Sanlorenzo SL94 yacht wins 2nd environmental award

Posted Date: February 20, 2013     By: UIM: world governing body for all Powerboating

The international governing body for all Powerboating activities has honoured Italian boatbuilder Sanlorenzo for the environmental credentials of its SL94.

The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) launched the Environmental Award to inspire and recognise excellence in innovation, development and application of environmentally-friendly technologies.

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The UIM felt that the 28.6m SL94, launched in August 2011, best exemplified the increasing environmental awareness of the yachting industry. In particular the judges pointed to the electronic probes used to monitor and prevent oil spillage and the electric actuators used to avoid hydraulic oil leakage from the steering systems.

On board sewage treatment is carried out by an IMO approved plant, while fuel usage and tank levels for the main engines and the gensets are continually monitored from the wheelhouse. Other important key points are the climatisation plant optimisation and the low energy lighting system.

The fibreglass structure of the Sanlorenzo SL94 was also produced using a low-emissions manufacturing process: the deckhouse and deck are made using vacuum-infusion resin, and the entire hull is built with the vacuum-infusion process – using vacuum bags for PVC bonding.

Massimo Perotti, Chairman Sanlorenzo Spa notes that the SL94 is, ‘Rich of innovations, especially regarding the environmentally aware systems, which even exceed the requirements of RINA’s Green Star.’

In awarding the Trophy, the UIM made special note of the electronic probes used to monitor and prevent oil spillage and the electric actuators used to avoid hydraulic oil leakage from the steering systems. On board sewage treatment is carried out by an IMO approved plant, while fuel usage and tank levels for the main engines and the gensets are continually monitored from the wheelhouse.

Other important key points are the climatization plant optimization and the low energy lighting system. It is also important to underline that the Sanlorenzo SL94 is produced with fiberglass structures characterized by a low-emissions manufacturing process: the deckhouse and deck are made using vacuum-infusion resin, and the entire hull is built with the vacuum-infusion process using vacuum bags for PVC bonding.

“We are very glad for the 2012 Environmental Award and we thank UIM very much for this important International recognition. Sanlorenzo has always put effort in building timeless and yet innovative motoryachts. Our SL94 hull is an innovative yacht that gets you used to the beauty without exaggerations, to the plain elegance applied in a hull of 28,60 meters. But at the same time it is rich of innovations, especially regarding the environmentally aware systems which even exceed the requirements of RINA’s Green Star”. Stated Massimo Perotti, Chairman Sanlorenzo Spa. - The UIM is the world governing body for all Powerboating activities. It is fully recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and is a member of SportAccord, former General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), and the Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) for whom the UIM President serves as a Board member. The UIM has around sixty affiliated National Federations representing thousands of passionate pilots. Circuit, Offshore, Pleasure Navigation and Aquabike are among the main disciplines of the UIM. The UIM has also signed a Cooperation Agreement with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to further its range of environmental initiatives, share expertise and work together for “greening” the Sport.