The owner’s office on board Aurora Borealis contrasts a custom silk hand-tufted carpet with walls in masculine dark brown satin oak. The most prominent feature is the one-of-a-kind marquetry artwork commissioned by Winch Design depicting a celestial scene, adorned with mother-of-pearl, shell and gold leaf.
The library/office on the bridge deck of Abeking and Rasmussen superyacht Excellence caters for charter guests who have work commitments. There are tobacco leaves on the wall here, pressed into a rich pattern and trimmed with laser-cut silver leather. Birdseye maple is the feature wood, alongside cappuccino marble and tan leather tiles underfoot. It is a very calming space.
Though the brand new, custom Heesen motor yacht Irisha was originally conceived as a day boat, she still has all the amenities that one could desire or need for longer stays on board, such as this refined superyacht office.
Irisha's interior is designed by Harrison Eidsgaard, and the office is at the entry way of the beautifully appointed main deck master suite, which also has a French balcony. Take a sneak preview inside more of 51 metre Irisha.
The main deck owner's office in 46 metre Bilgin motor yacht Gialoa-Lu serves dual purposes. The room is certainly a formal office ideal for conducting serious business – with a desk that takes in sea views out of large windows.
But per her owners' request, the space also morphs into a private spot for watching movies or playing video games. A comfortable couch opposite the desk faces the concave wall, which hosts a special curved TV. Once the blinds are lowered, the office becomes a mini-cinema, the perfect hideaway for this media-loving family who built Gialoa-Lu.
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Oriental influences bring a sense of calm to the superyacht office on board 70 metre Joy, with a bonsai tree acting as the focal point of this design. A nearby balcony also draws the eye, and unlike most fold-out superyacht terraces, this one is purely mechanical, with no hydraulics needed. Launched by Feadship in 2016, Joy can accommodate up to 12 guests and 19 crewmembers.
Launched in 2013, the 62.4 metre Amels superyacht Event was a top secret project until 2015 when she was put up for sale and her Nuvolari Lenard interior could be revealed for the first time. One of the star attractions is the master suite with its study-cum-office area. High-gloss surfaces, dark leather and pale woodwork create a strong sense of contrast, while a pop-up television provides welcome distraction when the time for work is over.
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Offices on board are an essential part of any proper superyacht, allowing owners to catch up with business affairs while still afloat. We round up six of the very best, starting with the Wider 150.
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The refit designers at Turquoise Yachts who worked on 95m Oceanco superyacht Indian Empress chose to tuck an open-plan office into the space behind the VIP suite on the bridge deck — an efficient use of what had been a lobby.
One of the world’s largest superyachts, Indian Empress was launched in 2000 with Mark Berryman interiors featuring accommodation for 12 guests and 30 crew.
The compact, chic and private-feeling study, which lies a few steps down from the main deck master on 44.8m yacht for sale Logica, is a savvy use of an otherwise featureless corridor space. Logica also features a foredeck swimming pool and accommodation for 12 guests split across six yachts.
The study in the bright upper saloon of 44.2m Moon Sand — Feadship's contemporary masterpiece — proves that a workplace doesn’t need to be cut off from onboard life, and the Linley desk is a thing of beauty as much as practicality. This family-friendly yacht was launched in 2015, with a lively interior by Bannenberg & Rowell that compliments the bespoke furniture on board.