29.5m CLX96 Launched by CL Yachts
CL Yachts’ first Sea Activity Vessel (SAV), CLX96 has made its technical launch. CLX96 SAV’s rugged performance is mirrored by her muscular aesthetic.
Paramount to this look is the yacht’s two-level deckhouse with reverse-sheer windshields. The angle of those windshields has a highly functional, multiple purpose. First, in rough seas, water washes away from a reverse sheer smoothly and efficiently, ensuring good sight-lines when you need them the most.
Secondly, the angle of the windshields reduces a greenhouse effect in the interior, keeping it cool and comfortable for passengers. The windshield works in concert with CLX96’s instantly recognizable plumb bow to make this yacht the star at any harbor she may visit. A final advantage is that the vertical windows allow for more interior space, a major reason why this yacht feels so massive inside.
The instantly iconic profile was dreamed up by Milan-based designer Jozeph Forakis, who brought a fresh touch and a rebel’s insight to the sketches. “The yacht’s distinctive profile is born from observations of living habits at sea and reconsidering the preconceptions of space, comfort and conviviality. Of course, comfort is a priority on a luxury yacht, but I also want those onboard to always be aware that they are on a ‘vessel’ built to transport them through space and time,” says Jozeph Forakis.
CLX96 has already won the Good Design Award 2020, a Bronze A’ Design Award 2021 as well as the prestigious award from the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2021.
CLX96 accommodates eight guests across four cabins. CL Yachts anticipates a cruising speed of 22 knots and a top speed of 27 knots (at half load), thanks to her powerful and efficient twin Caterpillar C32 engines.
CL Yachts’ goal is to offer unparalleled experiences to the modern explorer. The luxury performance brand stands apart from its competitors thanks to its unique approach to design – driven by CL Yacht’s core value of innovation. Fusing progressive design with engineering prowess and state-of-the-art technology, every element of CL Yachts’ vessels are meticulously geared to steer luxury into uncharted territories.