CL Yachts announces the CLB80 designed by Joseph Fourakis
CL Yachts has released the CLB80 design, which matches the shipyard’s best-selling yachts CLB72 (Click to review)And the leading series CLB88 (Click to review)which is the second model of the shipyard to introduce the aft galley design, after the entry model CLB65 (Click to review). Production of the first CLB80 is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2024.
The exterior and interior of the CLB80 were designed by Joseph Fourakis, having also designed the interior and exterior of the brand’s flagship vehicle. CLX96 (Click to review). For the new model, the designer’s task was to maintain the brand’s distinctive DNA while infusing the overall concept with a more streamlined, sporty aesthetic.
The exterior design includes new “boomerang” fashion panels aft and a straight line from the sky lounge windshield to the bottom of the main deck windshield. Each side of the structure features two bands of glass in the shape of a parallelogram, while new features include tiered windows that increase visibility and natural light into the social spaces.
Like the CLB88, the yacht has an enclosed lounge on the upper deck, while layout options include a galley located forward or aft on the main deck.
Exciting new features include a stunning beach club with a large swim platform leading to a room offering an indoor-outdoor waterside experience. The interior is accessed via a transom door with vertical windows, offers ocean views and sea breezes, and can be customized to suit the owners’ preferences.
The initial design includes a kitchen, a hidden TV, and a utility wall that serves as a versatile storage area for water toys and accessories. There is also a height-adjustable table for eating or drinks or the base of a sun lounger. The room can also be used as a crew area when not in use by guests.
CL Yachts believes the aft galley design shown in initial images on the CLB80 “enhances the overall dining experience while creating a family-friendly atmosphere that seamlessly connects indoors and outdoors.” The setup allows those in the galley to interact with guests, whether in the interior dining area or in the aft cockpit through a top-to-bottom electrically operated aft window.
When not in use, the dining table can slide back into the adjacent kitchen to become a high bar or side table, opening up the central area for entertaining.
Forward is the main saloon with a C-shaped settee to port, while to starboard is a transparent floating lounge stairway above the lower deck staircase.
The “simple elegance” of interior design includes FRP modules that act as integrated elements that define interior spaces and functions, such as framing windows and beds or integrating desks and sofas. The décor includes fluted oak paneling throughout and high quality, glossy marble accents.
Both the Sky Lounge and the Main Salon feature electrically operated windows from top to bottom, allowing ventilation and an open connection between the interior and exterior spaces.
The sky lounge can have the yacht’s only helm station and an open lounge area with seating on three sides and lockers to port and aft. Outside, the open deck serves multiple functions, as it can be used as a barbecue area and an outdoor bar.
The aft deck is also equipped with a high-capacity lifting platform for deploying water toys and tenders. Meanwhile, the outdoor areas also include the bow, which has a luxurious sun lounger that converts into a forward-facing cocktail lounge.
The lower deck includes four en-suite cabins, including a full-beam master stateroom featuring expansive hull windows.
The V-berth VIP Suite at the bow features a skylight, while there are two additional guest cabins. The lower deck also accommodates two crew cabins between the engine room and the beach club. www.clyachts.com
This article was first published on yachtstyle.co
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