• The Rise of the Superyacht Submarine

    Posted: 5th March 2017 | Written by: Josh Richardson

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    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.
  • Pumping it up with Inflatables

    Posted: 6th December 2016 | Written by: Josh Richardson

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    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.  
  • Superyacht Support Vessels: The Changing Nature of the Supply of Toys

    Posted: 25th September 2016 | Written by: Josh Richardson

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    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.
  • Clamp Down on Safety for Personal Watercraft in France

    Posted: 26th July 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    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.
  • Franck Zapata's Inaugural European Flyboard® Championships

    Posted: 11th June 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    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!
  • At a Furious Pace

    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.
  • RYA / PYA Voluntary Code of Practice for Watersports

    Posted: 13th October 2015 | Written by: Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

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    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.
  • The World's First Electric Wakeboard - In Video

    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.
  • Limousine Tender from Xtenders and Vripack

    Posted: 2nd July 2015 | Written by: Vripack

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    Placing the owner’s need for performance and comfort as the priority, Xtenders and Vripack have pushed the limits of boat-building with the delivery of the world’s first autoclave pre-preg carbon built Limousine Tender. The carbon LimoTender 8.0 now proudly tenders to M/Y Global (ex-Kismet).
  • Quintessence Yachts Unveils First Aston Martin Speedboat Designs

    Posted: 5th May 2015 | Written by: Quintessence

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    During an exclusive pre-launch event held at the Aston Martin headquarters in the UK, Quintessence Yachts has released details of the first designs now under construction as part of a unique partnership with the famous car brand.
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