La Spezia-based shipyard Sanlorenzo has used its landmark 60th anniversary celebrations to launch its first 500 EXP – an impressively customised 47.2-metre (154-foot) explorer yacht.
Christening the first Sanlorenzo 500 EXP.
Bow of Sanlorenzo's first 500 EXP explorer yacht.
Aerial view of Sanlorenzo's new 500 EXP.
The Italian yard’s latest project follows on from its well-received 460 EXP vessel, drawing from its successes in the area and augmenting the designs to reflect the client’s ideas and needs. The 500 EXP shares similarities with its predecessor – with stylish exterior lines by Francesco Paszkowski – but also features a number of notable extensions and additions, which mark it as a major leap forwards for Sanlorenzo.
The 500 EXP boasts a helipad – a vital element for the new owners – as well as a garage for tenders up to seven metres, additional openings for increased sea access, and an “increased toy-carrying capacity”. The model name reflects the yacht’s 500GT weight.
Sanlorenzo launched the 500 EXP following a Buddhist ceremony and traditional blessings at its yard on 6th May. The owner’s family and around 700 of the yard’s guests attended the ceremony, which formed a significant part of the company’s anniversary celebrations.
Although she is yet to undergo sea trials, the 500 EXP is expected to be capable of reaching a top speed of 16 knots. She will be powered by 1,320hp Caterpillar C-32 ACERT diesel engines.
Sanlorenzo’s superyacht branch has also recently revealed that it is working on a new 640-metre steel-and-aluminium concept. Further details will be announced by the yard in the coming months.
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