Zuccon International Project has introduced two new yacht projects: Sanlorenzo SD96, new entry-level in the SD rangem and Sanlorenzo SL96 Asymmetric.
The cooperation between Sanlorenzo and the design studio led by Martina and Bernardo Zuccon has given birth to two new superyachts, focused on new scenarios of inboard livability.
The external lines have been designed by Bernardo Zuccon (pictured), the interiors by Patricia Urquiola. The Sanlorenzo SD96 is the entry-level of the SD semi-displacement range, inspired by the transatlantic liners of the 1930s whose elegance they want to represent.
“The world of small ships is as appealing and romantic – says Bernardo Zuccon – as it is complex, because it is inhabited by people who choose to live at sea for long periods of time. I worked on this aspect, fully aware that there is an important heritage to respect, one consisting of an image built and consolidated over the years, which has to be the main driver in defining what will happen in the future.
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“Some of the settings in this project change and adapt to different daily needs. Hermetically closed at sea, when at anchor the yacht gives the owner the chance to optimise the quality of life on board and satisfy their need to enjoy their time in the ideal conditions. This work was carried on without ever losing sight of two key factors: the volumetric balance of the stylistic features, which contribute to harmonizing the proportions, and respect for such a deeply-rooted, indispensable and solid brand image”.
Sanlorenzo SL96 Asymmetric
Bernardo Zuccon is once again father of the external lines and layout of the model, while the interiors are by Laura Sessa. The project sits well in the path started last year with the launch of the first asymmetric yacht, the SL102, which highlights the shipyard’s capability to work on the concept of space and reinterpret it through new points of view that open up to different ways of use.
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Sanlorenzo SL96 Asymmetric’s starboard passageway is still there, but the one on the port side disappears as it is shifted to the superstructure, in order to save a large area for the interiors: this means more space, brightness, relaxation and better flexibility of use.
The concept of asymmetry comes from a meeting of different minds and creative approaches. Car designer Chris Bangle‘s original idea has been developed by Bernardo Zuccon with the shipyard’s engineers and designers.
“Every project always begins by sharing an idea that represents a synthesis between the designer’s sensibility and the customer’s desires” – comments Zuccon – “in this case the input was clear: continue along the design path that began with the SL102 experience, setting ourselves the goal of preserving the stylistic features and languages that characterised the first product, while reworking them to give the new direction the identity it needs to add strength and credibility to range choices. The objective was therefore to consolidate an idea, feeding and enriching the design process with new content and drawing strength from past experience. This yacht confirms the decision made when asymmetry opened the way to rewriting conventional balances on board, offering volumes that have always been used by other functions and most importantly creating new lifestyle scenarios and new perspectives capable of intensifying and encouraging the visceral visual, physical and emotional bond between man and the sea”.