The renowned Italian yacht builder Sanlorenzo is celebrating the company’s 60th anniversary this year and plans to reveal two new projects known as SL102 and SX72 at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. Founded back in 1958 by Gianfranco Cecchi and Giuliano Pecchia who started the company’s first shipyard near Florence, over the past six decades Sanlorenzo has built an impressive 750 yachts.

Growth has been particularly rapid under CEO Massimo Perotti with a turnover which has rocketed from €40 million in 2005 to €300 million in 2017. Despite the rapid pace of this success and the 2016 expansion with the acquisition of a large production site at La Spezia, the company maintains its commitment to customising each vessel to meet the specific needs of their clients. Sanlorenzo is currently ranked third in the Global Order Book ranking of the top twenty builders of yachts over 24 metres which is published by Boat International magazine.

Pushing the boundaries of Sanlorenzo’s timeless and innovative yacht design is the asymmetric SL102 yacht. On the starboard side of the yacht the outer deck is retained, but on her port side the deck has been cut away to give an extra 10 square metres/33 square foot in the interior.

Other neat features include the retractable roof on the flybridge which allows for al fresco dining and ample sunpads and loungers on the bow and the upper deck.

Sanlorenzo’s second project is the SX72 yacht which is its second model in the SX series. After the very positive reception of the SX88 of which 13 units have already sold, this new yacht will represent a harmonious blend of classic luxury motor yacht and hardworking explorer vessel.

The yacht builder is collaborating with Zuccon Studio who are responsible for the exterior design and Sanlorenzo’s Art Director Piero Lissoni has styled the yacht’s interiors to maximise guest comfort and efficiency of space. Highlights include ample open spaces across the yacht’s deck for lounging and dining, an 18 square metre swim platform and the location of the wheelhouse on the flybridge to free up more space on the main deck.

Sanlorenzo will release more details of both projects at the Cannes Yachting Festival later this year.