Top Yacht Toys for 2020
Our list of the best yacht toys to enhance your yacht expeditions in 2020
A PELORUS yacht expedition offers privacy, luxury, flexibility and most importantly, the freedom to explore remote parts of the world only accessible by water. This exploration is further enhanced by the impressive array of toys that superyachts carry on board, from submarines and underwater drones to off-road motorbikes and electric bikes. Here, we round up our pick of the best for 2020 and recommend the ideal locations to use them in.
NORWAY AND THE FJORDS
Yacht Toy: Typhoon Pro Offroad Bike
Part electric bike, part dirt bike, The Typhoon Pro Offroad Bike is ready to tackle any terrain so what better location to put it to the test than in the Norwegian Fjords and the Lofoten Islands. Scattered across the rough waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle, here you will find some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on Earth, with a deserved reputation as the ultimate adventure playground. Cruise the dramatic fjords by yacht and explore on land by Typhoon Pro.
Yacht Toy: Navatics Underwater Drone
Discover this faraway chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean, formed of active volcanoes, luscious jungle, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, where the preservation of cultures, environments and endangered species plays a vital role. On a PELORUS yacht expedition, enjoy world-class diving into caves, through tunnels and along reef walls, encountering sharks and dolphins. In addition to this, and perhaps even overshadowing the marine life, are the incredible WWII wrecks peppering the water. Bring along your Navatics MITO 4K Underwater Drone to experience crystal clear underwater footage and capture vivid lights and colours.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Yacht Toy: Loeva Paddleboard
Venture into one of the most culturally diverse and unmapped countries in the world and step from your private yacht to the Loeva Paddleboard to explore the rich and diverse marine life. With a transparent light-up base, the ocean floor is visible day or night. Experience an entirely new perspective as you paddle over wrecks and colourful coral on the look out for sharks, rays and barracuda’s, and if visiting during nesting season you may witness sea turtles coming onto the beaches to lay eggs.
Yacht Toy: Sublue Whiteshark Underwater Scooter
From unexplored emerald landscapes and shimmering reefs to hiking and the discovery of traditional tribal cultures, the Caribbean islands cater for both the adventure seeker and the paradise hunter. This winter when you pack your bags and set sail for the Carribean on a PELORUS yacht expedition, make sure to bring the new underwater scooter from Sublue. This scooter takes your diving or snorkelling experience to the next level. Sublue allows the user to push through water currents at depths of up to 130 feet and mimics the graceful glide of underwater creatures, meaning you can spend more time focusing on experiencing marine life first hand, instead of being concerned about over exerting yourself.
THAILAND AND MYANMAR
Yacht Toy: Platypus Submersible WaterCraft
A cruising route through the forested regions of Southern Thailand and the Mergui Archipelago in southern Myanmar takes in some of the world’s genuinely unspoiled regions. The diversity of marine life is remarkable and made more accessible using a Platypus Submersible Watercraft. With restrictions on using submersibles in these regions, the Platypus offers an excellent alternative and can be enjoyed by the entire family. Encounter blue line snapper in huge schools that obscure the reef from view. Glassfish are equally numerous, as are gold-striped fusiliers and yellowtail barracuda.
Yacht Toy: Red Shark Water Bike
Visiting The White Desert by superyacht is an awe-inspiring experience that offers total privacy, freedom and access to many harder to reach spots. The yachts that cruise here hold amazing toy collections, often including helicopters and submersibles, but there is something special about being on the water itself. This is why we think the Red Shark Water Bike is a great addition to any Antarctic yachting voyage. Stay dry and keep yourself warm as you pedal past enormous icebergs, keeping an eye out for penguins and seals.
Yacht Toy: Paramotor
A vast expanse in the wild west of Australia, The Kimberley has fewer people per kilometre than almost anywhere else on the planet with swathes of coast that are so rugged and far from civilisation that a yacht is the only way to experience them. To add another dimension to your Kimberley adventure, take to the sky and view this epic coastline from above. Small enough to fit on any yacht, the Paramotor is a powered paraglider that is not reliant on wind or high altitudes and can be launched from any suitable flat surface. Soar above Australia’s own Jurassic Coast for up to 3.5 hours at a time and spot dinosaur tracks, jagged cliffs, white sand beaches and maybe even the occasional humpback whale.
Yacht Toy: Rage Off-Road Buggy
Capable of operating on a wide variety of terrains the Rage Comet off-road buggy is the perfect addition to any expedition yacht. It boasts a 200hp engine that will launch you from 0-60mph in around 3.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 120+mph. What better way to explore the rugged and relatively untouched terrain of Greenland. With virtually no roads and a vast expanse of unfenced wilderness, spectacular fjords, glaciers and mountain-scapes, Greenland explored by yacht and by the Rage Comet will ensure you cover the best of both land and sea.
Yacht Toy: Hammock Stand Up Paddleboard Kit
When you picture paradise it’s likely that it will look a lot like the island-dotted, azure waters of Raja Ampat. With jungle covered peaks descending to powder white sand beaches and crystal waters teeming with an astounding array of marine life, this truly is the perfect destination for an island-hopping yacht adventure. Head off in search of rays or whale sharks on a paddleboard and combine your exploration with relaxation and convert your board into a floating hammock with this clever piece of kit.
Yacht Toy: Thermal Binoculars
A yacht expedition in Svalbard encompasses stark glaciers, The Midnight Sun, The Northern Lights, walrus colonies and possibly even the occasional polar bear. Ensure you don’t miss a rare sighting of these elusive creatures with the Accolade LRF Thermal Imaging Binoculars. With an impressive 1,800m viewing range and fully waterproof they are the ideal addition to any wildlife focused yacht charter. Mobile-friendly with a built-in video recorder and live internet streaming means you can share your sightings as they happen with family and friends, all in high 640 x 480 pixel resolution.
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