We mixed two different worlds,” says Francesco Paszkowski, the Florence-based designer who was responsible for the boat’s exterior styling. “The purpose was to design a luxury yacht while keeping the appearance of a commercial boat, combining safety with maximum comfort.” With the superstructure shifted forward, the main aft deck is a spectacular space. A hefty four-ton crane can lift and stow anything up to 10 meters on this deck. Yet, when cleared at anchor, this space becomes a vast sunning or party deck. That’s the key to this explorer. Yes, she’s got that practical aft deck and high all-weather bow, but this is coupled with plenty of white-boat amenities and Sanlorenzo’s refined style inside and out. In addition to strong, imposing lines, Paszkowski also included wide glass windows to allow plenty of light and magnificent views, a congenial beach club with a bar and,the pièce de résistance, an infinity pool with contra-jet on the main deck. The interior design, done in-house by the Sanlorenzo team in conjunction with the owners, is light and modern and eminently livable. A light-dark contrast of white oak and mahogany is the backdrop for low-slung contemporary furniture, sumptuous carpets and wall panels in exotic materials. Please note that some of the furnishings pictured will be replaced prior to the 2016 Med season.