Sanlorenzo SP110, Smart Performance

The new Sanlorenzo SP110 is the result of the partnership between Tilli Antonelli (who was in charge of development), Bernardo Zuccon (exterior design) and Piero Lissoni (interiors). With three 2,000hp MAN engines, it has a top speed of over 40 knots

by Francesco Michienzi – exteriors photo by Guillaume Plisson, interiors photo by Erik Lefvander

The Sanlorenzo SP110 is a journey to a world that in some ways is unexplored: it starts from the notion of an owner, then goes through all of the technical and design stages, and results in the emotions that it awakens when at sea. It is a journey through the marvellous things that mankind’s intelligence can produce. The reference to Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man is inevitable, the idealised symbol within two geometric shapes, the circle and the square – perfect forms for the Greek philosopher Plato.

In the Sanlorenzo SP110, the circle, square and the man are expressed through the work of three figures that have managed to put every single aspect of the boat together in a masterful combination. Representing the circle is Bernardo Zuccon, the designer of the external lines; then it is Tilli Antonelli, who developed the concept, as the man, and the square is played by Piero Lissoni, who created the interiors. The man interacts with the two shapes in a perfectly proportional way, which symbolises the perfect nature of the creation of a boat that is in tune with the sea and everything related to it.

photo by Veronica Gaido

«I have tried to bring the same approach used in other models to this boat with sporty lines: open areas, a connection between interior and exterior and a lot of technology. One of the main elements is the double height in the stern that brings the main deck and the lounge below together using a hyper-technological staircase».
Piero Lissoni

With the SP110 project, Sanlorenzo has sought to write a new page in yachting history and to join the sports boat sector with a yacht that doesn’t follow convention. The SP110 is a technological advanced platform that brings together innovation and sustainability with a design that favours comfort. Tilli Antonelli says: «From a technical point of view, the most interesting thing about this boat isn’t a single specific feature, but rather the overall design, which is very interesting, starting from the layout of the decks, the fractional engine configuration and propulsion, without forgetting the infusion moulding build with carbon and resin sandwich composite».

The first yacht of the Smart Performance range is the product of an ambitious design goal: delivering high performance with top efficiency thanks to a fractional propulsion system that uses three notably smaller engines, with an excellent weight-to-power ratio.

«From a technical point of view, the most interesting thing about this boat isn’t a single specific feature, but rather the overall design, which is very interesting, starting from the layout of the decks, the fractional engine configuration and propulsion, without forgetting the infusion moulding build with carbon and resin sandwich composite». Tilli Antonelli

According to conditions and the owner’s requirements, the boat can sail using just one engine, two or all three of them. That makes it a very flexible system, reducing fuel usage and varying range according to the speed desired.

photo by Giovanni Malgarini

«On board, you find a very in-depth relationship between the external and internal spaces. The issue of synergy between those who spend their time outside, and those that stay indoors is very important: we have tried to create a very tightly-sealed shell, but one that can be opened up to help interact with the interiors».
Martina Zuccon

We were pleased to try this superyacht, which is no ordinary boat but one of those that are right at the top of the wish list of the most demanding buyers, people who aren’t prepared to make do with a product that is merely good, and who are used to excellence and demand it from every single thing they own. They are people we should admire, as without them nobody would build boats as unusual as this one.

The SP110 is a two-storey yacht, on the upper one the sun deck is completed by the bridge, which looks onto the bow; by locating the main deck lower down, its potential can be exploited with the inclusion of the view over the stern living area and the sea. Looking in from the stern, you can see the lower lounge on the main deck.

photo by Giovanni Malgarini

«The SP110 seeks to challenge some canons that we have become used to and which have dictated how performance boats are designed. While respecting the styles that have traditionally characterised this kind of boat, such as aerodynamic and very organic surfaces, we reached a compromise with Antonelli: coming up with a boat in which the dialogue between dynamism and a degree of onboard liveability that you don’t normally find on boats of this size». Bernardo Zuccon

A 113-tonne object speeding across the water at 40 knots is an extraordinary feeling. One feels in complete control over its power, a state of grace that is difficult to describe, almost as if one is transfixed by the sensations that adrenaline feeds the brain. You can feel all of the 6,000 horsepower from the three MAN engines as they propel the 33 metres of this majestic boat. The credit for this should also go to well-designed and tested waterlines and a bottom with a suitably strengthened hull. The hull ploughs through the water surface in a very precise way, fending off the waves with natural simplicity; the hull tilts slightly during the tight turns, meaning you can draw perfect circles with the bow wave.

The boat has an energy recovery system that uses highly efficient 6kW single-crystal silicon panels combined with a lithium battery pack, which means the hospitality services can be kept running for a few hours without having to use generators.

You feel that you are on board a welcoming and comfortable space that can also deliver extraordinary sensations and satisfaction. The variable geometry hull design was vital to the creation of the SP110, with a 16.3-degree deadrise in the stern, optimised for the use of hydro jet propulsion.

The Xila kitchen, made by Boffi, is located between the upper saloon and the command deck, it can be closed by solid or translucent walls, which allow the eye to cross the windows and visually reach the dashboard, giving a perspective that significantly expands the spaces.

Research into the waterlines has led to the development of a very efficient hull, with a maximum beam of 8.2 metres, and a 33.04-metre length overall. The double chine sides both provide breadth to the waterlines, which ensures high performance and comfort even in rough seas, and also means there is a large amount of deck area to enjoy, both inside and out. Various techniques have been deployed to save weight and thus further improve fuel consumption and performance. These include the use of light materials, such as the laminated glass used for the large window areas, which cover nearly 80 per cent of the boat. They use the colour of the hull to give the exterior an uninterrupted look and provide excellent internal light. The exterior lines fully reflect the performance-driven spirit of the del Sanlorenzo SP110, and the longitudinal profile delivers the best in terms of harmony and balance.

The deckhouse design has been specially researched to have solar panels added, to derive the largest usable surface without disturbing the boat profile. To keep the lines as continuous as possible, the anchor is designed to be stowed in a foldaway section, and the small crane in the stern, used for launching the tender and other water toys, also folds away.

The exteriors are designed by Zuccon International Project, with Bernardo Zuccon commenting: «It is the product of a true research programme. The area around the world of design is still, in some respects, potentially unexplored, and this boat is proof that it is possible to evolve, not just in terms of style content, but in content linked to a new way of experiencing a boat since we are talking about a product that performs very well and is sustainable in some respects. We are talking about a new horizon of life, as normally sports boats were always designed with the same characteristics, but this is a sports boat which inside shows it can deliver a lot more than that. The difficulty in terms of design is being able to find a formal balance between a container that had to ensure a certain functionality while keeping a minimalist and essential language in terms of shapes, which were reduced to the indispensable minimum to transmit the right stylistic message».

The internal spaces are generous, both in the cabins in the accommodation area and the private rooms.

The internal spaces are generous, both in the cabins in the accommodation area and the private rooms. For the furnishings, Piero Lissoni has adopted a minimalist approach that perfectly suits the overall design. The challenge was to create an elegant and refined look avoiding excess in terms of detail and keeping finishing touches simple. The same preference for lighter materials has also been applied to the set-up inside, especially in the bathrooms, where rather than marble they have used lava stone, which is lighter and has greater visual energy. Piero Lissoni said: «I have tried to bring the same approach used in other models to this boat with sporty lines: open areas, a connection between interior and exterior and a lot of technology. One of the main elements is the double height in the stern that brings the main deck and the lounge below together using a hyper-technological staircase».

Engine room
With three MAN V12 motors each developing 2,000 horsepower with MPJ hydro jets that use a central booster. Thanks to a twelve thousand litre diesel tank it has a range of around 1,000 nautical miles at the 10-knot economy cruising speed.

SANLORENZO SPA
Viale San Bartolomeo, 362
I-19126 La Spezia, Italy
T. +39 0187545700
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PROJECT
Sanlorenzo (naval architecture and engineering) • Tilli Antonelli Concept • Zuccon International Project (exterior design) • Piero Lissoni (interior design)

HULL
LOA 33.04m • Waterline length 29.04m • Beam 8.2m • Draft at full load 1.25m • Half load displacement 105 t • Full load displacement 113 t • Guest cabins 4 • Guest berths 6/8 • Crew berths 5 • Fuel tanks volume 12,000 l • Water tank volume 1.500 l • Grey water tank volume 400 l • Waste water tank volume 600 l

MAIN PROPULSION
2 Man V12 2,000 hp (1,471 kW)

TRANSMISSIONS
3 x MPJ Water Jet type CSU 550 (central unit as booster)

CERTIFICATION
Rina Pleasure

(Sanlorenzo SP110, Smart Performance – Barchemagazine.com – September 2022)