V2000 M94 diesel engines for a top speed of 30 knots, with a comfortable cruising speed of 26 knots.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the 11th hull in the 40 Alloy series and the new flagship yacht Sanlorenzo 64 Steel, which is due to be launched in 2019.