on 28 Aug 2019
The 27m crossover motor yacht designed for a younger generation will arrive in Singapore later this year
The Sanlorenzo Asia Division at Simpson Marine is delighted to announce that the first Asia-sold SX88 has been launched in Viareggio at the Sanlorenzo Shipyard. Currently cruising the Italian Riviera, the SX88 will arrive in Singapore later this year, after which it will cruise around the Southeast Asia region, and make its official Asian premiere at the Singapore Yacht Show in 2020.
Presented to the world as a break through concept at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017, the Sanlorenzo SX88 is a 27-metre crossover motor yacht designed with a younger generation in mind, and offering a huge amount of space for its size. Sanlorenzo describes the SX as a “social” yacht which offers a new way to live life on board through an active contact with the surrounding sea.
SX88 represents a successful and clever combination between classic flybridge motoryachts, a segment in which Sanlorenzo is a world leader, and the recently expanding Explorer class, in which Sanlorenzo has had great success with the award-winning 42m 460 EXP and her larger sister the 47m 500EXP.
The revolutionary SX88 offers wide open spaces and large glass windows, assuring an effective and optimised relationship between interior and exterior, required by the most experienced Owners.
The high, seaworthy bow lowers towards the stern streamlining the yacht, yet at the same time giving her impressive abilities in all-weather. The superstructure is marked out by the widest glassed surfaces and is painted in a dark shade to reduce the volume perception and to balance the “full” of the superstructure and the “empty” of the windows.
As on a large superyacht, the only steering position is on the upper deck, the flybridge, protected by a windshield that can be closed by side windows and when needed by glass panels. Thanks to this solution, the lack of a helm allows the fore area of the main deck to be totally free and can be arranged as an owner’s cabin or remain a wide open multi-functional space.
All the main deck is spread out flush on the same level and can be opened – according to the different layouts – from stern to bow, creating a true open space loft, a never-before-seen feature on a 27m yacht. The aft area of the main deck is fully equipped and furnished to offer a relaxing and functional living area with luxurious sofas, coffee tables and armchairs. Doors open fully to the aft cockpit to offer a lounge on the sea – the connectivity between spaces is a solution difficult to find on a 27m yacht, with the possibility to directly connect with the interior.
The stern area is astonishing already making it into the history books of yacht design. The level of the “beach club” area is five steps lower than the main deck and can accommodate a 15ft/4.5m tender, a Jet Ski, Seabob, Jetlev Flyer, Wakeboard and Stand Up Paddle. The crane to move these watercrafts is cleverly and elegantly hidden in the prolonged profile of the handrail, with no disturbance to the eye-catching SX88 outline.
Upon deploying the watercrafts, the wide stern area offers 30 sq. m of beach club space, shaded by parasols and furnished to enjoy life at the water’s edge.
The crew quarters is just forward of the engine room that, thanks to the Volvo IPS powerplants, is moved much astern compared to the position of traditional in-line transmissions.
Interior design of this Asia sold SX88 has been executed by Sanlorenzo’s in-house design team and inspired by Greek Islands with white washed wood and oak flooring finished with accents of blue and cream. Furnitures are by Flexform and Roda with a wonderful mix of fabrics and wood. The layout features saloon and dining with the galley on main deck, master cabin, a double and two twin cabins below decks and a spacious flybridge with navigation station, dining and lounging areas.
Particular attention was given by Sanlorenzo to the environment’s sustainability, with specific care and sensibility to the environment where the yacht is operating and the one where she is built. The SX88’s construction process is based on eco-friendly procedures and materials developed by Sanlorenzo. Optional on this model is the combination of high power lithium batteries, new lighting technologies, energy management systems, efficient thermal insulation and window glass, meaning the SX88 can use all systems on board for four to eight hours at “zero emissions”. Thanks to these eco-friendly features, Rina awarded SX88 with the Green Class certification.
The SX88 has sold 22 units to date. Building on the success of the SX88, the range has been extended with the SX76 (already delivered to Hong Kong) and the SX112 which is expected to launch in 2020.