CL Yachts recently made the much-anticipated technical launch of its first Sea Activity Vessel (SAV), the CLX96. The revolutionary 96-foot, 9-inch yacht was created in collaboration with international designer Jozeph Forakis, structural engineering from Albert Horsmon, and naval architecture from Earl Alfaro. CLX96 has already been recognized as the winner of the Good Design Award 2020, Bronze A’ Design Award 2021, and the prestigious International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2021.
Her versatile open layout includes a “workboat chic” two-level deckhouse with reverse-sheer windshields that reduce glare to ensure good sightlines as well as maximize space. The plumb bow further extends interior space and increases hydrodynamic efficiency. Two distinct social zones offer an array of entertainment options unique to CLX96. With an abundance of natural light and panoramic views, the interior feels quite massive, and its décor is stylish yet discreet. Belowdecks, a full-beam master stateroom, three guest cabins, plus two for crew, are spacious and bright thanks to large windows and high ceilings. The builder anticipates a cruising speed of 22 knots and a top speed of 27 knots (at half-load) with powerful and efficient twin Caterpillar C32 engines.
“We want to return the romance of yachting to today’s owners, who are educated and demanding,” said Martin Lo, director of CL Yachts. “CLX96 SAV is the crossover yacht that meets their needs head-on: You get a good range, excellent top and cruising speeds, plenty of space, and the possibility to enjoy mini expeditions to wherever your heart desires.” clyachts.com
By: Bonnie Schultz – Southern Boating