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23rd February 2022

Sanlorenzo SL96 Asymmetric – A Success Story in Asia with Multiple Yachts Cruising the Region

With the introduction of their Asymmetric line in 2019, Sanlorenzo marked a tremendous breakthrough in the world of yacht design by going beyond all commonly accepted and applied forms and structures.  Such a groundbreaking design evolution was a result of a creative brainstorming session led by Chris Bangle, former BMW chief auto designer, and Sanlorenzo’s expert architects and engineers as part of their pursuit of innovation and technological leadership in the yacht and superyacht sector.

Opting for an asymmetric layout was a risky bet to take but it is one that has more than paid off, delivering a highly functional, elegant, balanced and spacious design that has been brilliantly executed in collaboration with experienced superyacht designers Zuccon International Projects who developed the exterior and layout.

The main benefits of this asymmetric concept, across the range, are:

  • Considerable space increase in the saloon of approximately 10 sqm and in the master cabin in the forward section (the bigger the model, the bigger space gain)
  • The outside is seamlessly brought into the saloon with a massive glass sliding door that opens to the cockpit creating one connected space
  • To further enhance the open feeling, Sanlorenzo engineered electrically operated sliding panels in the bulwark to port, resulting in an unobstructed picture window next to a long dining table accommodating eight to 10 guests
  • The crew walkway to port exits the cockpit via stairs and goes up one level, passes the bridge and then comes down on the foredeck, which has little impact on operations.
  • Forward, the lack of a side deck means the master stateroom has complete privacy to port, while a pantograph door leads to the starboard-side deck and a lounge area forward. The space can be made private with a door to close off the forward deck.
  • An asymmetric feel is also on the flybridge, which covers the side deck below. Two decks lead forward from the bridge level, with the port side for crew to transit from the cockpit to the bow via forward stairs.


First introduced on the Sanlorenzo SL102A, which received multiple awards, the Asymmetric range quickly expanded due to huge demand, with the new models including the SL96A, SL90A, SL106A and the new flagship SL120A.

In Asia, we have witnessed particular interest in the Sanlorenzo SL96A design, with the sale of five units that are now located across North and South Asia. This model is particularly well suited to Asia. The SL96A retains all the advantages of her bigger sister with the small difference of being just below 100ft LOA which is a significant advantage in Hong Kong’s marina berth spaces. This model has received much attention from customers looking for a bespoke Sanlorenzo yacht featuring the Asymmetry philosophy.

A new addition to the fleet, the SL90A, is now also available and will be soon heading to Asia to join her big sisters the SL102A and SL96A.

To receive more information on the Sanlorenzo Asymmetric range and receive an update on the next available deliveries into Asia, please contact our expert team at

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