Among the truly must-have features on today's superyachts are balconies and sea terraces, which bring the outside in or take the inside out, enhancing that unique relationship with the sea that comes from being on a yacht. Imagine those idyllic mornings having breakfast brought to your private outdoor balcony folding out from the stateroom, or lounging on a sea terrace watching the ever-changing views slide by
We present six yachts with balconies, terraces and more, currently listed for sale.
Global 1982 67.06m $19,900,000
Global yacht: pool terrace
Global (ex-Allure Shadow) is a 67.10 metre motor yacht build by Bender in 1982 and converted by Shadow Marine in 2007. Accommodation is for up to 12 guests in six spacious staterooms, each with a private balcony.
Ten large oval windows on the main deck provide plenty of natural light. Guests can also take in panoramic views from the sky lounge deck and enjoy dining in the split-level dining saloon, which seats up to 12 people.
Global is listed for sale at $19.9 million by Thom Conboy at Merle Wood & Associates who comments: "She's a sports-utility vessel that incorporates style and utility in its design. Capturing the elegance typically reserved for mega-yachts, Global is redefining the expectations of a sport-utility vessel. Her heli-deck measures 50ft x 34ft, is MCA & Bureau Veritas certified and is much more than a landing pad, doubling as an entertaining area for large parties when not occupied by a helicopter."
Quite Essential 2011 55.00m $67,000,000
Quite Essential yacht: master suite side balcony with built-in seat
Launched by Heesen in 2011, Quite Essential (ex-Quinta Essentia) is the first in a projected range of 55 metre sophisticated semi-displacement, hard-chine hulls created in consultation with Van Oossanen Associates and Heesen's in-house naval architects, with sleek exterior lines by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects.
Her exterior design features a pelican beak bow and reverse sheer with a colour scheme combination of a custom metallic dark red Awlgrip paint contrasted with a shade of oyster white. The discreet luxury of her interior was conceived by designer Ken Freivokh and further developed by Michela Reverberi, who was responsible for the detailing and interior decoration.
The radical 'eye' concept in the master suite includes not only full-height windows but also technically challenging glass balconies to create panoramic views. Accommodation is for 12 guests in six staterooms and Quite Essential is asking $67 million.
Sergei Dobroserdov at Nakhimov Yachts has her listed for sale and says, "A truly custom interior by Ken Freivokh and Michela Reverberi has an incredible amount of options: balconies, an elevator, fireplace, huge owner's en suite stateroom, tender bay for a 7.5 metre limo-tender and a spa deck with sauna, hammam and massage room. One of the strongest features of the yacht is an aft pool with a waterfall."
AB 166 2013 49.90m $29,000,000
AB 166 yacht: one of the fold-out side balconies from the master suite
A brand new design from AB Yachts, the 49.9 metre AB 166 will be ready 24 months after contract signing. With enormous power supplied by three MTU M93L engines, the AB 166 will reach a staggering maximum speed of 48 knots.
Volume is plentiful with five en suite guest cabins including a truly ground-breaking master cabin featuring two balconies and exclusive access to the secluded owner's pool area at the front of the yacht.
Listed for sale at Yachting Partners International her broker, Gregory Gheraia, says, "The AB 166 has one of the most original and intelligently thought-through master cabin layouts I have ever seen. Not only is it spacious and well lit, but the owner also benefits from two private balconies."
Big Fish 2010 45.00m $25,000,000
Big Fish yacht: fold-down side platforms create mini on-water terraces
The 45 metre expedition motor yacht Big Fish was delivered by McMullen & Wing in 2010. Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, she has a top speed of 16 knots and a range of 10,000 nautical miles.
In addition to the master stateroom, two full beam VIP cabins can split into four en-suite queen cabins to accommodate 10 guests comfortably.
Furthermore, opening port and starboard stern bulwarks create the widest swim platform of any yacht under 65 metres, making it the perfect spot to while away the hours.
Big Fish is asking $25 million at Y.CO where Neil Cheston says, "She's currently cruising in French Polynesia, where she will remain until August. She then sails to New Zealand, where she will return to her builders for some warranty work. The yacht is for sale through Y.CO and, now that her owners are focusing on another project, her price has been reduced to ensure interest."
Ocean Emerald 2009 41.00m $7,900,000
A glass-fronted balcony overlooks the aft deck terrace on motor yacht Ocean Emerald
Built in 2009 by Italian shipyard Rodriquez Yachts, the 41 metre Ocean Emerald has a striking design by the famed Norman Foster. She sleeps 12 guests in six cabins and her master stateroom boasts his-and-hers private balconies
Guests are treated to amazing views on board with floor-to-ceiling windows featured in most rooms and open exterior sea terraces.
Ocean Emerald is for sale jointly with Floating Life and Edmiston & Company whose Tomaso Polli says, "The radical design, typical of world renowned architects Foster and Partners, will certainly put you and your guests centre stage. With 30 per cent more volume than any other 40 metre, I would also consider this to be the perfect, modern family yacht. Ocean Emerald was built to the highest specification and has a light and airy interior as well as a proven charter record."
Bliss Easy 2009 38.50m $13,500,000
Fold-out side balconies on motor yacht Bliss Easy
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Built by Sanlorenzo in 2009, the 38.5 metre motor yacht Bliss Easy (ex-Onyx) is one of the highly innovative series of aluminium superyachts in the Alloy 40 range.
A notable, radical feature is four folding platforms that create exclusive lateral terraces on the main deck: two in the living area and two in the owner's cabin, lowering large bulkheads on the sides and bringing the outside into the superyacht.
Her interior accommodates 10 guests in a main deck master, VIP, double and two twins and the yacht is ABS classed and MCA compliant.
Bliss Easy is for sale at Ocean Independence where Toby Maclaurin says, "The SL40s are much copied, very flatteringly we would say, but few deliver the wow factor of the original design. Priced to sell and seriously for sale Bliss Easy is a yacht we have known and managed from conception through to launch and now in operation -please don't buy a copy: come and talk directly to the team who know every inch of her hull."