Published: Monday, 31 October 2016

Introduced at the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival Sept 6-11, the Sanlorenzo SL78 is the new model of the Sanlorenzo SL planing-hull fast yachts. The yacht was awarded Best Exterior Award in the 80-120 feet category at the Cannes 2016 World Yacht Trophies.

Sanlorenzo Sl78 Wins Best Exterior Award 2

(Photos: Simpson Marine - SL78)

Following her larger sister, the SL86, the SL78 features the new design lines developed by Officina Italiana with hull number one designed by Ivano Redaelli. Offering high levels of customisation and flexible layouts, the yacht embodies Sanlorenzo’s core values of timeless elegance and ‘made to measure’ philosophy. 

Key features of the SL78 are the significantly enlarged windows in both the superstructure and hull, resulting in more natural 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, a beautiful floating staircase leading from the saloon to the flybridge, an 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 individual yacht its unique character and 'made to measure' feel.

Sanlorenzo Sl78 Wins Best Exterior Award 1

Interior layouts are offered in two options: one places the galley on the main deck, the other sees the galley on the lower deck, adjacent to the crew quarters. The second option allows for a larger entertaining and guest area on the main deck whilst keeping the main deck entirely private for the Owner’s living space.

Fitted with the larger of two engine options, twin 1,622hp MTU V10s on V drives, the SL78 posted a top speed of just over 28 knots during her sea trial, and was elegant and comfortable cruising in the mid-20s.

Six SL78s have already been ordered, confirming the reputation of the brand among discerning international buyers.

Sanlorenzo¹s industrial excellence has created a hydrodynamic hull to optimise speeds and reduce fuel consumption, a floating floor designed to minimise noise and vibration, and utilises high-tech resin infusions of both the hull and superstructure to achieve the best possible build quality and weight control.

Sanlorenzo Sl78 Wins Best Exterior Award

Simpson Marine sold the first SL78 hull to Asia at the end of August 2016, with delivery to Hong Kong scheduled for May 2017.

With this new SL78, Sanlorenzo represents an attractive option for first time superyacht buyers to explore the grand adventure of yachting.  If after a few years, the Owner wants to upgrade, Sanlorenzo offers an extensive range of large custom-built superyachts up to 65 metres.