The superyacht is the ultimate toy, with high-net-worth individuals around the world splashing out on the most luxurious of vessels to ensure they can enjoy their summer holidays in style. From sipping cocktails on deck to scuba diving and snorkelling in privileged spots off the coast of your favourite destinations, there is no better way to travel with family and friends for a bespoke and fully tailored getaway, with privacy guaranteed. And by hiring a crew and a captain to take care of you whilst on board, you won’t have to worry about a thing.
Today’s superyachts are bigger and better than ever, offering a range of extravagant and innovative features that past owners could only have dreamt about – and from spas with snow rooms and cryo saunas to wide-screen cinemas and gyms, these days there are few things that can’t be incorporated into your dream vessel.
And those few things can always be brought on board instead, with everything from hydro-flyers and submarines to underwater drones taking your yachting experience to whole new heights.
Here, we take a look at some of the best ways to kit out your luxury superyacht to elevate it even further in the opulence stakes – and some of the best on-board accessories money can buy to give you the best voyage yet.
Upgrade your sound system
A quality sound system is an essential on board your superyacht, and will enable you to create the perfect party atmosphere for those summer sailing adventures around Europe. Sunshine, champagne and great music are all it takes to set the scene in style, and a good set of marine speakers like DS18’s Hydro two-way model, which come complete with a bullet tweeter and integrated RGB LED lights, is just the ticket. This carbon-fibre offering comes in two-way configurations and carries an IP65 waterproof rating, delivering flawless sound each and every time.
Have fun with fitness
Unlike most boats, superyachts are spacious enough to house their own private gyms, which is good news if you want to keep fit while spending extended periods of time on board. But during the summer months, it seems a shame not to make the most of the glorious weather. The answer? Invest in some innovative fitness accessories – we love the Red Shark Water Bike, which is made from strong carbon fibre material and allows you to cycle whilst floating in the water – the best of both worlds, in every sense.
Just add adrenaline
Adrenaline junkies in search of a thrill need look no further than the latest breed of amphibious vehicles that can be taken with you to sea – think Gibbs Sports’ motorbike-come-jet ski Biski model, which can achieve speeds of 80mph on land and 37mph in the water. The Quadski XL is something pretty special, too – and draws on BMW Motorrad’s K1300 engine and a patented water jet propulsion system to offer unrivalled performance both on land and off.
Dive a little deeper
Scuba diving offers a unique insight into what really goes on in the underwater world – but if you prefer not to get your hair wet, then why not splurge on your own personal submarine instead?
Extravagant? Yes – but then that is the name of the game. The DeepFlight Falcon 3S, with its glass walls, offers breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding marine life and coral reefs, making deep sea exploration accessible even for non-swimmers. Seating up to three passengers, it even comes with air conditioning and makes safety a priority with the inclusion of a communications system between pilot, passenger and surface crew, and two life support systems.
Running solely on electrical power, they have been built with the environment in mind and never land on reefs to protect marine habitats and biodiversity – so you can enjoy your exploration guilt free, too.