Intent to push the boundaries of traditional yacht design, Sanlorenzo literally brought on board modern design principles of home living with the SX line, whose principal design aesthetic is that of a megayacht that feels like an open loft. A central component to the SX88’s design was a continuous flow from stern to bow, replete with an open kitchen adjacent to the formal dining area, a main living area with wide glass walls overlooking the sea and a seamless transition from interior to exterior.
For HIDEOUT, interior designer Marty Lowe embraced the open loft theme imbuing the interior with a refined mix of relaxed comfort and industrial conceptualism. Details such as the irregular pattern of the white French oak floor was inspired by the shape of a tree when looking up. The joiner style was inspired by a Mondrian painting with its linear precision combining industrial mesh sandwiched between glass and mirror enhanced by edgy graphite metalwork. The bathrooms with their striking wall pattern were achieved by adding black metal rods to the honed white stone. Further creative use of stone was also explored with surfaces of lavastone from the active Mt. Etna Volcano gracing the galley and dining areas.
Aft of the main-deck living area, and down five easily negotiated steps, the open cockpit/beach club area accommodates a multitude of toys, including a tender, jet skis and sea bobs. The crane to move these watercrafts is elegantly disguised in the prolonged profile of the handrail, with no visual disturbance to the SX88’s eye-catching profile. Once the watercrafts have been effortlessly deployed, the wide stern area offers a best-in-class 323-square-feet of beach club space, shaded by umbrellas and furnished to enjoy life to the finest—at the water’s edge.
A testament to the SX88’s megayacht DNA, the only steering position is on the upper deck, with a reverse angled windshield and 9-foot-long side windows that can be lowered completely, making you one with your surroundings in a superb lounge area. A dedicated lounging area aft is left open to the elements yielding stunning views and alfresco dining.