The best superyachts pools in the world

Superyacht swimming pools represent the ultimate spot for on-board relaxation and some of the world’s biggest yacht builders have taken novel approaches to this challenge. We take a closer look at some of the finest examples, including Flying Fox and Madsummer.

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Flying Fox

One of the biggest superyachts in the world, Lürssen’s 136 metre Flying Fox, is unsurprisingly home to one of the biggest pools. Thanks to the yacht’s 22.5 metre beam, the aft deck accommodates a 12 metre pool that sits transversely (the first of its kind). Among its cool features are counter-current jets, a height-adjustable floor, and a glass front that can be misted to opaque at the touch of a button.

Image courtesy of Guillaume Plisson

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Attila

The 64 metre Attila features three pools, but the most striking by far is that on the aft end of the main deck, with glass walls and floor shedding light on to the beach club below. Measuring 5m by 3m, it holds 16,500 litres of water, equivalent to some 16.5 tonnes. The glass needed to be incredibly strong to resist the force from slopping water – in the case of Sanlorenzo yacht Attila, the glass is more than 2cm thick.

Image courtesy of Guillaume Plisson

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Madsummer

Madsummer’s centrepiece swimming pool sits aft of the main deck, surrounded by sunpads and glass bulwarks. Positioning the swimming pool here freed up space in the beach club below and allows the owner to view the area from the private owner’s deck two decks above. Just like the upper saloon and observation lounge, the swimming pool area is furnished with the characteristic blues that are found throughout the Lürssen superyacht.

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Amadea

Most of Amadea’s visitors will arrive in one of the yacht’s custom Windy tenders, where their first view is of the teak of the beach club, which is partly overhung by the 10-metre pool on the main deck, overflowing down a glass wall behind the boat’s backlit name. It is an impressive way to make the boat’s acquaintance. “I tried to make it dramatic,” says exterior designer Espen Øino of the pool. “Loungers at either side kind of float in space, and look like two wings coming off it.”

Image courtesy of Guillaume Plisson

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Elandess

The eight metre sundeck pool contains 22 tonnes of fresh water warmed via waste heat recovery. It has a glass wall for watching grandchildren at play, and a skylight at the bottom which sits above the main staircase.

Elandess won four gongs at the Boat International Design and Innovation Awards 2019 and was delivered in 2018 by Abeking and Rasmussen with exterior and interior design by Harrison Eidsgaard.

Photo: Mike Jones/Waterline Media

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Eclipse 

The spectacular 15 metre pool aboard the Terence Disdale-designed Eclipse features a bottom that raises to create a paddling pool, or lifts to turn the area into a dance floor. Is there anything it can’t do, in fact? Its transforming properties makes superyacht Eclipse‘s pool one of the best.

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Here Comes The Sun

Next up is the main deck swimming pool on board 83 metre Here Comes The Sun
Easy to access, this long and shallow pool ends with a swim-up superyacht bar — one of the main attractions of the first Amels Limited Editions 272 yacht, which was delivered to her Beatles-loving owner in early 2017.

Photo: Jeff Brown/Breed Media

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Savannah

When Feadship teamed up with CG Design to create Savannah there was a real focus on fine details, and the swimming pool is a great example of this with an intricate mosaic pattern created on the bottom. Flanked by sunpads and a massive C-shaped wrap of seating, this is an ideal spot to soak up some sun.

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Dream

The view on board Dream’s forward bar overlooks the massive swimming pool on board the 106.5 metre conversion, which is split across two-levels. The swimming pool has been designed for easy operation and can be emptied into a dump tank in nine minutes, either from the deck or wheelhouse.

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Seven Sins

With a glass bottom and glass panels, the pool on the first Sanlorenzo 52 Steel yacht Seven Sins plays with transparencies, creating a spectacular effect in the superyacht beach club below.

Styled inside and out by Officina Italiana Design, Seven Sins was launched in January 2017 and is the largest yacht from Sanlorenzo to date.

Image courtesy of Guillaume Plisson

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Plvs Vltra

The large superyacht swimming pool on board the 74 metre Amels Limited Editions 242 yacht Plvs Vltra was one of the owner’s most important requirements. A counter-current system allows guests to get a proper workout, while the adjacent sunloungers and bar area ensure there’s plenty of room for unwinding after a serious swim.

Photo: Jeff Brown/Breed Media

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Cloud 9

The deep pool on the main deck of the 74 metre CRN custom yacht Cloud 9 contains 10,000 litres of water projecting wave patterns into the beach club below it.

The swimming pool also had an influence on the interior styling by British studio Winch Design — a 1.5 metre deep lie-down sofa can be found in the adjacent saloon, which is ideal for relaxing after doing a couple of lengths.

Photo: Maurizio Paradisi

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Serenity

The aft of the sun deck is one of the most popular locations for fitting a superyacht pool and this picture of 40 metre Mondomarine Serenity shows exactly why.

Stunning views out to sea above and below the surface are only broken by a slender grab rail, while the shimmering Bisazza blue tiles match nicely with the adjacent sun pad cushions.

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Okto

The sublimely silent 66 metre ISA superyacht Okto has a real party piece — a superyacht swimming pool that can change colour. Measuring 6.5 metres by 4.5 metres, this aft-deck pool features underwater lighting that can switch from blue to red to green at the touch of a button, and a large pane of glass above the name plate means that those relaxing on the bathing platform can also appreciate this stunning effect.

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Galactica Super Nova

Heesen Yachts’ 70 metre flagship superyacht Galactica Super Nova, which was launched in 2016, boasts a large jet stream infinity pool ideal for swimming laps with a waterfall flowing down from the upper deck.

The waterfall feature isn’t just good looking but creates an opaque screen that can be used for projecting films onto.

Photo: Guillaume Plisson

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Quite Essential

Five years before Heesen revealed Galactica Super Nova, the concept of a superyacht pool with a waterfall was already proven on board the 55 metre yacht Quite Essential, previously known as Quinta Essentia.

This opaque sheet of water falls into the spa pool, providing added privacy on the main deck when moored stern-to in port.

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Elysian

The swimming pool on superyacht Elysian is simply spectacular. Located on the aft deck, it spans two levels with a shallow end and a swim-up seat. Surrounded by sunpads, this is one of the best swimming pools we’ve seen as it allows parents to soak up the sun while keeping a watchful eye on any young swimmers. We also love this pool because it looks very cool. The water forms a waterfall down the front of the transom, running into teak grates below.

Image courtesy of Guillaume Plisson

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Quattroelle

Quattroelle, has one of the best superyacht pools. Step up and then step in to the infinity pool on the bridge deck of this Lürssen superyacht. With just a lip of glass keeping the water – and you – contained, it feels as if one could float off into the distance.

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Luna

Few other boats have dedicated so much space to sun worshipping. Luna’s long, elegant trail away deck offers a vast pool — one of the best found on a superyacht — and an even vaster deck for sitting and soaking up the sun.

Image courtesy of Guillaume Plisson

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Solandge

After you have visited Solandge’s sauna, steam room, massage room and gym, a few smug laps in the adjacent glass-backed pool will show off your toned physique in style. This is truly one of the best superyacht pools and spa havens to be found.

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Alfa Nero

You all know what the H stands for. Yes, the bottom of Alfa Nero’s pool rises up to create a helicopter landing pad, flush with the deck. It’s got a built-in current and incredible views too. The iconic yacht Alfa Nero is oft-credited as the first yacht to embrace the infinity pool, and even years after its launch, Alfa Nero‘s pool still ranks among the best.

Source: boatinternational.com

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