Yes, We Said “Wet Rod.” When you arrive on your private island of Isla De Sa Ferradura, you don’t always like to land in the same spot twice. For instance, if you feel like playing tennis, it’s better to land on the north side near the courts. If you feel like snorkeling, you’re better off landing on the south side where the reef is. But who’s got time to build all those docks? No one. Well, with the Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod, you won’t need a dock, because this puppy can ride right up onto the sand. The Wet Rod is the ultimate Personal Water Craft, powered by a water jet propulsion system and a powerful V8 5.7l 300 hp engine, it can reach … [Read More]
After That Turtle! There’s a f*cking turtle at that bottom of the Indian Ocean that has something that you want. Your Breitling Chronomat GMT. It got loose while you were snorkeling and you swear you saw that f*cker grab it in his mouth and make off with it into a patch of coral. It’s time to find him. Grab a couple of friends, hop in your C-Explorer 3 Submersible and go get him. This 3-person submersible was made for undersea exploration, whether it’s for scientific research, filmmaking, underwater maintenance (like pipelines or welding operations), or of course, your quest for an amphibian with sticky flippers. The C-Explorer can operate up to 1000 meters below sea level, and the full 360° acrylic pressure hull gives you … [Read More]
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Hoverboards are pretty cool on their own. You can’t go more than two holes at the golf course without people begging for a ride on your Hoverboard Golf Cart. But what happens when you start with a hoverboard and then add water-powered jet power with enough Oomph to send you soaring across waves 16 feet into the air? Well, that’s a whole other level of awesome. That’s the Hoverboard by ZR Standalone ($2,675). The latest brainchid of Frank Zapata and his Zapata Racing team, this souped-up wakeboard was designed to be tethered to your boat or jetski with a hose before you let ‘er rip. Just attach the Hoverboard to any 2013 Flyboard Quick Connect, then hang on tight as its rear-mounted water jet propels … [Read More]
Wheels Up. Water On. Not that walking on water is like, lame, or anything, but why walk on water when you can blast across it in a Gibbs Quadski XL, and then flip out your four wheels and tear across some land too? Yeah, exactly. This ridiculously fun Sports Amphibian vehicle is powered by a 140 horsepower BMW Motorrad K1300 engine that delivers speeds of 45 mph on both land and water, and thanks to its revolutionary retractable suspension system, the Quadski can transition almost seamlessly between a kickass performance ATV and a wheels-up watercraft in under five seconds. No matter if you’re on earth or in aqua, you can expect a smooth, stable ride and nimble handling from the Quadski, because of its lightweight … [Read More]
Your Jet Capsule Awaits. Choosing the right watercraft for your personal needs can be a challenge. Touring the Portuguese coast and then cruising down to Montenegro? Your Sovereign Superyacht is great for that. Island hopping for the day in Croatia? That feels like a Ducatti Cigarette Boat kind of excursion. But if you’re looking for some speed and excitement on the open water, and you want to make a splash when you pull up to the dock in Positano, you’ve gotta get yourself a Jet Capsule. With a V-shaped hull, propulsion control, and electro-hydraulic steering, the Jet Capsule is highly maneuverable, and with its highly advantageous weight/power ratios, this baby can reach a top speed range from 20 to 35 knots (depending on your engine … [Read More]
Yacht For One Don’t get us wrong—all of your yacht groupies are incredible people. They have impeccable taste in bikinis, they really know how to hold their champagne (even going 60 knots over choppy seas), and let’s face it, their flexibility is unparalleled in the entire Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. But sometimes a man just needs to be alone on the open water—while, of course, sustaining the level of luxury he’s accustomed to. Meet Kayak 1 by McLellan Jacobs. This lightweight, single person recreational kayak is every bit as luxurious as your Wally Hermes Yacht. Built out of carbon ﬁbre by America’s Cup boat builders in New Zealand, it boasts a gloss carbon finish, snazzy gold plated brass ﬁttings, and teak or ash timber … [Read More]
FINALLY, An Underwater Limo After the ahem…incident with the ambassador and your Butterfly Knife Cuff Links at last month’s gala, your closest advisors have suggested that you lay low for a while. Very low. Perhaps under the surface of the ocean low. We have just the thing. The U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 5, aka the world’s first subsea limousine. With a full 360-degree acrylic pressure hull and patented Smart Deflatable Ballast Tanks System, you’re in for some smooth, underwater sailing with up to four of your friends, as you tour the world under the sea in total luxury. A standard air-conditioning system will keep you and your guests quite comfortable as you plunge to 100 or 200 meters below the surface and cruise at 3 knots. … [Read More]
Walk On Water…Really, Really Fast As far as watercraft go, your collection is getting quite extensive. There’s your high-performance kayak, the Wave Sport Project 54CX Playboat, your tank-like Phibian, and of course the Necker Nymph Underwater Aircraft you sometimes borrow from Sir Richard Branson. Well, now there’s something that dare we say, might be the coolest gear for guys who like it wet that we’ve seen in a long time. The PowerSki Jetboard looks somewhat like a regular paddleboard, except that its innards house a 45 hp engine that’ll have you skimming across the ocean at 40 mph. Fo’ reals. The PowerSki Jetboard was meticulously designed to keep you afloat at low speeds, until it gains enough momentum to hydroplane, and then, whoomp, there it … [Read More]
Wheels Up. Splash Down. You get around. Not just in the Ladies’ Man sense, but in the physical sense…like geographically. Which means that you need a good way to navigate both land and sea. Sure, it would be easy enough to bring your Ducati Streetfighter or even your Penny Farthing on board of your Lamborghini Yacht, but try things the other way around and you may run into some trouble. Luckily, there’s a single vehicle to suit your land-and-water-trotting needs: the Quadski By Gibbs Sports Amphibians. Reaching speeds of 45 mph on both land and water, the Quadski can transition easily between the two, with the simple press of a button to retract or deploy its wheels in just four seconds. Sure, you’ve seen amphibious … [Read More]
Smooth Yachting Sure, your Turanor PlanetSolar yacht is great to pick up the eco-friendly hotties, and your Wally-Hermes Yacht is great for parties, but sometimes you just need a smaller, luxury compact yacht for those more intimate excursions on the open sea. Check out the Antagonist Yacht, a stunning, 37-foot open weekend cruiser by Art of Kinetick that fuses pure art with unrivaled performance. You and seven of your closest friends can enjoy the same elegant lines, gorgeous finish and exquisite attention to details the fleet is known for, with comfortable seating for 8 around a multi-functional table and a sunbathing area astern. Inside, you’ll find an air-conditioned interior with designer fabrics and mood lighting, but the real thrill comes upstairs, where your unique pilot’s … [Read More]
Solar Power To The People Born with a strong set of “sea legs” and a penchant for nautical themed pashmina afghans, you’ve taken to yachting like a duck to water. You can always count on coming home with a nice tan and some great stories (the blowfish incident in Singapore). Voyaging around the world in the largest solar powered boat is right up your canal. The Tûranor PlanetSolar circumnavigated the globe powered solely by the 5,300 square feet of photovoltaic solar panels attached to its expansive deck. Using modern shipbuilding technology, as well as testing in aerodynamics and hydrodynamics to make it as efficient as possible, the single-hull carbon catamaran cuts through the wind with relative ease for a ship of its size (100ft X … [Read More]
Summa Summa Summa Time Nothing says summer like a shiny new speedboat. Jump headfirst into the season with the Corsair 36 European Edition ($466,900). The latest design from Chris Craft offers unprecedented luxury and interior space for its category, while packing plenty of power. The Volvo-sourced standard twin V8 engines push out 840 horsepower and speeds up to 40 knots. Other “nice-to-have” features onboard include an extended fiberglass swim platform, a custom stainless steel windshield with Solex glass, a custom mahogany and stainless steel steering wheel, and an entertainment center complete with wet bar, cutting board and storage. The interior forward cabin also provides a comfortable 6’2″ of headroom, and even has a stateroom with a queen size bed at the rear, making the boat capable … [Read More]
One Sexy Kayak Strong, agile, with exceptional performance. What might sound like an accurate depiction of your bedroom prowess, is actually referring to the Wave Sport Project 54CX Playboat ($2,500). This high performance kayak is hand-crafted with carbon kevlar and carbon fiberglass components, which results in an ultralight, 20 pound playboat with increased durability, stability and maneuverability. The limited edition features an adjustable seat, leg lifter and backhand, and new thigh brace system for added comfort and control. Which, if we didn’t know better, sounds like quite an interesting sex chair.
Float Your Own Boat Next time you close your eyes and pick a place on the globe to explore at random, you might want to bring along the Infinity Odyssey 295 Inflatable Tandem Kayak ($650). When your bush pilot drops you in the Cambodian jungle you’ll have this to keep you dry down the Mekong River. Easily maneuverable, the 9 ft. 8 in. inflatable kayak is made with a tough nylon outer shell and tri-laminated PVC tarpaulin material that resists abrasion. It features a spray visor that keeps waves from entering the cockpit and a stern storage area for supplies. The padded seats with backrests and adjustable footrests keep you comfortable for a long ride. It fits neatly into the backpack it comes with along … [Read More]
Follow In Your Own Wake While the Tropical Island Paradise has pretty much everything you could want on board, sadly it does not come with a sport boat. Have your assistant follow behind your floating paradise with the Sea-Doo 230 Wake Sport Boat to fulfill all your water sporting needs. Featuring an innovative Direct Drive Jet Propulsion System that generates a powerful stream of water to propel and steer the boat as well as a 7” touch screen that operates cruise control, Docking, ECO and Ski modes, stereo, fuel settings and chart plotter, it will be easy to rip it up out on the water. And, if you find that landing that 1080 spin over and over leaves you a little sore you can always … [Read More]
Mo Mercedes, No problem A self-described Mercedes aficionado, no one has more German sheet metal filling up their hangar than you do: the Mercedes Benz F Cell Roadster, Mercedes Benz G Wagon Edition 30, Mercedes Benz EC145 Helicopter, and Mercedes Mclaren SLR just to name a few. The only thing missing is the Mercedes AMG Marauder Cigarette Boat. The 50’ Marauder, unveiled at the 2012 Miami Boat Show features the same black and white exterior as its C63 Black Series counterpart. It’s sleek and comfortable, with more than 100 billet aluminum pieces used throughout the dash, grab handles, seat supports, sound system and trim accents. Powered by two Mercury Racing engines that push out 1,350 horsepower each, the performance speedboat will remind you why you … [Read More]
Like Being Friends With Flipper Between your Seabreacher X, Bladefish 5000 Sea Scooter, and that Necker Nymph Underwater Aircraft Branson sometimes lets you borrow, your water toy collection is coming along nicely indeed. But the Exo Watercraft should probably be next in your rotation. This sleek, 100% fiber carbon watercraft uses silent water-jet propulsion and the latest generation of electrical engines from 3.5, 4.5 to 7 kWh to propel you through the water like you were holding onto a dolphin for dear life. It’s fast, lets you accelerate at breathtaking speed, navigates tight, sharp turns, and just looks like one hell of a good time. The Exo is light and solid, and it comes with 4 racks of removable batteries and 220/110 volt battery charger device, … [Read More]
Froggy Style Getting your guests to and around your lake house or private island can be tricky when Clooney surprises you with 13 of his closest friends. The Phibian land and water vehicle is up to the challenge. The largest wheeled high speed Amphibian vehicle fits 15 passengers and is capable of highway speeds on land, and 30mph on water. With 500 HP and four-wheel-drive you can easily get your VIPs to the other side safe and dry. Be ready for Brad to hit you up for the deets for his ever-expanding brood.
Branson Strikes Again Damn that Richard Branson. With plans to pioneer civilian space travel, a few private islands in his possession, and an estimated wealth of $4.2 billion, you’d hate him if you didn’t have so much in common. At least now you can play with arguably one of his coolest toys: the Necker Nymph Underwater Aircraft. For just $661,100 (or a rental of $25,000/week), you can dive and explore up to 30 metres (100 feet) under the sea in this 3-person, open cockpit aero submarine. Just slap on your scuba gear and take a dive for up to one to two hours, as the Necker Nymph’s fighter jet-like aquadynamics will have you banking and gliding through the underwater landscape. If he hadn’t already been … [Read More]
Island Cruise Anyone who’s anybody owns a private island, but it’s the real ballers that have a mobile one. And since you’ve never been a fan of being tied down, Project Utopia, designed by BMT Yachts, is ideal. Spanning the length of a cruise ship, the floating island features helipads, swimming pools and thrusters to power it along. It offers 11 private accommodation decks, a 360-degree observation area, and a lower deck large enough to house shops, bars and restaurants. Pretty much everything you and a small village would need to survive and thrive. But the biggest selling point is that you won’t have to stick around when the next big reality star starts buying up the surrounding archipelago.