EN­TIC­ING ON­BOARD AMENI­TIES

Waverun­ners and in­flat­able slides are time­less for on-the-wa­ter smiles, but some­times, it’s the on­board ameni­ties that shine.

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sport courts

What could be more fun than catch­ing the big match al­fresco style on the aft deck flat-screen tV? Play­ing that match your­self. While many yachts of­fer gyms and ex­er­cise equip­ment, sport courts are com­ing in vogue among some su­pery­acht own­ers, with bowl­ing al­leys, bas­ket­ball half-courts and ten­nis courts now be­ing in­te­grated into yacht de­sign. game, set, match.

the­aters

When it comes to cin­e­mas on a su­pery­acht, there re­ally isn’t a bad seat in the house. at the end of a sun-drenched day of wa­ter sports or ex­plor­ing, there’s no bet­ter way for a large fam­ily to un­wind than with a themed ‘movie night’ that the crew hosts. Full-blown movie the­aters are are regu-

larly among modern su­pery­acht ameni­ties, with some yachts of­fer­ing a ded­i­cated cin­ema room. Oth­ers con­vert a sa­lon or an ex­te­rior deck space into a theater con­fig­u­ra­tion that can be sur­pris­ingly spec­tac­u­lar. On sail­ing yachts, movies can be pro­jected onto a sail with sur­round­ing speak­ers for the ul­ti­mate al­fresco moviego­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. In the case of the 289­foot (88­me­ter) Perini Navi Mal­tese Fal­con, the screen is a sail on her mizzen­mast.

Spec­tac­u­lar SpaS

Liv­ing the good life at sea used to be about high­calo­rie in­dul­gence in the din­ing room. Not any­more. Many of to­day’s su­pery­achts have spas that ri­val their finest land­based cousins. It’s not un­com­mon for spas on large char­ter yachts to in­clude ameni­ties such as ham­mams, mas­sage ta­bles, saunas, beauty sa­lons and so­phis­ti­cated gym equip­ment, of­ten with win­dows or fold­ing ter­races onto the sur­round­ing sea, and some­times with ded­i­cated per­sonal trainers and in­struc­tors.

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