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
Coastal road twists and bends will be a breeze on this new head-turning, three wheel motorcycle. The tech involved is as impressive as the design. The 847cc three cylinder engine, lightweight hybrid chassis and superior cornering abilities mean the Niken offers precision riding in short, sporty bursts as well as long distance comfort. The body design has unique front end suspension mechanisms pairing 15 inch front wheels with dual-tube upside down forks. Its leaning multi-wheel technology can safely tip riders up to 45 degrees, allowing smooth turns at speed, while the dual front wheels deliver large amounts of grip (never a bad thing with bikes).
Niken quadbike, from £13,499, yamaha-motor.eu
Moncler Grenoble ski helmet
Collaborating with the Italian company Kask to rework its iconic Stealth helmet in a stylish matt black, the Moncler Grenoble boasts soft inner padding, designed to provide a perfect fit, heat insulation and breathability. It comes with two integrated panoramic visors – silver mirror and orange – that are easy to switch so you can swap to match varying light on the slopes. Nice.
Ski helmet, £470, store.moncler.com
Take to the skies and paraglide in comfort using Parajet’s Falco paratrike, handcrafted from 6082 aircraft alloy and T45 steel tubing. The wide wheelbase and compact aerodynamic form are ideal for stowing in small spaces. Cleverly, the paratrike is able to attach quickly and easily without the need for tools to one of the company’s existing paramotors, the Volution 3. If this engine is not for you, you can swap the V3 for another Parajet option. The trike comes in white or grey (or custom coloured for £250) and features a version of the company’s formidable safety cage to protect you from the machinery at your rear. The cantilever rear axles can be removed for transportation, while large pneumatic tyres should handle rough terrain or soft sand with ease.
Falco paratrike, from £2,500, parajet.com
Canada Goose jacket
Designed for temperatures as low as -15˚C, this versatile 800 fill, white goose down jacket from Canada Goose combines the lightweight, windproof and water repellent qualities of Strati-Forma 30D nylon with a durable, breathable Tri-Durance PF three-layer soft shell. Double weave fabric inserts at the elbow, underarm and hem mean an extended range of movement without the loss of insulation. Canada Goose uses thermal mapping technology to ensure the down is strategically placed where the body loses heat fastest. It's a jacket as good for skiing as it is for après ski.
HyBridge Perren hybrid jacket, £695, canadagoose.com
Bataleon Surfer ES snowboard
Designed specifically to surf powder with its directional outline, the large 3D nose, 3D shaped swallowtail and Triple Base technology mean the board should catch fewer edges. An extremely light core supported with Kevlar makes it strong at high speed, while the carbon stringers around the tail and nose add precise edge control and smooth dampening. The perfect board to look like a pro on the slopes.
Surfer ES snowboard, £1,000, bataleon.com
Filson duffle pack
Filson is best known for its heavy duty duffles, but its latest collection shuns the bulk of traditional tin cloth in favour of 600 denier all-weather, tear-resistant nylon. The resulting bag is lightweight but supremely rugged, with reinforced zips. The real trick of this 40 litre pack, however, is the rucksack straps hidden in the base, meaning you can carry it like a duffle with the hand straps and removable shoulder strap, or deploy the backpack straps to use it as a pack when doing more adventurous activities.
Duffle pack, £240, filson.com