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Spotlight – Sanlorenzo 62Steel: Life on Cloud 9

With the new Sanlorenzo 62Steel, the famed Italian yard sought to bring megayacht design and engineering into a more compact package. Owners can enjoy one of the largest private deck spaces in the size range

author icon By Andrew Dembina | 2 September 2021

Italian yacht giant Sanlorenzo is scheduled to follow the April delivery of the first hull of its 62Steel model with a world premiere presentation of this latest model in its Steel line at the Monaco Yacht Show 2021 (September 22-25). The future appears to shine for the steel-hulled superyacht line, with an expanding range now offered in five sizes.

The first 62Steel hull, Cloud 9, is notable for its plentiful spaces across its 61.5-metre overall length, maximum beam of 11.9 metres, and five decks. Ample indoor and outdoor areas allow for sociable gathering spots and the opportunity for several aboard to simultaneously enjoy privacy around the yacht. Other highlights include a cinema, a state-of-the-art entertainment system, and a helipad on the bow.

Cloud 9 was designed by the technical and style departments at Sanlorenzo, which developed this superyacht with low lines, characterised by its long, continuous banded windows that extend across the three middle decks. This lengthens the vessel’s lines in profile, to create a sleek appearance.

Three interior layout options are available for this model. Décor and furnishings in Cloud 9 are the result of a creative collaboration between Francesco Paszkowski Design, a Florence-based studio also known for its boat exterior projects, and neighbouring Tuscany-based marine architect Margherita Casprini. They suggested the distribution of several self-contained spaces and a choice of natural materials and colours in neutral tones, which brighten up the rooms while creating a relaxing atmosphere with the warm grain of ebony wood with a glossy finish, used to cover some of the furnishings.

The principal materials used in the design are oak and Jerusalem stone, which cover walls, bathrooms and niches. Furnishings combine Minotti pieces with others designed by Paszkowski and Casprini and custom-made elements from artisan producers.

“Creating the interior design for this 62-metre was an exciting process,” says Francesco Paszkowski. “Our long-standing collaboration with the shipyard and our knowledge of the owner, for whom we had already designed a 46-metre in the past, allowed us to move into uncharted territory and create interiors with a distinctly contemporary feel with Margherita Casprini. Working with high-level professionals, an important shipyard and an experienced owner is always a very rewarding experience”.

The prime hotspot for either gatherings or a tranquil moment aboard the 62Steel is, without doubt, the beach club at sea level. On sunny days, a few extra rays can beam in from the transparent floor of a swimming pool that is sunk into the aft of the main deck above the beach club. Here, on the lower deck, passengers can enjoy a sprawling 92 square metres of covered wooden decking, which extends into relaxation sun-lounging zones, a bar area, a gym and a hammam-style steam room. An additional on-demand 40-square metre drop-down terrace decks aft and to either side, offering the chance to be very close to water level – ideal for swimming, diving and water-sports access, as well as providing idyllic spots for sunbathing.

To completely free up space in the beach area, Cloud 9 was designed with two garages amidships that each have access through side openings. To starboard, there is the yacht’s main nine-metre tender, and to port, the service tender and jet ski.

To completely free up space in the beach area, Cloud 9 was designed with two garages amidships that each have access through side openings

The 90-square metre deck saloon is home to a dining room that seats 16 and is separated from the living area by a glass window with a thin metal mesh. This feature allows light to pass through while maintaining privacy.

At the stern of this deck, there is an outdoor living space containing a swimming pool with see-through floor and a sliding cover that transforms it into an extended deck area. Also on the main deck are six cabins: five are guest accommodation – two with king-size beds and three with twin single beds; the sixth cabin is a massage room.

The owner’s suite is on the upper deck, spanning 215 square metres and commanding 180-degree panoramic views. It connects to a 140-square metre outdoor area in the bow with large relaxation areas and another swimming pool.

The bridge deck is reached by a lift, which includes the owner’s suite and two bathrooms, a walk-in dressing room, a study, a living area and, aft, a 67-square metre lounge and open-air dining area.

The helm is in a wheelhouse located high up on the bridge deck, ensuring the best visibility for manoeuvring; this level is also home to a captain’s cabin. Cloud 9’s lower deck has 155 square metres of accommodation in the bow for up to 12 additional crew members, including dining and relaxation areas and a large kitchen.

The “tank deck” below the lower deck houses the laundry, pantry, freezer, waste collection and water treatment areas.

Details-oriented? This Steel62 appears to have them all covered, in style.

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Technical specifications – Sanlorenzo 62Steel

LOA: 61.5M
Beam: 11.9M
Draught: 3.2M
Gross tonnage: 3,100T
Engines: 2 x CAT 3,512C 1,500 HP
Max speed: 16.5KTS
Cruise speed: 12.5KTS
Fuel tank capacity: 130,000L
Fresh water tank capacity: 35,000L
Passenger cabin berths: 12
Crew accommodation: 14