The prestigious Italian shipyard, Sanlorenzo, is proud to announce that its Sanlorenzo SL94 yacht has been awarded the golden Neptune at the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards, held on Friday, June 22nd in Montecarlo. Motor Yacht Sanlorenzo SL94 has received the Environmental Protection Award 2012.
I the elegant venue of the Monaco Opera House, in front of an international audience of superyacht owners, designers and industry leaders coming from al lover the world, a wholly independent jury comprised of yacht owners, senior yacht crew and acclaimed designers and stylists awarded the Sanlorenzo Technical Department’s work developing environmentally aware systems for the SL94 motor yacht that exceed the requirements of RINA’s Green Classification.
The jury were impressed by the use of electronic probes to monitor and prevent oil spillage, and electric actuators to prevent hydraulic oil leakage from the steering systems. Sewage treatment on board is carried out by an IMO-approved Hamann Super-Mini plant, while fuel usage and tank levels for the MTU 16V2000M84 main engines and the pair of ONAN 40kw gensets are continually monitored from the wheelhouse.
Three other key points that the judges noted are that the air-conditioning plant is optimised with an 180,000BTU chiller; that low consumption lamps are used throughout; and that the chosen anti-fouling paint is the Intersleek 970, classified as TBT-free by Lloyd’s Register. With regard to the wider construction of the yacht, the fibreglass hull is moulded using low-emission vacuum infusion techniques.