A Modern-Day Ocean Liner: Sanlorenzo’s SD118

First debuted at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2021, the SD118 is the third addition to the Italian yard’s semi-displacement superyacht range, the SD.

Inspired by the style of the famous Trans-Atlantic liners of the 1930s, the SD range has been designed to bring owners to even the most remote and faraway destinations in complete luxury and comfort. With a 32,000-litre fuel capacity and a cruising range of 3,000 miles at 11 knots, the Sanlorenzo SD118 is undoubtedly capable of following in her original inspirators’ roots across the Atlantic. Measuring 35.75 metres in length, she offers great autonomy to future owners in a perfectly balanced design with classic, traditional exterior lines and a contemporary interior.

The timeless aesthetic of her wide-body hull features an innovative asymmetrical layout previously used on Sanlorenzo’s SL Line. Created by designer Bernardo Zuccon to offer greater space, comfort, flexibility of use, and a direct view of the surroundings on both sides, the upper deck port side features a side deck that leads seamlessly from stern to bow. This ensures that the starboard side brings owners and guests closer to their surroundings, enhancing their connection to the water. Her unique layout is part of the reason she offers an internal volume of 260 gross tonnages despite having a relatively narrow beam of 7.9-metres.

The flybridge is the ideal spot for relaxation, with sun pads and the option to include a jacuzzi forward. However, what makes her exterior spaces unique is the bow outdoor space. Spanning across the upper deck and the main deck, both bow spaces are connected to create an area for relaxation under the sun in seclusion. With room for sun loungers, sun pads and more, the owners will have direct access to the bow outdoor living space from the owners’ cabin via a sliding hatch. The hatch is concealed below the staircase connecting the two decks to offer even more privacy.

The upper deck features a sky lounge that benefits from her asymmetrical layout with space for al-fresco dining and seating aft. The spacious main deck sees the king-sized owner’s cabin forward, with a desk, lounging area and extensive walk-in closet. The open layout of the dining area flows seamlessly into the main saloon with views on both sides. Sliding glass doors led aft to the restyled stern, which offers more space and comfort for guests compared to previous models in the SD line. When anchored, this space can be transformed into a 19-square metre swim platform due to the additional lateral hatches that can be opened for sunbathing, diving, dining and more.

The lower deck features accommodation for eight guests, with four generously appointed ensuite cabins located amidships. Forward there is an ample crew space with a mess, a captain’s cabin and two additional crew cabins. The garage, located right aft, has space for a tender and jetski. Powered by either twin 1,622hp CATs or MAN 1,450s, she has an impressive top speed of 19 knots, making her a true modern-day Trans-Atlantic superyacht.

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