The new CLB88, a family-friendly motor yacht with classic lines and a thoroughly modern interior, will make its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, starting Wednesday, October 28.
The CLB88 is made by CL Yachts, a new brand under the Cheoy Lee Shipyards umbrella in Hong Kong, with a rich history dating back to producing teak yachts in the 1950s. The new CLB88 is a contemporary luxury yacht with an open layout that makes cruising easy and comfortable for a large family or a group of friends.
“CLB88 marks a new chapter for us,” says Hans Lo, deputy director of CL Yachts. “We call CLB88 the motor yacht for modern times. Combining classic motor yacht lines with a modern aesthetic, we created a timeless design ready for any adventure.”
The yacht’s design already has been recognized, winning a Good Design Award in the transportation category from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. It was designed by Jozeph Forakis of Milan.
The new yacht is powered by twin 1,600-hp CAT C32 diesels. Top speed is about 25 knots. It has four staterooms and five heads. Two crew cabins, with one head, are aft of the engine room.
Up top, the flybridge is large and meant to be a major social and entertaining space. The single helm chair is centered, and there is seating forward plus a large settee on the port side facing a table on two stainless steel pedestals. A bar, with five stools, is to starboard; there’s also a fridge, icemaker and grill, all covered by a hardtop. All the way aft, the deck can hold some sun lounges and a davit for the tender.
On the main deck, the open salon, forward galley and lower helm are surrounded by windows, offering natural light all around. The helm has a double-wide seat; a door to the side deck is to starboard and a breakfast dinette is to port.
The galley is just aft of the helm; you can close it off with wall partitions, or leave it open as part of the salon social life. The formal dining table can seat six. The salon has large sofas to port and occasional chairs to starboard. The staterooms are below, with the master full-beam amidships.
Specs.: LOA: 88’11”; Beam: 22’6”; Draft: 5’5”; Disp.: 175,000 lbs.; Fuel: 3,000 gals.; Water: 460 gals.; Power: 2×1,600-hp CAT C32 diesels. Read more: