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State of the Art

by Kate Calamusa
Photo © Guillaume Plisson for Sanlorenzo

By Kate Calamusa
Exterior Feature Photography by Guillaume Plisson
Interior Feature Photography by Erik Levfander

It’s more than apt to classify the new SP110 as a “work of art.” The latest and greatest release from the well-respected Sanlorenzo brand—an Italian shipyard that has designed and built bespoke, made-to-measure motor- and super-yachts since 1958—the SP110 boasts an astoundingly artful design, all wrapped up into a 108-foot-long, knife-like hull that gives the vessel a definitive sporty edge. It has turned heads in the industry since its late 2022 debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival, and now as 2023 slides into 2024, the SP model—and its many sister ships in the SL, SD, and SZ ranges—is set to swivel some more heads as the Sanlorenzo Yachts line will soon be available to Northwest boaters via Worth Avenue Yachts. While all 22 of Sanlorenzo’s current models speak to the company’s long-held commitment to craftsmanship, the SP110 in particular is pushing the brand forward; take a gallery tour inside this gorgeous piece of performance art to find out just how.

Photo © Guillaume Plisson for Sanlorenzo

The Great White: Designed by a veritable who’s who of European design legends—exterior designer Bernardo Zuccon, Tilli Antonelli at Sanlorenzo product development, Marco Arnaboldi for the hull design, and Piero Lissoni for the interiors—the SP110’s sleek, razor-sharp silhouette was inspired by none other than the great white shark. The vessel boasts the brute strength to achieve speeds of up to 40 knots, but like its animalistic inspiration, also has the agility to maneuver quickly in tight space, as it is powered by a fractional hydro jet propulsion system consisting of three MJP waterjets that work in conjunction with three separate MAN V-12 engines. A 17-degree deadrise helps contribute to a smooth ride, and the vessel is also shallow on the draft at a nimble 4.6 feet. A straighter edge, sportier vertical windshield contributes to the athletic feel, while the aerodynamic silhouette maintains a clean, streamlined look, as the sideline portholes and hull flow effortlessly together in the same gleaming white hue.

Photo by Erik Levfander

Open Sesame: Onboard, its open concept living at its finest. Entering through the expansive glass sliding doors found on the aft deck (itself a massive 23-by-23-foot space), the eye is immediately drawn up as the lower and upper deck lounges are connected via an eye-catching, two-story open atrium that takes full advantage of the SP110’s height and expansive 27-foot-wide beam. Airy and artful, the interior is infused with light courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows and sight lines that stretch from the main deck dining salon all the way out to the swimming platform. Internal spaces were configured around the double-height stern, which provided multiple, flex-use areas, with emphasis given to gathering and living spaces, and gave the main deck about 3 feet of additional ceiling height compared to other yachts of similar size. The connections between outside and in abound, with a foredeck lounge and rooftop deck providing additional options for sun-seekers.

Lighter + Brighter: The decor blends teak, resin, and lava stone to stunning effect, while mirrored surfaces continue to bounce light around the space. Butit’s not just the interior design elements that contribute to the SP110’s light feeling, it’s the materials used to craft her as well. All that aforementioned glass that covers almost 80-percent of the boat? It’s a lightened-up laminated glass that helps to reduce the overall weight by almost 5 percent, and even reduces UV heat inside so that air conditioning needs to be run less. The fiberglass hull is topped by strong, yet light, superstructure crafted from carbon fiber and epoxy resin, and the builder used a special sound insulation material that is thinner than average, but still very effective at blocking noise.

P is for Performance: The SP110 is Sanlorenzo’s first sports-coupe design, the brand’s attempt to infuse smart, eco-conscious performance into a luxury look and feel. Those aforementioned, exceedingly quiet hydro jet engines can be operated independently, in a pair, or as a three-engine unit, which allows for greater flexibility and lower fuel consumption. The SP110 is also equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions control system, which reduces NOx emissions by up to 90 percent, and a rooftop full of solar panels that help offset the power needed to run the appliances onboard and negates the need to run generators while at anchor. The panels cover 375-square-feet and can generate 60Kw of power on a sunny day, just another example of how the SP110 seems to be equipped to be Sanlorenzo’s next-gen star.

>>> The entire Sanlorenzo Yachts range, and the line from sister brand Bluegame Yachts, are now available via Worth Avenue Yachts in Seattle. For more details and information, go to: worthavenueyachts.com

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