CHINA. Christian Grande has been appointed as the official designer for the new Sundiro Yacht line. The first model from the line is 21.7m SY70, which was officially presented at the Hong Kong boat show on 1st May.
The SY70 is the result of a joint venture between Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo and Chinese firm Sundiro Holding, which together launched Sundiro Yacht in early 2014. The aim of this collaboration is to create a line of Italian built and designed yachts suited to the Chinese market. The SY70 is the first yacht to come from this venture, designed by Christian Grande who has worked with Sanlorenzo on several projects and will be responsible for developing the rest of the range.
Having collaborated with several firms in the Far East including DFC-Wuxi Dong High Speed Craft, together with having completed in excess of 100 yacht designs, the young Italian was deemed the right man for the job.
“The Sundiro SY70 was designed by Cristian Grande, with special attention paid to the overall harmony and the smallest of details,” says the press office at Cristian Grande Design Works. “Her interior layout is designed for the Asian market, with the emphasis on friendly entertainment. The full beam entertainment room is central to this philosophy, along with a spacious galley and the dining area below decks. The exterior is very straightforward, characterised by several elements that remind the observer of the close ties to Sanlorenzo while clearly declaring their own character and identity.”
The main deck offers a dining area that can seat eight guests forward and is directly connected to a lounge area aft, with the flybridge providing two additional seating areas. The lower deck features the owner’s suite forward with the galley, a bar, games area and lounge area, along with a his and hers day heads located aft of the suite. A cabin for two crew is located aft of the engine room, which houses two Volvo IPS 1200 diesel engines and will achieve a top speed of 29 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots.
The light coloured interior is finished in grey wood and lacquered white, which is contrasted by darker elements on cabin walls and on the trim, which have been painted in lacquered bronze with special metallic overtones, or other metallic elements treated with nickel, giving them a special dark sheen.
The Parma-based studio has revealed that it is working on a three cabin version of the SY70, while the second model of the range is undergoing preliminary studies.
Christian Grande Design Work
Sanlorenzo - Cantieri Navali di Viareggio
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