Sanlorenzo 460EXP crosses Atlantic on maiden voyage

The first Sanlorenzo 460EXP has proven its ocean-crossing abilities with a 5,600nm trans-Atlantic voyage on its very first trip

When the Sanlorenzo 460EXP was launched at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, it signalled a move into the long-range cruiser market for this luxury Italian brand.

And now the first model has proved its credentials, shunning the more traditional container ship method of crossing the Atlantic.

Moka, hull #1 in the Sanlorenzo 460EXP range (pictured above), has recently completed a transatlantic voyage, cruising a grand total of 5,600nm in less than one month.

Setting off from Palma on December 11, the 140ft superyacht refuelled at Gibraltar on December 21 before making the 3,000nm crossing to Saint Martin, via Tenerife in 17 days.

Powered by twin 1,319hp CAT C32 engines, Moka has a theoretical cruising range of 4,000nm at 11 knots.

However, the captain averaged a cruising speed of 12.5 knots during his month at sea, finishing up at Palm Beach, Florida on January 10.

Sanlorenzo 460ExpSanlorenzo reports that Moka has not suffered any serious issues after her first 19 full days of cruising and the owner is looking forward to exploring the Caribbean onboard this summer.

The Sanlorenzo 460EXP range has proved encouragingly popular so far, with four more hulls already sold.

Key features on-board Moka include a swimming pool on the vast aft deck, five guest cabins, a main deck owners cabin and an on-board gym.

However, Sanlorenzo is keen to stress the high level of customisation available on all future models.


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