The latest in on-board toys and tenders

On-water activities are one of the biggest sources of fun for superyacht guests, with many yachts carrying an exciting range of toys and tenders for their guests’ enjoyment. Ensuring a garage packed full of everything from sailing dinghy’s and sea biscuits to diving gear, paddle boards and more can be the secret to charter success and an added bonus to complement the luxury onboard experience and stunning surroundings.

The list of what are the on board must haves is always growing, with new and exciting models frequently launching. “Some of the hottest, latest toys we have been supplying to yachts include the Gibbs QuadSki, eco-friendly dissolving golf balls, and electric powered Stand Up Paddle Boards,” says Ally Ford of specialist company Superyacht Toys and Tenders. The QuadSki combines a quad bike with jet-ski, allowing guests to effortlessly get to land from the sea and traverse their surroundings. Ecobioballs allow superyacht guests who enjoy golf to hit shots off their yacht’s deck without any worry of environmental impact; on hitting the water the balls dissolve into fish food. Stand Up Paddle Boards have long been popular on board yachts as a means to explore a mooring or simply for exercise, but the Powerboards’ electric powered board gives extra range and support for longer-range adventures or choppier conditions.

One popular charter yacht, listed with IYC, that sees the importance of a full complement of toys is 50m Trending, which upgraded all her onboard toys and tenders for the 2016 season. The yacht is particularly set up for family enjoyment with plenty to keep children occupied including towable tubes, an inflatable stern swimming pool for safe swimming, and child friendly water skis and underwater scooters. Of its three tenders one – a 37ft Boston Whaler – is fully set up for deep sea fishing and day trips. Trending also carries a full beach party set up, including awnings and beach toys, with guests able to opt to get to shore using glass bottomed kayaks that open up the underwater world beneath them.

On board slides have proved to be an enduring favourite with guests and 39.6m M/Y Milk Money carries a spectacular full size water slide, running from deck to water line, allowing her guests to enter crystal waters in the most exhilarating fashion. 50m M/Y La Dea II, currently undergoing a world circumnavigation, has a custom Humber tender with full fishing set up and several exciting toys including a Phantom drone for unique in the air footage. 41m M/Y Polly has a beautiful indoor-outdoor flow, designed to maximise guest’s time in beautiful surroundings, and this love of the outdoors extends to her toy inventory which includes a powered wave jet board, Seabobs and a speedy Contender Sport tender for exploring all the sites and surroundings of new anchorages.

With superyachts now more set up for fun on the water than ever, guests are often spoilt for choice on which activity to pick. But, with such a diverse range of yachts on offer, there is something for everybody no matter what their favourite on-water activity.

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