Standout Superyacht Helicopter Decks

Whether you're looking to explore uncharted islands or welcome guests in style, a superyacht helipad is a premium feature. Whisking guests from ship to shore in next to no time, we take a closer look at some of the best on the water...

Alfa Nero

The bottom of the pool on the legendary 81.27 metre Oceanco superyacht Alfa Nero rises up to deck level to become a helideck. It’s a clever use of space and the teak “H” design looks smart whether up or down.

O'Ptasia

Image courtesy of Jeff Brown/Breed Media

The striking touch-and-go helipad on board the 85-metre O'Ptasia is found at the bow of the bridge deck, which also features a waterfall pool and gym aft.

Vanish

Image courtesy of Feadship

The 66 metre Feadship Vanish is actually equipped with two helipads; a foredeck landing area and a second aft of the sundeck's dining area. The fore pad is generally used for daily operations while the helicopter is moved onto the aft area to be secured for longer passages.

New Secret

Photography by Jeff Brown/Breed Media

The owners of the second 74 metre Amels LE 242 superyacht New Secret stipulated that a cabin should be included on the bridge deck to provide easy access accommodation for the helicopter pilot. The construction process also saw a piece of the aft sundeck sacrificed to make the helipad's landing area larger.

Stella Maris

Yacht designer Espen Øino re-imagined the typically utilitarian helicopter deck on VSY’s revolutionary 72 metre superyacht Stella Maris. Øino envisioned a superyacht helipad that was a focal point. Rather than trying to disguise the helicopter deck, it defines the exterior profile on Stella Maris, jutting out on the upper aft deck. When not welcoming helicopters, the huge deck is put to good use as a space for sunning and socialising.

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