A massive, luxurious super-yacht named “Cloudbreak” was spotted near the island of Mykonos on Monday.
The boat, which is one of the most opulent and well-equipped in the world, certainly caught the eye of everyone who was lucky enough to see it off the island’s shores when it dropped anchor.
“Cloudbreak” super-yacht anchors off Mykonos
The 72-meter (236-foot) vessel easily falls into the category of super-yacht, being almost double the size of the smallest boats considered to fall under this title. “Cloudbreak” is also very well-known across the world, as it received an impressive list of awards at the “World Superyacht Awards” in 2017.
The massive yacht can comfortably sleep 12 guests, with a master bedroom that features a balcony with a bed for the option of sleeping under the stars. However, the majority of guests on Cloudbreak are accommodated in five cabins that each sleep two people.
It also has the ability to carry 22 crew members in order to maintain the yacht and provide the level of service that exclusive guests on the boat have come to expect. The yacht’s furnishings are modern but classic, creating a beautiful, luxurious and comfortable atmosphere inside.
The Cloudbreak has a beach club, helipad, swimming pool, garden, jacuzzi, gym and fireplace. The yacht also has leisure facilities, including equipment for water sports, on board. Guests can partake in kite surfing, jet skiing and wakeboarding while sailing the seas.
The yacht’s value has been estimated at €105 million ($203 million), but it is available for charters starting at just €750,000 ($882,000) per week.
A video of the yacht by Mykonoslive.tv is shown below.
Island is a magnet for thousands of yachts, super-yachts
Looking out over the beach bays of Ornos or Psarou, it becomes clear that Mykonos has become one of the most popular destinations around the world for yachts and super-yachts this year. This trend has created what looks like a parking lot for the luxurious vessels designed for posh travel on the water, as there are ships as far as the eye can see!
The normal markers of a tourism uptick, such as more flights scheduled for arrival, and an increase in ferry schedules, as well as hotel bookings on the rise, do not count the many private yachts that travel across the Aegean. However, the increase is noteworthy as it can be physically seen and counted simply by looking out at the water.
As a self-contained entity of transport, accommodation and often catering, yachting is a unique form of tourism that makes the impact on local economies in Greece difficult to calculate.
And why is Mykonos suddenly such a popular yachting destination?
The island has always had a reputation for fun in the sun and seaside celebrity watching, with beach clubs and restaurants overflowing with champagne, top notch cuisine and a clubbing scene that starts from sunset and ends past sunrise.
Many of the restaurants at local beaches have set out moorings so their daytime customers can tether their vessels as an added convenience for arriving at their venue. Most of the boats have their own tenders to transport their owners back and forth from ship to shore.
The tenders even compete in the “bigger is best” boat competition, as some are simple inflatable five-foot motorized dinghies that seat three; others are fiberglass inboard-motor 20 foot-long craft that can accommodate up to 12 individuals.
Almost all the beaches have temporary floating docks to make embarking and disembarking easy for their passengers, to avoid sinking in the sand or getting soaked by the sea.
Safety, freedom and the heat wave are probably the three main reasons for this sudden influx. Traveling on a private yacht limits exposure to the Coronavirus as well, of course — much more than using commercial flights or even staying at a five-star hotel.
As everyone has become more conscious of being exposed unnecessarily to the disease, if people can afford to, they will use private means rather than those available to the general public.