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

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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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STEFANIA

Dynamiq   41 m •   2021

Flying Fox

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There are as many as five ethanol-fuelled and real-wood fireplaces on board 136 metre superyacht Flying Fox, plus an additional two firepits on the outdoor decks for cooler evenings. These fireplaces help create a cosy, home-away-from-home feel throughout the interiors of the world's most expensive superyacht for charter, which were designed by Mark Berryman. Project manager at builder Lürssen, Florian Preuss, explains that they work “like a normal fireplace at home” with the exception that insulated ducts force smoke up through the mast so that the fireplaces meet marine safety regulations. Preuss adds: “the glass pane in front needs to be closed all the time and there is a shut-off mechanism.”

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FLYING FOX

Lurssen   136 m •   2019

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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RAGNAR

Royal Niestern Sander   68.2 m •   2012

Avocette III

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After lying unused for the best part of a century, Avocette III underwent a transformation under the supervision of Bill Morong of Yachting Solutions. While preserving the classic, Gatsby-esque 1930s exterior design from period drawings, the interior was totally refurbished. The pièce de résistance is a working, stainless-steel fireplace that the owner himself dug up in a small London shop. The fireplace is the centrepiece of the yacht’s convertible saloon/master at amidships.

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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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HAIDA 1929

Krupp Germaniawerft   71.1 m •   1929

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HAIDA 1929

Krupp Germaniawerft   71.1 m •   12 guests • Price from €310,000 p/w

Amadea

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Designed by Francois Zuretti, the interiors on board the 106 metre Lürssen superyacht Amadea have a classic and regal feel. This is most aptly seen in the main saloon, which features a white marble stone fireplace finished with gold details. When the fire is roaring, this element adds warmth and a cosy ambience to the yacht's central room. A further firepit and comfy sofa area can be found on the huge aft deck - perfect for keeping warm outside on a chilly night.

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AMADEA

Lurssen   106.1 m •   2017

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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KISMET

Lurssen   95.2 m •   2014

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KISMET

Lurssen   95.2 m •  12 guests •  €169,000,000

Spirit Of The C's

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When the 60 metre Perini Navi sailing yacht Spirit of The C's underwent a refit from 2014-2016, a fireplace was one of the new design elements added on board. Rome-based architect Michela Reverberi, who was in charge of the interior transformation, left greater open spaces in the main saloon but decided to add a long, thin gas fireplace as an accent piece, which contributes very little visual weight with its sleek design.

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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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LEGEND

IHC Verschure   77.4 m •   1974

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LEGEND

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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FAR NIENTE

Westport   39.62 m •   2014

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