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:
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.