SANLORENZO WILL PRESENT the first hull of its new SX88 – with an interior by renowned Italian designer Piero Lissoni.

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SANLORENZO WILL PRESENT the first hull of its new SX88 – with an interior by renowned Italian designer Piero Lissoni – at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, having already sold at least six units of the 27m crossover yacht. 

Built in La Spezia with a GRP hull and carbon-fibre superstructure, the 88-footer is the first model in the Italian yard’s SX line of crossover motoryachts, which combines elements of the yard’s flybridge designs (27-36m) and Explorer series. 

The SX88 was conceived in-house by Sanlorenzo stylists led by designer Luca Santella, the developer of the yard’s Bluegame range. Officina Italiana Design’s Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta also worked on the exteriors, while American Lou Codega developed the hull water lines. 

The yacht has a high seaworthy bow and the foredeck offers a functional living area with double L-shaped sofas with coffee tables and an extended sunbathing surface, with the possibility to directly connect with the interior. 

As the only steering position is at the flybridge, like on a large superyacht, the area forward of the saloon in the interior of the main deck is free and can be used for an owner’s cabin or a multi-functional open space. 

If the owner’s cabin is on the main deck, lower-deck options include three or four double cabins and the galley. Otherwise, the owner’s cabin can be among four or five guest cabins on the lower deck. The crew quarters are astern, forward of the engine room. 

The beach platform is five steps lower than the main deck and can accommodate a 15ft tender, a jet ski and other toys, which can be deployed by a crane hidden in the prolonged profile of the handrail. When cleared of toys, the platform extends 2ft over the water and offers 30sqm of beach club shaded by sunbrellas. 

The semi-displacement GRP hull was put through tank tests in Wageningen in Holland to optimise performances in the different range of speeds, up to 23 knots. 

Certified Green Class by Rina, the SX88 features high-power lithium batteries with new lighting technologies, low-consumption systems and efficient thermal insulation, and all services on board can be used for four to eight hours without emissions.

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