December 18, 2019
New Sanlorenzo SL96A
SL96Asymmetric: the daring new creation of Sanlorenzo makes its world debut at Boot Düsseldorf
A new project that rethinks onboard balances for greater livability and flexibility of use.
With great determination and the desire to constantly expand its boundaries, Sanlorenzo is ready to usher in the year 2020 with a range of new developments. The first appointment of the New Year, Boot Düsseldorf – the leading German trade fair for the world of yachting, from 18 to 26 January – will be an opportunity for Sanlorenzo to present the world premiere of a daring new project that rethinks onboard balances to achieve greater livability and flexibility of use: the SL96Asymmetric.
Continuing and consolidating the progress that began with the SL102Asymmetric, the world’s first asymmetric yacht, with this new creation Sanlorenzo confirms its particular approach to the concept of space, shaping it each time to give rise to projects tailored to meet the desires of yachtsmen. SL96Asymmetric is proof of the success of the decision of Cavalier Massimo Perotti, Chairman of Sanlorenzo, to break with the patterns of the past, moving against the current to formulate proposals never imagined before. The asymmetry makes it possible to revise conventional onboard balances, offering not just volumes previously set aside for other functions, but also and above all new living scenarios, new vantage points capable of intensifying and encouraging that innate visual, physical and emotional bond that exists between human beings and the sea.
With the aim of achieving greater livability of internal spaces and improved communication with the outside world, the SL96Asymmetric rethinks the conventional layout of a yacht, conserving only the gangway on the starboard side and eliminating the one on the port side, which shifts to the roof of the superstructure, in an unprecedented asymmetrical configuration that frees up about 10 square meters of space for internal use. With respect to a traditional layout, this arrangement offers more space, improving luminosity and flexibility.
SL96 Asymmetric is a synthesis of languages, places and functions, a life container that is able to transform and adapt to different dimensions and ergonomics, changing onboard circulation to offer new opportunities for utilization of spaces in everyday life, without implying compromises for the yachtsman and conserving stylistic features to make the yacht a living, integral part of the Sanlorenzo brand identity.
The asymmetric concept is the result of a meeting of different creative minds. From an original idea of Chris Bangle, the brilliant car designer, to the in-house technicians and designers of the shipyard, and then to Bernardo Zuccon, the young architect from a family of yacht designers, who together with the studio Zuccon International Project is creating many projects for Sanlorenzo.
The interior design has been done by the architect Laura Sessa, chosen for her ability to translate the “made-to-measure” philosophy of Sanlorenzo into an effective project with a personal touch.
To narrate the innovation and the unique approach of the brand, at Boot Düsseldorf Sanlorenzo will also be showing the SX76 yacht, a proposal that stands out for its original and intelligent, rational and practical solutions, as always reflecting the unmistakable Sanlorenzo style based on understated poise, balanced volumes and forms, which in this new creation continue to embody the characteristic elegance that has become a true recognition factor of the company.