The Best Foiling Water Toys for 2020
by Holly Overton
Looking to upgrade your superyacht toy box? Foiling water toys are a must have for 2020. Ranging from hydrofoiling dinghies, to foil boards and even foiling bicycles, there are plenty to choose from. Here are some of the best...
Zoom across the water at up to 24 knots with this electric foil board. Made from carbon fibre and aircraft grade aluminium, the Fliteboard can carve through the water like a snowboard in fresh powder, offering a thrilling ride without the need for wind or waves. The propeller, powered by a handheld bluetooth remote, keeps you moving along the surface while a hydrofoil lifts riders out of the water. There are three models available including the Fliteboard AIR, an inflatable option ideal for superyacht stowage. It’s fast, quiet, and emission free, with a 2.5 hour charge time.
From €13,600, fliteboard.com
This lightweight carbon trimaran is one of the coolest multihull dinghies on the market. Built for performance, this single hander can dart across the water at up to 25 knots. For beginners, the Flying Mantis can be sailed with a conventional daggerboard, while those looking for a challenge can swap it for a T-foil that lets you carve through the water, transforming it into a powerful foiling dinghy. The hull is 4.2 metres long, but its modular composition allows the outriggers to be taken off for ease of storage on board.
From £31,000, flyingmantis.uk
While you may not be able to walk on water, this could just be the next best thing. The world’s first hydrofoiling e-Bike lets riders power across the sea at up to 12 knots. It can be launched from a boat or in deep water and is designed to slice through waves. The perfect alternative to an onboard gym, there are three settings - low, medium and high - so you can set the pace. A modular design means it stows away neatly too.
From £5,790, manta5.com
Meet the Waszp, an extreme-looking foiling dinghy based on the Moth racing boat. It is easy to handle, ideal for beginners and quick to launch and stow with folding wings and retractable foils. Its simple rig makes for uncomplicated sailing and can be set up in less than 15 minutes so you can spend more time on the water.
Launched this year, the Slingwing is the ultimate accessory to your foil board. Part windsurfing, part kiteboarding, the single-strut inflatable wing creates an entirely new adrenaline-pumping water sport dubbed 'wing surfing'. You'll need to have mastered a foiling paddleboard first, but with the help of your superyacht crew you'll be up and flying in no time. Pair with Slingshot's 2020 Levitator paddleboard.
Taking paddleboarding to the next level, meet the Hyper Foil board from SUP specialists Starboard. New for 2020, the board features a short compact outline and a thick profile making it ideal for beginner riders. Channels along the bottom provide stability similar to a trimaran, while a wide nose and tail give a solid platform to push down and lift up the board. A ridge towards the back of the board allows riders to steady themselves, while a centre ridge makes it easy to identify the middle of the board.
The Lift eFoil is the culmination of over 10 years of experience honing non-powered foil boards. Today, their electric foil board collection comprises four sizes from the agile 4’4 Pro for advanced boarders to the 6'2 Explorer for those new to the world of hydrofoils. The eFoil is powered by high-grade lithium-ion cells to provide a ride of 60 to 90 minutes and a fast recharge time of two hours. Batteries are interchangeable and riders can hit speeds of 40km/h, controlling the board with a handheld remote.
From $12,000, liftfoils.com