Swimming pools on superyachts are becoming ever more popular and it’s not just the largest superyachts which offer these glorious features. Today shipbuilders are finding innovative ways to include pools on yachts in the 25 - 35 metre categories. The bigger the yacht the bigger pool though, and there are some truly stunning examples out there. From waterfalls and yachts with infinity pools, to swimming pools which can convert into helipads or dancefloors the designs are jaw-dropping. Here we take a look at some of our favourite superyacht swimming pools.
Our Favourite Indoor/Outdoor Pool: Victorious
The newly launched 85 metre Victorious is home to a 200 square metre beach club, at the heart of which sits a vast heated swimming pool. Whilst it is within the covered beach club, the roof can retract to provide a sunshine-filled al fresco pool at the touch of a button. Decorated with mosaics, the pool also has a swim current for those wanting to do some serious swimming. The classically beautiful Victorious is a shining example of the new breed of explorer yachts, and able to traverse the most remote corners of the globe.
Our Favourite Glass-Bottomed Pool: Excellence
Easily recognized by her heavily reversed bow and impressive use of glass, the 80 metre Excellence does everything on a grand scale, and her swimming pool is no exception. In addition to two Jacuzzis on the owner’s deck and sun deck, the Abeking & Rasmussen yacht features a beautiful main deck swimming pool with a stunning glass bottom which hovers over the beach club below. Perfect for parties or socializing, the pool is surrounded by bar stools and sun loungers.
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Our Favourite Swimming Pool/Dancefloor: Octopus
Octopus needs little introduction. The 126.2 metre yacht was built in 2003 for the late Paul Allen and with features including a helipad and helicopter hangars, a submarine, cinema and music recording studio it probably comes as no surprise that the swimming pool is truly astounding. The huge swimming pool on one of the upper decks, which features a glass bottom, can transform into a dancefloor allowing for a day of lounging and relaxing followed by an evening of partying.
Our Favourite Large Swimming Pool: Luna
When Luna was launched in 2010 she was the largest explorer yacht of all time. Since then her length may have been eclipsed by newcomers, but still holds the crown as having one of the largest superyacht swimming pools. At a whopping 20 metres in length, Luna’s beautiful, partly covered pool takes pride of place on her expansive aft deck and is the perfect place to while away sun-soaked days as she cruises to some of the world’s most astounding superyacht destinations.
Our Favourite Salt Water Swimming Pool: Pegasus V
Some ingenious designing has created a versatile and unique space within Pegasus Vs huge beach club. While the 78 metre yacht designed by Espen Oeino Naval Architects has six decks – including another spa pool - it is the beach club where we find the huge 12 metre swimming pool. Apart from being a dry dock for the yacht’s custom-built tender, the beach club can be flooded with purified sea water to create a beautiful salt water pool surrounded by a sun lounging area.
Our Favourite Waterfall: Dragon
A waterfall on a superyacht must be the height of beauty and design, and that’s why we simply love the tranquility of the waterfall cascading into 80 metre-long Dragon’s exquisite pool. Located on the sun deck, the mosaic-lined pool offers guests a covered spa pool under the waterfall, as well as staggering sea views and plenty of lounging areas. Blissful
Our Favourite Swimming Pool/Helipad: Alfa Nero
Alfa Nero is breathtaking in all ways. The 82 metre long yacht by Oceanco turns heads wherever she goes, and it’s her large, aft deck infinity swimming pool which is one of her most recognizable and impressive features. A glass wall makes up the aft deck, down which water cascades in a true feat of marine engineering. Measuring a staggering 11.6 metres in length, Alfa Nero’s swimming pool has more up its sleeve though as its base can be hydraulically lifted to convert into a helipad or dancefloor.
Our Favourite Counter-Flow Swimming Pool: Quattroelle
With space at a premium on even the largest superyachts, counter-flow swimming pools allow guests to perfect their technique and get a good workout as they swim against specially designed jets. This 88 metre Lürssen yacht designed by Nuvolari & Lenard was created to offer its owners a truly comfortable and enjoyable space to unwind and enjoy life, and the swimming pool certainly does that. The large spa pool with counter-flow takes pride of place on the aft deck and is surrounded by plenty of lounging areas and offers incredible views from its raised position.
Our Favourite Small Yacht with a Swimming Pool: Sirena 88 Sports Model by
It’s not just the largest superyachts in the world which can offer guests a place to cool down. The Sirena 88 Sports model designed by Germán Frers measures 27 metres and offers a delightful foredeck infinity plunge pool. Surrounded by wooden decks and sun lounging spots, it makes for a private and relaxing space on board this flagship Sirena Yacht.
Our Favourite Main Deck Swimming Pool: Madsummer
Ok, so we actually have a lot of favourite main deck swimming pools, but mention must be made of the elegant pool on ?? metre Madsummer. The sunken pool is truly the centerpiece of the main deck, and offers a covered spa pool area as well as spacious surrounding decks. Able to be viewed from the owner’s deck it makes this one of Lurssen’s most impressive pools.
Our Favourite Transverse Swimming Pool: Flying Fox
Flying Fox is one of the biggest yachts in the world at a staggering 136 metres in length and 22.5 metres in beam. And it is this wide beam where the swimming pool really stands out, as it is one of the few transverse superyacht pools. Measuring 12 metres across the aft deck, the lrge yet space-saving swimming pool has counter-jets, a height adjustable floor and the infinity-style glass panel can be misted to opaque for more privacy.
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