First Sanlorenzo SL96 Asymmetric sold to Asia
Hong Kong-based sales and charter company Simpson Marine has sold the first Sanlorenzo SL96 Asymmetic superyacht in Asia. This is the latest success from a fruitful partnership between Sanlorenzo and Simpson Marine, which has helped to establish the Italian brand as a firm favourite in the Asian market.
The SL96A made its debut at the 2020 Dusseldorf Boat Show and has been well received in the market. This news follows the successful sale of the first SL102 Asymmetic superyacht into Hong Kong earlier in 2020, and proves the Sanlorenzo’s forward-thinking approach to developing innovative models carries great appeal.
SL96 Asymmetric is the smaller sister to the SL102 Asymmetric. Both advanced superyachts have been created with the aim of making the most of interior spaces to bring guests closer to the outdoor environment, channelling the pure essence of yachting.
The Asymmetric layout featured on these superyachts is the fruit of a bold and innovative approach from the Italian yacht builder, which has certainly proven to have paid off. SL96A retains only the side decks on the starboard side, adding 10sqm of interior surface space which extends further into the port side.
The original idea was the brainchild of renowned car designer Chris Bangle, whose inspiration has been made possible by vital inputs from Sanlorenzo’s in-house technicians and designers, as well as Bernado Zuccon to completing an all-star design team. This team has been enhanced by the interior design penned by Rome-based Studio Laura Sessa, known for award-winning superyachts such as the 55m Amels yacht Astra.
Nick Stratton, Sanlorenzo Asia Sales Manager, expressed his delight at another success for Sanlorenzo and Simpson Marine, and teased that there is much more yet to come. “We feel very proud to see that the Asymmetric concept has been so well received in Asia, with more projects to be finalised in the near future,” said Stratton. “Scheduled for summer delivery in 2021, together with the SL102A, this newly sold SL96A will be a beautiful addition to the fast expanding Sanlorenzo fleet in Hong Kong and a great testimony of the shipyard’s ingenious ideas, bespoke execution and owner-centric design approach.”
Stratton went on to outline why he feels Sanlorenzo yachts have been so well received in Asia: “The unique ideas introduced by Sanlorenzo all have one common goal: to make better use of space and enable owners to enjoy their time on board in maximum comfort, harmony and safety. 2020 has proved to be a fantastic year for Sanlorenzo in Asia with eight Sanlorenzo yachts commissioned within the first eight months of the year, and many more to come. It is rewarding to see that Sanlorenzo’s owner-focused approach and their fully made to measure yachts are now well known here in Asia, and have rightly gained the attention of the most demanding and discerning clients.”
There is much to look forward to in the near future for Sanlorenzo Yachts in Asia, with the 44Alloy and first SD96 scheduled to arrive early next year. After a much-disrupted show calendar, Sanlorenzo superyachts will next be available for public viewing at the Hong Kong International Yacht Show in November 2020, where the fleet will include the SX76, SL86 and Bluegame BGX70.
"We feel very proud to see that the Asymmetric concept has been so well received in Asia, with more projects to be finalised in the near future"