Volvo Penta's IPS drives new Sanlorenzo SX model
Published: Thursday, 06 September 2018
Italian yacht builder Sanlorenzo is revealing the SX76, second model in its SX crossover line at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival (September 11-16). Like her predecessor the SX88, she is also powered by Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS).
(Photo: Sanlorenzo - SX76)
“The SX76 was conceived for customers who want a smaller and more agile version of the SX88,” said Massimo Perotti, Sanlorenzo’s chief executive officer and chairman. “Whereas the SX88 has a triple installation of Volvo Penta IPS, the SX76 only needs the twin D13-IPS1050 package as it’s smaller and lighter.”
With the twin Volvo Penta D13-IPS1050 engines, the new yacht can reach a top speed of 22 knots. The shipyard is already working on a bigger SX model.
“Volvo Penta IPS has been a game-changing technology for yachts, opening up new possibilities for yacht design, operation, and service,” said Nicola Pomi, vice president of sales for Europe at Volvo Penta.
The SX line, with the first model launched in 2017, combines elements of flybridge and compact explorer yachts and is described as versatile, elegant and efficient.
“This line of yachts is revolutionary in many ways. Every aspect is designed for the customer to really enjoy their contact with the sea – from the big stern platform that can host many items for watersports, to the large saloon with floor-to-ceiling windows, and the enclosable helm station on the flybridge that leaves a lot of space on the main deck for many layout possibilities,” Perotti said.