BY APB Staff on 20 Jul 2022

Set to debut in September, the SP110 is the first yacht in the Italian builder's SP 'Smart Performance' range

Sanlorenzo has launched its first open coupé, designed in partnership with the studio of Marco Arnaboldi.

The SP110 is the first yacht in the Italian builder’s SP ‘Smart Performance’ range, and is said to have a focus on sustainability. Sanlorenzo says the goal of the SP110 project is to “write a new success story in pleasure boating” as it enters the world of open coupé boats.

One of the most fundamental features of the SP110 is the hull design, which is optimised for use with jet propulsion. This type of propulsion is an advantage over propeller propulsion because it is less sensitive to variations in the boat’s weight and therefore more versatile. The yard says a study of the water lines made it possible to obtain a surprisingly efficient hull with a maximum beam of over 8 meters and a total length of 33 meters.

The double-edged flank guarantees, on one side, a width for buoyancy that maintains comfort even in rough seas and, on the other, it offers a considerable surface that can be used both indoors and outdoors.

With the aim of making sustainability the core of the work by further optimising consumption and performance, various solutions were used to achieve a significantly lower weight. Among them are lightweight materials, such as the laminated glass used for the large surfaces of the windows, which cover almost 80 per cent of the boat. The external colour of the windows matches the colour of the hull, making the surface homogeneous while preserving good levels of brightness inside.

“The entire hull and deck are made of a hybrid carbon and composite materials sandwich,” says Arnaboldi. “The goal was to contain weight as much as possible, without obviously compromising the strength and durability of the structure, with technologies and solutions that I have already extensively built with and tested in my career. There is a lot of talk about sustainability and fuel savings: the lightness resulting from effectively processing and applying the new materials available to us contributes to drastically reducing CO2 per mile production, a topic that is now very much on the agenda.”

Exteriors on the SP110 are by Bernardo Zuccon, while Piero Lissoni designed the interiors.

In other news, Sanlorenzo is also planning to launch the new SD90/s this September; the third chapter in the yard’s revamped SD line of semi-displacement shuttles. Both models will debut at the international boat shows in September.