We have already written about the advantages of an asymmetric design for a yacht, talking about the Sanlorenzo SL102 Asymmetric (see MBY No. 6/54, 2018). In short, this allows you to significantly increase the volume of living space on board, expand the functionality of the premises, and provides the owner and guests of the yacht with more opportunities for close contact with the sea. The SL96 Asymmetric, of course, retains the same concept, but taking into account the accumulated experience, it has been honed even more masterly.
In general, this whole idea perfectly demonstrates the ability of Massimo Perotti, head and founder of the Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo, to swim against the tide, offering something that others do not even dare to think about. Yacht customers always want more – this is no secret, so the task was not only to increase the volume of the interior space, but to offer new scenarios of life on board and a fresh look at the usual things.
The concept of an asymmetric yacht was born in the collaboration of many brilliant minds: from the car designer Chris Bangle, who submitted the initial idea, to Sanlorenzo’s own specialists and, of course, the young and talented Bernardo Zuccon (Zuccon International Project), who brought the idea to life, having managed this asymmetry carefully hide.
To get more space, the yacht left an open deck leading from the aft cockpit to the bow, only on the starboard side. The port side is completely closed – from the waterline to the flybridge: you can walk along it on top of the superstructure, and at the same time go down the outer ladder from the flybridge to the open seating area on the bow deck. In addition to it, there is one more “beach” located in front of the dedicated wheelhouse (Raised Pilothouse type).
Dossier SL96 Asymmetric
Fuel / water supply:
10 350/1500 l
2 × 1947 HP, 2 × 2216 HP
Passengers / Crew: