The Best Superyacht Beach Clubs in the World

Calypso's welcoming beach club

A superyacht beach club is more than the place to swim and splash around. Offering bars, lounges and spa access, the best superyacht beach clubs are all-round waterfront entertaining venues that are a must-have on any luxury yacht.

First impressions are everything. And stepping onto the larger-than-average 15 square metre beach club on board the 36 metre Mulder ThirtySix superyacht Calypso is sure to achieve just that. Designed to be welcoming, the beach club is perfectly equipped to relieve the weary traveller with a basin and towels to freshen up as soon as you come on board.

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Dream's 42 square metre dive centre

A superyacht as big as the breathtaking 106.5 metre Dream, needs a beach club to match. In fact, having easy access to the sea for swimming, diving and watersports was one of the key demands of owner George J Prokopiou during the yacht's extensive conversion. The result is no usual beach club. As well as a dive store and space to keep rugged tenders and the overhead cranes to launch them, there is a 42-square-metre, 12-tonne stern door that opens on to the sea.

Silver Fox's family-friendly beach club

The second hull in Baglietto’s 48 series, Silver Fox sports a number of modifications to the first hull Andiamo. Key to this was the decision to do away with Andiamo’s aft tender garage to create a proper beach club, complete with a bar, gym and steam room. All tender and toy storage was moved forward instead, to sit on the upper deck. This arrangement suits the owner family just fine. “We can start playing back on the beach club while the crew are up front pulling off the toys,” says the owner.

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O'Ptasia's spectacular beach club

At 85 metres O'Ptasia is certainly spectacular, but there's more to her than sheer size. Her all-weather beach club will impress even the most discerning charter guests, with discreet sliding glass doors that keep the temperature of the beach club cool, even on a hot day. Inside, there's a bar fitted with a juicer for freshly squeezed orange juice and smoothies served to your sunbed, as well as a white marble steam room inspired by Turkish hammams. Plus, O'Ptasia's generous swim platform has a additional section that raises and lowers for easy access to the sea.

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Go's open plan beach club

With a bright turquoise hull, 77 metre Go certainly stands out from the crowd. Launched in 2018, this flagship from Turquoise Yachts features a 162 metre square beach club that opens on three sides to provide guests direct access to the sea. Inside, there's a onyx bar, 100 inch TV, massage room and steam room. Locating the tender garage amidships allowed for such a vast area, which was a real selling point for the owner.

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Harmony's technical store-turned-beach club

A refit in 2017 added three metres to Harmony's length allowing her owners to turn a tired technical store into a luxurious teak-clad beach club. The space is a Scandinavian-feeling haven, complete with a wet bar and massage area, plus hammam, shower and dive store. The new stern gives a grand first impression for those stepping off tenders, with a pair of illuminated staircases sweeping down from the main deck. Plus, a lowerable swim platform with steps that descend into the water lets swimmers take a carefree dive into the sea and climb back on board easily.

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Aquijo's sailing yacht beach club

It’s not often that you find a beach club on a sailing yacht, but then again Aquijo is no ordinary sailing yacht. As the world’s largest ketch, she has more than enough room to accommodate a spacious beach club, complete with a hammam, sauna and a spectacular spa pool that is illuminated by a large skylight. As if all that wasn’t impressive enough, the watertight aft doors mean that Aquijo’s beach club can still be used when she’s sailing along at her brisk top speed of 20 knots.

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Aquila's refitted beach club

The largest British refit project to date, Aquila (ex-Cakewalk) was completely updated and relaunched at Pendennis in 2016. Her beach club was one of the key areas to receive a makeover, with a skylight added to bring more light into this waterside chill-out spot. What's more, the tender garage access was moved to the starboard stairwell, meaning that crewmembers no longer have to interrupt proceedings when the time comes to launch her array of superyacht water toys.

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Just J’s beach club gym

For the 61 metre Hakvoort flagship Just J’s, the owner specified a superyacht gym in the beach club, which allows for a rigorous workout right next to the water. Moving forward, the side-loading tender garage can be set up for post-gym relaxation, with inflatable sofas and fold-out panels creating a perfect chillout spot.

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Excellence V's waterfront bar beach club

Excellence V, the superyacht built with the charter market in mind, has one of the best beach clubs that's primed for entertaining. The 60 metre Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht's beach club is set on the side so that guests aren't disrupted by tenders launching aft. It has a private bar, and when the side door is lowered there's space in the sun for lounge chairs, creating the perfect perch over the water for sunbathing and cocktails.

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