Here’s H1, just launched for a German owner at Sanlorenzo. H1 is the first of the new Sanlorenzo SL118 series. The all-fiberglass yacht is 118 feet (36.5 meters), as her model name suggests. Styling reflects the family feel of the entire SL range, from Francesco Paszkowski Design.
Until H1 was commissioned, the SL range started at 62 feet and capped at 108 feet. The Italy-based yard decided to add the Sanlorenzo SL118 to capture buyers interested in bigger megayachts.
The all-fiberglass Sanlorenzo SL118 has a mix of familiar and new features. For example, like the SL94 and SL104, she has fold-down balconies off the main-deck master and saloon. Although not see on H1, the Sanlorenzo SL118 can show off metallic paint for the hardtop or radar arch and the aft curvature of the main deck. (It gives the impression that the supports for the hardtop or arch extend down through the flying bridge and into the deck below.)
Distinguishing the Sanlorenzo SL118 from her smaller sisters is a full-beam (24’9”, or 7.6 meters) main deck, without side decks. Only the bridge deck is a walk-around configuration. Of course, like all the builder’s yachts and megayachts, the Sanlorenzo SL118 is customized inside. The owner of H1 collaborated with the Francesco Paszkowski Design team, requesting several specialized touches. Among them are glass inserts in the guest-stateroom bulkheads. This lets more natural light permeate the accommodations for eight. There’s also a modern decor here and on the main deck, where the master suite is situated.
Sea trials are expected to confirm a cruise speed around 24 knots. The Sanlorenzo SL118 is powered by twin 16V 2000 M94 MTUs. H1 still has some other systems installations awaiting, however. One notable item: a water-treatment system. It reportedly will let H1 cruise in some environmentally sensitive regions that are protected by strict regulations.
H1, with a 7’4” (2.25-meter) draft at full load, is set for delivery by summertime.