It’s five days to Christmas, and some of you are still wondering what to buy your significant other. Have no fear, the editors of MegayachtNews.com are here. In honor of the days remaining before gifts get unwrapped, we’ve compiled a list of five of the coolest accessories a cruiser could want. These truly are super superyacht toys.
1. Aeroboat S6. While a bit too big to be a superyacht tender for most, the Aeroboat S6 (above) is, nevertheless, a thoroughly suitable complement to your other superyacht toys. Measuring 65 feet (19.8 meters), the powerboat comes from the superyacht design specialists Claydon Reeves and BMT Nigel Gee. The idea is to bring something truly different styling-wise to the market. We particularly like the teardrop-shaped aft section, additionally featuring sculpted steps. In addition, the Aeroboat S6 is reportedly capable of 45-knot speeds, under Rolls-Royce power. Since she’s semi-custom, pricing is on request. The name Aeroboat, by the way, references design influence from the aviation field.
2. Molono Gracie Bird diving board. If £35,000 sounds like a lot for a diving board, note that this is no ordinary diving board. The Gracie Bird (above) is entirely custom made of carbon fiber and your choice of woods. The latter include the classically yacht-y holly, plus bubinga, ash, and more. The owners of Molono, a husband and wife team, drew inspiration from classic Rivas and Chris-Crafts from the 1950s and 1960s. Just imagine how a Gracie Bird diving board will look poolside aboard your yacht. Note, though, that there isn’t an abundance of these as superyacht toys—or even home toys. Molono has limited the custom production run to just 100 units.
3. QuadSki amphibious cars. Gibbs Sports Amphibians introduced American yacht owners to its fabulously fun Quadski at the 2013 Miami show. Since then, these super superyacht toys have even appeared on the BBC’s Top Gear program. Nearly 11 feet long (3.35 meters), the QuadSki can reportedly hit 45 mph on the water and on land. All you have left to do is pick a color: red, black, yellow, blue, or silver.
4. iBubble. We first featured this autonomous video drone in our Monaco Yacht Show toy preview. In speaking with the company principals at the show, we learned the iBubble is definitely in high demand among diving superyacht enthusiasts. It can dive down about 197 feet (60 meters) and operate continuously for an hour on battery power. A wireless bracelet you wear directs the iBubble to follow you. The battery power keeps it quiet, too, so it doesn’t disturb marine life. It also has sonar so that it won’t bump into sensitive coral or other living things.
5. FunAir Playground. FunAir makes some truly fun inflatable superyacht toys, ranging from slides to jousting platforms. It has a few climbing walls, too. In fact, the company says a popular purchase is a combination of a slide, a climbing wall, a “dock” for PWCs, and the Floating Island, which is essentially what it sounds like. However, we happen to like the Playground (above) even more. It is a slide and two climbing frames all in one. Outrigger-like sections keep it stable on the water when everyone clambers about. For more extreme fun, pair it with the BigAir Blob, a giant inflatable cushion that bounces you high into the air when you leap down onto it. Note that FunAir can coordinate the toys with your yacht’s color scheme.