Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Sanlorenzo Elite Days 2016 May 7-8, the exclusive weekend gathering the international Sanlorenzo Owners community in the Portofino Bay, Italy, wrapped up successfully.

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(Photos: Sanlorenzo)

Sanlorenzo introduced SL86 (shown at Cannes Yachting Festival) and 460Explorer, the expedition vessel shown at Monaco Yacht Show and presented in Rapallo during the Elite Days with U-Boat Worx submersible and amphibious seaplane with folding wings by SeaMax, on-board.

Sanlorenzo organised “made-to-measure” experiences well in tune with the DNA of the Italian shipyard. The shipyard has climbed the prestigious Global Order Book ranking, which is annually listed by Showboats International. Sanlorenzo ranks second among the top 20 builders of yachts over 24 metres for the third consecutive year.

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Guests from all over the world together with Italian and international press were shown to Sanlorenzo yachts collection: the main quay of Rapallo hosted 14 yachts for tours and live tests in the surroundings of the amazing Portofino Bay. 

Sanlorenzo President and CEO Massimo Perotti welcomed his guests at gala dinner May 7 in the scenic Portofino piazzetta with 450 guests.

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(Gala dinner)

During the 2016 edition, Sanlorenzo revealed the green side of yachting excellence with the SL106 Hybrid preview, the first boat of its class with a hybrid propulsion system. SL-Hybrid is the new hybrid propulsion system developed by Sanlorenzo with Diesel Center and MTU: the innovation reduces fuel consumption and carbon footprint, noise and fluctuations, significantly improving on-board comfort both at sea and at anchor. The innovative electro mobility is offered by BMW with the IPerformance cars (i3,i5 and i8), the new Series7 Hybrid Limousine, electric pedal-assisted bicycles and the electric Motorrad C Evolution scooters.

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(SL106 Hybrid)

Recreational but technological, the Water Toys offered guests an exciting experience with a fly-test on board of the amphibious seaplane Ultralight Seamax, that folds its wings and can be installed on superyacht, or the U-boat Worx advanced private submarine. Guests were also offered the exciting experience of Nimbus drone. 

A fusion path between contemporary art and navigation was staged on the yacht SL126 Totok, courtesy of TornabuoniArte.  

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(460 Explorer)

Like every other year, Rolls-Royce attended this edition of the Elite Days. In addition to the wonderful RR Ghost, available to guest as a VIP shuttle, the British car company famous worldwide for 100 years for its luxury, classy and exclusive cars, presented, exclusively to Sanlorenzo guests, its new Rolls-Royce Dawn, a convertible car to drive enjoying the open air.