First Sanlorenzo 44 Alloy Superyacht Launched
by Miranda Blazeby
Italian yard Sanlorenzo has launched its first 44.5 metre 44Alloy superyacht.
The yacht hit the water at the yard's La Spezia facility and is the first of a "crowded calendar of launches," Sanlorenzo said.
It comes as the yard resumes production and reopens its facilities following disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
The yacht is the first of five hulls in the series currently under construction at the yard. The 44Alloy was developed in collaboration with the Zuccon International Project design studio — a first for a Sanlorenzo yachting project.
Built entirely in aluminium, the first 44 metre hull in the series is currently slated to make its debut later this year.
The 470GT interior has been penned by Michele Bonan and includes accommodation for a total of 10 guests and crew of nine. The owner's suite is a private apartment of 145 square metres that is split across three levels, with both indoor and outdoor areas.
Other features include a large beach club that opens on three sides, two Jacuzzis and a foredeck lounge.
Power will come from a twin-screw MTU drivetrain for a top speed of 22 knots and comfortable cruising at 20 knots. Vital statistics include an 8.9 metre beam and a maximum draught of 2.3 metres.