BY APB Staff on 28 May 2019

The 64m and 1,600GRT superyacht is the largest vessel produced by the luxury Italian shipyard

With the 64Steel Attila, Sanlorenzo launches its most prestigious and imposing flagship: a long, spacious and welcoming vessel that offers a prestigious level of on-board social life never before seen on a 1,600 GRT yacht.

At 1,600 gross tons, 64 metres, with five decks and an internal maximum width of 12.5 metres, the 64Steel Attila is the largest yacht that Sanlorenzo has produced so far. The Italian shipyard introduced an innovative layout with elegant exterior lines and structures to maximise onboard livability.

Sanlorenzo Launches The 64steel Flagship Atilla
(Photo: Sanlorenzo)

The 64Steel Attila interiors were furnished and decorated by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini. “We worked full speed with the owner and the shipyard”, recalls Francesco Paszkowski, “defining a modern space in South American style with natural elements such as teak, near which the owner wanted to add and mix materials to his heart’s content, and which are part of his personal experience. Attila is the yacht of someone who lives life to the fullest. And lives for his yacht.”

Regarding the furnishings, many pieces were custom designed, while others were created by leading Italian and international design companies such as Summit, De Sede, Flexform and Catellani & Smith.

The main deck at the stern and the beach club on the lower deck represent the most distinctive areas of the project. A strong hallmark is the double stairway that connects the pool and dining area to the beach club, which is equipped with a sauna, hammam, massage room and gym, right at the waterline. With the bow mirror and the side platforms open, the beach club covers an area of 78 square metres.

“The most important aspect that has characterised this yacht’s concept has been the continuity between the beach club and an area we could call an “al fresco” veranda, that is the rear part of the main deck where the pool is also located, along an impressive stairway. The idea behind the layout enables us to integrate as much as possible the main aft deck and the beach club. This thus enables us to enjoy both areas, around which the social life on board is focused, simultaneously and without separating the guests”, says Antonio Santella, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Sanlorenzo Superyacht Division.

Sanlorenzo Launches The 64steel Flagship Atilla 1
(Photo: Sanlorenzo)

As the indisputable flagship of Sanlorenzo’s “Steel” superyachts line, with a fast displacement hull, the 64Steel offers various stylistic features that distinguish the prototype/design from other boats of the same size:

– the ability to reserve an entire deck to the ship owner, the owner deck, which includes the bedroom facing the bow, which has a large whirlpool bath on the outside
– the ability to load two big tenders of over 10 metres in length, including limousine tenders, thanks to the garage’s height – usually found in yachts longer than 80 metres
– the maximum internal beam is 12.5 metres – typical to yachts longer than 70 metres
– the helipad for touch and go, at the bow, can be turned into an extraordinary solarium when not in use
– the platform was designed to be extended from 64 to 70 metres to satisfy varying requests

“Yachts come to life from ideas. These are the ones that gave birth to Attila, our 64-metre yacht; our flagship,” said Antonio Santella.

A real challenge for the production team was the creation of an enormous barbecue in the dining area of the main deck, a request linked to the owner’s nationality of Argentina. He is an entrepreneur who was already a Sanlorenzo client of the 46Steel Achille that was delivered in 2012, and was closely involved with the planning and construction of the new yacht from the beginning. The arrangement of an open fire in an enclosed space in fact required the use of A60 fireproof stainless steel and the installation of an advanced smoke removal system.

The crew, located in the lower deck, has private and independent routes with two service stairs and a lift for the rapid transfer of cold and dry goods into the storage rooms. Below the lower deck, lies the tank deck with a refrigeration chamber, a refrigerated waste room, a multimedia room for the crew, a large laundry, and a climate-controlled “wine cellar” with a capacity of up to 500 bottles. The four guest rooms and the full beam VIP suite are located on the main deck.

“In my private and business life, I like to work with the same people”, declares the owner. “Building a yacht is a commercial proposal, but it’s also a matter of trust. I’ve known Massimo Perotti for many years and having built my last boat with him and his team, I really trust him. I knew that Sanlorenzo would have been able to build the yacht of my dreams.”