Live from Cannes: on board Sanlorenzo’s new SX88 crossover yacht

Written by Charl van Rooy

Launched last month and just readied in time for this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival that kicked off today, Sanlorenzo’s new SX88 is already causing a stir amongst show visitors. The yacht was unveiled last night for the first time during a prestigious gala event outside Cannes where Sanlorenzo revealed some more details about this first-of-its-kind project.

In addition to the SX88, the brand is now also working on a 72-foot version of the model that will be ready in time for the 2018 edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival. It also announced its partnership with ex Wider Yachts boss Tilli Antonelli on a project that will see Sanlorenzo enter the hybrid yachting market with the same type of technology that the fellow Italian brand has harnessed in its first project.

The SX88 comprises of a unique layout for a yacht of 27 metres with the wheelhouse moved to the flybridge deck, leaving the main deck completely free for guest use. Other layout options explore the possibility to have a master suite in this forward part. Main deck forward is used a loft with excellent views to the outside while the midships section is where the yacht’s open-style galley and dining area is placed.

The aft deck is used as an outdoor lounge that leads out on the swim platform where a 4.6-metre tender and two jet skis are stored.

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.



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