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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.