Swimming pools and superyachts are a match made in heaven, with an onboard pool richly enhancing the yacht charter experience. Whether it's to take a sunrise dip in oasis-like solitude, unwind on the aft deck with friends, champagne in hand, or make a thrilling splash with those dearest: a swimming pool is the ideal setting for defining moments in untold comfort.
Freshwater or saltwater, heated or ice-cold, interior or exterior: yacht swimming pool options are practically endless. Features are plentiful too: from counter-current jets to swim bars to glass bottoms, to underwater lights and even pools that transform into dancefloors at the click of a button. A magical onboard escape, here are our favorite charter yachts with swimming pools that truly delight.
Superyacht FLYING FOX is the world's largest charter yacht to date, so it should come as no surprise that she also features one of the most impressive swimming pools: a sprawling 12m spectacular that stretches out across her main deck aft.
It enjoys an elevated position overlooking the swim platform — which is more than 22.5m wide no less. From here, charter guests can take advantage of incredible views and the convenient direct connection to the beach club below.
Glittering mosaic tiles contrast against cream sun pads flanking the space, and provide ample seating for guests to relax while soaking up the sun. A TV screen is positioned forward for guests to indulge in all-day entertainment.
And as the sun sets over the horizon light gently illuminates the pool: an idyllic backdrop for a waterside aperitif or an evening dip aglow.
Motor yacht TITANIA is another Lürssen-built superyacht of an immaculate pedigree with a majestic pool. She provides a premier cruising experience, especially for entertaining as the vessel features a 4.5m upper deck pool replete with a swim-up bar. This luxury yacht is an ideal charter pick for guests keen to have poolside celebrations — she's made for them.
Coupled with her sea-level beach club offering a sauna, bar, as well as a veritable flotilla of toys, superyacht TITANIA ensures a blissful vacation that is completely harmonious with the open waters.
Award-winning superyacht SAVANNAH (the world's first hybrid superyacht) is a masterpiece in every sense of the word, and this includes her spectacular 9m long pool which extends along the main deck aft. Steps on both sides of the pool create a seamless transition to the swimming platform.
It's certainly the focal point from dawn to dusk. By day, when the sun hits the water, the tiles shimmer in shades of deep blue, rich turquoise and soft cerulean, mimicking the ripple of the ocean. When night falls, it's the perfect setting for champagne soirées under a blanket of stars, when the pool is gloriously illuminated.
Iconic motor yacht ALFA NERO has won many accolades for her novel approach to superyacht living, and she continues to turn heads on the open waters. She boasts a much-celebrated infinity pool with a glass aft complete with a convertible platform. This impressive feat of engineering means her pool has myriad functions: it can be raised slightly to offer safer swimming for children, become an open space for a dining area, turn into a dazzling dancefloor or even act as a helicopter landing pad.
Flanked by sunbeds capturing sunlight from every angle, a wet bar and capacious al-fresco dining areas, sleek superyacht ALFA NERO ticks all the boxes for glamorous gatherings.
Classic motor yacht CHRISTINA O single-handedly crafted the superyacht playbook as a floating pleasure palace for her previous owners, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy. Today, her exterior styling and timeless interiors act as a nostalgic vignette to the golden era of yachting.
The vessel is home to the world-famous Onassis swimming pool, engraved with a faithful copy of a mosaic mural depicting a Minoan bull that originally appeared at the ancient palace of Knossos in Greece. The pool can be raised flush to the deck to transform into a functional space or turn into a dance floor for guests to shimmy the night away.
A triumph of dynamic design, luxury yacht LADY LENA aims to impress with spacious social areas, light-drenched interiors and precise attention to Art Nouveau styling. The finest embodiment of this is her large glass-bottomed pool (in typical Sanlorenzo fashion) when gently suffuses a beautiful turquoise light onto the beach club below. In tandem, there are also fold-down terraces at either side of the beam where sunpads, deck chairs, and tables can be placed to create a social seating space.
Motor yacht ICON is a yacht that absolutely lives up to her name with her gorgeous 5m infinity pool. A stunning architectural design feat, it provides a mirage of a seemingly unending link between pool and sea, as well as providing a mesmerizing spot to gaze at the ever-changing panoramas.
On the lower deck aft, the exceptional beach club offers a bar, sun loungers, gym, and luxury hammam with ample space on the swimming platform to doze off while listening to the sound of gently lapping waves.
From early morning dips to late-night cocktails, motor yacht ICON's pool is a sublime setting for every occasion.
What do we love about superyacht OKTO? She's a visually striking delight from bow to stern. Her aft deck infinity pool is a sight to behold: offering eyepoppingly pretty 360-degree views. It can be both a salt or freshwater pool, but whichever you choose, you can rest assured that you will be able to swim in the utmost comfort and in total tranquility.
Superyacht LADY S is the epitome of modern minimalism, and this theme elegantly extends to her aft deck glass-bottom swimming pool.
The pool's design has been optimized to ensure the entire charter party can enjoy the space to the fullest. She boasts separate shaded and sunning areas for those desiring bronzing opportunities and a social hub. And should they so wish, guests can try out the waterfall shower head floating above the centre of the pool with various pressures and features.
The pool area also provides an excellent connection to the beach club on the main deck below. Together, they fuse into one cohesive haven onboard, thanks to a pair of staircases that lead into the area below.
Luxury yacht MADSUMMER's 12m swimming pool appears built into the main deck aft like a carefully cut sapphire; a gem enclosed by sizeable and welcoming sun pads and high glass bulwarks offering privacy and protecting the area from harsh winds. It's an utterly charming spot where yacht charter guests can spend most, if not all, of their time blissfully swimming laps or sliding into the water for a soak.
Builder: Dunya Yachts
Upon stepping onto superyacht AXIOMA's main deck aft, you will be immediately greeted with the vessel's crowning glory: her sprawling infinity swimming pool. It's an open-air delight that provides the perfect setting for guests to enjoy a cooling dip on sunbaked afternoon, before retreating to the cloud-like sunbeds that flank the pool for unrivalled bronzing spots.
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