Yacht Class n°24 (march-april-may 2021)
No need to be a fortune teller to know that the Italian brand Sanlorenzo, after launching the first yacht of the SX family in 2017, would aim higher at some point. Three years later, here comes the SX112 that cannot deny her origins, as her silhouette is identical with the now famous monumental beach club as a highlight !
Written by Alain Brousse – Photo : All rights reserved
Of all the European and more specifically the Italian shipyards, Sanlorenzo, headed by Massimo Perotti, is obviously one of the most innovative when it comes to yachts. Among its creations, the SX family has in a way a double personality. Her silhouette evokes an expedition boat, yet cruising is undoubtedly very much on her program with, as a strength, the stern designed as a terrace on the water. The first SX was the 88 (26.70 m), conceived by Mauro Micheli’s Officina Italiana Design and presented to the world at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017. Two years later was launched her little sister, the SX76 (23.75 m), in the same vein, which the shipyard started to refer to as a “crossover” or Sea SUV. October 2020, the Genoa Boat Show saw the official launch of the range flagship : the SX112 (34.16 m). Her exterior design was entrusted to Bernardo Zuccon (Zuccon International Project) and the interiors to Piero Lissoni, who also is Sanlorenzo’s Art Director.
A 90 m2 beach club !
The SX have at least three common denominators : the silhouette is close to Explorers, the stern “open” to the sea and the propulsion : Volvo Penta IPS diesels. And let’s not forget the metallic grey hull. Moored stern-to at the last Genoa Boat Show, the SX112 did not hide a square centimetre of her generous stern : 90 m2 no less (!), clad in teak and dedicated to the pleasures of yachting. One could only go into raptures in front of such a beach club with fold-down terraces to each side. Part of the platform, a little over 5 m2, is hydraulic. In addition to the open area, on this model, three steps lead down to a gym area, but the owner is also free to opt for a lounge-dining area or a sauna, hammam and massage table. This is the perfect place for this layout, but it is also possible to consider a cabin there… From the platform, a staircase leads up to the main deck and opens directly onto a terrace protected by a glass railing where a lounge or deckchairs will be fitted. Then one enters the 80 m2 saloon, which, on this model, consists of a huge lounge, with two opposite sofas for up to ten guests. The side windows provide maximum natural light and a view on the outside spectacle. At first glance, it should be a popular place, especially as the forward part hosts the dining area (eight guests) and another, more modest lounge, with a generous sea view, that ends in a half-moon glass. This is part of the Option A layout. The B one features a starboard dining area and an opposite open-plan galley. Directly from the pot to the plate… And, finally, there is also an Option C which dedicates the forward space to a 25 m2 master. On the two other arrangements, the master cabin is fitted belowdecks and enjoys approximately the same surface area with also an en suite and a dressing room. This deck also houses two VIP cabins : the one adjacent to the master is 15 m2 and the second one is 12 m2 and located near the crew area. The latter has been designed to accommodate five members : the captain, who has his own cabin, and four crew members sharing two cabins, each with two bunk beds. In addition, there are three toilet compartments and a dinette with an integrated kitchenette. There is thus no promiscuity with the owners and guests.
The shallow draught allows you to anchor closer to the shore
What about navigation on this Sanlorenzo ? Well, everything takes places on the third deck – the flybridge – whose 60 m2 includes a terrace with three three-seater sunbeds. Inside, this third deck features first of all a lounge on starboard and opposite another space, ideal for a second dining area. Forward, the wheelhouse and its two seats are very discreet, and has a minimalist but meticulous style. The screens are a reminder that this 34-metre houses four Volvo Penta IPS1350S diesels (4 x 1 000 hp) in her engine room. All this cavalry is needed to extract this three deck from the water and allow her to reach the top speed of 23 knots. Let’s not forget that a boat equipped with IPS boasts a shallow draught : in our case a 1.85 m, perfect to maximize the mooring possibilities.