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Don’t Eat It – Ride It!  Luxury Yacht Charter Watertoys With Tasty Names

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WATERSPORTS TOYS

The myriad of recreational toys offered by private yacht charter vessels continues to grow each year, as more and more yachts continue to battle for the same handful of HNWI for whom yachting is a lifestyle, not a once in a lifetime adventure.

 

WISH LISTED ITEMS

Gone are the days when a yacht only carried a windsurfer and some snorkel gear. Today, the onboard watertoy inventory sheet on most superyachts reads like a wish list from the Hammacher Schlemmer Christmas catalog.   Jetlev hover boards, giant waterslides, even mini submarines are now the norm.

While most of the toys have straightforward names that define their intended use (for example, stand up paddleboards, water skis, etc.), some have downright funny names, associated with foods that come to mind when looking at the toys.

 

FAVORITE TASTY TOYS

Here are our favorite food-inspired charter toys, found on many Virgin Islands yacht charter vessels:

DONUT – There are actually several types of donut watertoys. The most common ones look like giant tire inner tubes, hence the term, “donut.”  A totally new “spin” on the water donut is the BBQ Donut, where several people can sit inside a floating donut-shaped vessel, complete with sun awning and bbq grill.

BBQ Donut towable watertoy

 

 

BANANA – This colorful towable toy is pulled along by the charter yacht’s tender.  It’s all about a fast, bumpy ride. Bananas aren’t typically “fast food,” but this banana fits the bill!  Depending upon the size of the banana, some carry 2 riders, and some six or more.  Hang on tight – falling off at high speed can sting a bit when you splash into the water!

Banana towable watersports toy

 

HOT DOG – Take a towable banana, paint it red, and add a couple “buns” to the sides and voila, you’ve got a towable hot dog watertoy.  The inflatable buns actually perform a purpose – by adding extra stability to the toy.  In other words, you don’t fall off as much as you do on the banana…but hey, falling off is part of the fun!

hot dog towable watersports yacht toy

 

BROWNIES THIRD LUNG – ok, so you don’t really “ride” this one.  Work with me, here – it’s a watertoy, and its name sounds like food!  This is basically an air compressor situated in a floating donut.  (If you’d like, we can refer to it as YET ANOTHER TYPE OF DONUT WATERTOY!)  The compressor pumps air into long tubes that tie into a snorkel mask.  Swimmers wear the mask and breathe fresh air, allowing them to do very shallow dives, while safely tethered to the floating compressor. It’s a great way for novices to experience the sensation of SCUBA diving while snorkeling in shallow water.

Brownies Third Lung yacht toy

 

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London International Boat Show Offerings

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London Boat Show January 2011 Watersports Action Pool 1800yachtcharters

LONDON BOAT SHOW

If you are considering a Caribbean Yacht Charter in 2011, you can get into the superyacht groove by attending the London International Boat Show, January 7 – 16, 2011.

This is a must-see marine experience for yacht lovers.  All the old show favorites will be there, plus a whole host of improvements.

Come enjoy exclusive new features and attractions, plus more exhibitors, boats, and products than ever before.

Crewed catamaran charters are all the rage these days in the islands, primarily due to the large inventory of watersport toys carried onboard the yachts.

With an emphasis on toys, the centerpiece of the show is an all-new Watersports Action Pool.  Measuring a massive  70m x 24m, this huge pool will host a wide selection of activities including canoeing and kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, wakeboarding,  dinghy sailing, and windsurfing .

Visitors have the opportunity to “have a go” at these activities – free of charge. In addition, visitors will be able to see demos by the experts including wakeboarding and kayaking.

 

Don’t miss the Sunset Rum Beach Bar situated right next to the pool. It’s the ideal place to chill out and watch the action!

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Superyacht Offers Deep Discount for Off-Season Italy Yacht Charter Vacation

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HURRY!

As they say, Good things come to those who wait. 

In the case of #Benetti yacht #ULYSSES, a more timely saying is, “You snooze…you lose!

To encourage some pre-season charters before the summer crowds arrive in the Mediterranean, 1-800 Yacht Charters has announced deep discounts in the weekly charter rate for Super yacht ULYSSES, now (April) through May, 2016 in Italy, #Monaco, and the South of France.

The charter rate has been slashed from €255,000 per week down to €200,000 per week – a savings of 22%.

Superyacht Ulysses Benetti with black hull

ALL ABOUT ULYSSES

The black hull and cool beige superstructure of 183 foot Benetti superyacht is striking.  Her size imposes, but she is inviting in layout and amenities.  Indeed, her exterior is modern and unique in design.  Her Stefano Natucci interior is majestic.  The yacht features classical decorations. For instance, marble artworks, chandeliers, and rare pictures.  Her decor melds Renaissance and Baroque. It also features a few subtle touches of Gothic Art.

 

INTERIOR

Entering the saloon, you can admire an antique grand piano hand-crafted by Steinway & Sons over 100 years ago. Don’t worry if no one in your charter party knows how to play – the piano has been fitted with a digital controller,  allowing it to play Tchaikovsky, Chopin, or even a more contemporary tune.

Salon of superyacht Ulysses in red ones with gold highlights

ACCOMMODATIONS

A maximum 12 guests are accommodated in 6 staterooms. The Master Suite is situated on the main deck and features an office, hairdressing salon, and en suite bathroom with adjacent steam room.  Completing the massive suite is a private observation lounge, looking forward.  A VIP Stateroom is located on the upper deck to starboard (right), and offers a panoramic view of the sea. Four guest staterooms are located on the lower deck and feature two twin cabins and two double cabins.

DINING

Guests can dine at one of three dining tables, each accommodating up to 12 guests. #Formal meals can be served at the dining table in the main salon, while casual affairs can be plated on the covered aft deck, or al fresco on the sun deck.

 

AMENITIES

  • Outdoor cinema for evening movies under the stars
  • Sun deck with wet bar and open-air hot tub encased in sun cushions
  • Interior deck #elevator
  • Lots of recreational #watersports toys (waverunners, paddleboards, etc.)

Ulysses superyacht deck that doubles as a cinema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS DISCOUNT, ALSO

A Special Events discount is also available for a Cannes Film Festival yacht charter and/or a #MonacoGrandPrix yacht charter.   For special events, Ulysses’ discounted rate is €255,000 per week, reduced from the regular event rate of €280,000 per week.

 

HOW TO RENT A SUPERYACHT

Hurry – Select high season #rentayacht dates in July and August are still available on this and other similar #superyachts!  For further information, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters team by email at info@1800yachtcharters.com or call our 24 hour hotline at 305-720-7245.

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