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Cloudbreak is a luxury yacht built for adventure

Cloudbreak is a luxury yacht built for adventure

This striking explorer yacht is a dream come true for an extreme-sports fanatic. Meet Cloudbreak.

Cloudbreak’s name says it all. The 72.5-metre motor yacht was named after a renowned Fiji surf spot that has some of the most challenging waves in the world. The owner is a surfing and heli-skiing enthusiast with an adventurous spirit. His dream? To own a global cruising yacht that could access remote parts
of the world inaccessible to others.

Cloudbreak‘s award-winning design

Built in 2016 by Abeking & Rasmussen with interior design by Christian Liaigre and exterior styling by Espen Oeino, Cloudbreak reflects the owner’s desire for German quality, French interiors and a masculine exterior design.

Envisioned as a high-tech floating ‘chalet’, Cloudbreak has five comfortable guest cabins, cabins for the heli-pilot and sport instructor, and a spacious main-deck master suite. The layout and fresh décor won a 2017 ShowBoats Design Award for Best Interior & Design. It has a fireplace lounge for warming up after a ski or diving adventure and an expansive Winter Garden with lounge, bar and dining area that can be enclosed in glass, allowing guests to take in the often spectacular views no matter what the weather’s doing.

The challenge for the designers was to create a cosy interior without the use of too much dark timber. Instead, a soft colour palette and tinted brushed pine meets the youthful, sporty brief.

Images © Christopher Scholey

Extreme sport essentials

A superyacht helideck for the owner’s Bell 429 Global Ranger enables easy access to the world’s best slopes and surf breaks, and a quick return at day’s end. The owner wanted to be able to land on the deck and head straight into a warm and comfortable lounge to watch the GoPro videos he and his guests had made during another action-packed day.

There’s a large collection of water toys, including rugged tenders that launch straight off the main deck for safety in rough waters.

Extreme sports may be exciting, but Cloudbreak also has plenty of capacity for fun on board. A sound system, complete with DJ station, and sophisticated laser lighting makes this yacht party ready.

Keeping fit between adventures is important, of course, so there’s a high-tech gym, sauna and chilled plunge pool with easy access from guest cabins via the engine room.

This article appeared in Volume 26 of Signature Luxury Travel & Style. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.