Sanlorenzo premieres SX100


The Italian shipyard staged the world premiere of the SX100 at the Cannes Yachting Festival following a private preview on the eve of the show.


Sanlorenzo, SX100, Cannes Yachting Festival, Zuccon International Project, Bernardo Zuccon, Piero Lissoni

Sanlorenzo SX100


On the eve of this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, Sanlorenzo staged an evening press conference on the beach that included a preview of the SX100, which went on to debut at the six-day show alongside the BGM75 multihull motor yacht from sister brand Bluegame.


A 100-footer with a 25ft beam, the SX100 offers accommodation for eight guests and five crew. Four 800hp D13-IPS1050 engines produce a top speed of 23 knots, a cruising speed of 20 knots and an economical speed of 10 knots, which offers a range of 1,600nm.


As it did for the SX76, SX88 and SX112, the Zuccon International Project studio developed the concept and exterior lines of the SX100, while the interiors of the 211GT unit presented at Cannes were custom made to a design by Piero Lissoni.


Bernardo Zuccon of Zuccon International Project said: “The SX100 stems from the conviction that today the boat can be thought of as a versatile platform where large spaces can be made available.


“In a market where demands are multiple, diversified and multicultural, a design that offers an open stern that effectively represents a blank canvas – where the owner can interpret that space according to his needs and habits – is a great opportunity.”


The aft platform can carry a 5.65m tender and is flanked by two spacious side terraces that open onto the sea, before stairs lead to the aft cockpit on the main deck and the interior including a saloon with full-height windows.


The forward part of the main deck houses the owner’s suite, which combines mirrors and glass details with wood. The three guest cabins are located on the lower deck, while upper deck includes large windows sheltering the wheelhouse.


Features include two internal staircases connecting the three levels. The first, with its sculptural character, is made of chromed metal and joins lower deck with the main. The staircase connecting the main deck to the flybridge is in wood and is disguised behind a decorative screen.


Lissoni, Sanlorenzo’s Art Director, said: “The SX100 is another architectural design, an addition to the SX family with similar characteristics to its larger siblings – the stern opens up, there are interconnections between the decks – but it uses a different language. The proportions have changed.


“We’ve included some surprises, such as a staircase that becomes the heart of the whole project, a very important metal staircase, very naval in some ways but stark in others. An additional staircase becomes invisible: if you don’t go looking for it, it’s not there, but instead appears if you open some screens, and then the rooms reconnect as if it were an architectural duplex.”