Bored of your superyacht already? You just need to spice things up a little. Now that more and more people are turning to yachting as a means of recreational travel, companies are creating outrageous accessories to make your voyage an even more memorable one. From a rust-proof supercar to water slides that turn your boat into a water park, these toys should be on your shopping list the next time you’re looking for a little upgrade.
We understand that the need for speed is real, and that leaving your Bugatti at home can be hard. Which is why the guys at Briggs Automotive Company have created the BAC Mono Marine Edition, just for your superyacht. The built-to-order supercar is just like its regular road version, only salt-proof thanks to a special coating. Priced at a whopping USD775,000 (SGD1.08 mil), extra mounting points on the chassis for securing it to the deck and a carbon fibre crane arm to hoist this beast on and off board are thoughtful touches by the British company. With an acceleration to 100kph in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 273kph, you’ll be tearing down the roads of parts unknown before you know it.
This streamlined two-person watercraft is as close as you can get to riding Free Willy. Shaped and designed just like an Orca, it breaches and submerges with the same characteristics as the real thing. Its supercharged Rotax axial flow engine powers through 255hp, and the pilot can also articulate the watercraft’s pectoral fins to pull off stunts such as porpoising or skyhopping. Inside the cockpit sits a state-of-the-art dashboard that features tachometer, speedometer and air pressure gauges. Passengers can also watch the action via an LCD display which provides live video feed from the dorsal fin’s built-in camera. At USD90,000 (SGD126,000), this submarine is pretty pricey, but it promises killer fun for you and your kids.
Designed to pack small and ride fast, the Lampuga Air electric surfboard is the brainchild of Hamburg-based Lampuga. The modular board is rather functional as it allows you to swap the jet drive between four different hull styles, so you can choose to ride the waves atop a standard two-metre surfboard or lie atop a shorter body board. And this isn’t your average wave-catcher — the 32kg inflatable device has a top speed of 47kph, making it the world’s fastest electric jet surfboard. Riders can also drive it with a wireless handheld controller, a pretty good deal for €9,900 (SGD15,100), we say.
The ocean is essentially your giant swimming pool, but you can never be sure of what’s lurking beneath. SuperPool, a storable swimming pool provides a safe, netted area for lounging around in the water minus the nagging anxiety of re-enacting Jaws, or getting swept away by currents. Crafted from a durable drop stitch material, the inflatable frame is sturdy enough for sunbeds and berths and even incorporates tie-off points for jet skis.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, the sight of any water slide will surely evoke silent squeals of excitement. Enter FreeStyle Slides, a company well versed in outfitting superyachts with inflatable slides. Their tallest yet, the 75-foot tall Hybrid XL, holds the Guinness world record for the tallest inflatable slide, so their products aren’t exactly child’s play. Each slide is carefully custom-made, so be prepared to go all out with yours.