Sanlorenzo’s entire SX range arrives in Hong Kong
An SX76, SX88 and SX112 from the Italian builder’s ‘crossover series’ were recently delivered to Hong Kong.
Sanlorenzo SX112 arrives in Hong Kong
The recent arrival of a Sanlorenzo SX112 in Hong Kong completed a remarkable trio of arrivals in the city, as it followed the arrivals of an SX76 and SX88 in the city just a few weeks earlier. The three models make up the entire SX ‘crossover range’, which began with the premiere of the SX88 in 2017 and was followed a year later by the SX76, then the series flagship SX112 in 2020.
The first SX112 in Hong Kong arrived late last year, while the second unit arrived in June 2022, ahead of the summer season. The new unit features an owner’s stateroom and two VIP suites on the lower deck along with a lounge area that can be converted into a fourth cabin.
Sanlorenzo SX112 unloaded from the ship
Simpson Marine broker Windie Tsoi handled the sale and assisted the owners with the purchase process through selection, design and delivery.
“It has been a year since we had our last design meeting, and I was delighted to finally welcome the yacht to Hong Kong. The owner selected playful colours for both the interior and exterior furniture. The saloon looks impressive, with the staircase in glass connecting to the dining area, and this will be an area owner enjoys using a lot,” Tsoi said.
Sanlorenzo SX112 cruising in Hong Kong
“Every piece of marble on board was selected by the owner, who sees the marble as art and an expression of their personality. With the owner, we arranged a virtual visit to the marble supplier’s facility where we were shown each individual slab to choose from. The entire build journey has been a memorable one and we are all very excited for the arrival into Hong Kong.”
Having arrived together on an earlier ship, the SX76 and SX88 have been commissioned by the Sanlorenzo Asia service team and are ready for summer adventures with their owners. The SX76 was sold to Hainan under the new Free Trade Port (FTP) policy and follows the arrival of a sister ship in ‘China’s Hawaii’ a few months earlier, while several units have been delivered to Hong Kong.
The Sanlorenzo SX76 (left) in Hong Kong before delivery to Hainan
Rachel Ma, a yacht broker with Simpson Marine Sanya, said: “I’m very proud to see a second Sanlorenzo SX76 sold to Sanya in a short span of time. As a result of Hainan’s new Free Trade Port policies that grant foreign yachts access to China with no need for the heavy tax to be paid, we have seen a tremendous increase in the yachting activity on the island.
“The owner of this SX76 took advantage of this new scheme and the quick delivery to Asia. With the global demand for Sanlorenzo, we were fortunate to secure a delivery slot and satisfy this owner who was looking for something truly bespoke and the exclusivity of owning a Sanlorenzo yacht.”
Sanlorenzo SX88 (top) and SX76 (bottom)
The SX88 is for a couple in Hong Kong, who had previously owned a pre-owned model from the Italian builder. Customisations suited to the family’s usage include a media room in place of a bedroom and a huge dining room with a round dining table for 10 guests.
Simpson Marine broker Tom Allen, who handled the sale of the yacht, said: “After selling a second-hand Sanlorenzo to my clients in 2018, I was elated in 2021 to sign a contract with the same husband-and-wife team for a new-build SX88. This couple worked with our team in Hong Kong and our counterparts in Italy to customise areas of the yacht.
“A year after signing the contract, the yacht has safely arrived and been handed over in Hong Kong, and I’m happy to say the results are magnificent. Beautiful furniture in the saloon and some pops of designer Paola Lenti colour on the flybridge really add the finishing touches to this amazing new yacht.”
Simpson Marine has represented Sanlorenzo in Asia from 2015, since when the shipyard has become one of the most popular luxury motor yacht brands in the region. Nick Stratton, VP of Sales at Sanlorenzo Asia, heads the regional team, while Marko Stojanovic leads the service team.
The second SX112 in Hong Kong
Stratton said: “It’s always an exciting moment to see the arrival of each new yacht, the result of what can easily be one to two years of planning. To see the commissioning docks full and the Sanlorenzo Asia service team hard at work is a satisfying sight. Even after many years, watching a new yacht come together and delivered to its owner is always a great buzz.
“The SX range is simply incredible. All the models share impressive characteristics, be it the generous beam, the air-conditioned flybridges, the huge open-plan living spaces and the owners’ own design personalities on each yacht. These models bring so much to the yachting experience and are why the SX range continues to dominate the market.” www.simpsonmarine.com