In early 2017, CL Yachts reached outside the industry and asked jozeph forakis … design to rethink yacht design and yachting experiences. Looking to re-energize the yachting division, they boldly gave us a clean slate to conceive a new vision for the yacht of today and tomorrow.
For our first yacht commission, we approached the project with characteristic in-depth research and a focus on intelligent design – along with Jozeph’s own passion for sailing and “outsiders’” imagination and dreams. The result is a vessel that departs from convention.
Good design tells the story of the producer. The shipyard is a renowned builder of both commercial ships and luxury yachts – thus the inspiration for the ‘workboat chic’ concept: the idea to combine the enhanced seafaring capabilities of an explorer with the luxury and performance of a modern flybridge.
The bold profile is visually distinctive but is born from a holistic reconsideration of onboard living and marine functionality and is informed by precise structural principles.
Designed for close communion with nature, CLX96 pushes the boundaries of innovation with flowing indoor and outdoor spaces. Unusual amounts of light penetrate the interiors – the result of advanced composites allowing slender, rigid structures and oversize windows.