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Sanlorenzo, motoryacht SX88 

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X88 is the 27-metre crossover motor yacht, interior designed by Piero Lissoni and exterior by Officina Italiana Design for Sanlorenzo. Recently launched at the Triennale Design Museum, SX88 will be on the market in late August and there has already been a rush of orders. Might it be because this is a truly ground breaking vessel? In fact, SX88 started from a novelty concept: to bring international design and the nautical industry together.

Without a doubt, the biggest revelation is its interior by Piero Lissoni. In fact, SX88 is more like a luxury apartment than a conventional yacht: its sophisticated interiors have been designed with great attention to detail, the perfect blend of understated elegance and smart technology. What’s more, SX88 provides the same comforts of a home.

As soon as you step inside you’ll see a large living room with floor-to-ceiling glazing, which visually links to the outdoors. An extraordinary open-plan space extends from bow to stern; this includes exposed kitchen, dining room and living room. Plus, there are four or five cabins in the hold.

SX88 has the same feel of a proper family home: iconic designs, contemporary objects, finds from the Orient and family keepsakes. Decorated only with the best the Italian scene has to offer like pieces by Vitra, Oluce, Cassina and Kartell. SX88 is the first yacht to cater exclusively for your social life, you’ll forget you’re on board ship and feel like in a luxury seaside home.

And no detail was spared: high bow, elongated silhouette lowered towards the stern, top of the line engine and cutting edge materials like fibreglass for the hull and carbon for the shell. SX88 is a new breed of yacht, part crossover and part luxury home.

SX88 will be officially launched at the 40th Yachting Festival in Cannes, the international nautical festival at the end of summer (12-14 September). However, SX88 is just the start, both smaller and larger versions will soon enter production.

But, all we can do for is daydream: we’ll have to wait a little longer to spend our summers on board. 


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