The best superyacht fireplaces

Fireplaces on superyachts are a technical challenge, but when properly designed they can provide a stunning centrepiece for the saloon, instantly warming the atmosphere on board. To get into the festive spirit as the weather gets colder, BOAT rounds up the very best yachts with fireplaces, starting with the golden-hulled Stefania...

Stefania

Credit: Tom Van Oossanen

The Art Deco-inspired interiors on board Stefania, which were styled in-house by builder Dynamiq, are equally as opulent as the gilded exterior of the 41 metre superyacht. The Gatsby-esque theme is clear in the dining area in the main saloon, which has a formal, gold-streaked dining table backed by an opulent mirrored wall with a modern, fully-functioning fireplace. “Having real fire is possible due to the bio-ethanol technology,” explains Dynamiq founder Sergei Dobroserdov, adding that the fireplace will likely prove useful in the cooler climates which Stefania can reach thanks to her 3,000 nautical mile cruising range.

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Dynamiq   41 m •   2021

Ragnar

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Named after a legendary Viking warrior, explorer yacht Ragnar has been designed for cruising through the cool waters of nordic countries, and her wood-panelled and tartan-patterned RWD interiors are suitably cosy for such destinations. “The owner is fond of British-style pubs,” says designer Charlie Baker, so it's hardly surprising that a traditional-looking steam fireplace built from wood and grey stone would add adornment to the upper saloon. Fireplaces have also been installed in the cabins for a homely feel throughout 68 metre superyacht.

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Royal Niestern Sander   68.2 m •   2012

Haida 1929

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This fireplace in the main saloon of this 66.5 metre classic is one of three found on board. There are also fireplaces in the owner's saloon and the formal dining room. The fireplaces on board Haida 1929 “burn small blocks that are like biofuel, which are the same sort of fireplaces that would be installed in apartments in New York City”, Captain Daan de Witt explained. Unlike some onboard “fireplaces” that use steam and LED light to produce a fire-like effect, the biofuel used on Haida 1929 generates some real warmth.

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Krupp Germaniawerft   71.1 m •   1929

Kismet

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You’ll warm to any one of the four fireplaces on board Kismet, but our personal favourite is the main deck firepit - by far the best spot to gather and enjoy pre-dinner aperitifs. Launched in July 2014, this 95 metre Lürssen took a major honour at the 2015 World Superyacht Awards, claiming top spot in the Displacement Motor Yachts of 1,300GT to 2,999 GT of 75 metres and above category. Having already built the first Kismet, now named Global, owner Shahid Kahn knew what was required when he decided to build a new bigger, better yacht: a winning combination.

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Lurssen   95.2 m •   2014

Legend

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Owner Jan Verkerk was instrumental to this ice-breaking explorer yacht's rebirth at Icon Yachts and his antarctic cruising plans necessitated plenty of cosy spaces to warm up after a day out in the cold. The elaborate main deck fireplace is the most notable example on board 77.4 metre Legend, with ornate fish sculptures and dark woodwork contrasting with the plush white armchairs, but there are also several steam-powered Opti-myst fires on board this remarkable and rugged globetrotter.

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IHC Verschure   77.4 m •   1974

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Icon Yachts   77 m •   22 guests • Price from €545,000 p/w

Far Niente

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Panoramic views aren’t the only sizzling feature in the upper saloon of Westport 130 Far Niente; the lovely electric fireplace will spark interest, too. Built from GRP and with a top speed of 24 knots, this superyacht was designed by William Garden, with Westport's in-house design team collaborating with Halffman Designs on the interiors of the 39.62 metre superyacht. She has accommodation for up to ten guests split across five staterooms, with additional space for seven crew members.

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Westport   39.62 m •   2014

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Westport   40 m •  10 guests •  $17,995,000

Serenity

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The spacious skylounge on board 40.52 metre Serenity was designed in a gentleman's club style, complete with a fully stocked bar and humidor. However, it is the superyacht fireplace that steals the show, as its shimmering electric glow catches the eye from all angles. Launched in 2016 by IAG Yachts, Serenity was styled inside and out by Evan K Marshall.

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IAG Yachts   40.53 m •   2016

Serene

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At the forward end of the dining room on Serene is a magnificent glass-enclosed gas fire pit. This 133.9 metre Fincantieri had her interiors styled by Reymond Langton Design and boasts 4,500 square metres of interior space. Other amenities throughout her seven decks include a hangar and two helicopter landing pads, a large salt water swimming pool which can accommodate service craft and a submarine with a diving depth of up to 100 metres.

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Fincantieri   133.9 m •   2011

Attessa IV

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Ramp up the romance and snuggle up next to this marble-finished 19th century English fireplace in the forward dining saloon of 100 metre superyacht Attessa IV. Originally built in 1999 by Hayashikane, Attessa IV was masterfully rebuilt by her loving owner Dennis Washington, for whom redoing yachts is his passion, pleasure and relaxation. The puzzle he worked on was how to keep such a large vessel intimate, both inside and out. To control the vastness of the space, he envisioned Attessa IV as having a waist at the area of the central ventilation and exhaust trunks amidships, and flares to widen the side decks fore and aft.

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Hayashikane   100.89 m •   1999

Solandge

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Sit back and ignite the feeling of relaxation in the large seating area forward of the dining table on Solandge, complete with an imposing marble-clad fireplace. This superyacht was launched in 2013 and can accommodate 12 guests in eight cabins, including a dedicated owner's deck. The contemporary interior of this 85 metre Lürssen, designed by Aileen Rodriguez, has classical touches and a mix of rare materials including 49 stone selections and 33 exotic woods. Solandge is also notable for having two standout cinemas on board.

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Lurssen   85.1 m •   2013

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