New Sanlorenzo SX76 reflects local preferences
The third SX76 in Hong Kong has been carefully configured and decorated by Simpson Marine, Sanlorenzo’s regional partner. By Andrew Dembina.
The third Sanlorenzo SX76 in Hong Kong is available through Simpson Marine
When Simpson Marine unveiled a new Sanlorenzo SX76 hull at Hong Kong’s Aberdeen Boat Club, it was very differently styled to the version presented for the model’s Asia premiere last March.
Sanlorenzo prides itself on ‘made-to-measure’ yachts and this new hull is the third variation of the 76-footer to arrive in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, an SX88 – the first model in the crossover series – has been sold in Singapore, further evidence of the popularity of the SX line in Asia.
View of the 18sqm beach club, which can carry a 4m tender and a jetski
Hong Kong’s first SX76, which arrived in February 2019, had a grey hull and featured contemporary detailing, a sculptural white spiral stairwell, and two cabins that left space for a lower-deck entertainment area. The second hull featured white and pale hues.
The saloon is finished in calm, neutral tones
The new SX76 for sale was conceived by Simpson Marine, in its guise as Sanlorenzo Asia, with the brand’s Art Director Pierro Lissoni. It’s a study in calm neutral tones and functionality. Featuring light marine teak flooring and detailing, white ceiling panels and Minotti furniture, a ‘floating’ glass-and-timber stairwell allows light and vision easily between stern and bow.
A constant element of SX76 configuration is that with only one helm station on the fly deck, the saloon benefits from additional space.
The dining area forward of the saloon
In this new hull it allows for an elegant dining area forward of a sleek main-deck galley, equipped with regular-sized domestic oven and dishwasher. Crockery and glassware on board are from Sanlorenzo’s in-house range, designed to fit in cabinet storage and dishwasher racks.
Expansive outdoor areas paramount in the SX line are evident in the iconic beach club, which sits below an airy cockpit lounge area and features a cleverly concealed crane for manoeuvring a tender or toys.
The spacious bow offers shelter and a variety of lounging areas
The bow has transformable sunpads, a sofa and tables, while the spacious hardtop-covered flybridge has sun loungers aft of the dining zone and galley, just behind the well-sheltered helm. Thrust is delivered by a twin Volvo 800hp IPS 1050 propulsion system as standard.
On the lower deck, four cabins reflect “a growing interest by younger boat owners in Hong Kong to enjoy more regular overnight trips,” according to Ewa Stachurska, Simpson Marine’s Group Marketing Manager and Head of Strategic Partnerships.
The VIP cabin is among four guest cabins
The master has a large walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom, as does the VIP cabin, while two twin cabins for children or guests complete a traditional plan.
Artwork by Hong Kong-born Lai Chi-man adds bursts of cabin colour with abstract paintings and soothing curves in sculptures on the main deck. Collectable Asian art is proposed by Simpson Marine in collaboration with Amanda Wei Gallery in Hong Kong, while Sanlorenzo is in its third year as a partner of Art Basel.
Artwork by Hong Kong-born Lai Chi-man adds colour
Meanwhile, in Italy, the new flagship of the SX line, the SX112, is making its world premiere at the ongoing Genoa International Boat Show (October 1-6), where an SX76 and SX88 are also among 10 Sanlorenzo yachts on display.