Waterside workouts: Inside the 10 top superyacht gyms

There’s no need to ditch your daily fitness and wellbeing regime with these standout superyacht gyms. Take a look inside the best superyacht gyms for working out while on board, starting with the dedicated exercise room on board 126 metre charter yacht Octopus...

Octopus

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The 126 metre Lürssen Octopus recently made her debut on the charter market, boasting a list of amenities almost as long as she is. Among these is her state-of-the-art upper deck gym that features a host of treadmills and rowing machines, with budding athletes able to enjoy panoramic views of the ocean from within. For a post-workout reward, a drinks bar is located forward, just at the entrance to the gym.

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OCTOPUS

Lurssen   126.2 m •   2003

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OCTOPUS

Lurssen   126.2 m •   26 guests • Price from $2,200,000 p/w

Ije

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Benetti’s flagship, the 108 metre Ije, cuts a supremely elegant figure as she glides through the water with an exterior by British studio RWD. At anchor, a drop-down shell door opens aft starboard, revealing an exercise space fully outfitted with Technogym equipment. An array of bikes, running machines and sea-level yoga mats all feature, allowing for picturesque workouts.

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IJE

Benetti   108 m •   2019

Boardwalk

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Owned by Texan billionaire Tilman Fertitta, Feadship’s 78 metre Boardwalk also boasts a gym connected to the outside elements. The space is connected to her beach club and has a Peloton, workout mirror and other gym equipment. Alongside these sits a sauna for a post-workout steam, while a bar is found aft just to reset the balance.

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BOARDWALK

Feadship   76.5 m •   2021

Al Waab

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The 55 metre Al Waab, from Alia Yachts and Vripack, takes its name from an Arabic word that translates aptly as “a huge area that accommodates things.” On the list of luxury facilities is a gym, tucked away aft on the lower deck. Armed with a treadmill, exercise bike, full-length mirror and weights section, the gym can also be transformed into the yacht’s seventh cabin.

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AL WAAB

Alia Yachts   54.85 m •   2021

Escapade

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The 37.5 metre sailing yacht Escapade was delivered in 2014 by New Zealand yard Fitzroy Yachts and features an all-British design, comprising an exterior by Dubois Naval Architects and Design Unlimited-interiors. The notable on-deck feature is the Peloton bike that rises up from below, allowing for a long-cycling session with wide-stretching views of the ocean.

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ESCAPADE

Fitzroy Yachts   37.5 m •   2014

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ESCAPADE

Fitzroy Yachts   37.5 m •  8 guests •  €13,750,000

Broadwater

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Originally launched in 1994 by Dutch yard Frits de Voogt, the 56 metre Broadwater emerged from a refit courtesy of both Royal Huisman and Feadship in October 2020. Now propelled into the 21st century, the yacht’s fully-equipped al fresco gym is found on her aft deck. The space can be used as a full-service gym, or can be transformed into a relaxing wellness-area.

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BROADWATER

Feadship   56 m •   1994

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BROADWATER

Feadship   55.5 m •   12 guests • Price from $280,000 p/w

Skat

Image credit: Guillaume Plisson

Skat's indoor gym continues the clean and crisp design which flows throughout her interiors. This secluded, ocean-facing spot offers a health-kick escape, while the top deck area provides an alternative space for outdoor workouts as well as a spa pool to unwind and relax in. 

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SKAT

Lurssen   70.7 m •   2002

Quattroelle

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A yacht gym fit for the world's fastest man. This sprawling exercise space on board the Lürssen superyacht Quattroelle was apparently designed by star Olympic runner Usain Bolt. It sits up top and features a spa pool forward for a post work-out soak to sooth sore muscles.

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QUATTROELLE

Lurssen   86.11 m •   2013

RH3

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When the owner of RH3 set about rebuilding this 40 metre RMK Marine explorer yacht, he paid particular attention to the location of the gym. Situated in the skylounge, the gym takes pride of place on RH3, with two large windows in front of the exercise bikes so guests can enjoy a great view of rolling seascapes as they work out. This comfortable and inviting space features warming woodwork that reinterprets the ribbed expression of rope cladding.

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RH3

RMK Marine   38.58 m •   2003

Zeus

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The 74.49 metre Blohm & Voss superyacht Zeus didn’t always have a superyacht gym. It was her second owner, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, who had this glass-sided workout space added to the main deck aft. Equipped with gear including a treadmill and exercise bike, fitness fanatics can enjoy Inspiring views while burning off the calories.

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ZEUS

Blohm & Voss   74.5 m •   1991

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