Design and Technology
Fun On the Water: The Top 5 Superyacht Toys
Whether enjoying a luxury yacht charter or spending time on your own private superyacht, a great range of watersports equipment is sure to add some excitement to your time on board.
Whether enjoying a luxury yacht charter or spending time on your own private superyacht, a great range of watersports equipment is sure to add some excitement to your time on board. No matter where in the world cruising takes place, water toys appeal to guests of all ages, offering everything from high-powered adrenaline to new opportunities for ocean exploration. Providing the ultimate in entertainment, the vast selection of yacht accessories available on the market today is ever-growing and decidedly thrilling. Below are just five of the latest top superyacht toys on the market.
Makers of a wide range of inflatables, FunAir have created a custom-designed climbing wall specifically for superyachts, hovering above the water for a very realistic experience. A great yacht accessory for charterers of any age, the wall features handholds, climbing ropes and courses to suit differing abilities and conditions. Easy to operate, the wall uses FunAir's patented RapidFlate system to inflate and deflate quickly, ensuring that guests have maximum time for fun. This fabulous addition to a superyacht toy inventory is a great workout with a refreshing dip always available!
Versatile and easy to use, the Bixpy Jet is an electric water-jet propulsion system, cleverly designed to be installed on a huge range of water toys including kayaks, canoes, inflatables and paddle boards to offer a motorised boost in the water. Light, efficient and surprisingly powerful, this innovative add-on creates opportunities to explore further without relying on currents, winds or physical fitness. Bixpy also market a submersible battery that allows you to swim with your jet underwater as an easily operated diver propulsion vehicle. With both items on board, it doubles the fun for any thrill-seekers during a superyacht charter.
Created by RoboSea, who specialise in the creation of exceptional underwater robots, the Robo-Shark has been inspired by the movements made naturally by the silent underwater predators. At six feet long, the Robo-Shark can travel at a speed of up to 10 knots and, with a shell constructed from sound-absorbing material, the noise output is minimised to allow close encounters with underwater marine life. Using a three-joint caudal fin instead of a propeller plus built-in omnidirectional obstacle-avoidance system, this lifelike research tool is capable of stealthy manoeuvres whilst minimising the use of power. With a battery lasting for two hours and the ability to travel down to 300m, this is a versatile, fascinating and innovative way to explore the underwater world. For adventurers and marine life enthusiasts this is the ultimate superyacht toy.
FOIL RACING BOAT
Foil racing boats are a breath-taking way to fly above the water whilst harnessing the wind. While some experience is required for safe operation, keen sailors looking for an adrenaline rush with the wind in their hair will love the all-new Waszp foil racing boat. Strong, stiff and practical, this well-designed and carefully constructed foiling is easier to sail relative to similar products on the market. Foils can be lowered progressively once underway, similar to a Laser, but are far more robust, being made from alloy with injection-moulded tips. One of these beauties is an exceptional watersports toy to add to any active yacht charter and has the added bonus of being eco-friendly due to its reliance on wind propulsion.
Created by Jetavation, the Tandem Jetovator is an exciting yacht accessory that can lift a combined body weight of up to 400 pounds when used with a "high output watercraft and double impeller". Making flying above the water a shared experience, there are twin controls allowing front or back drivers to take the helm, offering superb acrobatic ability with the simplicity of riding a bike. Reaching up to 30 feet in the air, this personal watercraft with the thrill of hydroflight gives riders a whole new dimension to time on the water during their superyacht charter experience.