BY APB Staff on 5 Aug 2021

The rugged 'Sea Activity Vehicle' is CL Yachts' upcoming flagship, and will debut at Miami Boat Show in 2022


Camper & Nicholsons has been appointed as the worldwide agent (excluding the USA, South America and Canada) for the sale of CL Yachts’ upcoming flagship CLX96. The model will be represented by Hugo Van Schaik of Camper & Nicholsons’ Asia division.

The first hull of the new 29.5-metre yacht is under construction and she is scheduled to make her world debut at the 2022 Miami Yacht Show from February 16-20. She features a striking new design for the family-run builder, thanks to a collaboration with Milan-based designer Jozeph Forakis. 

CL Yachts describes its rugged new CLX96 as a “Sea Activity Vehicle”, playing on the “SUV” moniker used for one of the world’s most popular car types and pitched at adventurous owners who have a desire to explore uncharted waters without sacrificing comfort and style.

The CLX96 SAV has received international plaudits, including a Good Design Award and Bronze A’ Design Award. The yacht was shortlisted by International Yacht & Aviation awards for interior and exterior design.

The distinctive, muscular exterior design offers a two-level, reverse-angle deckhouse, with inverted trapezoids helping to maximise space as well as reduce glare. A plumb bow amplifies accommodation alongside, increasing hydrodynamic efficiency.

She can accommodate eight guests across four staterooms, including a master and VIP that are both full-beam. The CLX96’s RINA-classified FRP composite hull was formed from a new mould created for the SAV. She can reach a predicted top speed of 27 knots (at half load) on a planing hull design, powered by twin Caterpillar C32 engines. 

The CLX96 will have a cruising speed of 22 knots and a range of over 550 nautical miles at cruising speed.