Steel determination

Sanlorenzo has launched its first 57Steel at its facility in La Spezia, Italy.

09 November 2022


Sanlorenzo has launched the first unit of the 57Steel line at its yard in La Spezia, the site of the shipyard’s superyacht production. The launch of this metal model marks a very important date in the ongoing growth of the Superyacht Division.

This first 56.5-metre vessel with five decks and a tonnage of 1050 GT is the prototype of the line and will be delivered in early 2023.

The sale was finalised by West Nautical, which also oversaw the project management, and it will be delivered to owners in 2023.

In terms of design, Sanlorenzo’s new addition was overseen by Bernardo Zuccon, studio Zuccon International Project, who for the first time ever designed the exterior lines of a superyacht of such dimensions.

“The 57 Steel is an ambitious project behind which there has been an intense amount of typological research, a very important study that has always been at the basis of the research that Zuccon International Project has been conducting with passion since the beginning of its collaboration with Sanlorenzo,” said Bernardo Zuccon.


“The aim was to create a craft of around 1,050 gross tonnage with functional and lifestyle contents that are normally found on boats of larger sizes.

“From a design point of view, the most important challenge was to find the right balance between the volumes and proportions of the boat.”

This new superyacht allows for indoor and outdoor spaces that are decidedly out of the ordinary and revises the different functions of the onboard spaces in a new way.

In fact, the layout of the 57Steel alters the traditional balance whereby the wheelhouse, which is normally located at the bow of the upper deck, is relocated to another deck – the bridge deck typical of larger yachts – and offers the possibility of using the upper deck in a different way. It is here that we find the owner’s cabin overlooking the large Owner’s deck, a private deck that guarantees an exclusive view of the sea.

Thanks to the unusual layout, a large full-beam VIP cabin, which can be used as a second owner’s cabin, has also been placed forward on the main deck.

This large aft area includes a swimming pool with a transparent bottom that allows light to filter into the area below, softly punctuating the spaces of the beach area, which can be further extended towards the water thanks to the folding terraces.

Studio Vickers was responsible for the interiors. John Vickers commented, “We were tasked with creating a warm, detailed and inviting interior for an experienced owner and his family aboard this 56-metre steel Sanlorenzo.

“The design process was a huge creative pleasure and the shipyard team responded really well to our design direction, producing a wonderful interior. We were excellently supported by West Nautical’s management and construction team, who were extremely professional.

“We have worked with Sanlorenzo before and know the care and attention to detail, but on this yacht, it was exceptional.”



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