The beach club is now yachting's most fashionable must-have so, once you've had your designer create you a gorgeous space, make sure you fill it full of equally gorgeous things. From beautiful Champagne buckets to must-have furniture, here's our edit of the key pieces for your superyacht beach club...
Among the striking features on Okto, the ISA-built 66 metre yacht launched in 2014, are the distinctive black-and-grey decks made from Esthec, a durable, low-maintenance, non-slip composite resistant to high heels and comfortable underfoot even in high temperatures. It comes in a range of colours and can incorporate motion sensors.
The cooler: Puiforcat
Owned by Hermès, Puiforcat is a purveyor of exquisite silverware. Its Jacaranda champagne cooler, for example, is handmade in silver plate and Brazilian rosewood and comes with a lid, so it’s just the place to keep sunscreen and drinks cool.
The seating: Coast New Zealand
Auckland-based Coast maintains its Marine Bean is the original beanbag seat. Handmade in marine-grade canvas that is guaranteed not to fade for at least five years, the range includes three styles, from giant cushions (the Atoll) to more structured chair shapes (the Marine Beach Chair), as well as an ottoman. They work well as beach seating for when you want to locate from the beach club to the beach itself.
The daybeds: Sabrina Monte-Carlo
Sabrina Monteleone’s furniture company Sabrina Monte-Carlo supplies all the non-fixed pieces you might need to furnish an on board beach club, including adaptable Orlando platforms from Paola Lenti’s Aqua Collection.
The talking point: Thomas Heatherwick
Is it a seat? Is it a toy? Is it a work of art? Produced by Magis in Italy, Thomas Heatherwick’s rotating Spun chair is all three. As a student, the designer was taught the traditional rotation practice by which silversmiths spin silver. He used the method to produce a chair in red, black, grey or white hardwearing polythene, which is suitable for outdoor use.