Changes are afoot in the world of superyacht design. Hull and superstructure designs set physical limits but within that framework, there's plenty of room for interpretation. Sanlorenzo's SX88 is the first of a new line being dubbed as a crossover with an overall design aesthetic focused on "a superyacht that feels like an open loft."
The 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.
The high, protected bow has explorer DNA, while also allowing the side bulwarks to taper downward as they move aft toward the transom. While the carbon-fiber superstructure is light and airy, Sanlorenzo designed the fiberglass hull like an oceangoing vessel, even going to the point of tank-testing it in the Netherlands. The boat, with twin IPS drives, is expected to top out at 23 knots. Rina's “Green Class” designation is partly due to the onboard lithium battery system, which runs the house systems for four to eight hours with zero emissions.
As on a large superyacht, the only steering position is on the upper deck. On the flybridge, the aft section is open for great views or alfresco dining, while the space under the hardtop can be enclosed and air-conditioned. Although the yacht's sole helm station is protected by a fixed windshield, the 9-feet long side windows can be lowered, making you one with your surroundings in a superb lounge area.
The open rear cockpit sits five steps lower than the main deck and can accommodate a host of toys including a 15ft tender and jet ski. 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 an unparalleled 323 sq. ft. of beach club space, shaded by parasols and furnished to enjoy life at the water's edge. Long leisurely meals on the aft deck while overlooking a beach club filled with water toys and lounge chairs that cleverly convert to water floats intentionally blur the line between indoors and outdoors.
The convertible interior is where the new Sanlorenzo SX88 really shines. Because the helm is on the deck above, the main deck is wide-open space from stern to bow. Floor-to-ceiling windows and no interior bulkheads also minimize the divisions between the interior and exterior. With its refined mix of relaxed comfort and industrial conceptualism, the 88 captures the lifestyle of a creative, contemporary sophisticate. Once again, the designer cleverly layers unique and innovative materials to create the concept of an open, light filled “loft” while cruising on the sea with jaw dropping salon windows and a central floating staircase.
The pattern of the white French oak floor was inspired by the shape of a tree when looking up. The joiner style was inspired by a Mondrian painting with its linear precision combining industrial mesh sandwiched between glass and mirror which is enhanced by edgy graphite metalwork. Each bulkhead was designed to be a work of art. Creative use of stone was also explored with surfaces of lavastone from the active Mt Etna. The master head wall creates a striking pattern by adding black metal rods to the honed white stone.
Designed to specifically suit the Americas market, she has full "Americas Edition Standard” specifications, plus innovative interior and exterior features. Currently under construction. Renderings are of the SX88 new inventory, to be delivered to Ft. Lauderdale in early 2018. Please call for more details.
Sanlorenzo of the Americas provides direct access to the shipyard for customers in North America, Central America, and South America. Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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