Italian superyacht-builder Sanlorenzo has opened new production facilities at its headquarters in Ameglia.
Designed by Lissoni Casal Ribeiro, the new plant covers an area of 22,000sq m and is divided into three units – two buildings for the production of yachts, for a total of 10,000 sqm, and an office complex on four levels.
All told, the industrial complex now covers an area of 135,000sq m, of which 25,000 are for production, and 2,700 for offices. The project began in August 2018 and involved over 200 workers, 20,000 hours of design and 250,000 man hours for the construction.
The Ameglia site has been the headquarters of Sanlorenzo since 1999, and is set into the banks of the Magra River, inside the nature park of Montemarcello-Magra. It is here that the entry-level model of the three yacht ranges – SL, SD and SX – take form in composite material, from 24m-30m in length, from design to implementation.
The new facilities contain 24 production stations to guarantee construction of 45-50 units per year from 76ft-100ft, with a resulting increase in the number of direct and indirect employees from 450 to about 900 workers.
Furthermore, the layout developed for the new plants, the new logistical flows and the ergonomics of the on-board work ensure not only augmented production capacity but also greater efficiency of about 30%. This result has also been achieved thanks to the implementation of a lock gate, a unique construction that permits passage of the yachts between the original site and the new production site, ensuring the continuity of the river bank when closed, in case of weather alerts.
To bear witness to the company’s focus on environmental issues, the Ameglia headquarters has been designed to comply with the criteria set for UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 certification, indicating achievement of the best control of environmental impact connected to the activities, products and services of the company.
The site has also been designed for energy self-reliance, thanks to the installation of 8000 square meters of solar panels.
Photo: The new facilities were designed by Lissoni Casal Ribeiro – Credit: www.superyachttimes.com