BY APB Staff on 16 Jul 2021

A theme of transparency is conveyed by abundant glass and a lack of barriers in place across all five decks of the in-build superyacht

Sanlorenzo has revealed details of new 44-metre superyacht known as X-Space, which is currently under construction at the La Spezia shipyard.  

With five decks and a tonnage of 495 GT, the voluminous yacht is billed as a new type of superyacht designed for owners who want to explore remote locations in a “perfect synthesis of functionality and design.”

Exterior design by Studio Zuccon International Project works along a theme of transparency, with an aim to remove obstacles and barriers to help create a fluidity with the Piero Lissoni-designed interiors.

“The X-Space has been forced to become a boat almost entirely made of glass: there are large panes of glass, large windows and some of the cabins no longer even have portholes but glass walls,” says Piero Lissoni. 

“The interior has forced its hand on the exterior and the exterior has been so elastic and so well designed that the interior has almost adapted itself in a totally natural way. I think this is the most innovative language I’ve seen on a superyacht to date and it has made it possible to create a compact boat but with extraordinary proportions and the unique quality of Sanlorenzo.” 

The aft area on the main deck is conceived as a huge multi-tasking terrace with an 18-sqm infinity pool overlooking the sea, which can be closed off during transfers or while in the marina. An open-air living room, available to the owner and guests, can be extended by another 18 square metres thanks to the folding balconies and which is connected to the living area inside.

The X-Space has an unusual layout that brings the wheelhouse onto the bridge deck, freeing up the upper deck to become dedicated entirely to the owner. This private deck includes a study, living room and a large master cabin framed by glass walls, which overlooks a private deck at the bow and a 30-sqm sunbed area with a swimming pool.

“I think it has never been so important as it has in this project to seek to identify with the owner, who will be the great commander of this boat, hence the desire to create an entire deck dedicated to their needs,” Bernardo Zuccon says. 

“This is a solution that is normally found on larger boats and it shows that this is a yacht where the owner will have the great luxury of being able to spend a lot of time on board. I’ve always thought that architecture is the primary tool to allow man to live better, and in this case the X-Space project was born with the desire not to create a wonderful floating structure, but to create a wonderful vessel for life.” 

The first unit of X-Space will be delivered in 2023. The brand has conceived a “walk through live tour” – an immersive digital experience that guides users around the vessel by alternating renderings and shots of real spaces under construction at La Spezia.