The SX112 by Sanlorenzo, the flagship of Sanlorenzo’s SX crossover line, has an innovative concept: the yacht opens onto the sea and enters into a total relationship with everything around it. And in designing the interiors, Piero Lissoni reasoned as in a houseboat, creating a loft

The SX112 from San Lorenzo represents a new type of yacht. On board the barriers fall with impressive design and engineering solutions, the boat opens out and enters into a total relationship with everything surrounding it. With its 34.16 meters it is the flagship and further development of an innovative crossover line, the SX, launched in 2017 by the shipyard based in Ameglia (with the first SX88 model). “The SX crossover line is the perfect example of Sanlorenzo’s sartorial outlook. A range that arises from the constant dialogue between the company and its yacht owners and has led it to create a project unprecedented in yachting, to meet the new needs of a constantly evolving market,” says Cavalier Massimo Perotti, Sanlorenzo’s executive chairman.


The concept of the SX crossover line is the work of the architect Luca Santella, a former athlete and expert sailor, while the external lines, as with the previous model SX76, were developed by Zuccon International Project. “It’s an example of organic architecture, with its sinuous forms recalling the shapes of marine mammals. In designing its lines we developed a concept of synthesis, creating the necessary signs,” explains Bernardo Zuccon. The stern is the iconic area of this watercraft: a spacious beach space of some 90 square meters, which expands markedly with the sides that fold down into the sea. And the extensive use of glass on board also plays a primary role: the innovative wheelhouse positioned on the flybridge can be fully closed and air-conditioned by electrically operating the windows or else left open. The saloon on the main deck is also enclosed by floor-to-ceiling windows that shed natural light from all sides.

The interiors bear the signature of Piero Lissoni, since 2018 Sanlorenzo’s art director. He has interpreted them not only with original solutions in pleasure-boating but also functional innovations for a new livability. The main deck is conceived as an open space: a single environment from stern to bow with seamless continuity between inside and outside. “Aboard the SX112 we’ve brought an even more architectural approach, connecting spaces exactly as in a building through technological openings that connect the interior and exterior and vice versa. In fact, we’ve built a floating villa,” explains the architect. “The vertical connection is fundamental on board, so I decided to insert a surprising design in the stairway. This means there are two focal elements: the open spaces and the stairway.

The interior is defined by soft and neutral colors flooded, on all sides, by natural light that creates a warm atmosphere with a domestic flavor. In perfect Lissoni style, a combination of refinement and simplicity, the furnishings selected from the catalogues of important Italian design companies (B&B Italia, Boffi, Cassina, Flos, FontanaArte, Glas Italia, Living Divani, Oluce, TechnoGym, Vitra are the firms involved) do not adapt to the spaces but freely arranged, as in a house, being combined to create the utmost fusion.