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Top Yacht Toys for 2020
Our round-up of the finest yacht toys to enhance your yacht expeditions in 2020
The tenets of a Pelorus yacht expedition: privacy, luxury, flexibility, and the freedom to explore remote parts of the world only accessible by water. The experience is enhanced by a superyacht’s selection of onboard toys, ranging from paddleboards to submarines, underwater drones to off-road motorbikes.
Here we select the very best yacht toys of 2020 alongside recommendations of where we think they’d be best employed.
Norway and the Fjords, Yacht Toy: Typhoon Pro Off-road Bike
The Typhoon Pro Off-road Bike is a hybrid e-bike and dirt bike. Nowhere is more deserving of being explored with this fantastic piece of tech than the Lofoten Islands and the nearby Norwegian fjords. With a reputation as the ultimate adventure playground, these destinations supply some of the planet’s most jaw-dropping scenery. Explore the crinkled coastlines by yacht and get closer to the drama with the Typhoon Pro.
This beautiful and remote Pacific Ocean archipelago is characterized by active volcanoes, translucent shallows, and verdant jungle. On a Pelorus yacht expedition here, take part in conservation initiatives vital to protecting the islands’ rare species, while discovering the world’s class diving through caves, tunnels, and among WWII wrecks. Capture your remarkable experiences with the Navatics MITO 4K Underwater Drone recording high-quality underwater footage full of vivid light and color.
Papua New Guinea, Yacht Toy: Loeva Paddleboard
Step from private yacht onto Loeva Paddleboard and discover the remarkable marine life of one of the most culturally diverse and uncharted countries in the world. Offering a see-through board equipped with lights, the ocean floor is visible whatever the time of day. Glide over wrecks and vibrant coral gardens, the board providing you with a new perspective on the rays slipping along the sea bed beneath you. Visit during the nesting season, and you might observe sea turtles arriving on the beaches to lay their eggs.
With their often rugged volcanic interiors to white sand beaches just a few feet from teeming reefs, the Caribbean Islands are a destination for those seeking adventure or sumptuous comfort. When you set off this year for your Caribbean winter adventure, be sure to pack the new underwater scooter from Sublue. Taking diving or snorkeling forays to the next level, the Sublue lets you push through currents at depths of up to 130ft. Spend more time observing the astonishing marine life, while the Sublue endows you with the graceful glide of seaborne creatures with none of the exertion.
Take a Platypus Submersible Watercraft along for the ride when you cruise the unspoiled regions of Southern Thailand and Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago. With restrictions on submersible use in these biodiverse areas, the Platypus offers a superb, family-friendly alternative. See huge clouds of blue line snapper, glassfish, gold-striped fusiliers, and yellowtail barracuda as Platypus delivers an enhanced diving experience like no other.
Antarctica, Yacht Toy: Red Shark Water Bike
To visit Antarctica is an unforgettable journey that, with a superyacht, offers privacy, freedom, and the ability to access hard-to-reach spots. In such an inhospitable location, many superyachts that travel here come extremely well-stocked, often carrying helicopters and submersibles. There is something special about accessing the icy waters directly, which is where the Red Shark Water Bike comes in. Pedal past looming icebergs, spotting seals and penguins, as you stay dry and keep yourself warm with your exertions.
Kimberley Australia, Yacht Toy: Paramotor
The Kimberley, a swathe of wild west Australia, has fewer people per mile than almost anywhere on the planet. With a yacht, this rugged and pristine wilderness becomes much more accessible. Add another dimension to your voyage of discovery by taking to the air in a paramotor. Small enough to fit on any yacht, these powered paragliders can be launched from any suitable flat surface and aren’t reliant on altitude or wind. Take to the air above Australia’s own Jurassic Coast for a breathtaking experience, spotting white sand beaches, dinosaur tracks, and whales in the water while airborne for up to three and a half hours.
Greenland, Yacht Toy: Rage Off-Road Buggy
The perfect exploratory land craft, the Rage Comet off-road buggy is a great addition to any yacht expedition. Capable of tackling an array of terrains, and offering 0-60mph in just over three seconds with its 200hp engine, the Rage Comet is fantastic for discovering the jaw-dropping sights of Greenland. With its top speed of 120+mph, cover vast distances as you see glaciers, fjords, and herds of musk ox, seeing the best of this remarkable island on its frozen land and frigid sea.
Raja Ampat, Yacht Toy: Hammock Stand Up Paddleboard Kit
The cerulean, island-speckled seas of Raja Ampat are what many might, quite rightly, deem to be ‘paradise’. Jungle-clad peaks slope to sugar sand beaches, while offshore a tremendous amount of marine life inhabits the reefs. While exploring by paddleboard on this island-hopping yacht odyssey, transform your board into a floating hammock for this serene relaxation time with this ingenious piece of equipment.
Svalbard, Yacht Toy: Thermal Binoculars
A yacht expedition in Svalbard will see you skirt immense sea cliffs, pass huge walrus colonies, and spend the evening watching the Northern Lights (if the Midnight Sun isn’t shining). Be sure not to miss a polar bear or any of the other remarkable creatures that live here by packing Accolade’s LRF Thermal Imagine Binoculars. Fully waterproof, and with a highly useful 1800m viewing range, they’re an essential add-on for any wildlife-focused yacht charter. Equipped with a built-in video recorder and live internet streaming, you can share your remarkable sightings with friends and family as they happen in impressive 640 x 480-pixel resolution.
For more information about our yacht chartering experiences please contact our Yacht Expeditions team
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