72Steel: Sanlorenzo sells its largest superyacht to date: the 72m
Sanlorenzo has just secured a contract to build its largest superyacht to date, the 72-metre 72Steel. Not only will the 72Steel be its largest, but it will also be equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system.
Of this major sale, Ferrucio Rossi, the President of Sanlorenzo’s Superyacht Division, commented, «the results of 2021 have been excellent so far, in particular for the significant growth in the backlog, which allows us to have an extensive visibility on future growth a success that has two main drivers: the group’s strategy and business model and a great commercial performance, with people and teams that in this 2021 have really made the difference in the international yachting sector».
He continued, «We have been positively impressed by the response we have had at all the boat shows, starting with the Cannes Yachting Festival, then confirmed by an outstanding Monaco Yacht Show, which have been very useful occasions for presenting our new models, consolidating relationships with our clients and initiating new ones. The pride of having signed the contract for our first 72Steel, the largest Sanlorenzo ever to be built and which will be in the water in 2025, is the crowning achievement of an unparalleled year».
The 1,850 GT superyacht will span across five decks and, when it is launched in 2025, will become the Italian shipbuilder’s new flagship project. Studio Zuccon International Project has penned the 72Steel’s exterior lines, which will be constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure.
«We are very proud to work alongside Sanlorenzo for the research and design of such an important vessel, which, at 72-metres, will represent the flagship of the superyacht range, as well as the largest steel and aluminium boat ever built by the shipyard. 72Steel is a fascinating project, an important milestone, which we expect will not be a point of arrival but a further step of growth. With my team we have designed the external lines with the precise intention of keeping the DNA of Sanlorenzo visible. An identity that is increasingly appreciated in a notoriously heterogeneous and multicultural market», commented Bernardo Zuccon of Zuccon International Project, a regular collaborator of Sanlorenzo.
In terms of the superyacht’s exterior design, «We have focused on a clean, timeless language, in which interior and exterior dialogue is intelligent and functional, thanks also to the extensive use of glass surfaces. The signs that characterise the language are harmonious, the pencil has moved naturally without forcing or ostentation. It is a well-balanced yacht, the result of a long process of study and in-depth analysis, a research that through attention to detail has allowed us to achieve a perfect stylistic balance within a large vessel of life», further explained Zuccon.
An attention to the yacht’s environmental impact has been closely paid with the implementation of a hybrid diesel-electric engine. «The 72Steel is aiming to become one of the new protagonists of the Sanlorenzo range, thanks also to the hybrid diesel-electric engine system, which confirms again the company’s increasing attention to the future, constantly studying concrete solutions to reduce the impact of its yachts on the marine ecosystem», remarked stated Antonio Santella, New Product Development Director of Sanlorenzo’s Superyacht Division.
Also said, «the hybrid diesel-electric engine system represents a combination of innovative solutions which make it possible to significantly reduce emissions into the atmosphere and the sea, ensure high levels of comfort and rationalise the spaces dedicated to the engine area in favour of the internal volume available for owners and guests, thus presenting itself as a new paradigm for superyachts of this size»,
«We are very proud to be involved in such a cutting-edge project, which will become the largest Sanlorenzo to date. After a careful shipyard selection process, Sanlorenzo emerged victorious. The client’s vision of building their dream yacht by incorporating the best available green technology aligns perfectly with Sanlorenzo’s approach. This is a milestone for all parties involved and we look forward to an ongoing successful collaboration with Sanlorenzo», said the Owner’s Representative, Alex Busher of Edmiston.
The 72Steel will be delivered to her owner in 2025.