The Best Superyacht Pools in the World
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Flying Fox

Superyacht swimming pools represent the ultimate spot for on-board 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 Flying Fox and Madsummer

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.

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FLYING FOX

Lurssen |   136 m |   2019
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Attila

The 64 metre Attila features three pools, but the most striking by far is that on the aft end of the main deck, with glass walls and floor shedding light on to the beach club below. Measuring 5m by 3m, it holds 16,500 litres of water, equivalent to some 16.5 tonnes. The glass needed to be incredibly strong to resist the force from slopping water – in the case of Sanlorenzo yacht Attila, the glass is more than 2cm thick.

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ATTILA

Sanlorenzo |   64.25 m |   2019
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Madsummer

Madsummer’s centrepiece swimming pool sits aft of the main deck, surrounded by sunpads and glass bulwarks. Positioning the swimming pool here freed up space in the beach club below and allows the owner to view the area from the private owner’s deck two decks above. Just like the upper saloon and observation lounge, the swimming pool area is furnished with the characteristic blues that are found throughout the Lürssen superyacht.

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Madsummer

|  95.3 m |   12 guests  Price from $1,400,000 p/w

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MADSUMMER

Lurssen |   95 m |   2019
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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.”

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Elandess

The eight metre sundeck pool contains 22 tonnes of fresh water warmed via waste heat recovery. It has a glass wall for watching grandchildren at play, and a skylight at the bottom which sits above the main staircase.

Elandess won four gongs at the Boat International Design and Innovation Awards 2019 and was delivered in 2018 by Abeking and Rasmussen with exterior and interior design by Harrison Eidsgaard.

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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

|  43 m |  12 guests |  $7,600,000

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ECLIPSE

Blohm & Voss |   162.5 m |   2010
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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.

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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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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.

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Dream

|  37.8 m |  10 guests |  $6,195,000
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Seven Sins

With a glass bottom and glass panels, the pool on the first Sanlorenzo 52 Steel yacht Seven Sins plays with transparencies, creating a spectacular effect in the superyacht beach club below.

Styled inside and out by Officina Italiana Design, Seven Sins was launched in January 2017 and is the largest yacht from Sanlorenzo to date.

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