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.
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.
London-based studio H2 Yacht Design created the interiors for this steel and aluminium yacht, which was ten years in the making.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The surface of this elevator shimmers under the subtle lighting that is built into the handrails of the surrounding spiral staircase.
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.
The elevator itself is clad stainless steel detailing that is polished to a jewel finish. Speaking after the launch, Till von Krause, the yard’s director of sales, said: “You can’t imagine how much work we did on it.”
Proof that superyacht elevators don’t have to be curved, the flagship of the Gulf Craft fleet features a square-shaped shaft.
With a dazzling interior lighting scheme, this elevator provides easy access to Escape’s extensive sundeck.
The Best Superyacht Elevators
Diamonds Are Forever
Photo: Bugsy Gedlek