Made in collaboration with Officina Italiana Design, the Seven Sins is the first recreational boat of the 52Steel series to be launched. Elegant and majestic in the water, the stern is innovative and surprising. She boasts incredible continuity between exteriors and interiors
by Luca Sordelli, photo ©Guillaume Plisson
They emerge from the shipyards as complex and gigantic beings, but they then float with incredible lightness. There are yachts that are born with the rare and marvellous ability of fitting in perfectly with the marine landscape surrounding them. Whatever their size, their tonnage, they look good at sea, at harbour, in the ports. The Seven Sins is 52 metres long, has 5 decks, weighs 500 tonnes, and is one of these yachts.
Any description of Seven Sins has to start from the stern as it inspires one “wow” after another. It opens laterally like the petals of a flower: the two sides hide two terraces that flip over to provide comfortable access to the sea; the garage door opens and the garage floods to allow the tender to slide out easily; a panel comes down from above creating a single beach area between both terraces, and above all reveals the large glass area of the pool on the main deck. It’s jaw-dropping: the tender garage turns into a true lounge on water, with the sunshine creating drops of light through the water in the pool.
The other wonderful aspect of the Sevens Sins is her liveability and the comfort on board. Guests are both protected from outside eyes and totally immersed in the outside landscape. Both the main deck and the upper deck have uninterrupted full-wall dark windows, with low furniture dividing spaces without blocking in any way the view, as do the transparent, invisible, bulwarks. The owner has a grandiose full-beam suite on the main deck, with a connecting office and a particularly large bathroom that also takes advantage of the full width of the Seven Sins (and is clad in marble from the same area that supplied Michelangelo for his statues).
There are two VIP cabins and two for guests, both on the lower deck, and a sixth guest cabin on the upper deck. All the crew areas (for 10 people), including the cabins, the galley, the service area, the steering and the technical areas are all concentrated in the under lower deck, and great attention has been paid to flow on board to avoid any mutual disturbance to the crew going about their activities and the guests.
Equipped with two MTU 12V4000 M63 engines, the 52Steel has a top speed of 17 knots, a cruising speed of 15 knots (burning about 340 litres/hour of fuel) and has a range of more than 4,000 miles sailing at 11 knots (139 l/h). And all this is perfect silence. Thanks to research conducted by the Sanlorenzo Technical Office on noise and vibration reduction, the cabins and all the living areas bathe in total quiet while the Seven Sins glides, as light as air, over the water.
Cantieri Navali di La Spezia
Viale San Bartolomeo, 362
I-19126 LA SPEZIA
T.+39 0584 38071
Sanlorenzo 52Steel Seven Sins – Specifications
Project: Officina Italiana Design • Sanlorenzo Engineering
HULL: LOA 52.00m • Water line length 43.40m • Maximum beam 9.40m • Draft 2.65m (at full load) • Full mass displacement 500 t • 499 GT • Building material: steel • Fuel tank volume 55,000 l • Fresh water tank volume 15,000 l • Grey water tank volume 4,500 l • Waste water tank volume 2000 l • No. of Guests: 10/12 * 9 Crew members
MAIN PROPULSION: No 2 MTU 12V 4000 M63 engines • Outlet mechanical power, each engine 1500 kW at 1800/min • Range: 400 na mi at cruising • 11 knots • Maximun speed • 17 kn • Cruising speed 15 kn
(Sanlorenzo 52Steel Seven Sins. Light on the water – Barchemagazine.com – September 2017)