CL Yachts CLX96

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First CLX96 explorer completes sea trials

24 January 2022• Written by Tom McGhie

The first 29.26 metre CLX96 SAV explorer yacht by CL Yachts has successfully completed sea trials.

The explorer-style vessel, which first hit the water in Fort Lauderdale in December 2021, was able to reach a top speed of 25 knots at full load condition with weights simulating tender and owner's gear and power supplied by twin Caterpillar C32 engines. 

Described by the builder as a “luxury performance SAV” (Sea Activity Vessel), the CLX96 features a RINA-classified FRP composite hull and has a beam of 7.32 metres and draft of 1.62 metres. 

Key features on board include a “sky deck” with al fresco dining aft and an expansive beach club with a hydraulic, submerging swim platform.

The yacht was launched in December 2021

Interiors and exteriors have been penned by Milan-based designer Jozeph Forakis with “modern explorers” in mind. The design has focused on maximising interior space, which includes accommodation for eight guests in four lower deck cabins, including a full beam owner’s stateroom and VIP. The yacht is also equipped with two crew cabins while the interior includes a mix of “classical, luxurious and modern” materials.

An interior rendering

A rendering of the beach club.

CL Yachts' director, Martin Lo, said: "Our captain reports that the boat handled well and was very responsive to the helm. We have ourselves a yacht that operates smoothly throughout her RPM range." 

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