Cantieri SanLorenzo launches SL 102 Asymmetric, the world’s first asymmetric yacht
Sometimes it is the most particular idea to be successful and the SL 102 Asymmetric of Cantieri SanLorenzo enters without a shadow of a doubt in this category, being the first asymmetrical yacht ever designed.
Without a doubt, innovation and diversity are also entering the nautical sector and it is incredible what can be achieved if tradition and progress are worked together. Last March in Palm Beach the last jewel of the La Spezia yard was presented and its greatest innovation is precisely that of being, as its name indicates, asymmetrical. All starting from an idea by Chris Bangle, one of the best known car designers who in the past before collaborating with the San Lorenzo shipyards worked both in BMW and in Fiat, taken and expanded by the designers of the brand and by the Zuccon International Project studio.
Some technical notes: the Asymmetric SL 102 is a 31.10 meter yacht, with a maximum beam of 7.10, designed with the aim of achieving greater usability of the interior spaces. And how did the asymmetry get? It is soon said: the natural layout of a yacht was taken and only the gangway on the starboard side was kept and the left one moved to the roof of the boat. A “small” change that managed to give about 10 square meters of interior surface. Here’s what the construction site explained through a note:
At first glance the boat immediately recognizes itself as a San Lorenzo: there are all the stylistic features and characteristics of the family feeling of the house, even if a solution has never been seen, never thought of and never realized before in yachting: a boat with the different sides. […] All this allows to offer, compared to a traditional layout, more space, brightness, relaxation and better flexibility of use.
All without losing the classic possibilities for customizing the boats of the brand.