The flagship of Sanlorenzo’s planing line and largest Asymmetric model to date, the SL120A debuted at the Cannes Yachting Festival, where the Asian-owned hull one showed the remarkable outdoor and indoor spaces aboard the 37m stunner designed by the brother and sister duo of Bernardo and Martina Zuccon.
The SL120A is the new flagship of Sanlorenzo’s planing line and because its volume of 280GT means it’s over 55% larger than the SL106A, an extended version of the original SL102A and the 2nd-biggest Asymmetric model.
Featuring a solitary side deck, the SL102A was billed as the world’s first asymmetric model when it premiered in Y 2018 and was followed by the SL96A, which debuted at Boot Dusseldorf in January 2020.
Developing upon an idea by car designer Chris Bangle, the Asymmetric models are all designed by Bernardo Zuccon of Zuccon International Project. Each features just a single side deck starboard of the saloon and a widebody design to port where the bulwark can slide down to expand the view from inside.
When you’re on hull one of the SL120A, you’re greeted by the same sense of calm as when meeting her owner. He enjoys space and there’s plenty of it, with furniture used elegantly and selectively.
At sea or while berthed at the Cannes Yachting Festival the yacht’s party trick is her stunning beach club, which can open to provide a truly expansive social zone on the water.
The garage door folds down to offer a huge bathing platform aft, while both sides also drop down to provide an almost 500sqft, three-terrace beach club centred around a covered area with chairs, coffee table and sunpads. There’s a bar with ice maker, fridge and sink in the slightly sunken centre zone, while the tender is stored by means of a ceiling-mounted lift crane and a little shifting of the furniture by the crew.
Mr. Zuccon says a lot of thought went into this zone, which is among areas that make you feel like you’re on much more than a 121 footer. “The configuration of the aft section, where the side and stern doors turn into a full-fledged beach area, makes use of every centimetre as if it were a larger yacht,” he says.
The laid-back vibe and seamless flow on the SL120A are a credit to Sanlorenzo and Zuccon International Project, having taken the Asymmetric series to a new scale by retaining all its key strengths while including a series of innovations that make the most of its 3 decks.
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