The jaw-dropping 115 metre Ahpo was delivered in 2021 by Lürssen to wide acclaim. Designed by Nuvolari Lenard, her voluminous interiors play host to a wide array of amenities including a 12-seater cinema equipped with velvet seats and a starlit ceiling. On the walls are three portraits of the owners’ favourite actors and artists – Dorothy Dandridge, Sidney Poitier and Sammy Davis Jr – created in black and white fabric mosaics that add a touch of vintage Hollywood to the elegant space.
12 standout superyacht cinemas for movie nights on board
Whether you have been trying to master an electric surfboard, or exploring ashore in the beating heat, sometimes it is nice to just put your feet up and flick on a movie. From a big screen experience to a cinema under the stars, we take a look at 12 of the best cinemas afloat...
Up to 12 guests can gather to watch films – nautical themed or otherwise – in the plush upper deck cinema on 82 metre Secret. Built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2013, the superyacht for sale boasts an interior by Jim Harris with the cinema fulfilling the luxurious design brief. The space is home to 12 red leather cinema-style reclining seats, so guests can flick through the list of over 1,000 movies in utmost comfort.
Famed for being the largest trimaran in the world, Echo Yachts’ 84 metre White Rabbit has plenty of space for entertaining facilities like cinemas. Located on the sundeck, the cinema is finished in chequered Tasmanian oak and was designed as an informal area for younger generations to enjoy. The cinema seats vibrate depending on what’s happening on screen, while the whole area can be shut off for a true cinema experience. Being away from the accommodation also means you can turn the volume way up.
The 85 metre SilverYachts explorer Bold is home to an enormous screen - or rather nine screens that can be synchronised to show one gigantic image - for streaming videos, looking at navigation information and charts, or watching a movie with the family. The space doubles up as a disco room in the evenings and the screen is hooked up to high-wattage sound via Renkus-Heinz speakers.
Nobiskrug’s 92.4 metre Tatoosh was originally delivered in 2000, but emerged in 2021 following an extensive refit. A full cinema is located on the main deck and features plush armchairs and footrests in crimson velvet, offering the perfect place for a private screening or a cosy movie night on board. A starred carpet is reminiscent of Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame - which seems more than fitting.
Benetti’s 108 metre IJE features an Art Deco interior by British studio RWD. Unlike the bright and airy main saloon and guest quarters, the cinema is finished in darker colours to ensure a perfect film-viewing experience and it’s fitted with a massive door and absorbing materials such as leather, carpets and soft cushions to prevent any noise from escaping into the adjacent guest or crew cabins.
Bilgin's 80 metre superyacht Tatiana has a wealth of entertainment features packed into her 1,680GT interiors styled by H2 Yacht Design. The cosy, blacked-out cinema features a warm colour palette and soft lighting and is equipped with plush sofas and even a daybed behind so that you can fully relax (or drift off to sleep) while watching your favourite film on the big screen.
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Laurentia's interior designer Radyca is particularly proud of her aft deck cinema - and for good reason. The retractable HD projector is fitted right above the sliding doors leading to the main saloon and is double-sided meaning guests can watch movies from both the saloon and the aft deck at the same time. The screen is treated with special 360-degree projection technology - which can be applied to both vinyl and glass - meaning films can be projected onto both sides simultaneously using just one projector equating to an impressively high-tech space-saving solution.
Acoustics were a primary focus for the Reymond Langton design team during the construction of Nobiskrug's sustainable hybrid superyacht, and that means that movie nights in the cosy cinema room on board Artefact will be uninterrupted by the outside word. The room has been equipped with a theatre-size screen and Atmos surround sound for an immersive viewing experience, and is also decorated with three-dimensional custom-made ceiling and wall panels constructed from corrugated leather which are designed to help with acoustic performance and soundproofing.
The iconic Perini Navi sailing yacht Maltese Falcon boasts the largest outdoor movie screen on the water. How? Films are projected onto her sails. This unusual outdoor cinema beats any indoor theatre experience hands down.