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Sanlorenzo prepares for the launch of second 52Steel superyacht

Sanlorenzo has announced that it is busy preparing for the launch of its second 52-metre (171-foot) 52Steel motor yacht this week after transporting its near-complete flagship vessel outside its build shed.

Construction work on the project commenced on speculation and was sold to her owner in early 2017 by West Nautical, who has since been working to oversee the build process as project managers.

The Italian shipyard has announced that it will continue the outfitting process in the coming days ahead of the official launch, which is expected to take place before the end of the month.

The second 52Steel follows in the footsteps of sister ship Seven Sins, which has enjoyed a busy charter itinerary in both the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas since launching in January 2017.

The sub-500GT vessel has been a major success in its size range due to its innovative layout and efficient use of space throughout. This is best demonstrated in the beach deck, where designers have managed to create a multi-level functional space on the 50-metre stern platform, revolutionising what is possible in terms of wellness and watersport facilities.

Among the 52Steel’s main features are a large pool on the main deck aft that allows plenty of natural light in through its glass bottom. The beach club is comfortable and airy, with a three-way opening terrace and swim platform, and links to a workout area forward of the garage, and provides storage for the yacht’s 8-metre tender.

Accommodation on board is for up to 12 guests, while the crew quarters house nine staff. Power comes from twin MTU12V 4000M63 engines for a top speed of 17 knots and economical cruising at 11 knots, drawing on a fuel capacity of 55,000 litres.

Other superyacht projects currently under construction at the Italian yard include 24-metre and 30-metre models for Sanlorenzo’s SX range.

For more information, visit Sanlorenzo.

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