Asia’s first Sanlorenzo SL90 Asymmetric arrived in Hong Kong at the start of March at the Simpson Marine Hong Kong office. This exciting model is a brand new addition to the new Asymmetric range of fast planing Sanlorenzo yachts ranging from 90-120ft.
Presented to the world last September at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the SL90A features exterior and interior design by Zuccon International Project, the Rome-based studio that has skillfully integrated avant-garde solutions into Sanlorenzo’s historically graceful design DNA. Throughout the range, the asymmetric arrangements are designed to make the most efficient use of interior volumes and exterior spaces.
“The asymmetry enriches the design in terms of function, but within an elegant, clean and practical package that retains the deep family feeling that is Sanlorenzo,” says lead designer Bernado Zuccon. The 27-metre SL90A is the entry-level model in the asymmetric range and, like its larger sisters, is full beam on the port side with a side deck to starboard. On the fly deck, the asymmetry is reversed with a portside walkway leading down to the forward sundeck and the forepeak.
Inside the main salon, a classic feature of the Asymmetric line is the transparent glass staircase to the fly deck and an electric up-down bulwark slides down to provide uninterrupted sea views. A striking architectural feature is an airy stairwell that is open all the way to the raised pilothouse – this design achievement presented structural challenges when the new model was in the design and engineering phase and is a notable innovation of this range.
The asymmetrical layout allows for the master stateroom to be positioned on the main deck forward – a solution normally found on larger yachts – with steps down to the wardrobe and then a bathroom in the bow. It also has direct access to the forward bow lounge seating that becomes a private owner’s area.
The interior design by Martina Zuccon is based on neutral tones with bronzed steel accents, delivering the signature understated elegance by Sanlorenzo. Freestanding furniture is by Italian designer brands such as Dordoni and Paola Lenti. All the furniture on the fly deck is free-standing and was custom made according to the owner’s requests. The guest accommodation on the lower deck comprises two ensuite double cabins and a VIP suite. The SL90A features Sanlorenzo’s ‘One Way’ glazing which from the outside matches the white hull colour to provide a sense of aesthetic continuity.
In addition, Asia’s First Sanlorenzo SL90 Asymmetric which arrived in Hong Kong adds yet another successful Asymmetric model to a fast-growing fleet of Sanlorenzo’s “A” yachts that includes several units of the SL102A and SL96A cruising around the region.