The 12 Best Toys, Gadgets & Gear For Aquatic Living – Robb Report

A yacht is a yacht because of its toys. Without them, they would only be small cruise ships. From helicopters to underwater sea scooters, from scuba gear to water jetpacks to dozens of personal towables. Submersibles are the epitome of the best water toy in the world. Their popularity has grown to the point where UBoat Worx now has a one-person submarine that’s not much bigger than two jet skis. This allows smaller 70ft yachts to haul and launch them from the aft swim platforms. Options continue to grow, from electric hydrofoil surfboards to $1 million jet skis. Here is a list of the best toys.

Gavin Newman

Previously, you needed a gigayacht to house a personal submarine. But the new Nemo has about the same footprint as two jet skis, so it can fit in the smallest tender garage of a 90ft, or even an extended swim platform. The compact submarine is available in one- and two-person configurations, with a large acrylic sphere for a full view of your surroundings. U-Boat Worx expects most to be owner-operated (a two-week certification course is included in the price), so the navigation system is simple and intuitive. But the interior is suitably luxurious, with black leather seats, heating, air conditioning and a small cockpit. Nemo can descend to 330 feet and has about eight hours of charge on a normal dive. The standard package includes two floodlights and floodlights, but owners can add extras to navigate through murky waters. Options include sonar, a manipulator arm that lets you collect samples for scientific research, and a navigation package that provides GPS coordinates to the helm console. From around $1 million

Loro Piana’s knitted summer walk

Loro Piana Summer Knitted Walk

Courtesy of Loro Piana

These boat-to-shore loafers are made from Wish Wool, a fine wool fiber sourced from select merino sheep raised in Australia and New Zealand. Since everyone on board will likely want a pair, the shoes have a dedicated space on the heels where the owner can write their name and avoid confusion. $825

Drone Navatics Mito

Drone Navatics Mito

Courtesy of Navatics Mito

This underwater drone can capture 4K video at depths of up to 130 feet, and it’ll even stream footage to a connected device so you can get a real-time preview. The drone is tethered to the mothership and comes with four thrusters for stabilizing and two 1,000 lumen headlights to illuminate the depths. $1,499

Hill HX50

Hill HX50

Courtesy of Hill Helicopters

This five-seat turbine-powered rotorcraft is as sleek as anything you’d see in a Impossible mission film, and the 500 hp engine has a cruising speed of 140 knots, with a fuel consumption of 35 gallons per hour and a range of 700 nautical miles. Hill focused on both performance and interior design, giving the cabin a sports car feel and installing intuitive avionics designed for an owner-operator. When it hits the market next year, the HX50 should become an instant darling of yacht owners. From $665,000

Lac Beau paddle board

Lac Beau paddle board

Courtesy of Beau Lake

Each beautiful Canadian-made wooden paddle board could double as wall art when not exploring beyond the mothership. “We gave them a mid-century modern, Mad Men kind of style,” says Paul Lavoie, founder and CEO of Beau Lake. Materials include macassar and carbon fiber on the Rapid (pictured), rosewood on the Malibu and holly and mahogany on the Muskoka. The company is also working with artist Graham Gilmore on a colorful series based on his painting. Oceanic. From $1,950

Jetlev Flyer JF-220

Jetlev Flyer JF-220

Courtesy of Jetlev Flyer

This wild, frolicking toy is a water-powered jet pack: strap it on and take it off. A hose connected to a mini-boat with a supercharged engine sends water rushing towards the device. As you dive and glide – up to 60 feet in the air – the boat follows your path below. The jet pack has a carbon fiber backrest and a safety harness with adjustable arms and seat. Tired of getting high? It can also dive below the surface. $57,000

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch

Courtesy of Ulysse Nardin

It’s the ultimate watch for owners who love a theme. The Marine Mega Yacht’s rose gold case encloses a striking enamel dial with an interpretation of a ship’s bow. Complications include a flying tourbillon fitted with a cage that resembles a propeller, a 3D moon phase and a mechanism that displays the local tide height in real time. The 80-hour power reserve indicator features a chain and anchor design that lengthens as the movement winds down. We would almost forgive you for missing the hour and minute hands. From $300,000

Yachtbeach inflatable pool

Yachtbeach inflatable pool

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Inflated in just 8-10 minutes, this portable pool extends the back of your boat into a protected area to enjoy ocean swims, with a mesh interior that allows free water flow, minus the pesky critters such as jellyfish. The pool measures 13 feet by 20 feet and is nearly 8 feet deep, with sides and pontoons pushing it well past the stern. About $7,700

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Seabreacher X Submersible

Courtesy of Seabreacher

This submersible was designed to look like a dolphin, shark or killer whale and, just like its marine inspirations, can jump out of the water or even perform a 360 degree turn below the surface. Custom-built Seabreacher each with engines up to 300hp, creating speeds of 65mph. From $85,000

Billiard table Toulet Whitelight

Billiard table Toulet Whitelight

Mario Jelavic

This billiard table was designed to stay level on a yacht, even during difficult passages. Its platform features a gyroscopic sensor that calculates the movement of the boat and adjusts four leveling jacks in real time. Constructed of fiberglass with a steel frame, the table is sturdy enough for outdoor spaces, such as a covered aft deck or overhead deck. The slate top is lined with waterproof Simonis fabric and the leather pockets have a rustproof 316L stainless steel frame. There are even anti-corrosion anodes in the housing. The solid teak frame is painted the same color as the table. At mealtime, an optional top in wood, glass or carbon fiber turns it into a dining table. From $42,000

Bouvet Supermarine MM01

Bouvet Supermarine MM01

Courtesy of Bouvet Marine

“It’s to the Jet Ski what a hypercar is to a normal car,” says Germain Bouvet, one of the two brothers producing the Supermarine MM01, a limited-edition personal watercraft. The hand-built boat, which takes 500 hours to build, will be powered by an electric motor that generates 300hp, giving the MM01 a top speed of 75mph. Its carbon fiber exterior was developed in consultation with aerospace engineers, and its cockpit is designed to keep pilot and passenger drier than other similar vessels. The bottle holder and Champagne flute under
saddle are optional. About $900,000

Platypus Swordfish 40

Platypus Swordfish 40

Courtesy of Platypus Craft

In appearance, the Swordfish 40 resembles a luxury dinghy (its style is inspired by the Citroën SM of the 1970s) with a transparent cockpit. But in its semi-submersible mode, the central hull drops seven feet under water, becoming a transparent six-person submarine. While passengers enjoy the view below and the underwater audio system, the boat sails silently on electricity at six knots. $2.8 million

Electric Foil Lift3 F

Electric Foil Lift3 F

Courtesy of Lift Foils

The new Lift3 F Series ranges from the curve-sculpting four-foot-nine-inch eFoil to the longer five-foot-four-inch Explorer model designed for novice riders. The fiberglass design is sleek and relatively impervious to scratches and dents. Its full-range lithium battery promises up to 100 minutes of ride time with a top speed of 35 mph. These boards are ideal for reaching secluded beaches or backwaters too shallow for a yacht or even a tender but just waiting to be explored. From $9,995

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