Sanlorenzo moves the first two 52Steel models to its new shipyards: Cantieri San Marco
After the recent signing of an agreement for the rental of new premises from La Spezia’s Cantieri San Marco, Sanlorenzo began the delocalization operations for the production of metal superyachts, until now carried through in Sanlorenzo’s shipyards in Viareggio.
The first two models in the new 52Steel range (steel superyachts 52m in length overall) were moved with the help of a barge from the port of Viareggio to La Spezia during the night.
By the end of April, the third and fourth Explorer units, both 42 meters in length overall (460Exp model) will arrive to Sanlorenzo’s new shipyards.
La Spezia’s new production site is a large-sized, fully-equipped area with direct access to the sea, allowing for the design and production of metal boats 40 to 80 meters long. Sanlorenzo will thus be able to organically develop its Superyacht division, which is in charge of the production of oversized metal boats - a segment little affected by the economic crisis and representing a significant portion of the company’s present turnover.
In La Spezia, Sanlorenzo is also planning the opening an important refitting area dedicated to large boats.
With the opening of the La Spezia shipyard, Sanlorenzo will be able to count on three distinct production sites:
- The company’s HQ will still be located inside the Ameglia shipyard, and will continue the production of medium-sized fiberglass boats, 78 to 106 feet long .
- Sanlorenzo’s premises in Viareggio will focus on the production of large fiberglass yachts, 112 to 126 feet long, taking advantage of the new spaces available since the relocation of the Superyacht division.
- The La Spezia shipyard will focus on the production of the largest metal superyachts, which taking size into account, can be considered as proper “cruising vessels.”
Sanlorenzo, through this strategic expansion decision, re-asserts the company’s constant growth in the last three years, which resulted in a 220 million turnover in 2015 and a 21 million Euros Ebitda (with a net profit of 6 million Euros).
As for 2016, Sanlorenzo maintains the second position in the world ranking of the top 20 builders for yachts above 24 meters in length.