At 72.5 metres, the superyacht Cloudbreak dominated the length of the city’s new Cow Bay Marina.
“This is to date the largest boat we’ve dealt with,” said Robin Beattie, manager of the marina.
The luxury expedition yacht, complete with a helipad for the owner’s Bell 429 Global Ranger, arrived at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and was expected to depart on Friday.
“They’ve got a helicopter on board for picking up their crew and they’ll be doing some of those transfers this evening and then again tomorrow when the owners arrive,” Beattie said.
He’s been in touch with the ship’s agent to sort out the logistics of resupplying the yacht with groceries, flower arrangements and replacing crew uniforms. What he does know is Cloudbreak flies the Cayman Islands flag and the pleasure craft is travelling north from the U.S.
Little is known about the owner other than he is young, fit and loves to surf and heli-ski, as described in Boat International.
The yacht was custom built in a German shipyard by Abeking and Rasmussen, launched in 2016 and named after a famous surf spot in Fiji. At more than 2,200 tonnes, the ship is capable of dealing with extreme weather conditions.
Built for an outdoor adventurer with a taste for luxury, the ship has a ski room, fireplace, fitness and spa room, and its equipped with kitesurfers, windsurfers, wakeboards, kayaks, scuba gear and much more.
Temporary moorage fees at the city’s marina are $1.40 per foot a day, and Cloudbreak is paying approximately $330 per day for 237 feet.
After Cloudbreak continues on its journey, pocket cruise ships are expected to arrive at the marina early September.