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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Keys to Hybrid Sports Car

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Collage of 3 photographs of Leonardo diCaprio. Left photo is of Leo in a grey suit and standing in front of a white banner at a special event. Top right is a silver sportscar. Bottom right is Leo standing next to a silver sportscar in a showroom

 

LIFE IS GOOD

Ah, life is good for film star Leonardo DiCaprio.  He is dating “Gossip Girl” actress Blake Lively.  First, we see Leo relaxing onboard motoryacht SEVEN SEAS, Steven Spielberg‘s multi-million dollar superyacht, during the recent Cannes Film Festival 2011.

Now we hear di Caprio news. He is about to take delivery of a 2012 Fisker Karma hybrid luxury sports sedan.  And not just any Fisker Karma – the very first one ever built.

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO HYBRID CAR

The actor leads the green enviro movement in Hollywood. His latest toy, like his Toyota Prius, is built with sustainability in mind. The Karma is designed by Henrik Fisker, formerly of Aston Martin, and has been developed around an aluminium chassis. 

 

ABOUT THE KARMA

A pair of electric motors totaling 403hp powers The plug-in Karma.  The first is a 22 kWh lithium ion battery. The second is a 175kW generator via a 2.2L gas engine.

Even with its eco-friendly background, the Karma features a 125 mph top speed. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.

WHO HAS HYBRID CARS?

Also waiting in line for his own hybrid is Al “An Inconvenient Truth” Gore.

Just imagine the buzz if Leo were to invest in a hybrid mega yacht charter vessel?!

 

HOW TO BOOK A GREEN YACHT CHARTER
 

Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/to learn more about the newest generation of green superyachts and to charter your own eco-friendly yacht for vacation.

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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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