The 88.5m (290.3ft) motor yacht CLOUD 9 has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure constructed to Lloyd’s classification and MCA compliance by Dutch master shipyard Oceanco and delivered in 2015. Her exterior lines are by Espen Oeino’s Monaco studio and her contemporary interiors are by multi-award-winning Dutch designers Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, confirming her exceptional northern European credentials and state-of-the-art specification.
Currently a highly prized charter yacht, CLOUD 9 has exceptional outside guest spaces. These include the main deck aft, which has a 5m-diameter (16.5ft) circular pool as its focus surrounded by sun loungers, a sit-up wet bar, casual seating in sun or shade and flip-down TVs. Steps either side lead down to a large swim platform for bathing and use of tenders and toys and inside on the main deck there is a saloon with two convivial lounge areas and wellness centre with beauty salon, massage room/hospital and fully equipped gym. An elevator runs from main to bridge decks.
The upper deck is about entertainment with a large convivial lounge that converts into a cinema, dining spaces inside and outside, the latter sheltered by retractable glass screens, a sun lounge aft and dayhead off the lobby. The bridge deck is also well suited to entertainment with a media lounge, sit-up bar, dayhead and another outside dining space aft. Walkaround sidedecks lead forward to intimate sofa seating ahead of the bridge. Up on the sun deck there is a third informal dining area with an al fresco bar and buffet with café seating and bar stools forward. Aft is a pool with sun pads either side and a sun lounge area while inside is an L-shaped lounge with flip-down TV and a dayhead.
She welcomes 14 guests in seven suites. Her huge owner’s apartment, forward on the upper deck, features an island double-berth bedroom with wraparound views, overlooking the owner’s private lounge, jacuzzi and the foredeck’s 4,800kg-capable helipad. Aft of the bedroom are his and hers bathrooms, both with bath, shower and en suite walk-in dressing room. There is also a private office and a TV lounge. The rest of her accommodation, two VIP suites, three double suites and one twin suite, is forward on the main deck. She also sleeps up to 26 crew.
Twin 4,838hp MTU diesel engines give her a top speed of 20 knots, she cruises comfortably at 16 knots and has a range of 6,700nm at her passage speed of 13 knots. A lower deck tender garage accommodates three tenders of up to 11.5m (37.7ft) and various toys, launched through large shell doors either side. Further toy stowage can be found beneath the foredeck, forward on the main deck.