Your new home at sea: The 2016 Grand Premiere Sanlorenzo SL78

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Your new home at sea: The 2016 Grand Premiere Sanlorenzo SL78
The 2016 Grand Premiere Sanlorenzo SL78 is a choice vessel for your next great escape

Your next holiday home could feature wide spaces for alfresco dining, expansive windows offering sea views and a floating staircase. It could also be your most mobile palace yet. After debuting at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September this year (where it nabbed the Best Exterior Award in the 80-120 feet category at the Cannes 2016 World Yacht Trophies), sales and charter company Simpson Marine has recorded six orders for the new Sanlorenzo SL78 just six weeks after her world premiere.

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The newest baby from the Sanlorenzo SL fast yachts (this cruises at a comfortable speed of over 20 knots), it features improvements designed by Officina Italiana with hull number one designed by Ivano Redaelli, a leading Italian furnishing design name. Housing eight guests across a master suite, VIP cabin and two twin rooms, there's also room for a crew of two.

What's new with this vessel? For seasoned cruisers, it provides more expansive views of the horizon with significantly enlarged windows, inviting natural light to stream through the main deck, which has a new option to keep it entirely private. Instead of placing the galley on the main deck, you can place it on the lower deck adjacent to the crew quarters for ultimate privacy.

A bedroom onboard Sanlorenzo SL78

A bathroom onboard Sanlorenzo SL78

Seating areas continue to be extensive, with options to lounge in the cockpit, saloon and sun deck with an upper deck kitted with sunbeds and an alfresco dining set-up. For some R&R, bedrooms now feature larger two-metre beds. Another design feat is the "floating staircase" that leads guests from the saloon to the flybridge. Designed with the contemporary art connoisseur in mind, the sleek staircase sees its steps suspended and encased in two glass panels, "floating" in the air.

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Brands employed to dress the Sanlorenzo yachts are the who's who of the luxury lifestyle biz: Armani Casa, Hermès, Rubelli and Poltrona Frau. Perhaps the best thing about the yacht's interiors is the option to customise fittings to your liking, whether you favour classic, understated tailoring or over-the-top finishes. Why boast about made-to-measure suits when you can have made-to-measure boats done the Italian way?

For more information, contact Simpson Marine here.

Text: Adibah Isa

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