7 of the best superyacht wheelhouses


The wheelhouse is much more than just the room where the captain spends the majority of their time. It provides some of the best views out to sea and can be a great place for plotting your next adventure. We pick out seven of the very best, starting with the 107.4 metre Ulysses.

The bridge of this Kleven explorer yacht was inspired by offshore support vessels — albeit smartened up with carbon fibre and teak — and boasts huge windows for excellent visibility. For an extra premium touch, all of the equipment is by Rolls-Royce.

Launched in late 2015, Ulysses is the first superyacht from the Norwegian yard, which is best known for building commercial ships. The owner has also ordered a larger, 116.15 metre version and both yachts boast exterior styling by New Zealand studio Oscar Mike.

Photo: Thierry Ameller



Kleven |   107.4 m |   2016

Forever One

Fiery highlights enhance the modern design on the bridge of 54.6 metre Forever One. The red colour scheme extends to the exterior of this ISA superyacht, which was designed to stand out from the crowd.

Photo: A&B Photodesign



ISA |   54.65 m |   2014

I Dynasty

The wheelhouse on the 101 metre Kusch Yachts masterpiece I Dynasty boldly goes where no helm design has gone before. Step into the Starship Enterprise-style bridge and you can almost hear the captain say: “Warp speed, Mr. Sulu.” In reality, I Dynasty boasts a more leisurely top speed of 17 knots.

Photo: Christopher Scholey



Peterswerft - Kusch |   100.8 m |   2015

Stella Maris

An innovative dashboard with advanced touchscreen monitoring systems and soft leather chairs make up the large command centre on the smart and stylish Stella Maris.

Launched in 2013 by VSY, this Espen Øino-designed superyacht is driven by a pair of 2,682hp Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines that deliver a super-smooth cruising experience at 12 knots.

Photo: Beppe Raso



Viareggio Superyachts |   72.1 m |   2013


The lustrous, futuristic command station of the 70 metre Perini Navi sailing yacht Sybaris is as sleek as they come. The state-of-the-art helm equipment is ideal for setting a course for remote destinations, which is just as well — Sybaris has a maximum range of 5,000 nautical miles without even needing to hoist the sails.

Photo: Guiliano Sargentini


The captain can literally take the wheel on this 38.5 metre Rossinavi. Among the rich mahogany décor is a replica of a classic wood and brass binnacle. But don’t let the traditional styling fool you, Taransay is actually a modern classic yacht, having been launched as recently as 2015.

Photo: Wioletta Kowalska



Rossinavi |   38.9 m |   2015

Westport 125

The 38.1 metre Westport 125 features a huge raised pilothouse, which is part bridge and part skylounge. The comfortable seating and amazing panoramic views make this an ideal place to watch the world go by as the twin 2,600hp MTU diesel engines quietly munch up the miles.

Photo: Scott Pearson