Delivered in May 2017, the spectacular custom-built 74 metre CLOUD 9 is a powerful combination of engineering expertise and cutting-edge design, resulting from a close collaboration between CRN, Zuccon International Project and Winch Design.
The technical aspects of the project were developed by the CRN engineering team and the sweeping lines of the yacht’s exterior styling are from the drawing board of Zuccon International Project. Winch Design was appointed to create the exterior guest areas, interior decoration and owner’s supply, resulting in excess of over 1,000m of design elements being conceived across all decks.
The New Construction division of Burgess served as owner’s representatives for the project and played a key role from the early stages, beginning with developing and agreeing the technical specification and technical aspects of the contract, and extending through the build to responsibility for technical review, inspection and acceptance, project management, on-site supervision and coordination of consultants (paint, interior installation, AVIT).
With a length overall of 74 metres, a beam of 13.5 metres and five expansive decks plus a sub deck, CLOUD 9’s sleek profile is enhanced by subtle superstructural design details which, together with the elegant aesthetics of her guest areas, have resulted in a superyacht of world-class calibre.The design vision behind CLOUD 9 demonstrates an optimised balance between interior and exterior spaces, with impressive volume and a high degree of comfort, along with a free flowing layout for a relaxed indoor-outdoor living environment. Exceptional open-air areas, such as the private deck forward of the owner’s suite and the large beach club with extended platform at sea level, were conceived to offer maximum scope for both al fresco enjoyment and entertaining, as specified by the experienced owner.
An unusual feature of the vessel is the forward living area located at the bow, which allows guests to enjoy outdoor living in total privacy and includes a unique party space ideal for karaoke evenings.
CLOUD 9 comfortably and luxuriously accommodates up to 16 guests (12 when chartering) across eight cabins, arranged as an owner’s suite, one VIP cabin and six doubles. In addition, accommodation is provided for 22 crew members plus a further two cabins for four staff members.
Imaginative and carefully-chosen details can be found across all five decks, characterised by understated colour schemes and a varied use of oak in many different guises, juxtaposed with mother-of-pearl elements, marine-inspired artwork and unique bas-relief decorations, such as the bespoke piece in the owner’s suite.
CLOUD 9 is powered by two Caterpillar 3516C-Chd 2000 kW@1600 rpm engines, delivering a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.The yacht will be chartering in the Caribbean this winter, represented by Burgess as Worldwide Central Agents, with weekly rates from USD 875,000.
Already lauded as one of the most impressive new superyachts to hit the water this year, CLOUD 9 is the culmination of the expertise of a team of perfectionists energised by the vision and enthusiasm of a knowledgeable owner. CLOUD 9 will be making her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show later this month.