The first SX88 to have been bought by a customer
in Asia has been
launched at the Sanlorenzo Shipyard in Viareggio.
cruising the Italian Riviera, the SX88 will arrive in Singapore
later this year.
Presented to the world as a break through
concept at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017, the Sanlorenzo SX88
is a 27-metre cross-over motoryacht that offers wide open spaces
and large glass windows.
As on a large superyacht, the
only steering position is on the upper deck, the fly bridge,
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
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
rarity on a 27m yacht. The aft area of the main
deck is fully equipped and furnished with luxurious sofas, coffee
tables and armchairs. Doors open fully to the aft cockpit to offer
a lounge on the sea.
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 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.
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.
of this 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.
Furniture is by Flexform and Roda.
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.
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 4 to 8 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 expected to launch in 2020.
in Singapore, the SX88 is expected to cruise around the Southeast
Asia region and will officially premiere in Asia at the Singapore
Yacht Show 2020.
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