september 22, 2017 - Sanlorenzo Yachts

Sanlorenzo model year 2018

Piero Lissoni conceives the interior design project for the first model of this new range




#sanlorenzo once again enters with grace and determination in the worldwide yachting stage with a highly innovative proposal, full of original and clever, rational and practical features, but always defined by an unmistakable style, declined on sobriety, volume and mass balance, assuring to the latest born the traditional #sanlorenzo elegance, by the time an essential symbol and immediate trade mark of the yard.
#sx88 is the acronym of the new 27m motoryacht, first model of a full range.
#sx88 is a product containing different “Firsts” by #sanlorenzo, a Copernican revolution based on some unique and distinguished keys that make the yacht original and innovative:

  • Grp hull and carbon fibre superstructure
  • Semi-displacement hull tested in the Wageningen (Holland) tank test to optimize the
    performances in the different speed range, up to 23 knots
  • Open stern to fulfil the different functions of garage, beach club, and sport activity area
  • Two main deck layouts: open space or Owner’s cabin
  • One steering position on fly bridge, that can be closed and air-conditioned
  • Advanced building process made on the open hull
  • Highest environment sustainability attention thanks to the use of low impact materials andprocess.




#sx88 offers wide open spaces and large glassed surfaces, assuring an effective and optimized relationship between interior and exterior, more and more required by the most experienced Owners. #sx88 brilliantly succeeds in matching at top level the always difficult relation between shapes and functions.


The high, seaworthy bow lowers toward the stern streamlining all the mass of the yacht, but at the same time giving her an impressive look of an all-weather vessel. The superstructure is marked out by the widest glassed surfaces and is painted in 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 fly bridge, protected by a windshield that can be closed by side saver windows and when needed by strataglass panels or – as optional – by an easy operating rigid structure.


Thanks to this solution the fore area of the salon on the main deck is totally free and can be arranged as Owner’s cabin or remain a wide multi -functional open space. All the main deck is spreading 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 seen before feature on a 27m.


The fore area of the main deck is fully equipped and furnished to offer a relaxing and functional living area with a double L shaped sofas with coffee tables and an extended sunbathing surface, a difficult to find solution on a 27m, with the possibility to directly connect with the interior.




The stern area is as much astonishing. The level of the beach area is five steps lower than the main deck and can accommodate a 15’ tender, a jet ski and other toys. The crane to move these watercrafts is cleverly and elegantly hidden in the prolonged profile of the handrail, with no disturb of the #sx88 outline.
Cleared from the watercrafts, the wide beach are a, extending 2’ over the water, offers 30 sq. m of beach club shaded by sunbrellas and furnished to enjoy life with the feet in the water.
Innovative systems onboard are the automated platform that dives into the water, and the adjustable gangway that, according to the slant, can either reach the dock or ease the climb down and up the water.
Sanlorenzo’s patented areation system is hidden and, without bothering the aesthetical look, it cools down the engine room.
On the lower deck #sx88 offers four (or five as option, unusual solution on a 27m) double cabins among which also the Owner’s cabin, in case the open space layout on the main deck is chosen, or three (or four as option) in case the Owner’s cabin on the main deck layout is chosen. In this case the galley is on the lower deck.
The crew quarter is astern this deck, just fore the engine room that thanks to the Volvo IPS 1200 power train is moved much back compared to position with the traditional in line transmission.
A particular attention was given by #sanlorenzo to the environment sustainability, with a specific care and sensibility to the environment where the yacht is operating and the one where is built. SX88’s construction process is based on low environment impact procedures and materials developed and tuned by #sanlorenzo. Thanks to the combination of high power lithium batteries with new lighting technologies, low consumption systems, efficient thermal insulation assured by the special new insulating glass fit on the windows, #sx88 can use all the services on board for 4 to 8 hours at “zero emissions”. Because of these features Rina awarded #sx88 with the Green Class.
This innovative and advanced motoryacht was conceived in house by Sanlorenzo’s stylists, led by Luca Santella, yacht designer, developer of the Bluegame range of motoryachts and crowning his career with this yacht. #sx88, moreover, is benefitting from the creativity of Officina Italiana Design’s Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, who poured even more elegance to her exterior design. On the first unit, the interior decoration is cared by the famous Italian interior designer Piero Lissoni.
Hull water lines were developed by the worldwide renown Lou Codega, undisputed American master in high performing ocean-going fisherman.
#sx88 represents a successful and clever combination between classic fly bridge motoryachts, that #sanlorenzo was and is still a world leading builder with a SL range of five models spanning from 23m to 36m, and the recently expanding Explorer type, that #sanlorenzo read into the most successful 460EXP.
#sx88 is built and assembled in the traditional Ameg lia’s (La Spezia) boatyard where #sanlorenzo elected its headquarter.
The international market already welcomed #sx88, buying the first 8 units. Next deliveries will be available starting from spring 2018.



#sanlorenzo AND THE COLLABORATION WITH Piero Lissoni
#sanlorenzo, the most iconic Italian shipyard, takes a new step forward alongside some of the most prestigious Italian architects and designers, choosing Piero Lissoni for the interior design of the first yacht from the new crossover line #sx88. The model previewed on the 25th May with a presentation at Teatro Agorà for Milan’s Triennale.
A leader in its own field, over the years #sanlorenzo has built a very precise, coherent model, bringing the concepts of architecture and design literally on board, thanks to Patron Massimo Perott i’s intuition, firstly by collaborating with Dordoni Architetti and subsequently with Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel for the yachts’ interior designs.
Setting out to escape from the values of an extremely traditional world, #sanlorenzo thus founded a brand new way to conceive boat design: the work of these designers made it possible to introduce a language and some aesthetic codes from different fields into the world of yachts for the first time, a concept of home living interpreted according to one’s experience and style.
This choice allowed to lay the foundations for the collaboration with Piero Lissoni, thanks to the great stylistic and design affinity which immediately emerged between the designer and the company: “The timeless elegance of #sanlorenzo yachts and their simple language has found an ideal interpreter in Piero Lissoni”. Massimo Perotti, Chairman/CEO at #sanlorenzo.
The project by Piero Lissoni for the interiors of the new yacht #sx88 comes from a very simple idea: designing an open space boat.
By using a totally innovative solution, Piero Lissoni re-interprets the concept of space inside the boat, which develops in a single, continuous setting from stern to bow, with an open kitchen, beside the dining room, followed by a living area with no interruptions between interiors and exteriors, thanks to wide glass walls facing t he sea: “ I keep picturing boats, even very large ones, as if they were lofts, that is very open, highly liveable spaces, which make it possible to be in contact with what’s around us”.
A “social” boat which offers a new way to live life on board. On the basis of the profile of this 27- metre vehicle, Piero Lissoni handles shape and function to create some sort of wide, tall sea-loft, with no rigid separations between the internal parts, thanks to a flexible layout: after the basic pattern has been determined, the project makes it possible to choose several modules, from the most extreme variation, an open space solution which represents the project’s primar y code, to other variations where some parts are closed. A space that can be easily modulated to fulfil every client’s desires and which, for the very first time allows to decide where the master cabin must be set up.
Another major feature of the project was the decision to remove all excesses of functionality inside as well as outside: removing all useless extra spaces and reducing technical spaces while favouring livableness indoors, the design of yacht #sx88 uses all depths. All exterior areas show that every centimetre of the boat has been conceived to be used and enjoyed.
Piero Lissoni’s stylistic sign also emerges in the choice of furniture, which is a triumph of contamination: design ideas, icons of great masters, objects from the East and objects trouvés mix up to provide the setting with a domestic flavour. A key factor was the counter-current decision to not adapt furniture to space but to arrange it freely as in a home setting.