The Best Superyacht Pools in the World

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Octopus

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 Flying Fox, Madsummer and Octopus...

One of the coolest offerings to join the brokerage 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 bright yellow submarine, a glass-bottom swimming pool can transform into a dancefloor with a nearby bar for drinks served poolside.

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Flying Fox

One of the biggest superyachts in the world, Lürssen's 136 metre Flying Fox, is unsurprisingly home to one of the biggest pools. Thanks to the yacht's 22.5 metre beam, the aft deck accommodates a 12 metre pool that sits transversely (the first of its kind). Among its cool features are counter-current jets, a height adjustable floor, and a glass front that can be misted to opaque at the touch of a button.

Image courtesy of Guillaume Plisson

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FLYING FOX

Lurssen |  136 m |   36 guests  Price from €3,500,000 p/w

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FLYING FOX

Lurssen |   136 m |   2019
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Eclipse

The spectacular 15 metre pool aboard the Terence Disdale-designed Eclipse features a bottom that raises to create a paddling pool, or lifts to turn the area into a dance floor. Is there anything it can’t do, in fact? Its transforming properties makes superyacht Eclipse's pool one of the best.

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ECLIPSE

Blohm & Voss |   162.5 m |   2010
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Savannah

When Feadship teamed up with CG Design to create Savannah there was a real focus on fine details, and the swimming pool is a great example of this with an intricate mosaic pattern created on the bottom. Flanked by sunpads and a massive C-shaped wrap of seating, this is an ideal spot to soak up some sun.

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Kaos

Outdoor life on board the mighty 110 metre Kaos - perhaps better known under her former name Jubilee - revolves around the main deck aft, where an 8.5 metre pool vies for attention with a 14-seat dining table, and the intimate sundeck with its superyacht spa pool.

Image courtesy of Rupert Peace / Claire Booth
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Dream

The view on board Dream's forward bar overlooks the massive swimming pool on board the 106.5 metre conversion, which is split across two-levels. The swimming pool has been designed for easy operation and can be emptied into a dump tank in nine minutes, either from the deck or wheelhouse.

Image courtesy of Frederic Ducout
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Amadea

Most of Amadea's visitors will arrive in one of the yacht's custom Windy tenders, where their first view is of the teak of the beach club, which is partly overhung by the 10-metre pool on the main deck, overflowing down a glass wall behind the boat’s backlit name. It is an impressive way to make the boat’s acquaintance. “I tried to make it dramatic,” says exterior designer Espen Øino of the pool. “Loungers at either side kind of float in space, and look like two wings coming off it.”

Image courtesy of Guillaume Plisson
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DAR

DAR's family-friendly oval-shaped pool is raised above the deck to keep young children from falling in, while also providing parents comfortable seating when watching over them. A waterfall splashes into the pool from the deck above which also acts as a privacy curtain, separating the pool from the al fresco dining area aft. Wraparound glass bulwarks act as windbreakers while allowing for beautiful views. 

Image courtesy of George Ajoury
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Lady Moura

For a yacht that spends most of her time cruising the Mediterranean, it might seem like an odd choice to put the swimming pool indoors. But, at the touch of a button, the glass-clad ceiling opens to create a peaceful indoor-outdoor space with casual dining, coffee tables and an outdoor terrace. This recreation deck also plays host to a gym, spa and sauna.

Image courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons
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Here Comes The Sun

Next up is the main deck swimming pool on board 83 metre Here Comes The Sun. Easy to access, this long and shallow pool ends with a swim-up superyacht bar — one of the main attractions of the first Amels Limited Editions 272 yacht, which was delivered to her Beatles-loving owner in early 2017.

Image courtesy of Jeff Brown/ Breed Media

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