The yacht had its world premiere at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival

Two Sanlorenzo SD96 models which had their world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival last September have been sold by the Sanlorenzo Asia Division of Simpson Marine, headquartered in Hong Kong.

The two sales were concluded simultaneously following the yacht’s premiere at Cannes. The yachts will be delivered in Hong Kong and Singapore in early 2021 with the Hong Kong yacht to have its interior designed by world famous Spanish architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola.

With the exterior designed by Zuccon International, the SD96 is the entry level model of Sanlorenzo’s historic semi-displacement SD yacht line, a 29m (95ft) model that will replace the SD92, another of the shipyard’s success stories, which was launched in 2007 with 27 units sold.

The yachts of the SD fleet are constructed in composite material from 28m-38m (92ft-126ft) and are inspired by the transatlantic yacht type of the 1930s, bringing back that quintessential concept of elegance and precision. The extensive cruising range offered by this model enables the owner to live on the sea traveling in peace, without time limits. The yacht offers superior space and capabilities compared to boats of the same size but of different types.

The SD96 is built across three decks and thanks to the carefully studied proportions and the great balance achieved between design and volume, it is not only exceptionally elegant, but also exactly as light and manageable as a two-deck yacht.

“Our starting point for this collaboration with Sanlorenzo was doubtlessly the sea, a great source of inspiration for the whole development of the concept and therefore the interior of the yacht. The materials, shapes and colours evoke the marine world, creating a flowing and elegant space full of natural colours,” explains Urquiola.

“The SD96 was our team’s favourite new model at the Cannes Yacht Show, impressing with larger volumes and smart connectivity,” said Nick Stratton, Sanlorenzo Asia Sales Manager for Simpson. “The SD range is very appealing to owners in Asia who wish to cruise longer distances – suddenly journeys once not possible become a reality and a new excitement to owning a yacht is borne.”

Upon arrival the new SD96s will join an already impressive fleet of SD yachts cruising in Asia with an SD92 and SD122 based in Hong Kong and the flagship SD126 based in Singapore. Early 2020 will see a further three new Sanlorenzo yachts arriving in Asia, expanding the fleet even further. More details will be announced soon.