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Sanlorenzo Launches First 57Steel

The Italian builder has launched the first hull of its new 57Steel series in La Spezia, with four sales of the 1,050GT, five-deck superyacht secured.

Nov 17, 2022 | By John Higginson

Sanlorenzo has launched the first unit of the 57Steel line in La Spezia, where the shipyard builds the steel and aluminium yachts in its Superyacht range. Hull one is scheduled to be delivered to her owner early next year and is the first of four sales of the 186-footer.

The 57Steel has an 11m beam, five decks and a volume of 1,050GT, more than double the sub-500GT 52Steel, with the models sharing a similar float-in garage topped by a glass-bottomed pool. In the 57Steel, the aft garage can accommodate a 7.5m tender and water toys, while the beach club area can be expanded to 110sqm by opening the aft platform and drop-down side doors.

Bernardo Zuccon of the Zuccon International Project studio, which designed the exterior lines, said: “The aim was to create a craft of around 1,050GT with functional and lifestyle contents normally found on boats of larger sizes. The challenge was to find the right balance between the volumes and proportions of the boat.

“The external lines have a defined and extremely fluid progression in which the yard’s language shines through. We can define 57Steel as a skilful play of balance between content and container.”

The wheelhouse area, normally forward on the upper deck, has been relocated to the deck above, a proper bridge deck as seen on larger yachts. The upper deck includes a large alfresco area aft, a 54sqm owner’s suite and an enormous foredeck including a spa pool and seating and lounging areas.

The main deck, which starts with the outdoor pool, includes the main saloon and a spacious full-beam VIP cabin forward, which is among up to seven guest cabins, most on the lower deck. The yacht also includes a tank deck dedicated to services such as laundry, wardrobe and cold storage.

Studio Vickers of London has worked with the client on the interiors, with John Vickers explaining that his team was tasked with “creating a warm, detailed and inviting interior” for the owner and his family.

“The design process was a huge creative pleasure and the shipyard team responded really well to our design direction, producing a wonderful interior,” Vickers said. “We have worked with Sanlorenzo before and know the care and attention to detail, but on this yacht, it was exceptional.”

Simpson Marine has represented Sanlorenzo in Asia since 2015.

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