Is the recent jellyfish bloom a global issue when it comes to enjoying a dip in the ocean?
You may have heard that over the last few weeks, beaches and swim spots in Queensland had to be closed due to 5000+ jellyfish stings being reported in January. However this is not just a problem down under, and this rise in jellyfish numbers is seriously starting to impact owners and guests wanting to take a dip in the ocean, whilst onboard their superyacht.
The USA and Mediterranean saw numerous beach closures and jellyfish warnings during the summer of 2018. In June, 800 people were stung in a single week by moon jellyfish at beaches in Florida. That same month, 200 people a day were being stung along the Spanish coast, totalling thousands by the end of the summer, and beaches near superyacht destination Palma de Mallorca and sister island Ibiza were closed due to a huge increase in numbers of jellyfish.
Not ideal when you have charter guests wanting to enjoy a leisurely dip without the worry of bothersome sea creatures. What you need is a rapidly actionable solution to keep the smiles on their faces (and tips in your pockets!).
Enter: the most Instagramed superyacht accessory of 2018, the FunAir Beach Club Sea Pool. This inflatable sea pool with extended deck area, loungers for sunbathing and SeaStairs making it easy for guests to get in and out of the water and is a comfortable and safer way for guests to enjoy swimming out in the ocean during their superyacht experience.
Launched in partnership with MY Loon in 2018, the Beach Club Sea Pool has received tens of millions of views on Instagram in just a few months due to a combination of design excellence, practicality and fun.
Captains Paul Clarke of MY Loon explained, "We have two charter clients returning just because of the pool. Guests love the additional space it provides to lounge out on the ocean, and the safety of being able to jump straight into the netted pool. The owner even said how amazing it is."
The pool provides a tightly woven barrier to help keep jellyfish and sea critters out, with an enclosed area to prevent guests from floating away in the current.
As always with FunAir inflatable yacht products the pools can be completely customised to suit your needs and tastes. They offer a variety of pool configurations to fit the back of your swim platform or sit alongside your yacht, and splash pools for the little ones on the ship’s deck.
Sea Stairs can be added to make exiting the water easy and elegant. The addition of Wave Loungers that affix to the surrounding beach club pool deck give guests onboard the option of that ‘chilling out by the pool’ experience, and a great place to keep an eye on the kids. All Sea Pools come with swimmer assist grab handles and ropes, and each includes a FunAir electric pump.
The Sea Pool sizes and weights vary depending on the design and materials selected for your inflatable pool. Typical sea pools are around 5Mx5M and packed dimensions are provided so you best understand how to store your product. The Beach Club Sea Pool on MY Loon takes around 20 minutes to set up and take down.
FunAir also have a standard 3m x 4m Pool in their Quickship range, meaning it ships globally within 48 hours. Once it arrives, it can be setup and ready for use in 15 minutes and comes with a 3-year warranty.