A Closer Look at Sanlorenzo’s SL120A Superyacht
Sanlorenzo started 60 years ago, and since then, they have helped future yacht owners find a vessel personal to them. According to Sanlorenzo Yacht, when building one of their vessels, they go through a 5 step process with the primary focus being their customers. The site goes on to say, “We also provide the handcrafted production that ensures that each and every detail and choice made by our customers is a perfect fit with all other elements. Some of the most important things they look at are the amount of space and the number and size of each cabinet. Additionally, they want to add any personal areas, such as entertainment or relaxation spaces, the customer may wish to add. When customers first start to consider what type of vessel they want, Sanlorenzo first asks them to consider their house on land and how they want it to be similar or different. Then, the company hires top international designers to bring the interior vision to life and allows them to create solutions personal to individual needs. Some of the features owners can choose include cladding and covering materials and marble and types of wood. Needless to say, there will be a lot of time invested before you can sail away from the marina. Now, Sanlorenzo has a new model available for its customers. Let’s take a closer look at Sanlorenzo’s SL120A superyacht.
Not like the rest
According to Boat International, symmetry is a “bi-directional” concept featuring symmetrical elements. Sinot first developed it, but now Sanlorenzo is turning it on its ear. Asymmetry on yachts first started in 2018. The SL120A superyacht has hydrodynamic features below the deck for a smooth sailing experience. Although many customers prefer the symmetry concept, Sanlorenzo is steering away from it with its latest design. It’s taken the company three years to fully develop the idea—additionally, they are looking for ways to update outmoded ideas of living on the water. Sanlorenzo chose Zuccon International Project, an Italian design company, to design the interior and exterior of the boat. Their concept creates a smaller outside hallway between the aft cockpit and the main staircase, opening into an open space main area. Then, they used the 25-foot beam and large windows to make the space open and airy. The impressive features aren’t limited to the interior. There is also an outside stair crest that goes to the flybridge, where you’ll find an outdoor entertaining space. One of the best things about the SL120A is unlike other yacht models, it fully maximizes the space, giving its occupants many open spaces to entertain. Also, it has unique features like being able to access the foredeck from the owner’s suite. Designers also focused on putting safety spaces in hidden spots, like the fill-in cushion can be used for a sun pad or pulled up to access the mooring and anchoring. However, some may see it as a massive departure from other yacht interiors. Overall, it is an unconventional design. Yet, according to Robb Report, people who want a symmetrical boat will not pass this one up because of design. Despite the innovativeness, it’s challenging to differentiate between the two. So, what you’ll see are beautiful lines and a boat you can be proud to own.
A closer look
Throughout the boat, you will find countless open spaces which also allow you to entertain in style. The fly deck has an intimate dining area so you can enjoy the sea air while eating a delicious meal. Don’t worry about rain; it has a louvered hardtop awning. Wood and metal are also stand-out features. Throughout the yacht, the designers worked to combine classic and contemporary. Much of the wood is Thai walnut paneling with a metallic finish. They completed the overall aesthetic with metal in the ceilings. The walls meld nicely with everything else; some include mosaics inspired by the South Seas. You will also be able to have up to 10 people on board since there are as many cabins. All are located on the lower deck, and some are double ensuite. You will love how the space converts if you have items like a jet ski in the lower garage. Once empty, it doubles as a swim deck complete with two foldout pieces. You’ll want to make sure the boat is at a full stop before opening them because, despite the considerable size, the boat is the first in its class to boast impressive speed features. One of the main ones is a twin 2,600 hp MTU which can go up to 27 knots.
One of the sitting areas features an L-shaped couch with a blue oriental rug and centered glass and a marble coffee table. On the side are two wingback chairs. The room has large windows which give it plenty of natural light. You will also notice several built-ins which can either be used as display cabinets or closed to store items. If you decide you need a little fresh air, there is an outdoor space with deck chairs just a few feet away. Inside the sleeping areas, you’ll find classic features, including a grey wood bed frame. Another nice feature in the cabins is a desk that overlooks the ocean, so if you need to get some work done, you’ll have a great view. Through the cabins, there is coordinating wood from the floor to the dark and light wood panels. The outdoor areas do not disappoint. They feature several loungers, two couches, and a few individual chairs in classic blue and white stripes with a light wood finish. Another is under a shaded awning with the same wood but neutral white cushions and a simple table with a glass finish. There is no denying this boat is luxurious and a pleasure to board. Although we discussed some of the features on a showcased model, remember this is your vessel, and designers are more than happy to make it a custom space to suit your needs.