CL Yachts Expands B-Series of Composite Cruisers
After the successful launch of CLB65, the entry-level model in the B-Series, CL Yachts says it sought to fill the void between CLB72 and the B-Series flagship CLB88 by introducing the all-new CLB80.
Production of the first CLB80 is due to start in Q2 2024.
Leading the design efforts, both for the exterior and interior, is designer Jozeph Forakis, a longtime collaborator who was entrusted with the mission of preserving the brand’s distinctive DNA while also infusing the overall concept with a more streamlined and sporty aesthetic.
The exterior of CLB80 showcases a contemporary aesthetic. One distinctive aspect that sets this model apart is the evolution of the stepped side windows that has enhance visibility, allowing natural light to flood into the living spaces.
Another notable design element are the ‘boomerang’ fashion plates, serving as a signatureCL Yachts design cue while also contributing to the yacht’s sleek and aerodynamic appearance.
Layout options include the choice between a forward or aft galley on the main deck, as well as the selection of single or double helm stations.
The main salon and sky lounge feature electrically operated up-down windows, promoting increased ventilation and a seamless connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces.
Opting for the galley aft configuration on CLB80 enhances the overall dining experience while creating a family-friendly atmosphere that effortlessly bridges the interior and exterior.
CL Yachts says this setup allows those involved in cooking to engage with other guests, both in the main dining area indoors and the outdoor cockpit lounge, through an electrically operated up-down aft window. At the core of the dining area lies a stool-height dining table that can slide away and dock against the adjacent galley counter.
The CLB80 has four ensuite staterooms. The full-beam master stateroom is situated amidships and has generous hull windows that provide panoramic views. A V-berth VIP stateroom is positioned forward, featuring an overhead skylight. Two additional guest cabins are located in the midship aft area.
The lower deck also accommodates two crew cabins, positioned between the engine room and the beach club, with separate access.
The beach club is a versatile space designed to provide guests with an exceptional indoor-outdoor experience.
When the transom door is opened, it creates a space that can be customised to suit the customers’ preferences. Inside, a functional galley offers light refreshments, accompanied by a concealed TV screen for entertainment. A utility wall is a versatile storage area to accommodate water toys and other accessories.
The sky deck serves multiple functions, doubling as both a barbecue area and an outdoor bar. The open deck is also equipped with a high-capacity davit for lifting and securing water toys and tenders. Customers can include a second helm station here or dedicate the entire space for guest use.
A defining feature of the interior design is the use of modular FRP pods. These serve as integral elements that define various interior spaces and functions, playing a multifaceted role by framing windows, integrating vanity desks and settees, and even framing the beds.
The interior design of CLB80 exudes a sense of minimalism. Fluted oak panels are featured throughout, introducing sophistication to the interior spaces. Glossy, high-quality marble accents are strategically placed throughout the yacht, adding an opulent touch.