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CBS Amazing Race Showcases Latest Private Yacht Charter Watertoy

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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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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

Enjoy the ultimate green vacation on a fully-crewed Virgin Islands catamaran yacht charter this winter. Catamaran sailboats are roomy, stable, loaded with watertoys, and utilize the clean energy of the wind to cruise through the water.  For more information, email info@1800YachtCharters.com, submit an online inquiry form, or call us at +1-800-YACHTCHARTERS (922-4824) or +305-720-7245, 24 hours.

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Sailboat charter: 42 meter Catamaran to Reality TV

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Aerial photograph of a catamaran superyacht under sail.  The yacht is heading toward the upper left side of the photo.

Catamaran DOUCE FRANCE

Joining a growing list of luxury yacht charter vessels migrating to the Orient for the winter season, the 42 meter performance sailing catamaran DOUCE FRANCE will be available is Southeast Asia this winter.  Destinations will include Malaysia, Myanmar, the Andaman Islands, and most notably Phuket Island in Thailand – the “pit stop” on this week’s installment of the reality TV show, The Amazing Race.

 

Logo for The Amazing Race reality tv show.

The Amazing Race – reality tv show

Viewers of this week’s installment (episode 4) of the hit CBS reality TV show were treated to a glimpse of the beaches and cruising grounds near Phuket Island, off the coast of Thailand.  Teams struggled with an underwater “detour” to help restore coral reefs, then raced by boat to a tackle a tough climbing challenge on a rocky pinnacle.

After struggling on the rock climb, the teams raced by boat back to a tiny fishing village on Phuket.  The frequent cutaway shots showing the nearby beaches were breathtaking. 

Swaying palms, coral reefs, stunning rock pinnacles, shimmering emerald-colored seas, and charming island villages – these are just some of the attractions that await luxury yacht charter guests onboard sail yacht DOUCE FRANCE.  Captain Pascal and his professional crew have cruised these waters for many seasons and look forward to welcoming guests onboard to explore these stunning locations. 

 

The superyacht features accommodations for 12 guests in 6 identical cabins.  All are convertible and can display either a queen bed or two twin beds.   For active travelers, there is a great selection of aquasport toys including eight sets of SCUBA diving equipment.

A list of other toys features:

21′ Zeppelin semi-rigid tender
2 Laser Sailing Dinghies
Windsurfers
4 Sea Kayaks
Waterskis (adult, slalom, and skis for children & for acrobatics)
Wakeboard
Surfboard
Scurfboard
2 Donuts (single and double)
1 Flying Manta
Snorkeling equipment
Fishing equipment
BBQ

Rates begin at 90,000 EUROS per week plus all expenses.

Come and participate in your own amazing race onboard Douce France!

For more information contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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