The best superyacht pools in the world

Superyacht swimming pools represent the ultimate spot for onboard relaxation and some of the world’s biggest yacht builders have taken novel approaches to this challenge. We take a closer look at some of the finest examples, including favourites Ije, Victorious, Madsummer and Octopus...


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Since her launch in 2019 Benetti's 108 metre flagship Ije has been busy cruising to far away destinations, but don't let her exploratory prowess fool you. The yacht is equipped with enough amenities to make even the most pampered royalty feel at home, including a large pool on the aft deck overlooking the stern. Flanked by a wooden villa-style rim, the pool is surrounded by sun loungers and sofas. Nearby is the large al fresco dining table, so guests can easily cool off after over-indulging at supper. 


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AK Yacht's 85 metre Victorious was launched in April 2021 and, after 14 years in the making, found its way onto the cover of BOAT International. Following a change in ownership during the build, Victorious received a six-metre extension to the stern. The increase in overall length allowed for the room of a 200 square metre beach club, which includes a large heated swimming pool for guests to use. The pool is decorated with an array of mosaic tiles and has a swim current, for the swimmer who enjoys a bit of excitement. Alongside the indoor-outdoor pool is a massage room, hammam and lounge. 


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The 80 metre Excellence is perhaps the most striking yacht ever to leave Abeking & Rasmussen’s yard in Bremen, northern Germany. Within her remarkable Winch Design-penned exterior is a large, raised pool on the main deck. In a rather civilised fashion, the amenity comes equipped with bar stools that line the water's edge. Not only does the pool satisfy the desires of roisterers and revellers alike, but it also spreads dappled light onto the beach club below through its glass bottom.  


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One of the coolest offerings to join the charter market in recent years, the 126.2 metre Lürssen superyacht Octopus was built for the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and is packed with all sorts of treats. Alongside her two helicopters and submarine, a glass-bottom swimming pool can transform into a dancefloor with a nearby bar for drinks served poolside.


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The charter yacht of choice for Bill Gates and party guest Jeff Bezos, 107-metre Lana hosts an inviting eight-metre pool on her aft deck. One of many spa facilities on board the Benetti-built colossus, the pool is surrounded by sunpads looking out port and starboard towards the ocean. For a chance to try it out for yourself, Lana is available for charter from 1.8 million Euros


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Built by Palumbo Superyachts's Columbus brand and penned by Sergio Cutolo and his team at Hydro Tec, 80 metre Dragon is bursting with luxury features. Chief among these is the seven metre waterfall pool on the sundeck, which has its own incorporated spa pool. It's here that guests can totally relax and unwind, nestled atop this classic yacht while overlooking the ocean.

Mangusta GranSport 45

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The 45 metre RR, one of Mangusta's GranSport45 line, features a huge infinity pool on its foredeck. Flanked on either side by sunpads, the area is part of an "astonishingly large area for outside living", according to BOAT International's own Sam Fortescue. The Alberto Mancini-penned superyacht boasts two pools; the jewel of its foredeck as well as a spa pool located aft. 

Sirena 88

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Sirena Yachts' 27 metre flagship model Sirena 88 sports the exterior stylings of Germán Frers, including a lavish swimming pool on the foredeck. Fitted with a curved glass front wall that provides guests with ocean views, the inside of the pool is mosaic-lined and offset by smooth wooden framing. Fancy a night-time dip? This yacht has you covered, with pop-up side lighting adding plenty of atmosphere.


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Don't let the military-style of 85 metre explorer yacht Bold fool you - there's still plenty of spaces designed to entertain. Above the 34-metre-long aft deck, or "party deck" according to the owner's son, sits a 2,700 litre spa pool for cooling off after any festivities. Alternatively, guests can turn-up the heat, or just relax on the sunpads either side. To top it all off, the front wall is made from glass, giving swimmers an unobstructed view of the ocean. 


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Sitting behind the empty fordeck on Ace, Lürssen’s 85-metre superyacht, lies a huge pool. Designer Andrew Winch was inspired by Roman designs; the resulting effect is a seating area around the pool that makes you feel like you’re in a taverna. Whole days can be spent sunbathing and swimming, with evening cocktails out on the foredeck and the sound of piano drifting from inside. 

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