Only Customized Yachts
Known for a focus on customized exclusivity, Sanlorenzo Yachts has limited its yacht production so that none of the nearly 1,000 Sanlorenzos launched have been built with the same design. Although the brand has continued to grow and build more yachts annually, it previously aimed to launch about 50 yachts a year.
Yachts produced at Sanlorenzo fall into several categories: composite yachts ranging from 24 to 38 meters are built under the yacht division, aluminum and steel yachts running 40 to 68 meters fall under the superyacht division, and the 13 to 22 meter composite yachts are manufactured in the sport-utility Bluegame division.
With a business start in Limite Sull'Arno in Italy’s Tuscan region in 1958, Sanlorenzo Yachts today has grown to facilities located in four shipyards in Italy. Company headquarters are located in Ameglia, superyachts are built in the La Spezia shipyard, with two more facilities in Viareggio and Massa.
In 1974 Giovanni Jannetti acquired the majority of the Sanlorenzo company and elevated the concept of customization. He transitioned the company from wooden boat building into the fiberglass era and highlighted the individuality of each yacht and limited annual production. In 2005, Massimo Perotti, the company’s executive chairman, became the majority shareholder in the company.
To meet design and build needs across the Atlantic Ocean, the company opened Sanlorenzo Americas. That team includes classically trained designer Marty Lowe and Italian-born project engineer Fabrizio Loi of Inter Yachting. Although tailor-made, Sanlorenzo yachts can include luxury lighting brand Artemide, kitchen designs from Boffi, and furniture from Minotti and Flexform.
Luca Santella was a champion Olympic sailor who designed unique sailboats including the Luja 55. He eventually enlisted naval engineer Louis T. Codega to work with him and they developed the Bluegame 47. In 2018, the company became part of the Sanlorenzo group.
A Glance at the Sanlorenzo Timeline
1958 - Founders Gianfranco Cecchi and Giuliano Pecchia open shipyard.
1972 - A new location is opened in Viareggio under Giovanni Jannetti.
1985 - Cantieri Navali San Lorenzo, as the company is known, launched its first fiberglass yacht.
1999 - Manufacturing moved to La Spezia, Liguria, Italy.
2005 - Leadership again changed with the shareholding majority in the hands of Massimo Perotti from Giovanni Jannetti. The name Cantieri Navali San Lorenzo is changed to Sanlorenzo.
2007 - The company opened another shipyard back in Viareggio to build fiberglass yachts over 30 meters.
2016 - The Sanlorenzo Superyacht shipyard opened in La Spezia. The company also initiated a research and development center for new Sanlorenzo models in Massa.
A Peek at Some Awards and Recognition For Sanlorenzo
From Yacht Angles to Artistic Angles With Sanlorenzo
2019 at Art Basel in Miami Beach
The project “360° Horizon” was presented by Sanlorenzo with artist Marco Palmieri.
2019 Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland
Designed by Sanlorenzo’s Art Director Piero Lissoni, the project highlighted the yacht company’s connection with art through an homage to Italian abstract artist Piero Dorazio.
2019 FuoriSalone in Milan
In 2017, 2018, and 2019 Sanlorenzo highlighted the company’s expertise in design and creativity during Milano Design Week in Milan.
2019 Art Basel in Hong Kong
Sanlorenzo participated in the modern and contemporary art fair, Art Basel.
2018 Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida
"Drops," an installation by Sanlorenzo’s Art Director Piero Lissoni honored optical kinetic artist Alberto Biasi.
Some of The Diverse Collections of Sanlorenzo Models
Alloy Yachts - Aluminum with a fast-displacement hull
Explorer Yachts - Expedition yachts with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure
SL Yachts - Planing yachts
SD Yachts - Semi-displacement yachts
SX Yachts - The best of flying bridge and explorer yacht design for a crossover yacht launched in 2017
Bluegame Division - Sport utility yachts