While some of the world’s biggest and most expensive yachts were on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2015, the sale was not limited to high-end yachts: a wide range of water toys and accessories for superyachts was on display as well. The entertainment equipment, aimed for use on the world’s largest yachts, also included a luxury submarine, workout bicycle on pontoons, and a motorized surfboard, all of which were debuting this year at the show.
U-Boat Worx Super Yacht Sub 3
Dutch submarine maker U-Boat Worx showed off with their luxury compact submersible: it has room for two passengers and one pilot. It was built to reach depths of at least 100 metres and it can be upgraded for waters 200 and 300 metres deep. Underwater travelers will be allowed a up-to-eight-hours trip in the ocean’s depths.
Inside, the craft offers leather seats, air-conditioning, and a seating arrangement optimizing views.
The U-Boat Worx Super Yacht Sub 3 is still in production, but some models have already been commissioned.
Bell 407GX Helicopter
Bell Helicopter offers a design service specializing in choppers custom-designed to land on megayachts.
The 407GX, which Bell considers as a “limousine in the sky”, can seat up to six passengers and can be customized to include special Bose headsets and in-flight entertainment systems.
S1 Schiller Bike
Judah Schiller imagined a bike which could ride on waters, and S1 bike on pontoons is the result. Schiller, whose company was created last year in California, debuted his S1 model in May this year. According to its builder, the S1 is a premium bicycle meeting ultraportable catamaran. Human powered, the S1 bike can reach top speeds of about seven miles per hour, “faster than a paddle board” Schiller said.”You can have a bike ride in a beautiful marine environment.” Schiller bikes now are available in 18 countries.
JetSurf motorized surfboards
Developed by JetSurf of New York, motorized surfboards are made of carbon fiber and are equipped with small engines inside, weighing about 12 kg on average and reaching speeds up to 56 km per hour.
The JetSurf boards offer an alternative to wakeboarding. The first prototype board dates back to1994: today’s models are bigger so to better accommodate the engine. JetSurf’s first commercial board was presented to the market in 2004, and since then the company worked on enhancing speed, dynamics, decreased weight and less environmental impact. Today, the motorized boards are made by MSR Engines in Czech Republic and are certified for European Union requirements for safety, health and environmental protection.