Sanlorenzo has long considered its SL82 as its introductory megayacht model. Now, a smaller sibling is taking over the role. The Sanlorenzo SL78 gives buyers, whether current clients or new, a little easier entry point into its fiberglass range.
Sanlorenzo and Officina Italiana Design created styling cues for the SL78 that will eventually work their way through the full line. One is the cozy bow seating and sunning area. The yacht also has lower bulwarks. They and the windowsills in the saloon are the same height, for more natural light to come inside.
As per usual, Sanlorenzo has a European version and an American version of the SL78. Each of these includes two configurations from which to choose. The European SL78 is the first to debut, at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. Sanlorenzo has not announced which layout will be aboard. Regardless, one features an enclosed galley. The other has it open to the helm. Below decks, buyers can opt for two or three guest staterooms, with a full-beam master stateroom. (Maximum beam is 18’9”, or 5.75 meters.) But, the owner’s cabin arrangement is slightly different depending on how many guest are accommodated. The en suite head spans the length of the port side in the three-guest-cabin layout. In the two-cabin layout, it moves forward to where a guest stateroom would have been.
We do not yet know when the Americanized Sanlorenzo SL78 premieres. However, like its European sister, it also offers a choice of two or three guest staterooms, along with the full-beam master, below decks.
Regardless of the buyer, the Sanlorenzo SL78 has an internal floating staircase connecting the main deck and flying bridge. Sanlorenzo and Officina Italiana Design decided to surround it with glass panels, too, for more artistic appeal. Up on the flying bridge, you have a lot more room to stretch out and relax, since the tender is in a garage. The swim platform acts as a launching ramp.
Performance figures haven’t been revealed. Twin 1,520-hp MTUs provide propulsion.
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