The Best Superyacht Elevators

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Metis

Superyacht elevators are a must-have feature on many levels — they improve accessibility on board, aide flow between different areas of the yacht and provide a strong focal point for interior design. If you're in need of some interiors inspiration, check our favourite superyacht elevators below.

Delivered earlier this year, the 63-metre Metis features interior design by industry heavyweight Bannenberg & Rowell. The sleek steel and glass elevator is located on the bridge deck and is encircled to the monochromatic spiral staircase that offers a secondary option for ascension.

Image courtesy of Jeff Brown.

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METIS

Benetti |   63 m |   2019
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White Rabbit

White Rabbit claims the title as the world's largest trimaran. Delivered by Echo Yachts in 2018, she boasts not only an eye-catching staircase but also a snazzy elevator which runs from the lower deck to the sundeck with ease.

The lift is glass fronted and features the deep lilac Oliver Treutlein carpet seen throughout the yacht's living spaces, which becomes mottled with foot traffic and adds layers to the design.

Image courtesy of Neal Pritchard.

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WHITE RABBIT

Echo Yachts |   84 m |   2018
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Diamonds Are Forever

This glass-encased elevator, flanked by spectacular artwork in the main foyer, provides access to all three decks of the 61 metre James Bond-inspired Benetti superyacht Diamonds Are Forever.

Launched in 2011 for serial yacht owner John Staluppi, her lavish interior was designed by Evan K. Marshall. Guests have plenty of options for relaxing on board, including a full beauty salon.

Photo: Bugsy Gedlek

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DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Benetti |   60.95 m |   2011
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Graceful

The entrance lobby on the 82 metre Blohm+Voss superyacht Graceful features a grand staircase, but the star of the show is a large glass-sided elevator that provides quick access to all decks.

London-based studio H2 Yacht Design created the interiors for this steel and aluminium yacht, which was ten years in the making.

Photo: Superyacht Media

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GRACEFUL

Blohm & Voss |   82 m |   2014
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Kismet

Another of the world's finest superyacht elevators can be found on board the 95 metre Lürssen superyacht Kismet, whose lift is accessed via a lobby decorated in rich brown hues, setting the tone for the rest of the yacht and her dramatic Reymond Langton interiors.

Photo: Guillaume Plisson

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KISMET

Lurssen |  95.2 m |  12 guests |  £169,000,000

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KISMET

Lurssen |   95.2 m |   2014
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Kibo

Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht Kibo delivers a timeless example of superyacht elevator design, with her glass-sided lift providing access to all four decks. British designer Terence Disdale created the interior décor, which features ridged wall linings and calming beach club tones.

Photo: Marchant and Gonta

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Joy

Another glass-sided masterpiece, the superyacht elevator on board Feadship’s May 2016 launch Joy perfectly reflects the fresh approach that Studio Indigo brought to this project.

Connecting all three decks on board this 70 metre yacht, the lift gives guests glimpses out to sea via the floor-to-ceiling windows, which are just one of the many innovative exterior design features on superyacht Joy.

Photo: Feadship

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JOY

Feadship |  70 m |   12 guests  Price from €700,000 p/w

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JOY

Feadship |   70 m |   2016
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Elysian

The centrepiece of Lürssen’s highly original superyacht Elysian (ex-Ester III), this elevator is typical of the understated elegance that runs through all four decks. The foyer surrounding this lift features a grand staircase with a bronzed banister and a carved leather surround showing cranes in flight.

Photo: Klaus Jordan

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Grace E

The flagship of the Perini Navi-Pichiotti fleet, Grace E features a spectacular superyacht elevator that is decorated with gold thread and encased in glass panels.

The surface of this elevator shimmers under the subtle lighting that is built into the handrails of the surrounding spiral staircase.

Photo: Thierry Depagne

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Just J's

The 61 metre Hakvoort flagship, Just J’s marries a distinctive overall style with exceptional attention to detail.

Her superyacht elevator is a technical triumph as well as an aesthetic delight, as the shaft was built separately before being lowered into the hull from above by crane.

Photo: Dick Holthuis / Kaj ter Borgh

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JUST J'S

Hakvoort |   61 m |   2016

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