Sanlorenzo Launches First 57Steel Motor Yacht  

This week in La Spezia, Italy, yacht builder Sanlorenzo launched the first unit of the shipyard’s 57Steel series. Read more.

This week in La Spezia, Italy, yacht builder Sanlorenzo launched the first unit of the shipyard’s 57Steel series. 

The 56.5m (185ft) yacht has five decks, accommodation for 12 guests and 12 yacht crew, and is 1,050 gross tons. The ‘prototype’ of the 57Steel line, she is expected to be delivered to her owner early next year. The sale and project management of this vessel was orchestrated by yacht brokers West Nautical.  

Yacht Design by Zuccon International Project 

The 57Steel is designed by Bernardo Zuccon of studio Zuccon International Project. “The 57 Steel is an ambitious project behind [for] which there has been an intense amount of typological research,” Zuccon explained in a press release. “The aim was to create a craft of around 1,050 GT with functional and lifestyle contents that are normally [only] found on boats of larger sizes. From a design point of view, the most important challenge was to find the right balance between the volumes and proportions of the boat. There is no ostentation of the brand, and the external lines have a defined and extremely fluid, transparent and lucid progression in which the yard’s language shines through. We can define 57 Steel: a skillful play of balance between content and container.” 

We can define 57 Steel: a skillful play of balance between content and container. 

Design Features of the 57Steel

There are several interesting features in the general arrangement of the 57Steel. The wheelhouse – traditionally located at the bow of the upper deck – is found on the bridge deck. This has enabled the owner’s cabin to have a private terrace space that is more often seen on a larger vessel. The layout also includes a large, full-beam VIP Cabin on the main deck that offers a similar level of luxury to the owner’s suite. Another of the 57Steel’s most appealing al fresco features is her large aft area that includes a swimming pool with a transparent bottom and an extendable beach club area.  

Interior Design of the 57Steel  

The interior design of 57Steel is the work of Studio Vickers of London, who have created a cozy environment by collaborating closely with the owner. “We were tasked with creating a warm, detailed, and inviting interior for an experienced owner and his family. The design process was a huge creative pleasure and the shipyard team responded really well to our design direction, producing a wonderful interior. We were excellently supported by West Nautical’s management and construction team, who were extremely professional. We have worked with Sanlorenzo before and know the care and attention to detail, but on this yacht, it was exceptional,” said John Vickers, Principal of Vickers Studio. 

Superyacht Division at Sanlorenzo Shipyard

The launch of the 57Steel represents a busy time at the Italian shipyard. The 57Steel launched this week is the first of four units from the series, all of which have been sold. The shipyard reports that it also has 21 superyachts ranging from 44m – 73m (144ft to 239ft) currently under construction, signifying the ongoing growth of its superyacht division.  

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