Sanlorenzo Shipyard

The sea has no roads, the sea is without explanation.


The Shipyard

The Sanlorenzo shipyard has been building high-quality motor yachts since 1958. A unique firm in the yachting industry, it builds only a limited number of made-to-measure units per year, with each yacht designed and produced according to the specific requests, style, and desires of the individual owner.

The Company

Sanlorenzo HQ is located on the banks of the river Magra, in Ameglia, La Spezia, in the Liguria region of Italy. A second division is situated in the seaside town of Viareggio, Tuscany, the historic centre of motor yacht manufacturing in Italy, with a third division based in Massa. The production of Sanlorenzo’s superyachts takes place at its La Spezia shipyard.

Building a Sanlorenzo takes time and passion; this is why the shipyard can only satisfy 50 customers a year. In more than half century, the shipyard has built circa 1000 yachts, each one different from the other. Since 2005, the shipyard has grown substantially, improving its skill in the customisation of each individual yacht. Over a period of approximately eight years, the shipyard has climbed the prestigious Global Order Book ranking, which is annually listed by Boat International. Today, Sanlorenzo is the leading single branded shipyard in yachts over 24 metres.

Timeless Values

Sanlorenzo develops designs and creates styles that become classics, outliving fashion and trends. Mission: to be the shipyard of choice for uncompromising yachtsmen. A place to explore innovation by experience, where you come to craft your own yacht and have it built to stand the test of time, and the power of the sea. Vision: to be recognised as the benchmark in made to measure yacht and superyachts.

The History

The shipyard’s headquarters are located on the banks of the river Magra, inside the Montemarcello-Magra natural reserve, in Ameglia, in the province of La Spezia, in Liguria, Italy.


Shipyard founded by Gianfranco Cecchi and Giuliano Pecchia in Limite sull'Arno near Florence, Italy.


Giovanni Jannetti takes over the company and opens in Viareggio, Tuscany.


The company, called Cantierni Navali Sanlorenzo, launches the first SL57 - the shipyard's first fibreglass vessel.


Sanlorenzo changes the superyacht sector forever with the launch of the SL100.


Sanlorenzo moves its operations to Ameglia, inside a nature reserve in the province of La Spezia in Liguria, Italy.


Massimo Perotti acquires the majority shareholding of Cantieri Navali Sanlorenzo Spa from its founder, Giovanni Jannetti. Perotti renames the company Sanlorenzo Spa.


Sanlorenzo returns to Viareggio, establishing a second shipyard for the creation of new product lines.The new shipyard launches the SD92 and the 40 Alloy, which were awarded the ShowBoats Design Award and two World Superyacht Awards.


Sanlorenzo shipyard launches the SD122, a yacht that goes on to win the World Superyacht Award.


Sanlorenzo launches the SL104, giving birth to a new generation of yachts belonging to the historic Ameglia product range.The SL104 goes on to win the prestigious Italian Innovation Award presented by ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale) the Italian Association of Industrial Design.


Sanlorenzo launches the 46Steel, the first displacement superyacht made of steel.


Sanlorenzo launches the SL118, which becomes the flagship of the fibreglass range of yachts.


Sanlorenzo launches the SD112 model and climbs to second position in the world ranking of yacht builders of vessels over 24-metres.


A busy period, 2015 saw the launch of the 460Exp and the SL86.


Sanlorenzo opens the Sanlorenzo Superyacht shipyard in La Spezia.


Launch of the 52-metre steel, fleet flagship, and the launch of the SX88.


Launch of the EXP500, launch of the SX72 and the launch of the SL102 Asymmetric.


Sanlorenzo Spa is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.Launch of 64Steel, the new 64-metre flagship.


Launch of the first SX112