Published: Friday, 15 March 2013
Mike Fulton

There was jubilation at the Sanlorenzo shipyards after the recently concluded 2013 Dubai Boat Show, to celebrate the delivery of a stunning 40Alloy model – a 40-meter aluminium superyacht with a planning hull – to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, as well as ruler of Dubai.

The motoryacht was successfully delivered to the most important yachting show in the Middle East, the Dubai International Boat Show - which ran from March 5 to 9 - where she was on show during the exhibition, docked at the Sanlorenzo’s stand.

The Sheikh’s superyacht was built at the Sanlorenzo’s shipyards in Italy. Construction took about a year and it was then shipped to the Middle East on a cargo vessel throught the Mediterranean Sea, the Suez Canal, the Red Sea and was finally delivered to Dubai 15 days later.

Sanlorenzo Delivers Dubai Rulers 40m Yacht

Immediately recognizable by its four exclusive terraces overlooking the sea, this superyacht was designed with modern and elegant interiors: a combination of contrasting and exclusive woods like the olive ash for the furniture and the burned oak for the floors. The bathrooms are decorated with Fossena stone and Malayat limestone, while the curtains and upholstery are of natural linens, natural hand leather and the Nabuk suede. 

There are no dining tables on the main deck, but there are two on the upper deck, one inside and one outside, capable of hosting up to 12 guests. On the lower deck, two double and two triple cabins can accommodate up to 10 guests. There is a crew of six and the captain.

Thanks to the two MTU 2775 HP engines, the Sanlorenzo 40Alloy is capable of 28 knots with a normal cruising speed of around 25 knots.