Sanlorenzo showcases X-Space
The Italian builder has revealed the design thoughts behind the X-Space, a 44m, 495GT superyacht with a spectacular outdoor pool and open aft deck, and extensive use of glass.
The 44m X-Space has a volume of 495GT
Sanlorenzo revealed its new X-Space online with a live walk-through tour of the first hull under construction alongside project renders and design insights. The 44m, five-deck yacht features an exterior by Zuccon International Project and an interior design by Pierro Lissoni, with the first hull set to launch in 2023.
The X-Space has a remarkable volume of 495GT, a sub-500GT figure typically associated with 50m superyacht. The signature feature is the open aft area on the main deck, a multi-tasking terrace with an 18sqm swimming pool overlooking the sea that can also be ‘closed up’ during transfers or while in the marina. The outdoor space can be extended by another 18sqm due to the fold-down balconies that connect to the living area inside.
The wheelhouse is located on the bridge deck, so the upper deck can be entirely dedicated to the owner. Independent from the other areas, the owner’s deck includes a study, living room and a large master cabin that’s framed by glass walls and overlooks a 30sqm private foredeck with sunbeds and a pool.
Bernardo Zuccon of Zuccon International Project, a regular collaborator with Sanlorenzo, said: “I think it has never been so important as it has in this project to seek to identify with the owner, who will be the great commander of this boat, hence the desire to create an entire deck dedicated to their needs. This is a solution normally found on larger boats.
“It shows this is a yacht where the owner will have the great luxury of being able to spend a lot of time on board. I’ve always thought architecture is the primary tool to allow man to live better. In this case, the X-Space was born with the desire not to create a wonderful floating structure but to create a wonderful vessel for life.”
Another notable theme is transparency and the extensive use of glass to offer greater views and further blur the lines between outdoor and indoor areas.
Lissoni said: “There are large panes of glass, large windows and some of the cabins no longer even have portholes but glass walls. The interior has forced its hand on the exterior, which has been so elastic and so well designed that the interior has almost adapted itself in a totally natural way.
“I think this is the most innovative language I’ve seen on a superyacht to date. It has made it possible to create a compact boat but with extraordinary proportions and the unique quality of Sanlorenzo.”
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