CL Yachts just announced that it will build the CLB65 flybridge motoryacht with an understated contemporary design and a hull by Howard Apollonio, the veteran naval architect. The three-cabin, three head cruiser is due to be launched at the end of this year.
CL Yachts is the new luxury brand from Cheoy Lee Shipyards, which has been building ships and yachts in Hong Kong for five generations. The B in the new CLB stands for the company’s Bravo series of family-oriented cruising yachts. The Alpha series designates its high-performance yachts.
The new CLB65 has an open layout, designed to make cruising easy and comfortable for a family or group of friends. The salon has windows all around for lots of natural light, with plush sofas ready for relaxing and lounging. The galley is aft and is fully equipped, with lots of storage and counter space and home-like appliances; it even has a wine cooler.
The galley has an opening window to the cockpit, which has a four-person settee aft with a large table, and steps on the starboard side leading down to the oversized swim platform. For its part, the foredeck has a three-person settee under the windshield, and then a large sun pad lounging area forward.
The large flybridge has two helm seats on the starboard side, with a U-shaped lounge to port. A bar and outdoor cooking area are aft, with an L-shaped settee and table.
Below, the full-beam maser is amidships, with a king-sized bed, walk-in closet and a luxurious en suite head with a double vanity and large shower. The VIP cabin is forward with windows on both sides and lots of walking-around space. The third cabin is to port with two beds. A crew cabin is all the way aft.
The new CLB65 has a resin-infused composite hull, with strategic carbon fiber for light weight and performance. The yacht also has a standard fin stabilizer.
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