THE WORLD’S FIRST ASYMMETRICAL YACHT design, the Sanlorenzo SL102 Asymmetric, has recently made its first Asian appearance in Singapore after its official launch in Viareggio, Italy.

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THE WORLD’S FIRST ASYMMETRICAL YACHT design, the Sanlorenzo SL102 Asymmetric, has recently made its first Asian appearance in Singapore after its official launch in Viareggio, Italy. SX88, another Asian first from Sanlorenzo, launched at the same shipyard, has been delivered to its owner and is currently cruising the Italian Riviera, also due to arrive in Singapore later this year. Back in Italy, the SD96 is the Italian builder’s first collaboration with Patricia Urquiola, Spanish architect and designer, one of the most sought-after female designers in the world, due to her ability to combine beauty and comfort.

Introduced at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival, the Sanlorenzo SL102 Asymmetric is an innovative design that maximises yacht spaces by rethinking traditional layouts. The goal was to provide guests with more usable living areas on the main deck while guaranteeing easy access for the crew between the stern and bow when docking and manoeuvring. At first glance, the Sanlorenzo SL102 Asymmetric bears the signature Sanlorenzo exterior design, with an elegant, streamlined and balanced profile, but the uniquely asymmetrical design becomes apparent upon closer inspection. 

Handed over to its owner earlier this summer, the SL102 will be based in Singapore and cruise extensively around Southeast Asia. 

The success of the SL102 Asymmetric has led to the announcement of the new SL96 Asymmetric. 

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A 27-metre motor yacht designed for a younger generation, the SX88 is a social model with huge amounts of space for its size. A crossover between a classic flybridge and explorer yacht, wide open spaces and large glass windows diffuse the separation between interior and exterior. A high, seaworthy bow lowers towards the stern in a streamlined fashion, and the glassy, darkly-shaded surfaces of the superstructure merge harmoniously with the negative spaces created by the windows. The SX88’s construction process is based on eco-friendly procedures and materials developed by Sanlorenzo. Optional on this model is the combination of high-power lithium batteries, new lighting technology, energy management systems, efficient thermal insulation and window glass, meaning the SX88 can use all systems on board for four to eight hours with “zero emissions”. Thanks to such eco-friendly features, the Italian classification society Rina awarded SX88 its Green Class certification. To date, 22 units have already been sold. Upon arriving in Singapore, the SX88 is expected to cruise around the Southeast Asia region and will make its official premiere in Asia at the Singapore Yacht Show in 2020.

The entry-level semi-displacement SD line will be given additional life by Urquiola. As the first time partnering with Sanlorenzo and her very first yacht project,  she was entrusted to add a more feminine touch to the interior design of the new SD96, with a hint of irony and poetic sensitivity. The 28-metre (92-foot) model, which premiered earlier in May at the  is the replacement of the SD96. Inspired by the romantic elegance of 1930s transatlantic vessels, the SD line is a fleet of composite material yachts ranging from 28 to 38 metres. Exteriors of the entire line are the work of Zuccon International Project. The gracefulness of the SD96 extends to its weight, which is as light and manageable as a two-decker, despite being built with three. The concept of transformability takes centre-stage, and Urquiola’s style combines a minimalist approach in the flowing spaces with features that summon the sea in the selection of materials, shapes and natural colours that evoke the marine world. The SD line will debut at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival.