Forward thinking: Standout superyacht foredecks

The superyacht foredeck has been reinvented to accommodate a variety of uses, from spa pools with a view and helipads to dedicated tender and toy storage. BOAT rounds up the best superyacht foredecks out there. 

Perfect Lady

Image courtesy of Maurizio Paradisi

The foredeck on board the first Mangusta Gransport 33 Perfect Lady is notable not only for the fresh ambience, gifted by a creamy colour scheme, but the stunning infinity pool forward. This pool is one of two onboard, with the second infinity spa pool on the flybridge intended for the owner’s grandchildren. Another family-friendly customisation is the side gates, which restrict access from the side decks to the foredeck.

EIV

Credit: Michele Chiroli

The plunge pool, which takes centre stage on 48 metre Rossinavi superyacht EIV's foredeck, is one of three pools on board, including a contra-flow swimming pool on the sundeck and a third cooling plunge pool in the beach area. “My vision was to build the ultimate 50-metre yacht by incorporating my experiences visiting the finest spas throughout the world,” the owner says. 

Cecilia

The foredeck of the Wider built 50 metre Cecilia is a prime spot for catching rays with its awning and spa pool. The touch-and-go helipad area sits next to it but is more commonly used for sunbathing or as a dance floor, with lights and a DJ set-up built in.

Mimi la Sardine

The deck areas on board the 33.5 metre Cantiere delle Marche explorer Mimi la Sardine have been arranged for maximum functionality and style. Aloft, the sundeck includes a spa pool, sunbathing and bimini-shaded dining area while another large sunbed, ideally positioned to obtain a cooling breeze while at anchor, is found on the foredeck.

Elandess

The foredeck on the 74.5 metre Abeking & Rasmussen Elandess sits just forward of the yacht's spectacular observational lounge. Populated with relaxed seating, it is a special place where the owner and his family enjoy a regular aperitif. "We particularly enjoyed having pre-dinner drinks on the foredeck seating area, which is out of view of the wheelhouse. It’s rare for yachts to have that capability," he told Boat International.

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ELANDESS

Abeking & Rasmussen |   74.5 m |   2018

O'Ptasia

The foredeck on board the 85 metre Golden Yachts flagship O'Ptasia has been entirely dedicated to the yacht's impressive helipad, which allows guests to make swift entrances and exits in style, a must for a regular charter boat.

Atlante

Maurizio Paradisi

The flush fit, teak-clad and stylishly minimalist foredeck of the 54.8 metre CRN superyacht Atlante conceals a teak table and chairs that retract into the floor to become invisible and let the deck serve as a superyacht helipad.

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ATLANTE

CRN |   54.8 m |   2015

Cloud 9

Maurizio Paradisi

The owners didn’t need a helipad on this 74 metre CRN, so they created a grand entertaining space instead, with a tented area for sun protection — it’s a hot spot for karaoke. Delivered in May 2017, Cloud 9 is the Italian yard’s second largest launch to date behind the 80 metre Chopi Chopi.

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CLOUD 9

Kaiserwerft |   40.6 m |   2007

Kismet

Photo: Guillaume Plisson

Shahid Khan, owner of Fulham FC and the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, made suitably sporty use of the huge foredeck on his Espen Øino-designed 95.2 metre Lürssen superyacht Kismet, which is set up for half-court basketball. It can also be converted into a touch-and-go helipad when needed.

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KISMET

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

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KISMET

Lurssen |   95.2 m |   2014

Logica 147

The long, lean, low-slung styling of this 44.8 metre allowed Luca Brenta Design to think outside the box with a spectacular 5.5 metre foredeck spa pool. The debut 2014 launch from Italian yard Logica Yachts, the Logica 147 features accommodation for up to 12 guests and nine crewmembers in an interior styled by Martin Kemp Design.

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