Sanlorenzo | SL96 Asymmetric shines at BOOT Düsseldorf 2020

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Italian shipyard officially launched at Boot Düsseldorf 2020 the SL96 Asymmetric yacht, a new, innovative, cutting-edge project. Consolidating the progress that began with the SL102 Asymmetric – the world’s first asymmetric yacht launched in 2018 – Sanlorenzo, with this new creation, confirms its particular approach to the concept of space. The asymmetry makes it possible to achieve greater livability of internal spaces (about 10 square meters of space are freed up) and improved communication with the outside world. The SL96 Asymmetric rethinks conventional onboard balances, offering not just volumes previously set aside for other functions, but also new living scenarios, new vantage points capable of intensifying and encouraging that innate visual, physical and emotional bond that exists between human beings and the sea.

The asymmetric concept is the result of a merge of different creative minds. From an original idea of Chris Bangle, the brilliant car designer, to the in-house technicians and designers of the shipyard, and then to Bernardo Zuccon, who is creating many projects for Sanlorenzo together with the studio Zuccon International Project . “Every project always begins by sharing an idea that represents a synthesis between the designer’s sensibility and the customer’s desires. In this case the input was clear: to continue along the design path that began with the SL102 experience, setting ourselves the goal of preserving the stylistic features and language that characterized the first product, while reworking them to give the new direction the identity necessary to add strength and credibility to range choices”, comments Bernardo Zuccon.

While the starboard side has a gangway that leads directly from the aft cockpit to the bow living area, along which the bulwark at the position of the saloon opens to form a terrace, the port side instead resembles that of a wide body vessel. The side is continuous, from the waterline to the flying bridge, because the gangway created on the roof of the superstructure flanks the flying bridge at the same level, and then descends into the dinette and sundeck area at the bow by means of a staircase. At the height of the dining area, part of the side can be electrically lowered to expand the panoramic outside view.

The two passages to the bow – the higher one to starboard and the lower one to port – have been rendered symmetrical in their asymmetry by a chiaroscuro effect on the bow windows and the roof of the superstructure, requiring close attention on the part of the observer to decipher the volumes, passages and movements.

The interior design by Laura Sessa

The interior design has been penned by the architect Laura Sessa. “My job is to transform the dreams of clients into reality. As an interior designer, for me it is important to translate the requirements of clients into an elegant, harmonious design, in the spirit of eurythmy between exterior and interior. For this reason, I develop every project in close contact with the yachtsman, monitoring every phase from start to finish”, says Laura Sessa.
A strong sense of unity and coherence emerges in the interior design thanks to the choices of materials and finishes that are uniformly developed in all the spaces.The selected colors are those of the Mediterranean, a distinctive characteristic of the projects of Laura Sessa. The simplicity of the internal panels allows great flexibility, offering the possibility of choosing from a wide range of different materials.

The strong point of the yacht is the living area on the main deck, featuring a new layout that generates greater internal space: the asymmetry makes it possible to position an ample dining room on one side with a full-height glazing directly facing the sea, and a lounge that opens onto a balcony on the opposite port side. This enables the spaces to take full advantage of the light from the lateral windows and the aft zone. Another distinctive feature is the use of mirrors in the lobby to augment the perception of the interior space.

SL96 Asymmetryc offers 4 cabins with private bathrooms: 2 guest cabins and the VIP cabinon the lower deck, and a master cabin on the upper deck. The VIP cabin, with the same characteristics as the master suite, provides a private bathroom that opens completely with sliding mirror doors to create a perspective effect of depth, while at the same time offering an appropriate level of privacy. The master cabin stands out for its organization on two levels: the bathroom and the nighttime zone are placed in the main deck, while the open dressing room is placed in the lower portion, exploiting the brightness that enters through a skylight. The slatted headboard has been designed to create a connection between the two spaces.