Sanlorenzo Yachts have been around for a while, but you don’t see too many of them out here on the West Coast. Founded in 1958 by Gianfranco Cecchi and Giuliano Pecchia near Florence, Italy, the forward-looking company has been expanding ever since with an emphasis on the sleek and modern. The new Sanlorenzo SX88 luxury motoryacht, available through a local broker, is certainly a head-turner that spares no expense.
The SX88 is touted by the manufacturer as a crossover of popular flybridge motoryachts and the company’s Explorer class builds. The aesthetic focus is definitely on making expansive open spaces. The cabin’s sides are almost completely glass, making an already palatial interior feel even more open. Outside, a large cockpit for entertaining is made gigantic with a tender garage transom and a swim step that looks more like a staging area than a step..
The flybridge is about as big as they come in a layout that blends the uncovered bridge with the covered wheelhouse and additional entertainment space. If all this expanse is still not enough, the wide, protected walkways on both port and starboard lead forward to the huge foredeck. What’s there, you may ask? Even more padded hangout space. The SX88 comes with a standard 900-horsepower Volvo IPS 1200 inboard diesel pod drive.
If you’re on the hunt for a large, modern, luxury motoryacht with sleek styling and a vaguely spaceship vibe, the Sanlorenzo SX88 should probably be on your short list. If interested, local dealer Stan Miller Yachts can help you out.