Is a sporty, sustainable boat possible? That’s what Sanlorenzo’s latest project aims to demonstrate as it unveils the first model of the Smart Performance range, the SP110. We had already seen in an interview with Tilli Antonelli, founder of Pershing and now development and product manager at Sanlorenzo, some previews of this new motoryacht family. Today the yard has unveiled several important details.
This first unit of Sanlorenzo’s sports yacht family is the result of a joint collaboration between Bernardo and Martina Zuccon and Tilli Antonelli. The latter, in addition to the two roles already mentioned above, is also responsible for this new boat line, Sanlorenzo’s Smart Performance. The additional design touch was provided by architect Piero Lissoni, who handled the décor.
Minimalism, as can be seen from the first renderings, reigns supreme along the entire length of the yacht. The design team wanted to evolve the lines of a high-performance yacht in a modern key, also adding a focus on consumption. How? It all started with research into materials, to find solutions capable of maintaining a high standard in terms of resistance and safety, but which were also very light. The basic materials are carbon and fibreglass.
Then it was the turn of the electrical components, designed to have the highest possible energy class. Similarly, all this would have been in vain without a suitable hull. And with a team like this, the promises for a surprising result are there. In particular, geometries capable of optimizing the water resistance coefficient have been studied, together with a “smart” motorisation in terms of weight and consumption.
The stern, now among the elements in which the yards focus most, is minimal and completely open. It is not, however, devoid of all the functional elements that make a yacht of this type usable. Simply, elements such as the ladder descent and gangway are concealed. From the cockpit then opens a hatch with stairs to the beach for the descent to the sea, a sort of beach club. At the bow, the anchor is invisible and it is only a cut-out at the bow that makes it possible to use it.
In general, this boat is designed to be completely enclosed (and aerodynamic) when underway. When at anchor, however, a series of hidden mechanisms allow it to be opened.
The interiors of the Sanlorenzo SP110 house a two-level living area connected by a system of double heights.
“On board,” explains Martina Zuccon, “there is a very strong relationship between outer and inner space. The theme of the synergy between those who live outside and those who live inside is very important: we have tried to create an extremely hermetic shell that is nevertheless able to open up and encourage the relationship between the interiors”.
“The SP110,” adds Bernardo Zuccon, “tries to question certain standards that characterize the performance boats we are used to. While respecting the stylistic features that have historically characterized this type of boat, such as the aerodynamic and extremely organic surfaces, with Mr. Antonelli we arrived at a compromise: to conceive a boat in which the dialogue between dynamism and a liveability that is not normally perceived on boats of this size was evident”.
Find out more at: www.sanlorenzoyacht.com
DON’T MISS OUR BEST ARTICLES!