A seamless melding of a classic motoryacht and an explorer vessel, the SX88 is one of the six new models Sanlorenzo commissioned from Officina Italiana Design.
The studio crafted the exterior lines of this particular project, while Piero Lissoni styled in the interiors which have an open-plan, loft-like feel with an open galley, dining zone and saloon area in addition to the cabins on the lower deck. The steering position is on its own on the flybridge.
The 27-metre ushers in much that is new and innovative, not least the advanced construction process and new generation materials (a fibreglass hull and carbon-fibre superstructure) used in its build.
Its design too is unusual and contemporary, characterised by an extremely seaworthy high bow as well as a profile that tapers sternward, lending the yacht a very sleek, streamlined look.
Everything about the SX88 is completely instinctual, including its signature Z motif. Those three very spontaneous connected lines yield a new and contemporary take on the reverse-angled window, a classic explorer vessel cue. The SX88 is clothed in powerful muscular lines yet also has superbly refined surfaces.
Other captivating features include extremely generous al fresco deck areas and enormous windows which blur the division between interior and exterior, creating a genuine sense of connection between the two.