The international jury selected the two motor yachts for “Best Layout” and “Best Exterior Design”
Sanlorenzo triumphs again this year with a double victory at the World Yachts Trophies 2020 in Cannes, in the splendid setting of the Carlton Beach Club.
During the prize ceremony on Saturday 12th September, the international jury granted awards to the innovative SL96Asymmetric and the new 44Alloy superyacht, which are the latest news of the shipyard.
SL96Asymmetric was selected in the category of motor yachts with length from 14 to 30 meters for “Best Layout,” emphasizing Sanlorenzo’s unique ability to go beyond the limits imposed by nautical design. The yacht is a true design manifesto, reformulating conventional on-board balances to offer greater space, luminosity, relaxation and innovation.
With the aim of making more use of the interior spaces and having better communication with the outside world, the SL96Asymmetric rethinks the canonical layout of a yacht, keeping only the gangway on the starboard side and eliminating the one on the port side, which has been shifted to the roof of the superstructure. This asymmetrical configuration frees up about 10 square meters of space for the interiors.
SL96Asymmetric is the result of the encounter of different creative minds: from an original idea by the brilliant car designer Chris Bangle to Bernardo Zuccon, who has designed the exterior lines of this model, incorporating the concept of asymmetry.
44Alloy was the winner in the category of motor yachts with length of 20 to 50 meters, for “Best Exterior Design.” The external lines of the new superyacht designed by Bernardo Zuccon represent a fusion with the DNA of Sanlorenzo, replicating its signs and stylemes but translating them into a new, almost experimental language.
A fast displacement model with a length of 44.5 meters, entirely in aluminium, it brings the concept of livability to new heights, offering novel settings and scenarios for the owners and those who spend time on board.
The conceptual fulcrum of the project is the owner’s cabin conceived as a private apartment of 147 m2, organized on three levels with indoor and outdoor areas, a solution never seen before on a superyacht of this size.
The new 44Alloy is a true conceptual upgrade of the 40Alloy, the aluminium model with a length of 40 meters, and a renowned winner of many honors for its countless innovations, ever since its debut in 2007: the folding terraces in the owner’s zone, the gullwing doors on the bridge, remarkable performance and extraordinary success on the market.
Two prestigious new awards that confirm the unique position of Sanlorenzo in its field, thanks to its ability to offer projects that stem from brilliant design creativity, always ready to explore new territories and original languages.
For over 60 years, Sanlorenzo shipyards has been building high quality motoryachts designed and made-to-measure according to the owner’s specific requests, thanks to the perfect bond between craftsmanship and advanced technology.
Founded in 1958 by Gianfranco Cecchi and Giuliano Pecchia who opened the first shipyard near Florence, Sanlorenzo was taken over in 1972 by Giovanni Jannetti who launched the first fiberglass hull boat in 1985 and moved the headquarters to Ameglia (SP) in 1999. In 2005, Massimo Perotti – thanks to the deep experience gained in over twenty years of activity in the sector – took the baton.
Thanks to the management of Mr. Massimo Perotti, Chairman of Sanlorenzo, the shipyard has gone through a period of extraordinary growth, bringing consolidated net revenues from new yachts to a level of 40 million euros in 2004 to 455,9 million euros in 2019.
As one of the main producers worldwide of yachts and superyachts, Sanlorenzo has today four production plants: La Spezia, dedicated to the production of Superyachts, Ameglia for the production of medium and large size yachts, Viareggio, for the production of fiberglass yachts over 100 feet and Massa, the new center for the research and development of new models.
Guided by his resolution and entrepreneurial perspective, Mr. Perotti, has introduced in Sanlorenzo some actual innovations which have revolutionised the world of yachting. A major milestone in this journey was its opening to the world of design through the collaboration with renown designers such as Dordoni Architetti, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, Piero Lissoni (Sanlorenzo’s Art Director since 2018), Patricia Urquiola, John Pawson and Christian Liaigre.
This unique, innovative approach has also led the company, over the years, to bond with the world of art through the collaborations with major Galleries and cultural institutions. In 2018 Sanlorenzo has entered a global partnership agreement with Art Basel, the leading art fair for modern and contemporary art for the annual events in Hong Kong, in Basel and Miami Beach. In 2020, Sanlorenzo also becomes the Institutional Patron of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the most important museum in Italy for European and American 20th-century art.