The best towable toys to keep on board
by Sam Fortescue
For many yacht owners and charterers getting out on the open ocean is what sets a yachting vacation apart from any other holiday. But if your Jet Ski skills aren't up to scratch and scuba diving isn't your thing, your choices can sometimes be a little limited. Thankfully there are a whole host of brands offering family-friendly, thrill-seeking fun on a range of compact inflatable towables that everyone can enjoy - here's our pick of the best...
This five-man tube has 22 handholds so you can sit or stand around the centre.
Airhead Jumbo Dog
The beach resort staple is a sure-fire hit for kids – fit up to five on board for guaranteed fun.
Sportsstuff Super Mable
For one to three riders, the Mable can be towed from either end and serves as either a comfy chair or wild chariot ride.
Jobe Airstream 2P
With its distinctive stingray shape, this two-man crouching or lying toy helps you bank into turns and cushions you from the wake.
Despite the name, this big and stable one-person tube gives a smooth ride due to a low centre of gravity.
Airhead Mach 2
Deep, secure seats, headrests and handles make this a safe way to get smaller children and nervous adults out on the water.