As Sanlorenzo celebrates its 60th anniversary year, the Italian builder is claiming a record number of launches with 24 yachts launched in five months since March and another nine due for launch in July.

Sanlorenzo says it sold 41 GRP yachts last year, 15 of which have been delivered from March-July this year – They comprise 2 planing boats from each of its respective SL78, SL96, and SL106 lines and three units from in SL86 line; 2 semi-displacement hulls of model SD126 and one hull SD112; and three of its new crossover yacht, the SX88. The entry level model of that line, the SX76, will be presented at Cannes this year.

Nine more yachts are expected to be launched next month.

Yachts that have been recently launched include the SL86 E Motion, a model from the new hybrid propulsion and diesel/electric range launched in January 2018.

Sanlorenzo builds its yachts in Viareggio and Ameglia shipyards, both of which will undergo significant refurbishments, as will the shipyard in La Spezia which focuses on superyacht production. Of the €60million investment, €30m will be directed at new model creation and researcha nd development.

Sanlorenzo counted a turnover of €40m in 2005. Last year turnover stood at €300m.

In its 60-year history the yard has built over 950 yachts.