Since its establishment in Hong Kong in 1984, Simpson Marine has become one of the most prominent brokerage houses in Asia, now with 11 offices across the continent. Simpson Marine has been a key driver for the success of iconic Italian brand Sanlorenzo in Asia as regional distributor, and earlier this year sold SX range flagship, 34m SX112. The sale of the 52Steel is yet another marker of the successful partnership, and the appeal of the Sanlorenzo brand in Asia.
“I’m particularly delighted about this sale as it represents the beginning of a fascinating journey for this owner who took advantage of the availability of a quick delivery for the 52Steel,” says Julien Solari. “It is always a pleasure to work alongside an owner during the design phase and to share ideas whilst watching the build take form.
“We are excited for the launch next summer and look forward to witnessing many happy moments aboard this new yacht, cruising all of Asia and beyond.”
The 52Steel has fast become an icon on the waters, thanks to her innovative design that spans five decks and offers luxury features usually only available on much larger yachts of 60m+. One such innovation is the ground-breaking aft section on the main deck, which is complete with a large swimming pool with a fully transparent floor that allows light to filter into the beach club below.
The beach club features two folding terraces on either side, providing platforms with direct access to the sea. There is also a tender garage with controlled flooding system to store a tender of up to eight metres in length.
“The Sanlorenzo shipyard has been of great support and assistance and the yacht itself is a wonderful example of their expertise in superyacht design, elegance and refinement,” continued Solari. Having achieved many awards, the internationally acclaimed 52Steel is without doubt my favourite superyacht in the sub-500GT market and the team and I are delighted that the owner and his family have entrusted us in accompanying them on this exceptional journey.”
The exterior lines of the 52Steel are a natural evolution of the Sanlorenzo superyacht range and the brand’s refined style. The profile impresses with simple, clean lines and two rows of extensive windows on the main and upper decks. The glass side deck bulwarks allow for cleaner lines while benefitting the internal spaces with natural light.
Up to 12 guests can be accommodated in five opulent suites, including one master, two doubles and two twin cabins.
“The sale represents a significant milestone for all parties involved with the 52Steel being the largest Sanlorenzo sold in Asia to date,” says Nick Stratton, Sanlorenzo Asia Sales Manager. “This proves, once again, the growing importance of this region on the superyacht scene.
“With two Sanlorenzo superyachts already delivered to Asia this year and two more under construction, our team are hard at work and committed to delivering excellence to our trusting owners. New models, including the much talked about 44 X-Space, will only help to strengthen Sanlorenzo’s presence in Asia even further.”
The 52Steel is due for completion in summer 2022 and will arrive in Asia soon afterwards.