Enjoying a full tour of the 73m/238ft superyacht CLOUDBREAK from Abeking & Rasmussen, YachtCharterFleet went behind the scenes to find out how she's taking the world by storm, literally.
A wholly remarkable undertaking, CLOUDBREAK saw the coming together of one of the world’s most esteemed shipyards and an owner committed to embodying his sense of adventure in an endlessly fascinating superyacht.
Born out of the desire to traverse the globe in unparalleled comfort and style, superyacht CLOUDBREAK belongs to an extremely exclusive league of superyachts.
Indeed, the seamless marriage of a seagoing performance with ultra-contemporary design allows guests to enjoy unforgettable experiences in unsurpassed comfort.
Going beyond the photographs to discover the homely feel of the interior and exterior spaces, the editorial team got some first hand knowledge regarding her unique design and standout features.
Effortlessly navigating fjords and offering quiet repose in exotic destinations, CLOUDBREAK is unquestionably one of the most unique superyachts available for charter
Having spent her debut summer season undertaking a global expedition, CLOUDBREAK has already proven her mettle in far-flung destinations such as Greenland, Alaska, and the Galapagos. Appropriately, she also paid a visit to Fiji, checking out the iconic surf spot from which she takes her name.
Rounding off such a spectacular year, CLOUDBREAK was also shortlisted for three prestigious awards at the ShowBoats Design Awards. Nominated in the categories for ‘Best Recreational Lifestyle Design Feature’, ‘Best Interior Layout & Design’, and ‘Best Exterior Design & Styling on a Motor Yacht Above 48m’, there’s no doubt that she’s earned such critical attention.
Inspired by the masculine lines of naval architecture, the exterior of superyacht CLOUDBREAK comes courtesy of the highly revered Espen Oeino. Fusing form with function, the intersection of harmonious curves creates a profile which is at once singular and symbolic of her outstanding efficiency.
As a superyacht capable of cruising in more remote destinations which are often faced with harsher conditions, it will come as no surprise to learn that the Christian Liaigre designed interior of CLOUDBREAK is suitably inviting.
Inspired by the warmth and comfort of traditional ski chalets, and the aesthetics of modern motor yacht design, the main salon and formal dining space offer veritable retreats in both balmy and freezing conditions.
The integration of the interior with the greater world outside is of course no mere coincidence. The skylounge forward of the helideck, for example, presents a warm re-entry to the yacht following an excursion, and a glass elevator provides effortless access to the main salon which is complete with a large fireplace.
With state of the art AV systems installed in the sky lounge, those returning from some extreme sports or a spot of exploring can immediately warm up in climate controlled environment whilst enjoying footage captured by their GoPros.
Refreshingly minimal, the main salon of CLOUDBREAK is the ideal place to unwind in after warming up and checking out some footage in the sky lounge. Furnished with an inviting sofa and featuring a small games table, this space proves that despite her vast proportions, this is a superyacht which is all about offering intimate environments to those on board.
Utilising YachtEye technology, the iPads found in the main salon, as elsewhere, allow charter guests to trace the course of their passage in real-time, a feature which truly comes into its own when she’s around more remote cruising grounds.
The formal dining space on board the superyacht faces a floor to ceiling windows to ensure that guests can continue to enjoy remarkable views even when dining inside. With blinds on hand to create a warm and personal setting if desired, it’s clear that a commitment to flexibility ran through every last aspect of the design process.
With the opulently styled glass elevator providing access to each of the decks, charter guests are able to reach their respective cabin with comfortable ease. Indeed, whether they’re sleeping in the Owner’s suite or in one of the doubles or twins found on the lower deck, they’ll be able to make their way to bed effortlessly.
Thanks to the generously sized portholes on the lower deck and the retractable balcony attached to the Owner’s suite, all of the cabins enjoy plenty of natural light which illuminates the modern fixtures and furnishings.
Taking a minimalist approach to the accommodation, it’s clear that Christian Liaigre intended to optimise the sense of space whilst creating a welcoming environment for guests to return to following a day spent exploring.
High performing and beautifully designed, CLOUDBREAK ushers in a new age of yachting
Whilst the 12m beam of luxury yacht CLOUDBREAK provides an abundance of volume for charter guests to comfortably unwind in, it’s the amenities and technology on hand which really steal the show.
Indeed, the combination of sauna and massage areas along with a dedicated 'itinerary-viewing room' and a fully-equipped gym sets the stage for a wholly memorable charter experience.
A 60m corridor which extends from the beach club through to the guest cabins allows guests to reach their accommodation without taking the usual route through a busy main salon- a solution which is also perfect for those keen to get to and from the gymnasium discreetly.
Certified for commercial use, the helideck nicely doubles up as a dancefloor in warmer climates, with state of the art speakers easily attached to the railing to complement those built into the superstructure- as will become increasingly obvious, such thoughtful versatility is a running theme on board this yacht.
Indeed, artful flexibility is echoed in the winter garden located towards the aft of the upper deck. Specifically, with retractable glass panelling and optional heating, guests are welcome to take in panoramic views without the restraints of surrounding walls.
Another feature sure to satisfy the desires of intrepid explorers is the two-tier observation platform situated above the sun deck. Furnished with extended loungers, it’s easy to image how many hours could be spent appreciating the passing landscape from the yacht’s highest point. When conditions are more forgiving, the generously proportioned pool is also sure to attract charter guests.
For the true outdoorsman, there's even an outdoor bed designed for those who prefer to sleep beneath the stars.
Fitted with a serious ice belt and blessed with remarkable wave breaking capabilities, CLOUDBREAK all but invites charterers to undertake more adventurous pursuits when on vacation.
Arguably the most unique opportunity available to those on board the yacht is a spot of heli-skiing, an activity which reaches action movie proportions.
For when she’s cruising in a warmer climate, CLOUDBREAK also comes with a vast array of towable water toys and tenders which can be enjoyed with the utmost convenience.
Of course, as a superyacht named after an iconic surf spot, it’s all but necessary to catch a wave or two when the water permits.
To learn more about the current availability of M/Y CLOUDBREAK, get in touch with your preferred charter broker today.
Abeking & Rasmussen
|Beam12.4m / 40'8|
|Draft3.45m / 11'4|
|Gross Tonnage2293 GT|
|Max Speed15 knots|
|Cruising Speed12 knots|
|Fuel Consumption125 LPH|
|Range 7,500 nm|
|Range at 13 Knots|