“In my private and business life, I like to work with the same people. Building a yacht is a commercial proposal, but it’s also a matter of trust. I’ve known Massimo Perotti for many years, and having built my last boat with him and his team, I really trust him. I knew that Sanlorenzo would have been able to build the yacht of my dreams.” This is how the owner of Attila, the first Sanlorenzo 64 Steel, sums up the experience of working with the chairman and CEO of Sanlorenzo as well as the rest of the yard staff. Celebrating her delivery party at the yard last Friday, the owner also personally thanked the heads of every department that created the largest yacht to date for him, and Sanlorenzo.
The 64 Steel, at 210’8″ (64.25 meters), is not just Sanlorenzo’s largest by length, though. She has significant volume of 1,600 gross tons, plus an internal beam of 41 feet (12.5 meters). These figures put the five-deck project more in line with much larger megayachts. More noteworthy, however, the 64 Steel, announced in 2016, reflects creative custom construction.
For instance, the owner, who took delivery of the 46 Steel Achilles in 2012, loves barbecue. An Argentine native, he wanted to incorporate the traditional grilling of his home in his travels aboard. Specifically, he requested quite a large barbecue grill within the main-deck dining area. As you can imagine, open fire within enclosed spaces is a safety challenge. Sanlorenzo therefore equipped Attila with fire-rated stainless steel (the same type used for escape hatches) here, along with heavy-duty smoke ventilation.
Further creative, the owner and Sanlorenzo wanted Attila’s aft main deck and beach club to feel nearly seamless. Twin stairways encourage guests to flow between the pool on the aft deck and the beach club, the latter with a sauna, hammam, massage area, and gym. Side platforms open up the beach club even more. This therefore expands the beach club to nearly 840 square feet (78 square meters).
With the VIP suite as well as four guest staterooms on her main deck, Atilla surprises in further ways. They benefit the crew as much as guests, in fact. For example, crew get two service stairways and an elevator, all of which connect to the tank deck. Extra refrigerator and freezer compartments plus dry stowage sit down here. So does a 500-bottle wine cellar, refrigerated garbage room, laundry. The tank deck isn’t just stowage/garbage-oriented, however. The crew have a media room on this level, too.
Of course, the 64 Steel reserves special space for the owner: an entire deck. In working with Francesco Paszkowski Design and Margherita Casprini, the owner of Atilla selected teak and other warm, natural materials. The master suite overlooks the bow, plus has access to a private alfresco hot tub.
We will have more on Attila following her first summer cruising season, including a look at her interior, which includes a garage holding two boats exceeding 33 feet (10 meters). For now, expect the megayacht in the Med, where she should hit a top speed of 17 knots under Caterpillar power.