Sanlorenzo launches new planing hull flagship superyacht – first in SL118 line – named H1
2014-02-05By Risa Merl

Sanlorenzo has launched the first superyacht in its new SL118 line, the 36.5m yacht named H1.

The Sanlorenzo SL118 is the new flagship of the Italian builder's planing hull range of yachts, topping its predecessor the 33m SL108. H1's launch was celebrated at the Sanlorenzo shipyard with the yard workers, company management and the superyacht's German owners and their family and friends.

In addition to her larger length overall, what sets the new SL118 apart from the Sanlorenzo SL range is her wide body superstructure, which allows for better use of space at the bow. The wide body design negates any deck side passages at the front of the boat, which are instead relocated to the deckhouse.

The new SL118 carries forward innovative solutions in keeping with her sisters, the SL104 and SL94, such as the opening bow terraces in the owner's suite and at mid-ships in the main saloon and the glass hand rails on the flybridge that offer undisrupted panoramic views. She also has similar exterior design features, such as the custom, metal-grey painted pillars and teak hand rails on the transom.

Her owner's interior brief called for a modern style. Designed by Sanlorenzo's in house team, H1 utilises insulated glass in the lower deck bulkheads to allow light to travel throughout the interior and give the impression of a larger yacht. Curtains inside the glass provide privacy and acoustic insulation.