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...

Madsummer

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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

Lurssen   95 m •   2019

Lunasea

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The 73 metre Feadship superyacht was designed for a big family, which explains the huge eight metre long infinity pool on the main deck. With swathes of curved glass found on Lunasea's bulwarks and exterior stairways, the pool is no different. The glass for the pool was specifically designed to ensure perfect fit and stability. Surrounding the area are sun loungers on a vintage wooden slatted deck, which gives the pool a classic feel.

North Star

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Designed by Espen Øino and Ozgun Yacht Design, 63 metre North Star has a massive spa pool located on the sun deck. "There was a lot of emphasis on the sundeck space,” according to Øino. “That was the pièce de résistance of the whole boat.” Known to be an active superyacht, North Star's poolside seating area can seat a large party of guests - lucky then, as it's recently been spotted cruising round Spain. 

O'Pari

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Golden Yachts’ 95 metre flagship, O’Pari, is the eleventh in their “O’” franchise and the largest to date. Built in 1996, the superyacht's pool is found on the bridge deck - and doesn’t look out of place in terms of size on the sprawling five decker. Flanked by sunbeds to create a communal atmosphere around the pool, there is also a covered area for when the elements become too much. The opposite end has a politely curved edge and sports Roman-esque decorations on the tiles.

Lady Moura

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Although 105 metre Lady Moura turned 30 last year, you wouldn’t know it. Her palatial interior looks just as pristine as the day Blohm+Voss launched her in 1990. The pool on the top deck sits forward of the helipad. Glass-clad, with an opening roof, it offers a private set-up, surrounded with casual dining and coffee tables, a spa pool, dance studio and terrace.

Solandge

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After you have visited Solandge’s sauna, steam room, massage room and gym, a few smug laps in the adjacent glass-backed pool will show off your toned physique in style. This is truly one of the best superyacht pools and spa havens to be found.

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SOLANDGE

Lurssen   85.1 m •   2013

Eclipse

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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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Flying Fox

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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

Here Comes The Sun

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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.

DreAMBoat

Credit: Guillaume Plisson

DreAMBoat has a 6 metre pool on the main aft deck as well as a large spa pool on the sundeck. The latter is tucked away behind the wheelhouse, way up on the bridge deck. It’s a space that can be used in seclusion even when the boat is in port and other boats’ beach clubs are closed up and out of use.

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