Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo has announced two new luxury yacht models: The SD96 and the SL96ASYMMETRIC, which were presented at the Milan Triennale.
The SD96 is the new entry-level luxury yacht for the semi-displacement SD fleet, replacing the previous SD92 which was launched in 2007 and has sold 27 units during its production run. Composite materials are used during the construction process and styling is inspired by the 1930s transatlantic vessels.
Zuccon International Project was responsible for the exterior styling of the SD96 motor yacht, producing balanced proportions and signature exteriors lines that embrace the shipyard’s heredity.
Architect and designer Patricia Urquiola was responsible for styling the interiors, which use a modular design to evolve and adapt with the needs of the Owners as well as the guests. A modern and pale colour scheme was chosen to enhance the sense of volume while sunlight streams in through the broad windows across the decks, and a nautical theme can be found in the cool grey and blue colour scheme. One way films were applied to the windows on the lower deck, allowing for greater privacy while docked at marinas without compromising on views or natural light.
Cannulated oak panelled walls and parquet flooring are used in the main deck salon, where the modular function of the room comes to the fore in the foldaway 10-person dining table, which can be hidden in the bench in front of the sofas when not in use.
Modular furniture also means that the skylounge can be put to a variety of uses, from formal dining room to second lounge or even a cinema. The parquet floor with Biscuit pattern flows from the skylounge into the flybridge, which can be used as an additional lounge or alfresco dining area.
On the lower deck sliding doors allow one area to be used either as another lounge or VIP stateroom with en-suite bathroom. The guest accommodation for 10 also includes two further guest suites on the lower deck, with the Master suite situated on the main deck forward.
The SL96ASYMMETRIC is unique on the market by keeping starboard side decks only, thereby increasing the interior port-side space by 10m2/107.6ft2.
Interior styling comes from Laura Sessa, with colours chosen to reflect the Mediterranean cruising grounds. The VIP stateroom and two guest cabins are placed on the lower deck, while the upper deck hosts the Master suite.