This New 100-Foot Superyacht Is A Modern Cruiser With the Soul Of A Rugged Workboat

CL Yachts and Jozeph Forakis are at it again. The Fort Lauderdale-based brand and Milan-based designer, who previously worked together on the CLX96, just unveiled a larger, more luxurious model. Christened the CLX99, the new superyacht spans 100 feet and will be the flagship of the CLX range.

The X99 shares the same functional design as her smaller, 97-foot predecessor but offers the perks of a superyacht, such as more interior volume, larger exterior spaces, and additional features. “The hull is the same great hull as CLX96, with its excellent design ensuring performance, stability, handling, and sea-worthiness, but the beach area has been extended and the new yacht reaches an overall length of 100 feet,” CL Yachts director Martin Lo said in a statement. “Indeed, there are substantial differences in terms of naval architecture, layout, and choice of materials and finishes.”

CL says the CLX99 was refined to meet the demands of the European and Asian markets and the charter industry, with the vessel combining the cruising capabilities and workboat stylings of the CLX96 with the comfort of a 100-footer.

The main deck is roughly seven feet longer than the previous model’s, allowing for a more generous layout. The revised lower deck features five generous staterooms, including a full-beam owner’s suite, two forward VIPs, and two double cabins. Clients can replace the main deck dining area and observation lounge with an owner’s suite to create six staterooms for up to 14 guests. The crew quarters are also located on the lower deck and offer space for up to five crew.

The sundeck, skylounge, and flybridge helm have all been expanded, creating more alfresco space for guests. The aft swim platform also gained new drop-down bulwarks, which can create more waterside real estate as needed. The new model retained the trademark “Terrazza Portoghese” of the CLX96, ensuring ample space for sunning and lounging forward of the bridge. To top it off, owners can opt for a spa pool on the foredeck.

“CLX99 is beautifully balanced, wonderfully proportioned, and architecturally refined,” adds Forakis. “She is a true ‘navetta’ epitomizing the pinnacle of nautical luxury, promising an unparalleled experience to owners, guests, and charterers alike, no matter how or where they indulge their yachting lifestyle.”

CL Yachts

Previously published on Robb Report USA

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