The garage of yacht toys on a superyacht has always carried a certain cachet, however its contents have never been so important as now, with many charter clients opting to spend more time onboard their yacht to avoid potential COVID-19 travel restrictions.
The pandemic has led to a shift in the demands of superyacht charter clients, with many choosing yachts to fit their own family ‘bubble’, and others preferring to spend most of their time onboard rather than making regular trips to shore.
So, to ensure clients are kept entertained and enjoy a holiday of a lifetime, we have researched the very best water toys for yachts on the market this year.
Our pick of the 10 best yacht water toys
Water toys are an integral part of any yacht charter, not least of all today when the superyacht and its amenities are considered to be as important – if not more important – than the destination itself.
The selection of toys on board a superyacht can make or break a charter. And with new fun gadgets being launched every year, it is important for captains and yacht owners to keep up with the very latest adrenaline-inducing innovations.
Here is our selection of best water toys for yachts currently on the market:
- Awake RÄVIK electric surfboard
This fully electric jetboard can propel the rider up to speeds of more than 50kph, guaranteeing hours of fun for adults on board. Users can control the speed with a wireless hand controller that is remotely connected to the board. To steer, riders just have to shift their balance, the same as on a regular surfboard.
- iAQUA SeaDart Max
The iAQUA SeaDart Max is an underwater scooter extraordinaire which combines speed, style and independence. The lightweight scooter can take you up to 30 metres in depth and at speeds of up to 21 kmp. It also comes with a set of very cool 1700 lumen LED Sub-lights and shark-guard technology.
- Waydoo Flyer One
Extremely lightweight, 100 percent emission-free and easy to use, fly across secluded bays on this ultimate water toy for yachts. The Waydoo Flyer One claims to be the world’s first cordless electric hydrofoil with the power to go up to speeds of 25mph.
- Fliteboard Air
Another hydrofoil which makes our list of best water toys for yachts is the Fliteboard Air, which boasts almost double the volume of the standard Fliteboard, making it even easier to ride. The Fliteboard Air is buoyant, stable, and beginner friendly.
- Manta5 XE-1
Climb aboard Manta5’s hydrofoil eBike: the world’s first water-bike which uses the same technology as America’s Cup sailing yachts. This revolutionary bike from New Zealand is perfect for thrill-seekers to explore coastlines and implement into their training programmes on the water. It has a top speed of around 20km/h and is suitable for all levels of fitness. The XE-1 can be ridden on lakes, rivers and the open sea.
- Project Neptune – Limited Edition
Without doubt one of the most impressive water toys of the moment is the Project Neptune, a limited edition submersible by Triton Submarines and Aston Martin. This incredibly sophisticated sub can dive to depths of up to 500 metres, carrying two passengers and a pilot in complete luxury.
The ROBO-SHARK is an ingenious underwater drone which not only looks and moves like a shark, but is also, at 2.2m in length, the same size as one! The bionic underwater robot manages to get up close and personal to marine wildlife as it makes hardly any noise, meaning that in turn, observers get an incredible view. WIth a top speed of 10 knots, it can be fitted with nearly any camera, communication or sensor rig.
- Red Shark Bike Board
Another gadget to make it onto our list of the 10 best yacht toys is the Red Shark trimaran bike, designed to give cyclists a pedal-powered workout on the water. The Sport model is for the serious athletes amongst you, with a time trial or triathlon inspired cockpit and clipless pedals.
- Tiwal inflatable sailboat
Conveniently stored in two bags, this inflatable sailboat can be easily stowed away in the water toys garage and then unrolled, inflated and clipped together in matters of minutes when the wind is good and you fancy a sail. Easy to use, the lightweight dinghy boats are responsive, stable and comfortable in light winds yet dynamic in more sporty conditions.
- airBEACH inflatable platform
A must-have when building a collection of the best yacht water toys, this airBEACH inflatable platform is versatile, easy to use and a good addition to a dive platform. It is easier to launch toys from a platform like this as it sits low on the water. Using the airBEACH inflatable platform also protects the yacht’s hull from being scratched and banged from tenders and toys.
To learn more about the latest yacht charter industry trends or enquire about our yacht marketing services, contact Relevance Yacht today.