Superyachts, the new status symbol, are turning into weapons of wanderlust, and Russian billionaires can’t have enough of them. It is only a matter of time that the number of superyachts in Russia will surpass the number of billionaires.
Alexander Svetakov is one of the biggest property owners in the Moscow region (owning about 20,000 hectares of Russian land). Yet, his crowning glory is the one that glides on the water- Cloudbreak. This explorer yacht by German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen is built to perfection, including every listed detail of the owner. It personifies the idea of customization to the T and is rightfully titled a floating chalet. Let’s delve into the details:
Nothing like the stellar explorer yacht Cloudbreak:
The unusual name of the superyacht stems from the seas itself. Cloudbreak is a highly regarded surfing spot in Fiji and is ranked among the world’s ten best for its challenging waves. Its sea-faring counterpart also stands out among its peers as a high-tech floating “chalet”. The space doesn’t duplicate a design language, color scheme, or pattern.
Espen Øino, the Norwegian designer has tried to create an atmosphere of a chalet with a classic wooden A-frame with antlers over the fireplace. Each space comes alive as it’s own with technologically advanced aspects like automated doors and heated floors in the showers.
The design is further accentuated with welcoming woodworks and natural materials.
Espen Øino said the owner clearly wanted a very inviting and comforting environment inside as Cloudbreak, an explorer yacht, would sail through remote and dark areas. “[He] also didn’t want a dark environment.
These were the guidelines that we used to create a comforting color palette,” said Guillaume Rolland, of interior designer Christian Liaigre’s yachting division.
The master suite on the main deck offers a stunning drop-down balcony to port and a sea terrace with a daybed to starboard. A sight to behold indoors is the 60-meter long corridor on the lower deck.
The corridor connects Cloudbreak’s massive beach club directly to the five guest cabins and crew quarters. “It’s never pleasant to leave the sauna or the gym and have to walk in front of everyone in the saloon.
This way, you can return straight to your cabin,” says Rolland. Cloudbreak also features a sauna, massage room, and a chilled plunge pool. Too much sea can make one jaded on long journeys. The sky lounge on the upper deck, designed as a winter garden, is the ideal place to go when missing land.
There is ample low seating and lounging to make guests feel comfortable within refreshing greenery. High surrounding windows won’t take away from the stunning vistas that are surrounding guests. The superyacht measuring nearly 250-feet holds two large tenders in the main deck aft. Øino told Boat International, “The tenders are so enormous that you couldn’t fit them within the watertight-bulkhead position [without interfering with stability]”,
The massive sun deck offers a large pool, a large cinema screen, and a dance floor that doubles up as a helipad. Changes in lights and sound symptoms can turn this space into a party area. There is no better spot for quieter, solemn evenings than the top observation deck for conversations or a quiet nightcap with a view. This adventurous charterer can go 8,750 nautical miles at 12 knots and accommodates 12 guests in 7 cabins.
About the owner, Alexander Svetakov:
Starting out by importing electronics from Asia, Alexander Svetakov found his success in real estate. Self-made, Alexander Svetakov has a net worth of $2.8 billion. Over the years he has diversified and now has interests in everything from real estate to caviar extraction. His superyacht Cloudbreak is worth $200 million and demands a $1.1 million weekly rent price. He enjoys spending time with his three kids onboard the yacht. On a recent vacation to Bodrum, he left a generous $1,100 tip in a restaurant for breakfast.
As one of the most famous yachts in the world, it has seen a string of famous people onboard like Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, and Julia Roberts.