Superyachts for charter with the coolest water toy collections

Whether you're a fitness fanatic or water sports lover, no charter is complete without a deep dive into a superyacht's toy box. And with new high-tech toys being released each year – from Flyboards and Hoverboards that let you float above the water to ever-advancing personal submersibles to dive to the depths  – there's plenty on offer when it comes to water sports on a superyacht charter. Plus if you're keen to pick up a new skill, you'll often find a member of the crew on board who's also a professional sports instructor or personal trainer. From classic collections filled with Jet Skis and waterskiing gear to toy boxes specialising in deep-sea diving or inflatable fun, we round up the top superyachts for charter now with the most amazing water toy collections.


Credit: Camper & Nicholsons

Stats: 126.2 metres, Lürssen, 2003, 12 guests, 42 crew

The former explorer yacht of Paul Allen was designed to reach the earth’s furthest corners, and she’s got just the right kit for such adventures – including her own marina and a fleet of no less than seven tenders. Guests can enjoy sky-high chopper sightseeing tours launched from either of the two helipads, skim across the waves with her e-foiling toys or dive to the depths with the ROV, Triton submarines and fully-equipped dive centre. After exploring your surroundings, take in a movie in the private cinema, swim some laps in the pool or head to the wellness centre for a spa treatment.

Octopus’ formidable toybox is paired with an ice-class hull so that charter guests will be able to make the most of the remote destinations of Central America, the South Pacific and northern Europe during this summer’s charter season.

Octopus is managed by Camper & Nicholsons with charters starting from $2,200,000 per week.

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Lurssen   126.2 m •   2003

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Lurssen   126.2 m •   26 guests • Price from $2,200,000 p/w


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Stats: 42.6 metres, CRN, 2007, 10 guests, 9 crew

With RYA-approved facilities and a First Officer who doubles as a water sports instructor, Emotion² is well-equipped to offer endless fun on the water while cruising through the eastern Med. Kayaks, paddleboards and kit for waterskiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding will keep sporty charter guests entertained or offer the chance for first-timers to develop a new skill. For more high-powered entertainment, there’s also a Jetsurf and Flyboard on board, while more leisurely sports activities are offered in the form of fishing or a spot of golf from the dedicated sundeck tee complete with biodegradable balls and a FunAir floating golf green. Emotion² also offers an inflatable dock platform to extend the bathing platform for additional space or to act as a launching area.

After a day in the sun, unwind in the sauna before heading up to the sundeck with its hot tub, cocktail bar, sunpads and outdoor cinema.

Emotion² is managed by Burgess with a weekly charter rate starting from €140,000.

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CRN   42.6 m •   2007

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CRN   42.6 m •   10 guests • Price from €147,000 p/w


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Stats: 85.3 metres, Silver Yachts, 2019, 12 guests, 20 crew

Bold is equipped for adventures like any explorer yacht should be – with a helideck for an AW109 chopper and a 15 metre tender for discovering her far-flung cruising grounds. Her toybox is also packed with watersports gear for enjoying the scenery above and below the surface, including scuba diving and snorkelling gear, Jet Skis, water-skiing and kitesurfing equipment and a pair of laser sailing dinghies. A movie theatre, hot tub and al fresco lounges and dining areas complete with a firepit offer further entertainment for charter guests.

Bold is managed for charter by Hill Robinson with a weekly rate starting from €875,000.

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SilverYachts   85.3 m •   2019

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Credit: Edmiston

Stats: 56 metres, Perini Navi, 2009, 10 guests, 10 crew

A supersized sailing yacht with a toybox to rival any motor yacht, Asahi is available to charter for the first time this season following a recent refit. First guests aboard this RYA-approved superyacht will find a wealth of activities on the menu, from monoskiing and waterskiing to wakeboarding, scuba diving, kitesurfing, surfing and dinghy sailing. Other toys in Asahi’s treasure trove include gym equipment, SeaBobs, Fliteboards and even spearfishing gear, while a pair of mountain bikes and a beach party set up offer ample opportunities for onshore excursions.

Inside, Asahi’s interiors offer elegant drinking and dining spaces above and below deck and a hot tub from which to enjoy the views – all with the added edge of enjoying classic-style cruises under sail.

Asahi is managed by Edmiston with a weekly charter rate starting at €205,000.

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Perini Navi   56 m •   2009

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Perini Navi   56 m •   12 guests • Price from €205,000 p/w

Preference 19

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Stats: 36.4 metres, Tansu, 2011, 10 guests, 7 crew

Preference 19 may measure 36.27 metres but her deck spaces, amenities and toybox can rival those found on 50 metre yachts, earning her the nickname of a “floating beach club.” SeaBobs, paddleboards, scuba diving gear, Jet Skis, fishing equipment and towable toys will keep watersports enthusiasts occupied, but Preference 19 also has an impressive number of toys to enjoy while staying dry. These include a swimming platform with a golf tee area marine-friendly fish food balls, a basketball court and a plethora of gym equipment comprising battle ropes, weights, yoga mats and a punching bag for workout sessions with the resident personal trainer. A pair of electric Gocycles can also be added into the toybox for further on-shore exploration during charters.  

After a full-on day, unwind in the sun on the dedication “nap station” or enjoy an al fresco meal as the sun sets.

Preference 19 is managed by YPI with a weekly charter rate starting at €105,000.

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Tansu Yachts   36.4 m •   2011

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Tansu Yachts   36.27 m •   10 guests • Price from €105,000 p/w


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Stats: 60.92 metres, Abeking & Rasmussen, 2012, 12 guests, 17 crew

Charter guests on Arience who are keen to discover more of their cruising destination above and below the surface will find plenty to keep themselves entertained with her well-stocked toybox. An RYA-approved water sports centre, Arience’s toybox was overhauled in 2019, taking on additional Jet Skis, towables and inflatables for spending time on the water. These newer items joined her pre-existing fleet of SeaBobs, paddleboards and kayaks, alongside her more unusual toys such as a water trampoline. For underwater adventures, Arience carries snorkelling and scuba diving gear, while a beach BBQ kit will come in handy for on-shore beach parties.

When not splashing around in the water, guests can return back on board for a dip in the hot tub with its swim-up cocktail bar or take in a movie inside the private cinema. Fitness fanatics will also enjoy a blood-pumping workout in the fully-equipped gym with its drop-down balcony followed by a massage or beauty treatment in the spa.

Arience is managed by Cecil Wright with a weekly charter rate starting from €595,000.

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Abeking & Rasmussen   60 m •   2012

Lady Amanda

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Stats: 30 metres, Couach, 2006, 10 guests, 3 crew

Though smaller in size, 30 metre Lady Amanda has a toybox to rival charter yachts in the 45 metre range. With a crew including water sports instructors, there’s a range of high-octane activities on offer from waterskiing and monoskiing to wakeboarding and wakeskating. Her toybox is raring to go with a number of high-powered toys including Jet Skis, a Jetsurf, Seabobs, a Fliteboard and Flyboard and swimmers can also explore the depths with the underwater scooter and scubajet. More leisurely activities are provided in the form of a golfing tee with biodegradable balls, a jellyfish-protected ocean pool, paddleboards, snorkelling gear, fishing equipment, a five-metre inflatable slide for splashing into the water from the flybridge, plus e-scooters for onshore exploration. To capture all of the on board action, Lady Amanda carries an air drone and underwater drone.

This charter season, Lady Amanda is also fresh from a 2021 refit and offering updated interiors with a flybridge Jacuzzi, al fresco dining and dedicated sunbathing spots.

Lady Amanda is managed for charter by West Nautical with a weekly rate starting from €47,000. Charter fees can be paid in Bitcoin.

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Couach Yachts   29.65 m •   2006


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Stats: 50 metres, Westport, 2006, 12 guests, 11 crew

Trending’s toybox was updated when she underwent a major refit in 2016 worth $4 million. Certified divers can now enjoy a scuba session in the depths of the colourful Caribbean Sea with Trending’s PADI instructor, or amateurs can learn how to fly with her kitesurfing instructors. Floating at the surface, charter guests can peruse the ocean floor using the two-man glass-bottom kayaks, or simply paddle in the beach club pool that comes complete with a jellyfish net. More active guests can try their hand at kite surfing, water skiing, scuba diving or reef surfing, or for something a little more laid back, head out on a stand up paddleboard, Jet Skis, SeaBobs or one of the towable toys.

Other highlights throughout Trending’s Donald Starkey-designed spaces include al fresco dining spaces, an eight-guest hot tub and a drinks bar for sundowner cocktails on the sundeck.

Trending is managed for charter by Campers & Nicholsons with a weekly rate starting from $210,000.

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Westport   49.98 m •   2006

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Westport   49.98 m •   12 guests • Price from $210,000 p/w


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Stats: 55.2 metres, Admiral, 2020, 12 guests, 13 crew

Geco’s distinctive exterior is not the only thing that sets her apart from the crowd, as her packed toybox offers plenty of unique opportunities for experiences above and below the surface. Guests can start their helicopter sightseeing tours on board with the touch-and-go helipad, or dive to the depths in a scuba session. Water sports also on offer include waterskiing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, snorkelling and spotting colourful marine life from clear-bottomed kayaks. For more high-octane activities, Geco boasts state-of-the-art tech and toys, including a Flyboard, Jetsurf, SeaBobs, Jet Skis and even electric bikes for onshore adventures.

Art-filled interiors offer equally exciting amenities, with a special “Buddha bar,” for cocktails, an outdoor cinema and a beach club offering al fresco dining right next to the water.

Geco is managed by IYC with a weekly charter rate starting at €335,000.

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Admiral - The Italian Sea Group   55.2 m •   2020

Akira One

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Stats: 51.82 metres, Benetti, 1998, 12 guests, 11 crew

Refitted in 2020, Akira One has all the charm of a classic Benetti with her elegant wood-panelled interiors, but her toybox is bursting at the seams with modern trinkets and gadgets for charter guests to enjoy. Alongside the usual SeaBobs, Jet Skis and kit for waterskiing, windsurfing and snorkelling, Akira One boasts other unique toys including an inflatable water park, pedal boards and water bikes on catamaran inflatable boards. There’s also an inflatable water slide and a Flyboard for making impressive splashes into the water. Afterwards, unwind in the hot tub or soak up the sun on the top deck.

Akira One is managed by Atlanta Golden Yachts with a weekly charter rate starting at €140,000.

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Benetti   49.95 m •   1997

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Benetti   49.96 m •   12 guests • Price from €172,000 p/w
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