Though she’s 15 days from official launch, Seven Sins peeked out from her build shed earlier today at Sanlorenzo. http://www.sanlorenzoyacht.com She’s the first 52 Steel from the nearly 60-year-old builder.
Sanlorenzo shared the news and image on its Facebook page. It posted the photo below to Facebook, too, in late December.
The 171-footer is the largest megayacht from Sanlorenzo to date. She’s one of two 52 Steel series yachts under construction, too. You may recall that Sanlorenzo started building both at its Viareggio, Italy shipyard. It transferred them to another facility in nearby La Spezia about nine months ago. The idea is to keep all metal construction, including aluminum, separate from fiberglass construction. Therefore, the Viareggio yard is now only building the 112- to 126-foot fiberglass models. The smaller fiberglass yachts—78 to 106 feet—remain in Ameglia.
As for Seven Sins, belonging to an experienced yacht owner, she follows customary practice for a steel yacht. Top speed should be 17 knots, with 11 knots being the most economical speed, coming from twin MTUs. Ten to 12 guests and nine crewmembers can stay aboard. Naturally, the master suite is on the main deck, while guests get four staterooms below decks. A nearly 31-foot beam ensures Seven Sins feels comfortable throughout. The 8’7” draft will press tenders into action to take guests to shore in some shallow areas.
As with all Sanlorenzo projects, the owner of Seven Sins had a choice as to how to outfit the yacht. Details on the decor and alfresco area arrangements are not yet available. But, initial promotional drawings of the 52 Steel show a long pool on the main aft deck. They also reveal a healthy-size seating/lounging area forward of the wheelhouse.
Surely appreciated by Seven Sins’ owner, and future buyers for the series, the 52 Steel remains below the 500-gross-ton threshold. This simplifies regulatory and crewing requirements.