Sanlorenzo Moves Two Yachts To New Shipyard
Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Italian yacht builder Sanlorenzo is relocating two 52Steel yachts to its new shipyard in La Spezia’s Cantieri San Marco. The yachts made the move from their previous location at the Viareggio shipyard.
The first 52-metre steel superyachts were moved with the help of a barge, during the night. By the end of April a third and fourth Explorer unit, both 42 metres (460Exp model), will arrive to the new shipyard.
La Spezia’s new production site is a large, fully equipped area with direct access to the sea, allowing for the design and production of 40 to 80m metal boats. Sanlorenzo will now be able to develop its Superyacht division, which will be in charge of the production of oversized metal boats.
Sanlorenzo will now be able to count on three distinct production sites. The company’s headquarter will still be located inside the Ameglia shipyard and will continue the production of 78 to 106-feet medium-sized fiberglass boats. Sanlorenzo’s facility in Viareggio will focus on the production of 112 to 126-feet fibreglass yachts, taking advantage of the new spaces available since the relocation of the Superyacht Division. The La Spezia shipyard will focus on the production of the largest, metal-made superyachts.
With Sanlorenzo’s expansion decision, the company has reasserted its growth in the last three years, which resulted in a €220M turnover in 2015. In 2016, Sanlorenzo maintains the second position in the world ranking of the top 20 builders for yachts above 24m.