The new name in luxury yachting experiences, CL Yachts, will make its Palm Beach debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2019, taking place March 28–31. CL Yachts will showcase its sleek and graceful CLA76 and CLB72 yachts at the show.
The company sold its first yacht, the CLB72, at February’s Miami Yacht Show 2019, the official Miami launch of the CL Yachts brand. CL Yachts Vice President Panu Virtanen sold the CLB72 to a family that will be boating in Florida and the Northeast.
Targeting an entirely new generation of discerning yacht owners, CL Yachts offers an unparalleled experience for the modern explorer through timeless vessels that power the desire for adventure. Blending engineering prowess, purity in design and time-honored craftsmanship, the brand champions authentic, honest experiences and a contemporary approach to yachting.
CL Yachts fuses a progressive innovation-led philosophy with an understated, contemporary design point-of-view. From state-of-the-art engineering to beautifully appointed VIP and guest cabins ― think bright spaces, a sophisticated color palette and spacious walk-in-wardrobes ― as well as seamless high technology such as retractable sunroofs and transom lift-powered beach platforms, every component of the luxury experience is carefully considered to truly understand, and meet the needs of, modern yacht enthusiasts.
The brand was conceived by Cheoy Lee Shipyards Limited, the renowned shipbuilder known for over 100 years of quality and innovation. While honoring its parent company’s expertise, industry leadership and rich heritage, CL Yachts elevates the yachting experience to new levels of pleasure by integrating design and technology. Jozeph Forakis ― the celebrated international designer known for visionary work across multiple industries and product categories ― collaborated with Cheoy Lee on this dynamic vision. With CL Yachts born from the desire to boldly reimagine luxury performance experiences, the decision to collaborate with bold visionary Forakis ― who has never worked in the yachting industry before ― makes for the perfect match.
“With the design of the vessels, we are truly pushing innovation and creating exclusive, new yachting designs and experiences,” explains Forakis. “In my work with CL Yachts, we have started with a clean slate in terms of the name, brand identity, marketing, services ― all features that define a world-class, state-of-the-art luxury experience.”
“We are eagerly anticipating CL Yachts’ Palm Beach launch at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2019,” says Martin Lo, director of Cheoy Lee Shipyards Limited. “In Palm Beach and all over the world, the profile of the luxury yacht buyer continually evolves, and CL Yachts is catering to the ever-changing needs and expectations of its clients. As we are always seeking out new opportunities and exploring new technologies, we are leading the way for new standards of quality and luxury.”
One of CL Yachts’ highly-anticipated vessels, still currently in its design phase, is the CLB 88. Evoking a spirit of adventure, the yacht’s interior and exterior was designed by Forakis, and comprises of the latest maritime innovation and state-of-the-art engineering. Every square inch is meticulously designed to maximize utility ― without forgoing comfort or luxury. From a salon bathed in natural light to a fully equipped kitchen, the yacht features a multitude of rooms and spaces that ensure guests of all ages will find their ultimate spot of bliss aboard the vessel.
During the Palm Beach International Boat Show, discerning yacht owners and luxury travel enthusiasts will have the opportunity to step onboard CL Yacht’s CLA76 – a sleek successor to Cheoy Lee’s popular Alpha Express Series. Fluid lines and a sharp silhouette define the dynamic exterior of the yacht, which is accompanied by thoughtfully designed interiors that exude modernity, comfort, and elegance at its best. Thanks to its resin-infused, composite hull designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, coupled with a foam cored monocoque structure by acclaimed naval architect Al Horsmon, the CLA76 excels in efficiency and performance. In addition to boasting a very attractive fuel consumption rate, the yacht also manages to maintain an impressive top speed of up to 30 knots. The strategic use of carbon fiber and fiberglass fabrics throughout the structure adds strength and significantly minimizes the overall weight of the vessel, all the while ensuring an extremely smooth and safe ride. The yacht’s thoughtfully considered layout allows for multiple social areas on board, well-proportioned indoor and outdoor spaces, and spacious cabins with en suite bathrooms for added privacy and convenience.
Also on display at the Palm Beach International Boat Show will be the graceful CLB72. Serving the same purpose as the CLB88 but with a smaller size, the vessel is designed for families with a heart for adventure. Built upon the combined expertise of naval architect Howard Apollonio, and leading marine structural engineers Gurit, the CLB72 pushes the boundaries of marine engineering, achieving an exceptionally lightweight and aesthetically pleasing design without compromising the integrity of its structure. Its resin-infused composite hull and strategic use of carbon fiber ensures outstanding efficiency, performance, and durability. Meanwhile, the yacht’s streamlined silhouette is complemented by modern interiors that celebrate comfort in effortless style. From its multiple lounging areas at the fore deck, fly lounge, aft lounge, and beach platform to its large staterooms below deck, the luxury of space is a common theme that runs throughout the CLB72. Expansive windows, contemporary detailing, and sumptuous amenities further elevate the cruising experience, making days at sea all the more enjoyable for everyone on board.
Visit CL Yachts at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2019: At the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2019, guests are invited to learn more about CL Yachts at the company booth, located at Ramp 6, slips 637–638. Meet CL Yachts’ representatives and designers, and take a tour of the CLA76 and CLB72 to personally experience the innovative engineering, modern design, and time-honored craftsmanship of CL Yachts. Guests can schedule a personal VIP tour by logging onto the website at www.clyachts.com and clicking on VIP TOUR.