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