Simpson Marine and Sanlorenzo Partnership in Asia Launched with a Special Viewing of an SL106 Superyacht
Hong Kong-based Simpson Marine, an international yacht brokerage company with operations spanning 7 Asian countries, launched its exclusive dealership of leading Italian superyacht brand Sanlorenzo in Southeast Asia, China and Taiwan in a well-attended event at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on November 4.
Leading Italian ship-builder in the Asian market
Sanlorenzo, managed by Italian CEO Massimo Perotti, has shipyards in Ameglia and Viareggio in northern Italy and specializes in “made-to-measure” yachts with customized specifications adapted to individual owners’ stylistic preferences. With their over 50 years of ship-building experience and dedication to creating many unique units each year, Sanlorenzo ranked second in the Global Order Book’s ranking of builders of yachts over 24 meters in 2015.
On display at the launch event was a special edition of Sanlorenzo’s impressive SL106 model, which, at 32.2 meters in overall length, is only at the lower end of the shipyard’s steel and aluminium superyacht product range, which boasts lengths from 23.1 meters all the way up to 61 meters. Customers in Asia can look forward to more Sanlorenzo yacht models with the brand’s planned expansion into the region.
Giving his welcome speech next to the SL106’s sleek exterior, Simpson Marine’s founder and Managing Director Mike Simpson likened Sanlorenzo’s yachts to Rolls-Royces—just like the luxury automaker, the Italian brand now produces cutting-edge yachts with modern amenities that still retain recognizable classic designs.
One of the most striking features about the main deck’s design on the SL106 is the spatial continuity and depth of field created between the stern and prow by a continuous path linking the cozy living room—with its sofas arranged around a central carpeted area—and the dining room with its large round table seating 12.
The interior design of the SL106 is marked by the use of natural materials such as wood and marble for the flooring, walls and tables as well as linen and silk for the upholstery and bedding. There is also a noticeable use of metal elements and polished steel on the walls and ceiling coverings.
On the special edition model, many versatile metal pieces were also used as both furniture and decoration throughout the yacht, adding an extra layer of visual cohesion to the metallic reds, yellows and blues used in the main color scheme.
Lower and upper decks
The spacious master bedroom on the SL106 special edition offers a king-sized bed, an extra-wide TV and windows looking out both sides of the yacht. Many other guest rooms are also meticulously decorated and fitted with individual bathrooms. Sharing the lower deck with the bedrooms is a special spa equipped with a massage table and a sauna delineated by full-length glass walls that has an unobstructed view of the sea.
The upper deck, on the other hand, has a functional outdoor kitchen that can be fully covered up when not in use; and at the stern is the jacuzzi that can light up from within when the yacht is sailing at night.
Following the launch, more units of Sanlorenzo superyachts will arrive in Asia for viewing. This new partnership between Simpson Marine and Sanlorenzo is expected to attract more customers across the Asian region to Italian-built, made-to-measure luxury yachts.