Sanlorenzo Lays Keel of 72m Flagship Superyacht

By Emily Dawkins

Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo has announced that it has laid the keel of its flagship vessel, and the very first 72Steel superyacht. At 72m in length, the brand-new Sanlorenzo yacht will be the largest superyacht ever built by the yard, surpassing its 64m 64Steel model by an impressive 8 metres.

At an intimate ceremony in Italy last weekend, the keel of the first Sanlorenzo 72Steel superyacht was laid, marking the official start of construction of the future Sanlorenzo flagship.

As a completely innovative project, the brand new 72Steel series combines the latest forward-thinking technologies with the classic signature style and DNA of Sanlorenzo. Set to stand proud at 72m, the new superyacht will feature five decks and have a spacious volume of 1850 GT. 

The interior and exterior lines will be penned by Zuccon International Project and Francesco Paszkowski Design, who have designed the 72m vessel to be exceptional in regards to both the liveability onboard and the fluidity between spaces. 

Highlights of the yacht’s design are the luxurious dedicated owner’s deck, in addition to the extensive use of windows and glass that connects the inside with the outside. 

However, it is not just her timeless design that stands out. The first 72Steel unit will be one of the first Sanlorenzo's built for the future, thanks to the inclusion of a new hybrid diesel-electric motor system. This new propulsion system is an exceptional result of the shipyard’s continuous research into greener, environmentally conscious superyacht solutions, all in an effort to reduce emissions whilst also ensuring a high level of comfort during cruising. 

Due to be launched in 2025, the sale of the first 72Steel was finalised by international brokerage house Edmiston, who will also oversee the project management. 

The announcement of this new build is yet another success for Sanlorenzo, with 22 other steel or aluminium superyachts from 44m to 73m already under construction. 

We’re looking forward to keeping readers up to date with the latest as Sanlorenzo’s flagship moves through her construction process on her way to delivery.

By Emily Dawkins