The world’s superyachts are among the most lavish, extravagant and stunning machines ever constructed. The top of the list of the most desirable features of a superyacht is an Helipad. Helipads are the superyacht’s must-have feature, giving owners and guests to explore more and get into and out of their boat faster.
Air tenders are a step up from traditional tenders, offering the opportunity to travel to remote corners of the globe or to cruise around in comfort and peace. Helipads are available in all sizes and shapes on superyachts and include everything including commercial-grade landing pad to touchscreen decks. Then, lastly it is important to note that although people would think that helipads could only be used by the largest yachts, the motor vessel Buckpasser was among the first built with a helipad back in the 1980s. With a length of 36.8 meters, she’s quite a distance from the biggest on the oceans.
Find below the complete list of the most stunning Helipads:
- Hodor, M/Y: Its 220m2 area is certified compliant with CAP 437 Helipad, and is located aft of the catamaran’s top deck at 66 meters. Its Incat Crowther Shadow Cat is an Airbus H145 helicopter in matching stealth-grey, among its many superyacht toys. Planet Nine: Planet Nine: To prepare her for adventure in the Antarctic Planet Nine’s Helipad was constructed with a lifting platform that permits the aircraft to be put underneath the hangar when it’s not using it. It also allows the 73-meter explorer yacht to accommodate two helicopters simultaneously and allow guests to get aboard via chopper, while the helicopter of the owner is safely stored away. The Planet Nine, which measures 73 metres, Planet Nine was built to travel the world’s most difficult areas, with expeditions to the Antarctic.
- M/Y Planet Nine: To prepare her for her adventures on Antarctica Antarctic The helipad on Planet Nine was created with a lift platform that permits the aircraft to be put inside the hangar below when it is not being used. It also allows the 73-metre explorer vessel to accommodate two helicopters at the same time guests can arrive aboard via helicopter while the helicopter of the owner is safely stored away. The planet Nine’s 73-metre Planet Nine was built to explore the world’s most difficult areas, with expeditions to the Antarctic.
- M/Y Alfa Nero: When Oceanco released 81-meter Alfa Nero in 2007 jaws across the globe fell. In the middle of the design for her outside was an enormous infinity pool that had a glass bottom for unobstructed views of the ocean. When you blink, however, the pool vanishes. The pool’s floor can be raised to make an uninvolved children’s pool or elevated to form a dance floor or, as you would guess it an air-craft landing pad. To match the style and class of the yacht even the helipad is decorated with teak H.
- Cloudbreak Cloudbreak: Espen Oino created Cloudbreak, a 72.25 meters Abeking & Rasmussen explorer yacht Cloudbreak with a cinema lounge that is right near the helipad which means that returning heli-skiers can enter straight from to the Bell 429 Global Ranger and take in GoPro video footage from their adventures at the top of their mountain. Built in 2016 for her adventurous owner she comes with everything an adrenaline-loving shopper would ever need with the helicopter pad. The owner uses the helicopter to go helicopter skiing on mountains that are surrounded with fresh snow. There’s an entertainment lounge right near the helideck that is ideal for watching helmet videos of the day’s adventures
- M/Y Stella Maris: Yacht designer Espen Oino re-imagined the typically utilitarian helicopter deck of the revolutionary 72-metre superyacht of VSY Stella Maris. Oino thought of a superyacht’s helipad that would serve as a central area. Instead of trying to conceal the deck of the helicopter it is the main shape of Stella Maris, jutting out from the upper deck. When it’s not welcoming helicopters the vast deck is utilized to relax and socializing.
- M/YKismet The deck on 95.2-metre Lurssen superyacht Kismet is specifically designed for basketball in half-court format but it is also able to serve as a touch-and go helicopter pad. The owner of the yacht is a sports enthusiast. Shahid Kahn has sports interests across each side of the Atlantic and owns two teams: Fulham FC and the Jacksonville Jaguars basketball team and Fulham FC.
- M/Y Eclipse The second largest yacht on the planet and the second-largest in the world, the 162.5 meters Blohm+VossEclipse is large enough to allow plenty of space for a helicopter landing. Here, we can see one touching onto the helideck of the bow of the yacht. Eclipse’s helicopter rests inside a hangar beneath the foredeck , in a specially constructed Heli-garage.