Sanlorenzo completes the sale of the new flagship of the fleet, the first diesel-electric 72Steel, equipped with the greatest green technology currently available on the market
The Superyacht Division looks back on a record-breaking year and prepares for the realisation of an unprecedented project: the new flagship of the fleet
POSTED On 30.11.2021
Sanlorenzo reaches an important new milestone with the Superyacht Division: in a 2021 characterised by outstanding commercial satisfaction and excellent financial performance, the Company has signed the contract for the manufacturing of the largest superyacht ever to be built by the shipyard.
The sale of this new superyacht, which coincides with the sale of further 2 units of the 62Steel line, crowns a record-breaking year for Sanlorenzo's Superyacht Division which is proud to have already closed 15 contracts to date in 2021. This year also saw a significant increase in production activity, with 6 superyachts delivered and 6 units launched. Since 2007, the year when the first metal superyacht was delivered, there have been 39 units in navigation, in addition to the 21 vessels currently under construction, to be delivered in the next four years, totalling 60 units, as further confirmation of the shipyard's prestige on the world superyacht scene.
«The results of 2021 have been so far excellent, in particular for the significant growth in the backlog, which allows us to have an extensive visibility on future growth – commented Ferruccio Rossi, President of Sanlorenzo's Superyacht Division – a success that has two main drivers: the Group's strategy and business model and a great commercial performance, with people and teams that in this 2021 have really made the difference in the international yachting sector. We have been positively impressed by the response we have had at all the boat shows, starting with the Cannes kermesse, then confirmed by an outstanding Monaco Yacht Show, which have been very useful occasions for presenting our new models, consolidating relationships with our clients and initiating new ones. The pride of having signed the contract for our first 72Steel, the largest Sanlorenzo ever to be built and which will be in the water in 2025, is the crowning achievement of an unparalleled year.»
«The 72Steel is aiming to become one of the new protagonists of the Sanlorenzo range, thanks also to the hybrid diesel-electric engine system, which confirms again the Company's increasing attention to the future, constantly studying concrete solutions to reduce the impact of its yachts on the marine ecosystem. The hybrid diesel-electric engine system represents a combination of innovative solutions which make it possible to significantly reduce emissions into the atmosphere and the sea, ensure high levels of comfort and rationalise the spaces dedicated to the engine area in favour of the internal volume available for owners and guests, thus presenting itself as a new paradigm for superyachts of this size» stated Antonio Santella, New Product Development Director of Sanlorenzo’s Superyacht Division.
Between sustainability and design: the new model - With its 72 metres in length, five decks and a volume of 1850 GT, the 72Steel will be a completely new project with respect to its predecessors, while sharing the immediately recognisable style of Sanlorenzo, of which it will soon become the new flagship.
Over time, Sanlorenzo's superyacht models have become iconic thanks to their unmistakable design, which combines purity of line with balanced proportions, and above all to the innovations that each of them has introduced. These two fundamental aspects are destined to meet once again to give life to a unique product tailored to the owner's requirements.