Sanlorenzo delivers SL102 Asymmetric superyacht
by Miranda Blazeby
The SL102 yacht has been delivered to Singapore following an official launch party. The yacht will be based in Singapore, cruising around Southeast Asia.
It comes after the first model premiered at last year's Cannes Yachting Festival.
Nick Stratton, Sanlorenzo Asia Sales Manager, said: “A new yacht arriving is always an exciting day for all involved and especially so in the case of the first SL102 Asymmetric. It’s wonderful to see the yacht in Asia and cruising the region. Now in Singapore and having already been cruising we look forward to following the many adventures on board.”
It comes after the yacht was first presented at Sanlorenzo's Elite Days client weekend in May 2018.
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.
The sister and brother team of Martina and Bernardo Zuccon who translated the revolutionary idea into a practical boat design. They did this in a way that the yacht does not appear different at first glance.
“In this box I am happy to see something changing, but outside it remains a Sanlorenzo,” Zuccon said. “It was very important to catch details about the history of the brand. I went through books to catch lines, styles, details and tried to translate some of that history in the lines.”
The SL102 is otherwise a typical planing hull, with top speed expected to be around 28-29 knots, depending on the selection of engines (twin 16V MTU M86 or the upgrade M96).
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 dining area and saloon are positioned on the portside, where one of the suggested layouts places the dining room directly alongside the massive window facing the water.