September 15 2020
This contract signature follows the sale of the first SL102 Asymmetric into Hong Kong earlier in 2020. As these orders demonstrate, Sanlorenzo’s innovative asymmetric models have proved to be an immediate success story for the shipyard, with their popularity strongly confirming the yard’s ambitions in creating new and forward-thinking concepts and ideas within the yachting industry.
The SL96 Asymmetric, like its bigger sister the SL102 Asymmetric, has been created with the aim of making the most of interior spaces and better connections with the outside world. The design of the SL96 Asymmetric rethinks the canonical layout of a yacht, retaining only the side decks on the starboard side and eliminating the port side one, which is carried on the roof of the superstructure.
This concept seeking to optimize the volume on board is fashionable, initially imagined by Horizon (in full beam), then taken up by various yards, so much so that it allows to gain living space. September also saw the launch of the Prestige X70, which popularizes this architecture - by opting for a true full-beam- on a unit less than 80 feet long.
On the Sanlorenzo SL96 Assymmetric, the architectural choice made by the shipyard allows for the recovery of 10 m² of surface area in favor of the interior.
An asymmetric layout is something that had never been tried before, but has quickly proven itself on the market as it offers more space, brightness, relaxation and better flexibility of use when compared to traditional yacht layouts. The concept of asymmetry on a yacht is the result of Sanlorenzo bringing together different minds and types of creativity.
From an original idea by Chris Bangle, the ingenious car designer (BMW), to the yard’s internal technicians and designers, to Bernardo Zuccon, the bright Italian architect, it is the result of an impressive combination of design brilliance.