Photos by Thomas Pagani
Nearly every design aspect on board the Sanlorenzo SX112 aims to blend interior and exterior spaces.
At 112 feet, 1 inch overall, the Sanlorenzo SX112 is almost exactly as long as the largest animal ever recorded, a 110-foot blue whale measured at a South Georgia whaling station in 1909. The comparison is an apt one. Bernardo Zuccon of Zuccon International Project is the yacht’s exterior designer and describes the yacht as “evoking the nature of large marine mammals.” This lofty feat was accomplished by using the principles of organic architecture to make her every curve, egress and congress of inside and out foster a certain je nais se quois of the natural world. The SX112 simply doesn’t feel entirely manmade, and that’s precisely the point.
Any honest conversation about this yacht needs to begin with her cockpit, which is massive and open and will certainly be a delight to sunworshippers in particular. The deck has more than 1,000 square feet of space and is presided over on either side by the swooping aft sections of the yacht’s bulwarks, the starboard-side of which doubles as a cleverly hidden davit. Foldout terraces to starboard and port expand to create a voluminous beach club—a Jacuzzi is a popular option here.
Forward of the cockpit is a gym area with exercise equipment, including a stationary bike and weighted cables. Further foldout terraces to port and starboard open the workout space up to sea breezes and the gentle slapping of swells as you work on getting a swell of your own.
Forward through the yacht’s belly is the midship master, with an island king to port and a hidden flatscreen television inside a mirror to starboard. (While the master has private access to the gym and cockpit, there is also a staircase leading up from the gym to the SX112’s main level, for privacy.) An en suite head is accented with marble imported from Italy, while the shower has a waterfall faucet and enviable elbow room.
The master is one of three full staterooms on the yacht. Mirroring en suite VIPs forward are complemented by a fourth convertible stateroom/common room at the bottom of a glass-encased spiral staircase that leads to the salon. The flowing and open staircase design further contributes to the yacht’s strong interplay with natural light.
Interior designer Piero Lissoni’s vision for the boat is perhaps strongest in the salon, where Eastern and Western aesthetics combine in a way that’s both elegant and fun. Low settees evoke Japanese minimalism, while a table in the forward section is surrounded by 10 intentionally mismatched, mid-century modern chairs that have a distinctly Italian flair. The entire deck is bathed in natural light thanks to near sole-to-ceiling windows and an inverted-rake windshield, enhancing the overall design emphasis on a connection with the outdoor environment.
The yacht’s formal dining area is on her skydeck and has room for 10. A movie-screening area sits to starboard with a huge flatscreen television and modular seating. The helm has twin Raymarine screens and benefits from excellent sightlines through a second reverse-rake windshield. The inversions on both of the yacht’s windshields lend her profile the sturdy appearance of an explorer vessel.
The exceptional amount of interior volume aboard this Sanlorenzo is in large part due to the builder’s choice to use pod propulsion, specifically quadruple 1,000-hp Volvo Penta IPS1350s. Those powerplants are housed in a tidy, white gelcoated space that is not exactly cavernous but which offers easy access to all necessary systems. Another benefit of the pod engines is that this yacht draws just 6 feet at half load, meaning she is an excellent choice for cruising the shallow waters of the Bahamas. You won’t see any blue whales over those shallow reef beds, but with all the access to the outdoors offered by the SX112, you’re sure to see other wildlife in droves.
Sanlorenzo SX112 Layout Diagrams
Sanlorenzo SX112 Specifications:
Displ.: 304,237 lbs.
Fuel: 4,755 gal.
Water: 581 gal.
Power: 4/1,000-hp Volvo Penta IPS1350s
Cruise Speed: 20 knots
Top Speed: 23 knots