When Sanlorenzo Yachts in Italy set out to build its largest-ever yacht, the 64Steel Attila, it turned to two of the nation’s most respected design teams for help. Officina Italiana Design, which has worked with Sanlorenzo as well as with Riva Yachts, was tapped for the 64Steel’s exterior lines. For the interior, Sanlorenzo went to Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini, who have worked with Sanlorenzo as well as Tankoa, ISA, Baglietto, Custom Line and CRN.
The result is a superyacht with innovative features, not the least of which is a barbecue inside the dining area on the main deck. The owner, an Argentine entrepreneur who commissioned the Sanlorenzo 46Steel Achille for delivery in 2012, wanted the ability to cook over open flames in the enclosed space. The shipyard made his dream a reality, using A60 fireproof stainless steel and an advanced smoke-removal system.
An entire deck on the five-deck yacht is reserved for the owner’s use, with the master’s bed facing the bow, as well as a private hot tub outside. The decor highlights natural teak as a primary material, with glass, fabric, backlit onyx and steel accents. White, gray and brown make up the entire yacht’s color scheme.
A full-beam VIP and four additional guest staterooms are on the main deck, with quarters for 18 crew belowdecks. There’s an elevator to the crew level for transferring stores, along with refrigerated compartments, a laundry facility and a climate-controlled, 500-bottle wine cellar.
According to Sanlorenzo, Attila has a top speed of 17 knots with her twin Caterpillar 3516C engines. That should be plenty of power for showing her off from Portofino to Sardinia, or anywhere beyond Italy her owner chooses to cruise with her next.