No seafaring adventure would be complete without Navigator’s edit of cutting-edge water toys.
Audi e-tron foil by Aerofoils
No waves? No problem. Catch the thrill of riding, even if it’s completely flat, by hopping on the Audi e-tron foil by Aerofoils. Flying quietly and emission-free over the water, Aerofoils’ latest e-foil board comes from a rather unexpected source: Audi. In collaboration with Aerofoils, Audi has moved off land to create an electric vehicle that floats riders across the water at speeds of up to 27mph. Sleeker and more high-tech than other e-foil boards, and with an enclosed impeller for safety, the Audi e-tron foil cruises at 18mph for an hour of playtime. aerofoils.de
Triton 660/9 AVA EO edition
Triton Submarines and Dark Ocean Deepsea have partnered with Espen Oenio International for a large submersible for the megayacht fleet. With room enough for eight adults (plus pilot), the Triton 660/9 AVA EO is built for underwater entertainment. Think cocktails and dinner with a view – the view being the vast wonders of the ocean – or yoga at depths of 660’ (200m), surrounded by an audience of marine life. This super sub has flexible space that can be reconfigured for any number of activities. tritonsubs.com
U-Boat Worx NEMO 2 Submersible
Kit out your toy box with the smallest member of the U-Boat Worx fleet.
A hot favorite for superyachts, the two-seater NEMO 2 Submersible is the most compact in the submersible fleet. Notably, the NEMO 2 fits into a storage space approximately the size of two Jet Skis, making it accessible to most superyachts. Weighing just 5,500lbs and just 92” wide, it can slot into most superyacht tender garages without a hitch. The NEMO 2 is capable of speeds of up to three knots and descending to a depth of nearly 330’ (100m), just before reaching the so-called edge of darkness in which daylight ceases to penetrate – perfect for those intrigued to discover the rich marine life that lies beneath. nemo-submarine.com
The latest electric toy to hit the market, the Narke Electrojet is the world’s first electric jet ski. With its streamlined design, the 13’8” (4m), three-person, carbon fiber electrojet is capable of speeds of up to 40 knots. This is jet-skiing on a new level – with an electric drive that’s both efficient and on the quieter side. With 1.5 hours of power per charge and instant and impressive performance, the Narke Electrojet is perfect for those looking to hit the waves or discover hidden coves without disturbing anyone while still protecting the oceans for future generations. narke.com