CL Yachts Announces the CLB80 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The CLB80 is a notable addition to the world of luxury yachting, offering a blend of style, comfort, and advanced technology for those who appreciate life on the open seas. Designed by Milan-based Jozeph Forakis, this yacht represents a departure from fleeting trends, focusing instead on timeless elegance and a welcoming atmosphere.
The yacht’s exterior design features sleek lines and modern aesthetics that draw attention wherever it goes. Stepped side windows bring in an abundance of natural light, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. The emphasis here is on providing a comfortable and versatile space, with the option of an enclosed flybridge for year-round privacy and comfort. The aft lounge, fore lounge, and beach club offer convertible seating arrangements to suit various entertainment needs.
Inside, the CLB80 boasts a well-balanced and flexible interior. The design combines flowing elements with precise geometries to create an immersive experience for all on board. You have the choice of layout options, including forward or aft galleys, and the option of an enclosed or open flybridge. Convertible furniture throughout the yacht allows you to adapt the spaces to your preferences.
Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the CLB80 is equipped with advanced marine technology. Electric fin stabilizers ensure a smooth ride, and the CZONE monitoring system oversees essential functions and navigation electronics, even allowing remote access via an iPad. The yacht’s construction incorporates high-tech materials, such as carbon fiber within fiberglass structures, to optimize weight without compromising strength and durability.
The yacht’s construction features a resin-infused composite hull and a foam-cored monocoque structure. The strategic use of carbon fiber and fiberglass fabrics enhances weight savings and adds structural strength. Even details like stonework and furniture are thoughtfully designed to optimize weight while maintaining a balance of form and function. Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 1600 bhp engines, the CLB80 is projected to reach a top speed of over 24 knots at half load.
Safety and comfort are priorities, with a floating framework that minimizes vibrations and creates a double-bottomed safety zone by integrating tankage with the hull. The CLB80 proudly holds a RINA Hull Construction Certificate, underscoring its advanced engineering and technical prowess.
Production of CLB80 is due to start in Q2 2024, so hopefully we’ll be able to experience her for ourselves at next year’s FLIBS.