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TOYS FOR BOYS (AND GIRLS)
Those looking to top up their relaxation with a dash of adrenaline are in for a treat, as there’s a whole new range of battery-powered gadgets waiting to be enjoyed. If Santa is feeling generous (and after the year we’ve all endured, why wouldn’t he be?) then these exciting toys should be added to your wish list without delay. The Lampuga electric surfboard provides a fun and easy way to surf up a storm, regardless of what the wind or wave conditions are like. The Lampuga Air model is inflatable which allows for easy balance and control, so riders can confidently and safely go exploring. It has impressive credentials with a top speed of 50 km/h and a battery life of 45 minutes, and at 2.3 metres long with five handles riders can easily stand, sit or lie on it. It’s also extremely safe with an easy-to-use handheld remote control as well as a magnetic kill switch which the rider straps around their ankle.
Fans of wakeboarding or snowboarding will love the new Awake RÄVIK S jetboard. On this new model the carbon fibre hull is lower in the water and the tail is narrower than its predecessor, allowing for harder and faster curves and jumps. Controlled by a wireless throttle, those in search of adrenaline can reach a top speed of 56 km/h in just over four seconds, while the exchangeable battery gives riding time of anything from 15 minutes (intensive use) to 40 minutes (and takes only 80 minutes to recharge). The board also comes with four different power settings, including a kid’s mode, making it a toy the whole family can safely enjoy.
Once the waves have been conquered a whole new world below the surface awaits, and a Seabob watercraft is a great way to see it in style. The E-Jet power system works by sucking in water and then forcing it out under high pressure, thereby propelling the watercraft forwards. The hydrodynamic shape provides amazing agility whether gliding along the surface or zipping along beneath it, and the integrated camera system makes sure the sights are all recorded. On the surface the watercraft reaches speeds of between 14 and 22 km/h (marginally slower underwater) and users can get up to one hour of operating time from a single charge. The Seabob can reach an impressive diving depth of up to 40 metres, while the safety cut-off feature ensures the preselected maximum depth is not exceeded.
For those looking to explore even deeper beneath the waves, a U-Boat Worx submarine may be just the ticket. These feats of modern engineering can seat up to 11 occupants and have a wide range of features, such as the C-Researcher Series which takes fewer occupants but can reach depths of up to 3,000 metres. Occupants can explore long-forgotten shipwrecks, admire otherworldly landscapes and even contribute to deep sea research, all from the comfort of their submarine. The clever design means all occupants have front row seats to the wonders unfolding before their eyes, and the impeccable safety features allow it to be enjoyed with peace of mind, even hundreds of metres below the surface.
Relaxing on board your Sunseeker yacht feels so much better after experiencing something new and exciting. So go on, why not spoil yourself this year?