Ahead of her formal debut at this month’s Monaco Yacht Show, we’re giving you an armchair tour of Cloud 9. At 243 feet (74 meters) LOA and a gross tonnage of 2,218, the latest delivery from CRN is all about easy-going elegance and enjoyment afloat.
As much as this megayacht can cross oceans on her own bottom, she’s meant for leisurely sunny days and balmy nights in perennially popular cruising grounds. Those include the Caribbean, where she heads this winter. (On a related note, you can charter her there via the central agency of Burgess. Her weekly rate starts at $875,000.) Her owner, well versed in yacht ownership, had clear ideas on how to cater to 16 people (12 when on charter) from the waterline on up to the fifth deck.
For example, with beach clubs all the rage, Cloud 9 naturally incorporates one. But, it benefits from an extra-long platform extending out over the sea (at top). This way, several people can sit out in the sun, while plenty more can seek the shade inside. Two more seating areas accompany a bar in the beach club, lined with teak underfoot and oak paneling on the walls and bar.
In fact, oak paneling sets the relaxed scene throughout Cloud 9. So, too, do marine-oriented art pieces, varying hues of blue and white, and bas-relief art (above). Winch Design executed the owner’s wishes in these regards, further using mother of pearl in varying spaces. Interestingly, the decor is deceivingly low-key. If laid end to end, the design details aboard Cloud 9 would stretch well more than 3,281 feet (1,000 meters).
Some of those details are particularly appealing in the guest staterooms (below). Consisting of six staterooms on the main deck and a VIP on the upper deck, each features oak. But, the wood has seven different finishes, to distinguish each space. Each, of course, also has its own entertainment system, but the main-deck cabins are mere steps from the saloon, which doubles as a cinema.
As you would expect, the owner’s suite enjoys the lion’s share of space aboard Cloud 9. Spanning the 44-foot (13.5-meter) beam, it’s an aerie well above the waterline. In fact, the suite is part of a full owner’s deck, with private access. Since family is important to the owner, the suite includes a family saloon. It’s ideal for movie nights, since it includes a large TV and settee arrangement. Better yet, it’s ideal for alfresco movie nights, since sliding glass doors open it up to the aft deck.
We’ll have a Megayacht News Onboard feature detailing more about Cloud 9 after the yacht show. In the meantime, launch the photo gallery below by clicking on any of the images.