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Sanlorenzo SD96: the new yacht designed by Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola worked for the first time in the world of yachting and gave life to the interior of the new entry-level SD line.
The ability to embrace new ideas, all the while remaining faithful to their heritage, the courage to dare to push beyond their limits when it comes to innovative solutions, have led Sanlorenzo to start a new and prestigious partnership: continuing along the same path that for years has linked it closely to the world of design, the company has entrusted Patricia Urquiola with the interior design of the new SD96 yacht.
Officially presented on the occasion of 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival, SD96 is the entry level model of Sanlorenzo's historic semi-displacement SD yacht line, a 28-meter-long model that will replace the SD92, another of the shipyard's success stories, which was launched in 2007 with 27units sold, showing and maintaining its natural evolution, that stylish hallmark that has always distinguished the yard.
Here too there is a historical legacy to respect, an image that has grown and been consolidated over time, which has been the main motivator in defining the design of the external lines of this lineup of boats, signed by the Zuccon International Project, whose recent collaboration with the shipyard has already kick started numerous prestigious projects, in which tradition and history are indispensable aspects.
This objective has been pursued without ever losing sight of the space-volume balance of all that contributes to harmonizing the proportions, and at the same time respecting a deeply rooted, essential Sanlorenzo image that adds strength, solidity and continuity to the yard's illustrious history.
The layout of the SD96 comes from the design concept of Philippe Briand, combined with the already broad experience and tradition of engineering at Sanlorenzo. The water lines were checked at the Marin naval tank in Holland, showing the to boat to have particularly good performance for a 28 m displacement hull. The hull design of the SD96 allows you to navigate at many speeds: from 10-knot navigation that maximizes fuel economy to a cruising speed of 15 knots, up to the maximum speed of 20 knots, making this a truly exclusive 28 m displacement yacht. This exceptional performance is possible thanks to the hull design, which has a very sharp profile and vertical bow; the shape of the sides meant the internal volumes were unaffected, and they are beautifully integrated with the design of the external lines.
Reconfirming its deep connection with the world of design, Sanlorenzo has entrusted Patricia Urquiola with the interior design of the new SD96 yacht.
Best in its field, Sanlorenzo has in fact involved such noteworthy names as Dordoni Architetti, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Piero Lissoni (Art Director of the company since 2018), in the interior design of yachts, thanks to which it has added new visions allowing it to rethink the concept of space on board, an established asset of Sanlorenzo, through innovations and new stylistic features.
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