Sanlorenzo has transferred two 52-metre superyachts to its new yard facilities in La Spezia, which it rents from the Cantieri San Marco. The two yachts are 52Steel models and represent the first yachts to have been moved to the new yard.
The relocation of the production of metal superyachts, which until now was taking place at Sanlorenzo in Viareggio, has begun following a recent signing of an agreement for the rental of new premises from Cantieri San Marco. The two yachts were transported thanks to a barge, from the port of Viareggio to La Spezia during the night.
Additional two yachts, both 42-metre explorer vessels (460Exp models) will be transferred to the new premises by the end of April.
The new yard for construction is large in size, fully equipped with direct access to the sea, providing ideal facilities for the construction of 40- to 80-metre metal vessels. This means that Sanlorenzo is able to organically develop its superyacht division, which main focus is on construction of overused metal boats, a segment little affected by the economic crisis, representing an important portion of the company’s turnover.
In addition, Sanlorenzo is planning on opening an important refit area in La Spezia, which will be dedicated to large boats.
Sanlorenzo is now able to offer three distinct construction areas:
1. The company’s HQ will still be situated inside the Ameglia shipyard, and will continue the build of 78 to 106 feet long medium-sized fiberglass boats.
2. Sanlorenzo’s premises in Viareggio will concentrate on the build of 112 to 126 feet long large fiberglass yachts, taking advantage of the new spaces available since the relocation of the Superyacht division.
3. The La Spezia shipyard will focus on the production of the largest, metal-made superyachts, which, taking size into account, can be considered as proper “cruising vessels”.
Sanlorenzo, through this strategic expansion decision, re-asserts the company’s constant growth in the last three years, which resulted in a 220 mln turnover in 2015 and a 21 mln Euros Ebitda (with a net profit of 6 mln Euros).
As for 2016, Sanlorenzo mantains the second position in the world ranking of the top 20 builders for yachts above 24 meters in length.