Signing a superyacht contract is good. Signing two contracts is better. Better yet: signing contracts for hulls number one and two in a series. Sanlorenzo now has buyers for the first two projects in its newest series, the 44 Alloy.
At 144 feet (44 meters), the 44 Alloy is on the smaller end of the all-metal megayachts that Sanlorenzo offers. The models span sizes from 131 to about 230 feet (40 to 70 meters). As this series name states, the 44 Alloy is an entirely aluminum yacht. Interestingly, though, the Italian shipyard hasn’t revealed much about the line to date. In fact, it sent a shadowy rendering of the series to the media this morning. We took the liberty of lightening the shadows above so that you can get a better idea of the profile. Sporty lines certainly characterize the yacht, as do cutouts in the bulwarks, to provide better views from what’s likely the saloon and dining area on the main deck and a skylounge on the upper deck.
Among the few facts Sanlorenzo has released: delivery dates in springtime 2020. In addition, naval architecture is from Zuccon International Project. This is a first-time collaboration between the two. Zuccon has made a name for itself designing dozens of projects for the Ferretti Group of brands. The studio selected a fast-displacement hull design for the 44 Alloy. Unfortunately, anticipated performance figures aren’t available.
Regardless, expect the interior layout to be open to owner input. Sanlorenzo provides customers with a good deal of liberty in arranging rooms and moving non-structural bulkheads. Surely, given current trends, hulls number one and two will each have main-deck master suites.
The announcement underscores the ongoing interest in the Italian builder’s expansion into metal construction. It has a handful of all-aluminum as well as aluminum and steel superyachts. Hulls two and three of its 52 Steel series are in build, for example. Hull number one, Seven Sins, premiered at the Monaco Yacht Show. Hull number one of Sanlorenzo’s largest-ever yacht, the 64 Steel, is currently under construction. So, too, as are yachts in the 460EXP series.