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Will Luxury Yacht Charter Market Embrace New Watertoy?

Photograph of a man and woman riding on a white circraft (a round watertoy). In the background, on the left side of the photo, is a huge mansion on a waterway.

Circraft Watertoy

 

THE SAYING

The saying goes, “up the creek without a paddle.”  But what about without a rudder?

 

CIRCULAR WATERTOY

A British company is hoping their invention will catch on with boaters. Additionally, the yachting community surely likes the idea.  What is it?  A rudderless saucer-like watertoy called a “Circraft.”    

 

JAMES BOND BOAT

It is round, revolutionary, and radical.  The aquatic flying saucer is first, part James Bond boat and second, part personal watercraft. It is similar to a waverunner or jetski.

 

NO RUDDER?

Aside from its appearance, what makes this new watertoy truly unique is the lack of a rudder for steering.  Directional control comes from the operator leaning to one side or the other – lean left go left, lean right and the Circraft will do the same. 

 

HOW TO STOP

Want to stop? Simply flip the throttle to neutral and the saucer will glide to a halt (and like a waverunner or jetski, a safety cut-out cord connects the outboard to driver for safety in the event of any mishap).

 

CIRCULAR SPEED

Powered by a small outboard engine, the Circraft can hit maximum speeds of 40 mph and can carry one to two riders.

 

BENETTI YACHTS FOR CHARTER

Will we see charter vessels like Benetti motor yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER or the highly-popular James Bond motor yacht CASINO ROYALE replace their conventional waverunners with the Circraft?  There are compelling reasons charter vessels may wish to add these water-saucers to their aquasports inventory. 

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters explains:

“Personal watercraft are restricted from use in many destinations;  for example, passengers on a Virgin Islands Yacht Charter are often frustrated to learn the waverunners on their rented yacht may not be used in the British Virgin Islands.  The Circraft is rated as a Category C vessel, similar to a motorized tender, and doesn’t carry the same restrictions that hinder the use of waverunners and jetskis by charter guests.”

 

 

CIRCRAFT PRICE

Priced from £5,000 (about $7900) plus tax for the boat with 20hp outboard and customized trailer, they are comparable, if not cheaper, in price to most waverunners.

 

BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Live the James Bond 007 lifestyle of adventure and exploration. Enjoy the pampered life on a private yacht for hire.   In conclusion, contact your brokers at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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