Luxury interior, floor-to-ceiling windows, swimming pool, sauna and cinema rooms are all features you’d expect to find in luxury chalets in the mountains. Now, imagine having all the same glamorous features and service on board a yacht, sailing the oceans with its own helicopter, in search of the planet’s best heli-skiing adventures.
Introducing Cloudbreak, the $900,000 a week super yacht. Built to withstand the world’s coldest waters (necessary for accessing the best heli-skiing adventures) by super yacht specialists Abeking & Rasmussen in 2016, and designed by keen Norwegian skier Aspen Oeino.
Her maiden voyage was a round-the-world trip and she recently moored at Cow Bay Marina in Canada, to restock supplies and refill, taking locals by surprise with her sheer size; 238ft (72.5m) and 2,293 tonnes.
Included in the price is a crew of up to 22, there to cater for the every need of up to 12 guests. The ship is designed to be self reliant in remote areas and has a range of 8750 nautical miles, just over 10,000 miles.
Built for an outdoor adventurer with a taste for luxury (and bottomless pockets!), the ship has a ski room, fireplace, fitness and spa room, and is equipped with kitesurfers, windsurfers, wakeboards, kayaks, jet-skis, scuba gear and much more, including bikes for dry land.
The yacht was designed to encourage guests to interact with the natural world around them. As well as open-air corridors, there are beds above the yacht’s bridge deck, which can be enclosed with nets for ultra-comfortable nights out in the open. There’s also a ‘winter garden’ that can be fully enclosed with glass and heated, or opened completely to become an outside deck.
On the upper deck, the informal dining room is decked out with leather sofas and treats guests to panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s also a circular cinema room with a screen for viewing all the day’s heli-skiing action recorded on guest’s action cameras.
The helicopter-deck, which has its own refuelling facility, doubles up as a party floor, the perfect space for a spot of apres dancing. A state-of-the-art sound system sends tunes throughout the yacht.
Cloudbreak sleeps 12 guests in 6 cabins. The sleeping quarters, a master bedroom on the main deck and the rest of the guest cabins on the lower deck, are accessed by a glass-enclosed elevator and are all kitted out with super sized beds. The 22 strong crew all have quarters in a separate part of the yacht, and there’s a dedicated cabin for the helicopter pilot too.
Cloudbreak owes her name to a three-mile strait of surf in Fiji and is available for charter through yacht brokers SuperYachtsMonaco, with prices for a weekly charter starting at almost $900,000. Helicopter is extra.