feel the steel
Twin 3512C Caterpillar engines. A full-displacement steel hull. A top speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. Enough space for nine dedicated crew members. These are the elements of Sanlorenzo’s new 52Steel superyacht that guarantee stability, comfort, and safe seakeeping, but let’s cut to the chase: here’s an Italian masterpiece that makes life at sea and on the waves utterly delightful.
Having premiered at the Monaco Yacht Show in September last year, this five-deck superyacht (price upon application, depending on fully customised production and finish) is essentially 52 metres of fun. Thanks to the technical department of Sanlorenzo’s Superyacht division, the 52Steel offers a dazzling array of groundbreaking features, such as two folding terraces – one on each side of the yacht – that serve as platforms with direct access to the sea.
A controlled flooding system can quickly transform the area into a garage for a tender up to eight metres in length, or as the owner of Seven Sins (the first unit of the line) decided, into a fully equipped, customised gym. A generous aft deck – far longer than the 52Steel’s predecessor – provides ample space for the yacht’s most astonishing detail: a large crystal-floored swimming pool on the main deck. A charming and undeniably sexy addition, the pool’s transparent floor allows natural light to filter into the beach club below, adding to the yacht’s glamorous aesthetics.
While the 52Steel’s signature sleek, elegant external lines were drawn in collaboration with Officina Italiana Design, its capacious interiors leave boundless room for the endless customisation possibilities that Sanlorenzo is famous for. A large owner apartment is comfortably positioned in the bow on the main deck, and the internal layout also boasts two VIP and three guest cabins on the lower deck, allowing for a maximum of 12 guests in total.
Two spacious salons – one on the main deck and another on the upper deck – along with external living areas on the main, upper and sun deck, make ideal canvases for Sanlorenzo’s design and bespoke work. Just look at Seven Sins, which won awards for Best Interior Design at both the World Yachts Trophies and the Monaco Yacht Show in 2017. A lounge and helipad forward on the bow complete the package, the latter being highly useful for those who need to juggle between their schedules on land and sea.