Posted: 22nd March 2013 | Written by: Josh Richardson
Yacht ownership is all about family, fun and relaxation. No other element of the yacht experience meets these criteria better than being able to mess around on toys and interact with friends on the water in the local environment. As technology has advanced, owners, guests and charterers have been screaming out for more and more exciting ways to do this. So manufacturers have been developing and offering new, highly advanced products capable of flying, diving or surfing.
Posted: 12th February 2013 | Written by: Josh Richardson
There is currently a big difference between what is recommended and what is actually required onboard a superyacht in relation to tenders and toys as the law on superyacht toys is unable to keep up with their development. There are therefore some large grey areas. However, the RYA, the national body for all forms of boating in the UK, is generally at the forefront of yachting qualifications worldwide and has a strong part to play in advising the MCA and red ensign yachts.
Posted: 4th February 2013 | Written by: OnboardOnline, with World Interior Design Network
The biggest problem facing people with the dual passions of rock climbing and yachting has been that they tend to be mutually exclusive. There are very few places that allow for you to both climb and be on the water. Now, Italy-based Green Yachts has solved that problem by developing an inflatable climbing wall for megayachts – touted as the world's first.
Posted: 22nd January 2013 | Written by: OnboardOnline
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Posted: 7th January 2013 | Written by: Daniel Shea
It was the belle of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. One of the first stands you came across after entering the Boat-Builders and Designers Tent. A large space with a jet ski-looking vessel at the center and a couple of futuristic-looking jetpacks standing guard nearby like sentinels. Large crowds gathered around to look at the new toy: a Jetlev – somehow a cross between “The Jetsons” and “Waterworld”.
What the thing really was, however, was a water-powered jetpack. Here’s how it works: Take a jet ski, and instead of pumping water out the stern of the craft to create propulsion..