With people tending to be more conscious of the health and well-being, it was inevitable that we would see a change in the fitness facilities being included in superyachts. Many superyacht owners enjoy a wide range of sporting activities when on shore, so why not at sea?
Modern and future superyachts are pushing the boundaries for on board fitness options, offering a wider range of sports than ever before.
Anyone for tennis?
At 98.4 meters, the Motor Yacht Aviva is an impressive feat of engineering. Built in only three years, she was the 46th longest yacht in the world at launch. But what’s so sporty about her? Well, at the very heart of this stunning yacht lies a hybrid paddle tennis/squash court. A full 6.65 meters in height, 20 meters long and 10 meters across, this facility was central to the design both figuratively and literally.
The court is a central part of the owner’s daily routine and a fantastic facility for both crew and guests. When not in use for racket sports the net can be removed to enable the crew to play football or for other equipment to be used, turning it into the largest gym of any yacht.
Ball sports on the waves
But Aviva isn’t the only place you’ll find sports on the waves. The 99-meter Motor Yacht Madame Gu has a helicopter hangar which doubles up as a squash court for the owner and guests.
Taking it even further, the 78-meter Motor Yacht Hampshire III can transform her foredeck into a range of different sporting courts. Basketball, tennis, badminton and even football can be comfortably accommodated. Specially designed nets ring the court to avoid ball-loss stopping play. When not in use, the foredeck is used as the owner’s helicopter pad. If that wasn’t enough for you, this impressive yacht also features a squash court and zip line!
Beyond court sports
As well as a basketball and badminton court on her owners’ deck, the 70-meter Motor Yacht Joy features wide decks which allow tandem jogging. She also has a fully featured gym and dedicated spa on board as well.
But if that all sounds too exhausting, then you may enjoy the 62.6-meter Motor Yacht Lady Lola. She has a golf range which features an automatic tee system on the top deck and floating holes which can be released into the water!
A virtual future?
As more advanced technology is integrated into the superyacht of the future, it’s only a matter of time before Virtual Reality (VR) systems come on board. Adding these to a next generation yacht could give owners and guests breathtaking golf or even shooting facilities where ever they are in the world.
Whichever direction they go, we’re certain the superyachts of the future will seamlessly add even more imaginative and enjoyable sporting facilities to their already impressive range.