Double accolade for Sanlorenzo at the World Yachts Trophies 2016


In the refined setting of Intercontinental Carlton Hotel’s private beach in Cannes, in front of an international audience, Sanlorenzo obtained two important accolades in the 2016 edition of the World Yachts Trophies: -Massimo Perotti: Personality of the Year -SL78: Best Exterior Design

The international jury awarded Massimo Perotti - Chairman/CEO of Sanlorenzo S.p.a. - the prestigious Personality of the Year prize, rewarded for “an outstanding career as in a few years he has led Sanlorenzo among the three largest yacht builders of over 24 mt. In the latest years the shipyard has constantly progressed in building larger size yachts, with two 64-meter superyachts under construction in the La Spezia facility. Large investment in infrastructures have contributed to this upgrade”.

Since 2005, when Massimo Perotti acquired the shipyard, Sanlorenzo has experienced an impressive worldwide growth, though maintaining a strong focus on the total customization of its products. In 10 years of Perotti’s management, Sanlorenzo’s turnover has grown from the initial 57 Million in 2005 to 250 Million Euro in 2015. The turnover forecast for 2017 is 257 Million Euro.


The new Sanlorenzo SL78, world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival, was awarded for the best exterior design in the 24 to 38-meter range. The jury awarded the SL78 with the following motivation: “This prestigious Italian brand offers an access to the Sanlorenzo universe through the smallest yacht in its range. SL78 unites the traditional elegance of exterior lines with innovative features, like the new tender launching system, a Sanlorenzo exclusive”.
The exterior lines of the new SL78 were redesigned with the greatest respect for Sanlorenzo’s DNA, the best expression of technological research applied to the excellence of the boatbuilding sector, in a continuous innovation into tradition, proposing contemporary but timeless lines.

SL78 is the only motoryacht in its category to be made-to-measure according to the requests of its owner, as each Sanlorenzo since 1958.

The best yachts participated, as usual, in the famous Yacht Parade, a défilé of yachts that attracts the attention of the entire city, gathered for the occasion on the Croisette to admire the novelties launched on the market by shipyards from all over the world.