San Lorenzo Transport

Road closures are an unfortunate reality. Severe weather, construction and accidents can all make for a frustrating drive; but when Italian yacht builder San Lorenzo and its small army of coordinators shut down traffic in the city of Massa-Carrara to transport the 151-foot Achilles, they caused one of the coolest traffic jams we've ever seen.

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This impressive nighttime transport took the sleeping steel giant from the Massa-Carrara shipyard to a local marina, three miles down a road. Onlookers were filled with “wonder and bewilderment, like children watching something they’ve never seen before,” says San Lorenzo captain Carlo Polleschi, who assisted in the delivery.San Lorenzo
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When Achilles completed the five-hour trip, she was launched from a specially designed floating metal platform that resembles a submersible barge and gently lowered into the harbor. She is the fourth model in the company's 151-foot series to splash, with two more in the works.San Lorenzo
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