Flying-bridge motoryachts and multi-deck superyachts have characterized Sanlorenzo’s sales for decades. For the first time in its history, the Italian yard is building a coupé. The Sanlorenzo SP110 intends to shake up the segment with additional creature comforts and sustainability-focused features.
Historically, coupés have looked much like this model. Zuccon International Project purposely pays tribute to that styling in conjunction with Tilli Antonelli. Currently heading Sanlorenzo’s product development, Antonelli founded the renowned coupé brand Pershing. Together, the duo created a “dialogue between dynamism and a livability that is not normally perceived on boats of this size,” explains Bernardo Zuccon. Specifically, they chose to depart with some of the more overtly performance-oriented looks. Instead, the 108-foot (33-meter) Sanlorenzo SP110 prioritizes on-water relaxation and socialization.
She does so in two ways. Firstly, and quite surprisingly, she’s a two-deck design. An entire interior upper deck sits within the superstructure, with an atrium-like configuration at the aft-deck entry (below). Secondly, the Sanlorenzo SP110 puts strong focus on the open aft deck (above). It offers nearly 164 feet (50 meters) of usable, reconfigurable space. Loose lounges are ideal for sunbathing aft, for instance, plus can combine with movable settees to create one huge laze-around cluster. Furthermore, the deck conceals tender stowage, and the transom conceals flip-down, wide swim steps.
Speaking of wide, the Sanlorenzo SP110 has a beam exceeding 26 feet (8 meters). This helps the just-mentioned atrium and decks feel more voluminous. So does a floating stairway connecting the decks aft, and full-height opening glass to the long aft deck. Piero Lissoni, the interior designer, is using minimalism-oriented décor materials to accentuate the feeling even more, plus complement the streamlined styling. For example, he’s using lava stone rather than marble for the en suite baths, due to its lighter tones. Throughout the megayacht, lighter tones characterize paneling, soles, and furnishings, too. Also preserving that open look and feel, Lissoni designed the galley, between the upper saloon and wheelhouse, with a choice of see-through or solid walls.
Since coupés are, after all, sporty yachts, Sanlorenzo did pay attention to performance. “SP” in “SP110” stands for Smart Performance, the first in a new series with multiple powerplants that the shipyard expects customers to use independently as much as jointly. Specifically, the Sanlorenzo SP110 has triple 2,000-hp MANs with waterjets. The naval architect Marco Arnaboldi designed her hull purposely for smaller-horsepower engines and waterjets that still deliver a punch. The shipyard expects a top speed of 40 knots with all three.
Equally important, the Sanlorenzo SP110 relies on solar panels feeding a battery bank to lessen reliance on gensets. The styling team started design work with these in mind, too, choosing planes capable of accommodating the most panels without conflicting with the desire for a sharp-looking yacht. Sanlorenzo says that the 6-kW capacity of the panels will let the batteries handle full hotel loads for a few hours.
In related news, Sanlorenzo has revealed yet another new model. She’s the SD90/s, the new entry-level member of the SD line. Highights are a main-deck master, separate saloon and dining areas on that same deck, and hybrid propulsion. That propulsion includes electric motors and batteries that separately can handle all hotel loads and maneuvering (with batteries permitting limited motorization). Sanlorenzo anticipates 6 to 10 knots in hybrid mode and 17 knots max under diesel. Hull design is from Philippe Briand, with interiors by Patricia Urquiola, her third collaboration with Sanlorenzo. Notably, she’s selected more environmentally friendly materials like bioresins for ceilings and paper-finished (vs. lacquered) wood paneling.
Lissoni & Partners lissoniandpartners.com
Studio Arnaboldi studioarnaboldi.it
Zuccon International Project zucconinternationalproject.com