Simpson Marine Sells Sanlorenzo SL 78 To Asia
Published: Thursday, 01 September 2016
As exclusive distributor for Sanlorenzo yachts in Asia, Simpson Marine sold the newest yacht in the Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo GRP line - the SL 78.
(Photos: Simpson Marine - Sanlorenzo SL 78)
The yacht will be berthed in Hong Kong following her delivery planned for early May 2017.
“With this latest sale we can see that Sanlorenzo’s ‘Made to Measure’ design philosophy and range of models are proving very attractive to buyers in Asia,” says Simpson Marine China General Manager Angel Zhou.
The SL 78 is the new entry-level model of the Sanlorenzo SL planing range, and will receive her premiere at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival Sept 6-11. Following her larger sister, the SL 86, the SL 78 features the new design lines developed by Officina Italiana. With high levels of customisation and flexible layouts, the yacht embodies Sanlorenzo’s core values of timeless elegance and “Made to Measure” philosophy.
Before her official launch next week, the SL 78 has already sold well, confirming the reputation of the brand amongst international buyers. The same success was enjoyed by the SL 86 presented at Cannes last year and with 13 units sold to date.
Key features of the SL 78 are the significantly enlarged windows in the superstructure and hulls, meaning more light and excellent sea visibility for guests socialising in the saloon or enjoying the privacy of their cabins. In addition, an elegant and spacious lifting aft platform accommodates jet skis and water toys in addition to the 3.85m tender stored in the garage.
Other features include a seamless floor on the main deck, larger two-metre beds, beautiful glass-made floating staircase leading from the saloon to the flybridge, expansive flybridge with glass panelled T-top, extensive seating areas in the cockpit, saloon and sun deck, and the signature interior design by Sanlorenzo, personalised in partnership with each Owner to give each yacht its unique character and made to measure feel.
Sanlorenzo’s industrial excellence has created a hydrodynamic hull to optimise speeds and reduce fuel consumption, floating floor design for less noise and vibration, and high-tech resin infusion of both the hull and superstructure to achieve best build quality and weight control.
This latest sale coincides with the announcement of the establishment of Simpson Superyachts as a separate business division within the Simpson Marine Group. The superyacht division will focus on developing the sales, management and charter of superyachts and will be managed by the newly appointed General Manager for Simpson Superyachts – Joris Neven.
The superyacht market is more active in Asia and the regular sales of the Sanlorenzo yachts and superyachts within the Simpson Marine group confirm this growing trend.