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Y Wellness: Onboard Spas and Beauty

Over the past decade, the wellness wave has inspired new, balanced lifestyles, but how is the movement playing out on board?

The state-of-the-art wellness facilities on board superyachts now rival even the best on land. Launched in 2019, 136m FLYING FOX by Lürssen is the world’s largest charter yacht and it comes complete with an unrivalled two-deck spa. Possibly the most impressive superyacht wellness space to date, it features the first crysosauna ever installed on a yacht, a beauty centre, a balcony for alfresco yoga and a standout gym staffed by ex-British military instructors.

Meanwhile, 73m CLOUDBREAK has a range of spa facilities catering for post activity pursuits in both cold and warm climates. Try a warming sauna after some adrenaline-fuelled skiing action or take a dip in the cold plunge pool after a day out on the water. To match these state-of-the-art facilities, there’s also a new generation of high-tech and stylish wellness equipment to choose from. Technogym’s sleek and smart ‘Bike Personal’ is designed by Italian architect, Antonio Citterio and combines micropolished steel and aluminum, while Hock’s DISKUS dumbbell, crafted by artisans in Germany, is made of the finest sustainable wood, stainless steel and Italian leather. For rowing machine enthusiasts, look no further than the award-winning WaterRower Wooden Rowing Machines, made from sustainable wood sourced from the Appalachian Mountains and with water, aptly, to provide the resistance. It’s time to get on board with the wellness trend.

The seas are also now providing natural and sustainable ingredients for next-generation skincare. Some of the top "blue beauty" products include:

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LA MER BLUE HEART

CRÈME DE LE MER

La Mer has expertly crafted a cult range of coveted beauty treatments and products for over four decades, including their Reparative Sun Collection that captures the potent energy of the sea to repair and restore any damage to the skin caused by overexposure to the sun. Launched in 2017, La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund supports worldwide ocean preservation and conservation initiatives from the Azores to the East China Sea.

La Mer Blue Heart

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SAILOR'S BEARD OIL

HAECKELS

Award-wining independent all-natural skincare company Haeckels holds one of only two UK coastal licenses allowing them to harvest the key ingredient to their product lines – seaweed – direct from a cretaceous chalk reef, steps away from their shop in Margate. The aptly named ‘Sailor’s Beard Oil’ combines seaweed extract, rich in valuable vitamins, amino acids and anti-bacterial qualities, with vitamin E, to repair and protect hair from harsh conditions on the high seas.

Haeckels beard oil

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SKIN SYSTEM

ONE OCEAN BEAUTY

With ocean conservancy as part of its mission, One Ocean Beauty creates products formulated with cutting-edge Blue Biotechnology. Containing protective marine actives from the Antarctic and nutrient-rich algae extract from the Sea of Japan, the system protects against extreme and changing weather conditions. Each purchase contributes to the science-based preservation foundation, Oceana.

One Ocean Beauty

Meanwhile back on land, discover some of the new generation super wellness clubs from around the world:

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THE WELL

NEW YORK

The first of its kind, The Well is a mammoth ecosystem dedicated to wellness in New York’s Flatiron building. Fusing the science of Western medicine and the wisdom of Eastern healing, the aim is to help members reach their goals while the team, a veritable melting pot of talent, addresses everything from stress management and sleep hygiene to gut health and immunity. Signature highlights include one-on-one sessions with a dedicated health coach.

The Well, New York

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MARBELLA CLUB

SPAIN

The ethos of wellbeing at this superlative Andalusian resort is to ‘be your best self’. Their newly introduced Holistic Studio is located within the sanctuary of a botanical garden and offers integrated practices and residential lifestyle retreats. Focusing on preventative wellness, their Body Balance programme mixes TRX, cardio workouts and individual Pilates sessions with cookery classes in an effort to improve eating habits.

Marbella Club, Spain

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THIRTY NINE MONTE CARLO

MONACO

Arranged over three floors spanning nearly 20,000 square feet, THIRTY NINE is Monaco’s first ever sports and wellness club, established by international rugby player, Ross Beattie. The gym champions innovation in fitness and offers world-class facilities including a pro-cycling team spin room and hypoxic chamber for altitude training. Refuel on the club’s terrace with menus designed by expert nutritionists.

Thirty Nine Monte Carlo, Monaco

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