DE­SIGnER

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Marty Lowe in­te­rior de­sign has com­pleted a num­ber of san­lorenzo yachts, all no­table for bright and cheery in­te­ri­ors that were de­signed down to the tini­est de­tail. YI sat down with Lowe about this sd112.

How was it to work with an Ital­ian yard 5,000 miles away? ML: i love work­ing with san­lorenzo. They are such prob­lem solvers, and they get ex­cited about try­ing new ideas. “sure, we can do it” is their stan­dard re­sponse. For my spiral stair­case, they hand-cast the

balustrades from stain­less steel ex­actly how i en­vi­sioned them. ML: i love al­fresco din­ing, so i was able to cre­ate curved slid­ing doors to al­low the din­ing ta­ble to be “out­side” when you want, or en­closed

with a won­der­ful view.

ML: it was to be a fo­cal point, and the Fi­bonacci se­quence, some­times called sa­cred ge­om­e­try, in­trigued me. it’s a math­e­mat­i­cal ra­tio found in na­ture, such as the nau­tilus shell. i wanted the in­te­rior of the stair­case to re­sem­ble the pearly translu­cency of a shell’s in­te­rior, and the balustrades were to mimic the mem­branes of a shell. The stone pan­els on each side were hand-carved from pi­etra stone to pro­vide a strong bal­ance to

the del­i­cacy of the stair­case. That was fun. i wanted some­thing not so se­ri­ous. They are by

paola Lenti, an ital­ian com­pany with bright col­ors.

The drawer pulls are un­usual. How did they come about? ML: we tried a lot of fine ital­ian leather be­fore we found a soft leather that wouldn’t stretch. i wanted to ac­cen­tu­ate the un­du­lat­ing

drawer fronts, which was an­other san­lorenzo “no prob­lem” de­sign.

Teak stairs lead to the sun­deck, whose aft couches can be pro­tected from the sun with over­head sails. A sun­pad wraps around for­ward of the clas­sic fun­nel, which con­ceals a wet bar to serve the spa for­ward of the mast.

At this point, you might feel a pang of sym­pa­thy for the crew of this San­lorenzo, with four decks of guests who ex­pect to be fed and wined on each level. You might won­der why the restau­ran­tqual­ity gal­ley is on the main deck when the only pos­si­ble din­ing on that level would be all the way aft. You might pic­ture stew­ardesses bal­anc­ing trays of food and drinks up and down the spiral stair­way from sunup to sun­down.

You would be wrong. In­side the gal­ley is a dumb­waiter that car­ries meals to the up­per deck, where it opens in a “but­ler’s pantry,” which has stowage for glasses and dish­ware so food can be plated, gar­nished and served on the same deck.

That main deck gal­ley, by the way, sports a Miele four-burner cook­top, con­vec­tion oven, Sub-Zero fridge with four draw­ers and a dish­washer. More fridge draw­ers and a wine chiller are in the pas­sage to the dumb­waiter, and three freez­ers are un­der the crew mess. And be­cause the coun­ters that sur­round the chef also sep­a­rate the stairs to the crew quar­ters, there are no traf­fic is­sues. The crew has a door to the side deck (for easy load­ing of sup­plies) as well as stairs to the pilot­house, so there’s no need to move through guest spa­ces.

San­lorenzo, or more likely the U.S. im­porter, Ge­orge Jousma, un­der­stands that happy crews make happy own­ers, which is why the crew quar­ters on the SD112 are su­perb. En­try is through a crew mess with gal­ley and en­ter­tain­ment cen­ter. The cap­tain has a pri­vate dou­ble cabin with en­suite head, and three more cab­ins are for­ward on the cor­ri­dor, with two heads.

Power for this SD112 is a pair of 1,470-horse­power Cater­pil­lar C32 ACERTs. The “SD” in SD112 stands for semi-dis­place­ment. The yacht tops out at an un-dis­place­ment-like 17 knots, sug­gest­ing a slip­pery hull. The en­gines are set well for­ward, which al­lows for a tran­som garage for a RIB as large as 16 feet (4.8 me­ters), plus a PWC or other wa­ter toys.

The San­lorenzo SD112 has a wow fac­tor that comes from im­pec­ca­ble de­sign, smart lay­out and too many de­tails to take in on one pass. And be­cause San­lorenzo prides it­self on its “Made To Mea­sure” motto, you can cre­ate your own 112-foot mas­ter­piece.

Above: The up­per-deck liv­ing space, which re­ally is a sky lounge, is bright and invit­ing, with leather so­fas and large win­dows.

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