Megayacht Elevators

Lürssen: Vive la Vie
The glass elevator on this private 195-foot yacht features a color-changing glass sculpture, a modern element that provides stark contrast to the Rosewood walls. Seen here on the owner’s deck, the well-lit lift offers an alternative to the floating stairs.

Nobiskrug: Sycara V
Shown in the lobby of the 223-footer, this elevator reaches all the way to the sundeck.

Delta: Project 180
A skylight atop this round elevator illuminates even the lowest decks.

Christensen: Casino Royale
Look twice to spot the discreet elevator aboard this 200-foot yacht.

Be careful where you set down your drink on the sundeck of Christensen’s Casino Royale—that flat surface could start to rise! The onboard elevator goes all the way to the sundeck, where it is concealed when not in use.

Photos courtesy of Christensen

This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.