Nautical sector and home décor integration

Posted Date: April 25, 2012     By: Ottagono (Interior Design & Architecture Magazine)

Ottagono Magazine, April 2012 Issue, Page 70 & 72: Motors&More
Edited by: Manuela Zanotti

Nautical sector and home décor integration: spatial and technical adjustments come on board Made in Italy design.

From the flybridge to the lower deck, the Sanlorenzo SL94 motoryacht is the quintessence of Made-in-Italy marine engineering and design, perfectly integrated into every area of its 94ft (8.60 meters) total length.  Recently presented at the 2012 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show after previewing at the 51st Genoa Boat Show in 2011, its ample glazed surfaces, deck hatches and rectangular hull port lights define the external lines.

The designs were developed by Studio Francesco Paszkowski Design in collaboration with the Sanlorenzo engineering office. Thanks to the innovative configuration of the transom, which houses a 4.5m dinghy in a spacious garage, the fly space is expanded and has been enhanced by the transparent bulwark stay with teak hand rail, which opens up the view across the waves.

From bridge furnishings to interiors - also by Paszkowski - the fusion of the nautical industry and the home furnishings sector is evident, resulting from partnerships consolidated over the years by the Ameglia [La Spezia] shipyards, which now bring companies like Artemide, Boffi, B&B Italia, Living Divani and Roda aboard its yachts.

The fly's K2 block, by Norbert Wangen, was reengineered by Boffi with technical support from Sanlorenzo, to achieve specific adjustments: the aluminum structure has guides in stainless steel instead of galvanized iron, as found in home production, to slide the Corian tops used as work surfaces.  The under top is fitted with an integrated sink and electric cooker.  

On the main deck, the room perimeter is dominated by the use of wood with 3D-effect nautical plywood veneers. Stars of the interiors are Minotti's Nolan sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni, and LC2 Cassina I Maestri Collection seating.  Attention to finishes is also evident in the dining room, with its distinctive table with a travertine top and grey chromed base, and set away from the galley to the rear and the lounge.  Lighting design is also worthy of note, achieved entirely with recessed LEDs thanks to the partnership with Nord Light (Artemide Group) which supplied the fleet's standard lighting systems. The LED is particularly suitable for nautical use because it is not affected by vibrations, they are long lasting and guarantee low consumption, but nevertheless did require adjustment.

The Zeno Up2 spotlight, designed by Jan Van Lierde far Nord Light, is less than 50 mm in size, with black interior and exterior chrome plating. In addition, the MiniShop Led was specially developed for the SL94, a recessed adjustable spotlight with one, two or three bulbs, also available as a hanging lamp.

Finally, a glance at the hull: the use of lntersleek 900 flouropolymer protects the hue from so-called fouling due to its hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties, used to reduce chemical and electrostatic adhesion of numerous organisms but without the use of biocidal products.