On-Water Workouts: Standout Superyacht Gyms

The converted captain's cabin gym on board Elysium

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There’s no need to ditch your fitness and wellbeing regime at sea, as our round up of the world’s finest superyacht gyms proves.

On Elysium, the standard layout of the 131 has been torn to shreds. The stairs, which usually lead to a large saloon aft with sofas and a bar, have been completely rerouted and the skipper's cabin has been turned into a gym housing bikes and cross-trainers. The saloon meanwhile has been transformed into the owner’s cabin and is smaller than the designated owner's cabin at the bow. But as owner Ron Gibbs says: "If you’re going to do overnight cruises, do not put your master cabin in the bow. In my configuration, it is so stable and so quiet. You also have your own private deck behind you. In the morning it’s great, too: into the gym, then straight to the shower, change…”

YXT 24 Evolution's ocean-view gym

Stocked with the very best equipment, the spacious gym on board the 24 metre Lynx Yachts YXT 24 Evolution looks out over the ocean and leads directly onto the beach platform.

Lady S's bridge deck gym

The extensively stocked gym on board Lady S sits on the bridge deck and overlooks the aft helipad. This is one of two gyms on board. Lady S is also equipped with a dedicated gym for the crew.

Vanish's sundeck gym

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Vanish's owners were so thrilled with their new-build 66.25 metre Feadship that their inaugural two-week cruise turned into an entire season packed with four Atlantic crossings. With so much time spent on board, it was fortunate that the owners had the foresight to install a generous gym. They even made tweaks to Harrison Eidsgaard's original design which placed a small gym inside the aft beach club area. Instead, they asked for it to be moved onto the sundeck's enclosed area, allowing it to be larger.

Vijonara's understated gym

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The last thing you might expect to find on board the teak decked, 38.8 metre sloop rigged sailing yacht Vijonara are the superyacht features of swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gyms that have become commonplace on many motor yachts. However, this Hoek Truly Classic yacht has a few surprises up her sleeve and keeps a modest gym down below. Hoek worked together with the owners to design a gym convertible into a single cabin forward of the owners' suite.

Cloudbreak’s beach club gym

Photo by Christopher Scholey

Given the rugged exterior aesthetic of the 72.25 metre Abeking & Rasmussen explorer yacht Cloudbreak, it should come as little surprise that she packs a fully-stocked superyacht gym, complete with two exercise bikes, a treadmill and kettle bells. Situated in the beach club, this premium workout space means that guests can enjoy their exercise regimen in close proximity to the water — the option of a refreshing dip is only a few short steps away.

Iron Man’s superhero inspired gym

The whole upper deck on this 38 metre Benetti Vivace 125 superyacht is dedicated to the gym. It has state-of-the art equipment by Technogym, including a cross-trainer and a treadmill, as well as a rubber floor to aid with soundproofing. It’s a truly impressive workout space — and with a name like Iron Man, what else would you expect?

RH3’s gym with a view

Photo by Bart Heynen

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.

Larry Ellison's gym on Enigma

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The 74.49 metre Blohm & Voss superyacht Enigma didn’t always have a superyacht gym. It was her second owner Larry Ellison who had this glass-sided workout space added to the main deck aft, meaning inspiring views while you burn off the calories on the treadmill or exercise bike.

Grace E's light-filled superyacht gym

Launched in 2014, the Perini Navi-Picchiotti built 73 metre motor yacht Grace E wowed with her upper deck dedicated to wellness with a superyacht gym, spa and beauty salon. This yacht's gym gives virtuous guests the best views on board, with a massive upper-deck gym wrapped in full-height windows. The windows and skylights both let in plenty of natural light as well creating a welcoming space.