Posted: 20th December 2017 | Written by: Josh Richardson
MD of Superyacht Tenders and Toys, Josh Richardson, explains how his own experience as a yacht manager purchasing tenders led him to open his own business, and why engaging a tender specialist yields a number of important benefits for yacht owners.
Posted: 5th March 2017 | Written by: Josh Richardson
Personal submarines are the latest must-have accessories for superyacht owners looking for novel ways to enjoy the water, and for guests who aren’t experienced divers to descend up to 1,000m+ to experience far reaching views of the watery deep from inside an acrylic dome.
Posted: 6th December 2016 | Written by: Josh Richardson
Watersport toys have become an integral part of the experience with superyacht charters and a growing number of manufacturers are also continuing down the route of inflatables,
designed with practical and fast deployment, sensible packed down sizes and easy storage.
Posted: 13th November 2016 | Written by: Sam Watson
As superyachts get bigger and the quest for novelty continues, there's growing demand for custom tenders and toys at sea and on land. Josh Richardson saw the opportunity to deliver, but there's more to this story than luck. We met up with Josh to learn about the challenges and trends behind the meteoric rise of Superyacht Tenders & Toys.
Posted: 25th September 2016 | Written by: Josh Richardson
With the largest superyachts now measuring in excess of 180m, support vessels are following suit both in size and sophistication. More space means less compromise and there is no longer any need to settle for the middle ground. Having a dedicated support vessel able to carry toys as well as tenders for a range of purposes, instead of one tender for all, is proving very attractive.
Posted: 26th July 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
Reports have been circulating about a number of yachts in French waters having been stopped by the Gendarmerie Maritime for not having lights fitted to the buoyancy aids worn by guests operating personal watercraft (PWCs). Superyacht PWC provides information on a lifejacket light meeting French regulations and a country by country guide on jet ski regulations.
Posted: 11th June 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline
The inaugural European Flyboard® Championships take place this weekend along the main beach at Cavalaire sur mer, right next to St Tropez in the south of France. Contestants must perform a series of compulsory moves with at least one back flip, and the rest is open to interpretation and nerve!
Posted: 19th January 2016 | Written by: Andrew Trujillo
Andrew Trujillo Design studio's latest project for Ross-Smith Marine is the 56’ fast motor yacht “FURY”, using an Adam Younger designed hull.
Posted: 13th October 2015 | Written by: Royal Yachting Association (RYA)
Every year a variety of new toys arrive on the market and find their way onto superyachts for guests to enjoy during their time on board. These may include personal watercraft, kayaks, sailing dinghies, windsurfers, paddle boards or hover boards, Seabobs and small submarines. The RYA / PYA have now released guidelines for superyacht captains and crew to assist in developing safety management procedures for watersports activities on board your vessel.
Posted: 24th July 2015 | Written by: Radinn
The world's first electric wakeboard, Wakejet Cruise, can travel up to 46 kmh (28 mph) for 20-40 minutes. The internal system consists of a custom-built electric motor, a total of three computers, GPS, communicating systems and the cutting-edge of lithium-ion battery technology.