The best superyacht toys for serious explorers
Not the type of superyacht owner content to lie back in the beach club and let the world pass you by? Then get out and explore it with these turbo-powered gadgets and toys made for exploring from slope to shore.
Carbon fibre is nothing new in the bike world but the Heroin bike is truly something special. Designed and assembled in France, from parts manufactured in Italy by Formula One technicians, not only is the frame constructed from hand-laid carbon fibre, each one is calibrated to its new owner’s size before it is cured. Bespoke and beautiful.
Heroin bicycle, POA, heroin-project.com
Planning on stepping off your explorer yacht for some serious adventure? The multi-purpose Mavericks tent is designed especially for extreme weather. It is also so large it can be used as base camp or a group tent. With an internal height of 2 metres and more than 13m2 of ground space, the whole tent is pre-assembled and can be set up by a single person in minutes thanks to the fast inflation system, and deflated just as quickly. As for performance in the harshest of conditions, its geodesic structure is designed to withstand wind speeds up to 97 knots. Ten separate inflatable air chambers mean that sections of the structure can be isolated for repair in case of a defect.
Mavericks tent, €5,500, heimplanet.com
Inmarsat IsatPhone 2
Whether you are in the middle of the ocean or up a mountain, a satellite phone is always a wise idea – especially when this new model comes for the price of a smartphone. The IsatPhone 2 operates anywhere on the planet from -20˚C to 55˚C, is dust, splash and shock resistant and comes loaded with a prepaid SIM. The battery has 160 hours of standby charge, too.
IsatPhone 2, £690, inmarsat.com
KJUS 7Sphere Skiwear
The ultimate skiwear set, the KJUS 7Sphere layering system combines with an app to let the technology decide exactly which of the seven technically advanced items in this range (four jackets/layers, trousers and 2-in-1 layer gloves) you should don based on live conditions. There is even a matching optional travel case for storing each piece in a separate compartment, with space for your gloves and goggles to boot.
Skiwear, from £269, kjus.com
HNF Heisenberg XF1
Utilising a patent from BMW’s i division, this is the world’s first belt-driven full-suspension ebike. Thanks to their German colleagues, the HNF Heisenberg XF1 has a system that allows the drive motor to be attached to the swing arm. On a normal ebike, the swing arm has to stiffen under acceleration, which interferes with the suspension. The XF1 fixes this so you get a bike with greater traction and no rocking movement when accelerating or braking. The belt drive itself also supposedly requires less maintenance than a traditional gear and chain system. Power is provided by the Bosch battery and motor, with an 81 mile range.
XF1 ebike, from €8,345, hnf-heisenberg.com
Moncler Grenoble Skiwear
What better snow-bound collaboration could there be than Moncler’s Grenoble skiwear range and zai, Swiss producers of super high-end skis? This high-tech limited edition matt black collection is not only beautiful but exceptionally thin and fashioned from carbon, steel, aluminium and thermoplastic rubber. The kit includes a bag cover, carbon ski poles with retro leather grips and even a sponge and wax set to ensure your skis deliver supreme performance.
Skiwear, €4,950, moncler.com