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CBS Amazing Race Showcases Latest Private Yacht Charter Watertoy

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WHAT ARE THE NEWEST YACHT CHARTER TOYS?

The requirement for cutting-edge watertoys onboard private yacht charter vessels is nothing new.  There’s an ongoing battle between charter yacht owners to make sure their yacht has better toys than their competitor; hence the inclusion of jet packs, personal submarines, waterslides, and flying saucer-style waverunners.

 

PRESENTING THE WATER BIKE

now, a piece of exercise equipment found in nearly every superyacht gym – the stationary exercise bicycle – has crossed over to join the long list of “must-have” watertoys.

 

THE SCHILLER S1 – SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE TOY

Engineered for the water, the Schiller S1 water bike merges modern design, technology, and engineering, to deliver a stationary workout bicycle in an aquatic environment. Why stay cooped-up in a yacht’s gym, riding a stationary bike, when you can do your biking outdoors, on the water?

 

AS SEEN ON TV — ON THE AMAZING RACE

Fans of television’s, The Amazing Race on CBS, saw the Schiller S1 in action in the season premiere, as contestants peddled from Marina del Rey to Burton Chase Park in Los Angeles, California.

Two girls pedaling water bikes in a marina

 

HOW DOES THE S1 WORK?

Upon first glance, the S1 looks large and bulky, until you realize the pontoons that keep it afloat and provide stability are inflatable.  In fact, the unit folds down to 3 cubic feet and only weighs 60 pounds – compact and light enough for any deckhand to carry and place the S1 near the swim platform for the use of the charter guests.

A drive train attached to the pedals connects to a small propeller.  The company reports a good rider can achieve a speed of 5 miles per hour.

 

YACHT CHARTER COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, believes eco-conscious travelers will appreciate this “green” watertoy.

We’re committed to increasing the eco-friendly yachting options we can offer our clients,” says Sheeder. “So many travelers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint both at home and while on vacation.”  Sheeder continues, “The Schiller S1 waterbike is quiet, sustainable, and human-powered.  It’s part of a new generation of watertoys that merge the pleasures of a yachting vacation with the responsibilities of protecting our marine environment.

 

SHE CONTINUES

Sheeder concludes with a smile,

“…and as we saw on the season premiere of The Amazing Race, it’s a lot of fun!

 

 

A SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE GREEN VACATION

Enjoy the ultimate green vacation on a fully-crewed Virgin Islands catamaran yacht charter this winter. Catamaran sailboats are roomy, stable, loaded with watertoys.  They also utilize the clean energy of the wind to cruise through the water.

 

HOW TO BOOK A GREEN VACATION

For more information, email info@1800YachtCharters.com, submit an online inquiry form, or call or WhatsApp us at +1-800-YACHTCHARTERS (922-4824) or +305-720-7245, 24 hours.

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Coast Guard Fines Steven Spielberg Yacht With Gwyneth Paltrow Aboard

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Photograph of Steven Spielberg standing next to Gwyneth Paltrow. He is wearing a black suit with white shirt and black tie. She is wearing a black dress with a silver broach on the left side. They are both smiling. Photo taken before they received Coast Guard fine for yacht coming to close to shore

THE SCENE

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow joins Steven Spielberg for a day of boating that ends up costing him.  The Hollywood Director received a small fine from the Italian Coast Guard, as his yacht came too close to the coast and angered beachgoing sunbathers in Sardinia.

DAILY MAIL REPORT

According to the Daily Mail, Spielberg’s 280 foot motor yacht, SEVEN SEAS, breached maritime regulations.  Beachgoers were quick to call police and the Coast Guard, who slapped the director of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn  with a 172 Euro fine.

 

COAST GUARD REPORT

As to the incident, Merchant Marine’s Vincenzo Petrella stated,

“We arrived at the scene, and there was a bearded gentleman signing autographs for people on the beach. Holidaymakers called us because the tender was so close to the shore. I recognized him instantly and he came up to me and said ‘I’m Steven Spielberg. How can I help?’ I told him that regulations forbid tenders coming within 300 meters of the shore. I said that I had no other option but to fine him.”

Per Petrella,  the “very apologetic” director offered to pay there, on the spot.  “I explained it had to be paid via a post office account. He took the paperwork and the next day a fax arrived at our office confirming that the fine had been paid” to the merchant navy.

Originally available as a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel, Spielberg yacht Seven Seas has been used exclusively this season by her famous owner, and numerous celebrity guests, like Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio have been spotted onboard.

Although Seven Seas is not a green yacht, learn more about carbon neutral yachts in our blog post, Ultra Green Yacht to be First Self-Sufficient Zero Carbon Vessel.

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