Sanlorenzo, the third shipyard in the world ranking of the top 20 builders over 24 meters, and the prestigious studio Officina Italiana Design recently signed an agreement for the design of the next Sanlorenzo models destined to the global yachting market, starting with its new 50/60 foot entry level in fiber-glass yacht, up to the just recently-announced new flagship: the Sanlorenzo 62Steel, a 62-meter (203ft) superyacht in steel.
The partnership between Sanlorenzo and Officina Italiana Design is important news for the whole sector because it represents the natural connection between two top players of the yachting industry of the last decade: two companies that both contributed to create excellent motoryachts, always achieving global success for their cutting-edge style and standards. From this significant partnership between excellent yachting production and design will soon arise the future Sanlorenzo models that, with the total respect of the traditional family feeling that have been characterizing Sanlorenzo motoryachts for more than 50 years, will set a new benchmark for the whole international yachting industry, in terms of style and elegance, yachts with essential lines that will never become obsolete, and will always be a “true classic” for their timeless design.
The new Sanlorenzo models designed by Officina Italiana Design are already in an advanced project phase and the first new model is the 62Steel, a 62-meter superyacht in steel drawn by the talented designer Mauro Micheli, is in perfect Sanlorenzo style. “Looking at the nautical market – says Micheli – we realized that there are many yachts with chaotic exterior lines. So we had the idea to think about a yacht without exaggerations, but with an extreme formal simplicity, an elegant and sober object. We think that personality in general does not come from exaggeration but from harmony and proportion instead… in the maximum respect of efficiency and safety”.
“Sanlorenzo and Officina Italiana Design” – says Fulvio Dodich, Sanlorenzo CEO – “have been walking so far on a parallel way at the top of the yachting industry, constantly sharing the same values such as quality and elegance, that brought to the creation of beautiful motoryachts with a timeless style, far from evanescent trends, as pure Sanlorenzo DNA. I am sure that now, from this partnership, will come out the most attractive motoryachts of the next years, for the pleasure of all those owners in love with the sea and elegance. These new yachts will become the new point of reference for many years to come and the new 62Steel is a clear example of that”. “The collaboration with Sanlorenzo is a great honor and a huge challenge,” – says Mauro Micheli from OID – “we could have continued working just for one of the most important brand of the nautical market, but we decided that it was the right time to challenge ourselves with Sanlorenzo, one of the most prestigious shipyard of this sector, the third in the world ranking, that we have always been looking at with interest and esteem. A company fully committed in the design and in the aesthetics, able to stand out by always creating prestigious objects. The big challenge is now to keep working as good as we have done in the past decades. Surely a demanding task, but also an exciting motivation for always doing better and better.
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