The 110-square-metre beach club on board Bilgin superyacht Tatiana is directly connected to the main saloon via a dramatic staircase. The eye-catching, angular stairway in Macassar wood and Carrara marble features backlit panels that create a futuristic feel that fits perfectly with the modern design found throughout the 80 metre yacht.
Stairway to heaven: Standout superyacht staircases
Superyacht staircases are an ideal canvas for interior designers to weave their magic. We round up some of the best examples of stairways found on board...
The main hallway on board this 42 metre Rossiniavi superyacht offers an impressive welcome on account of the elaborate staircase. Designed by Enrico Gobbi, the space is dominated by a geometric glass chandelier made from thousands of Swarovski crystals, cascading through all three decks and projecting flashes of light into the surrounding area.
With its plush red carpeting and handrail of varnished wood, the spiralling staircase on board the 106.1 metre Amadea looks like it could have been taken from inside a grand palace. Designed by François Zuretti, the gold finishes on the stairwell railings and the fleur-de-lis pattern underfoot add to the palatial feel of this Lürssen superyacht.
A fantastical tree decorated with handmade coloured pieces of glass is the backbone of the main staircase rising at the heart of the 85 metre Lürssen superyacht Solandge. Her contemporary interior was designed by Eileen Rodriguez with a mix of rare materials including 33 different exotic timbers.
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If any superyacht staircase could be considered a work of art, then the elegant spiral masterpiece on the award-winning Feadship superyacht Savannah is it. Cristina Gherardi Benardeau and Marcello Bozzarelli, of CG Design in Paris created Savannah's interiors as part of only their second superyacht project. This 83.5 metre superyacht's ample 12.5 metre beam means that the refined wooden staircase can unwind lazily from the top deck right down to the main deck.
This spectacular spiral staircase on Platinum-built Dubai is undoubtedly the centrepiece of this 162 metre Andrew Winch-designed superyacht. Accommodating up to 115 guests and owned by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, the glass steps even change colour to create different moods. Dubai’s showpiece may be oft copied but even years afters its launch, it remains in a league of its own.
The design approach on board the 30.48 metre Wally sailing superyacht Tango follows the theme of the cockpit-less deck, with staircase-less steps down to the saloon. Floating treads, their ends angled not unlike spoilers on a Formula One car or wavelets on an otherwise smooth sea, are suspended from the saloon’s aft bulkhead.
One of the most complex yachts in history, I Dynasty has a suitably spectacular superyacht staircase. Light marble creates the backbone of the staircase, while the wrought iron balustrade with gold-plated details features an intricate floral motif.