Exciting new partnership between FunAir and Seal Superyachts

An exciting new partnership has been announced between innovative leaders FunAir and Seal Superyachts, the most established and longest serving yacht agents in Asia and the Pacific.

The deal will allow Seal Superyachts to supply a full compliment of custom FunAir yacht inflatables and 23 in stock QuickShip solutions for any last minute charter requests. Seal are hailed as the charter brokers best friend, and they will now be able to provide Climbing Walls, Yacht Slides, Yacht Golf, Beach Loungers and a host of products that will fit most mid range superyachts that are so prevalent in the area.

Seal will also be an official FunAir service centre and will provide cleaning, drying and maintenance servicing for all FunAir products. Seal can arrange to pick up the inflatables and make sure they are clean, dry and ready to inflate the fun before dropping them back to the yacht. This service is perfect for yachts that perhaps don’t deploy their toys for longer periods during off season, or when the owners are away and want to make sure they are packed and stored correctly.

Adam Frost, Managing Director of Seal Superyachts commented, “The charter market in and around the Pacific and Indian Oceans and Australasia continues to strengthen. There has also been a rise in European yachts visiting the areas with a full compliment of toys and tenders.

“We’ve definitely noticed an upsurge in requests for Yacht Slides, Climbing Walls and other inflatable FunAir yacht toys from our resident yachts, and I put it down to them seeing the European yachts with all their toys out and wanting some of that action!

“The charter market is fast moving here as well, so being able to fulfil last minute requests and deliver the products they want in a week or so is an attractive solution for our clients.”

John Courtney, Managing Director of FunAir commented, “ We are delighted to welcome Adam and the team at Seal Superyachts to the FunAir family. We have worked together in the past when they have provided fantastic logistic support on some of our large custom orders being delivered in Asia.

“They are the perfect fit to represent the FunAir brand in this region and we are safe in the knowledge that FunAir products will be delivered and serviced, efficiently and effectively, meaning more time on the water having fun for the guests. What’s not to love!

To contact Seal Superyachts please email adam@seal-superyachts.com or call +66 76 612 654.

To find out more about FunAir email yachting@funair.com or visit www.funair.com/

Epic Superyacht Crew Beach Party in Antibes

We recently helped to organised a Superyacht Crew Beach Party with YACHTNEEDS and Port Vauban, Antibes, celebrating the end of the superyacht season in the Mediterranean.

With hundreds of crew in attendance the event was a huge success, and we all partied the night away enjoying fine wines, great beers, fantastic food and incredible entertainment with a view over a full IYCA.

News of the event has since spread far and wide in the superyacht community, with many crew already trying to guarantee an invite for next year’s event, which we promise will be even bigger and better.

We’ve put together the following highlights video showing some of the best bits from an epic evening.

The party was made possible by the support of a team of amazing sponsors and we would like to raise a glass to:

GF Entertainment 

The Firepod 

Colgan’s Brewery 

VSF Group 

Versilia Supply Service 

Viking Crew 

FunAir 

Yotha 

Fendequip

Intrepid Risk Management 

We’re already looking forward to next year’s crew beach party.

See you there!

Curated Beach day packages for superyachts launched at MYS 2019

A joint project between innovative leaders FunAir and Superyacht Tenders and Toys has seen the launch of three fully curated Beach day packages for superyachts at Monaco Yacht Show.

The project comes following an upsurge in orders from a number of popular charter yachts and brings together a wide range of products essential for providing guests with a 7* beach lifestyle when venturing ashore for the day.

The superyacht lifestyle now reaches past the rails of the yachts and onshore experiences and the yachts toy box have become increasingly important for charter guests and owners. There are so many elements to coordinate when creating the perfect beach experience and both FunAir and Superyacht Tenders and Toys have received many enquiries from yachts seeking a beach day package including everything from luxury shade options and tiki torches to inflatable furniture and water toys, robust BBQ solutions and music systems.

The three packages comprise of the Beach Club Day package, the Beach Club Experience package and the Beach Club Lifestyle package

Time is in short supply for superyacht captains and management companies, so FunAir and Superyacht Tenders and Toys worked together to curate the beach day packages for superyachts which combine everything the yachts need, without the headache of browsing through hundreds of options, and with the assurance that each item has been tried and tested to make sure it lives up to the quality that their superyacht clientele expect.

To find out more about the Beach day packages, and to request a brochure email info@sytt.co or visit the Superyacht Tenders and Toys website.

FunAir Toy Island

Find your Fun with the FunAir Toy Island

The FunAir Toy Island is a brand new yacht inflatable which will be launched at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show which runs from 25 – 28 September in Port Hercule.

FunAir Toy Island
FunAir Toy Island

The Toy Island is designed to dock a variety of watercrafts and can be attached to a superyacht as an extension of the swim platform or tethered to trail behind. Alternatively, it can also be tethered from a beach or jetty and used to securely dock watercrafts during beach days.

Along with the usual Jet Skis the Toy Island is engineered to fit foiling boards and sailboats that have fins. It features a V shape indent which allows the user to moor their e-foil or foiling sailboat close to the Toy Island with the fin sitting safely in the V.

FunAir Toy Island
FunAir Toy Island

The Toy Island can hold four Jet Skis or sailing dinghies, two SeaBobs, two eFoils, Jet Surf or SUPS and several guests. It features a central seat so owners and their family can sit down to rest between activities, swap safety gear, add flippers or wait for other guests. Guests can easily walk up and out of the sea thanks to the FunAir Sea Stairs included on each Toy Island.

All FunAir products including the Toy Island are designed to pack light and tight and are easy for crew to deploy. The packed dimensions are 120 x 80 x 40cm, with a weight of 105KG. Inflated the Toy Island measures 6m x 6m at its largest points.

Visitors to the Monaco Yacht Show can see the Toy Island deployed on the water outside the Captains and Crew Lounge, next to the Monaco Yacht Club. FunAir are an official partner of the show and have exclusive use of the in water display and dock area at the C&C Lounge. They will also have their beach set up with loungers and day bed set up on the dock for visitors to come and relax during the show.

To find out more about the FunAir Toy Island email yachting@funair.com or visit www.funair.com/collections/all-products/products/toy-island

FunAir inflatables on MY Sirocco

Superyacht Tenders & Toys launches eco-friendly watersports toy rental service in the Mediterranean

Leading independent tenders and toys consultancy expands European offering.

This month, Queen’s Award winner Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT) has announced the opening of its new superyacht toys rental division in Monaco. The move comes in response to rising consumer demand and offers the company a base outside of the UK in the midst of uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

RS Aero foiling available from Superyacht Tenders and Toys

Open for business from spring 2019, the new department will specialise in eco-friendly rentals, including FunAir exclusive inflatables, RS sailing dinghies and electric toys such as the Seabob, Lift eFoil and bikes. Based in Monaco, SYTT’s rental service will be managed by Roxane Ducruet. Having worked in the yachting industry for a number of years, Roxane has a wealth of experience and a wide network of contacts having lived in Monaco her whole life.

SYTT managing director Josh Richardson commented, “With charter guests increasingly coming to SYTT to hire the latest and greatest watersports toys, investment into a Mediterranean rental outlet is the natural next step for the company.

“We have been supplying other rental operators throughout the Mediterranean for a long time, so it is a logical move to bring it in-house. By managing the rentals ourselves, we can offer clients our usual efficient service and ensure they get the best products at the best price.”

Josh continued, “Roxane is motivated, knowledgable and well-connected; she is a great fit for SYTT and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.”

FunAir climbing wall and slide on MY Sicrocco

SYTT will ensure competitive rates with broker-friendly pricing and credits towards future purchases with the aim of building a repeat-purchase customer base. One-way rentals will also be an option, with SYTT collecting the toys from the charter end destination.

SYTT sales agent Roxane Ducruet added, “ All the rental toys on offer are either electric or inflatable, which is not only better for the environment but they are also much more efficient to maintain versus petrol-powered toys. With our next-day shipping service, we will be able to offer a choice of toys delivered to anywhere in the Mediterranean at short notice.”

The portfolio of products available to hire includes Seabobs, Lift eFoil boards, Radinn Jetboards, RS sailing dinghies, yacht slides and a selection of in-stock inflatables from leading superyacht specialists FunAir. Stand-out toys on offer also include Yacht Golf, Yacht Joust and inflatable sailboats.

FunAir yacht golf and joust available from Superyacht Tenders and Toys

John Courtney, MD of Yachting at FunAir commented, “We are delighted to be chosen by SYTT as their exclusive inflatables partner for this venture. Our in-stock inflatables regularly assist charter vessels with last minute requests from guests, now they will be able to rent or buy a full toy box from Roxane and the team which is fantastic.”

In addition to watersports toys, SYTT has a fleet of Nautique boats for rental worldwide. From April, a new Super Air Nautique 210 will be available for central Mediterranean charter, which comes in addition to two G23s in the Greece and Ibiza areas. For US and Caribbean based yachts, SYTT has a Nautique G25 based in Fort Lauderdale.

Find out more at:

www.superyachttendersandtoys.com

www.funair.com

Global Jellyfish Bloom Won’t Ruin Our Ocean Fun!

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.

Jellyfish

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.

MY Loon Beach Club Sea Pool

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.

Nika K Beach Club Sea Pool

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.

To find out more about FunAir please visit www.FunAir.com, email yachting@funair.com or call +1 512 751 4276

FunAir Loungers beach set up

Unforgettable Beach Days with FunAir at Monaco Yacht Show

In addition to the adrenaline pumping FunAir Yacht Slides, Climbing Walls and other superyacht toys built for action and adventure, FunAir also know exactly how to relax….. In partnership with the beach days theme at the official Captains and Crew Lounge at Monaco Yacht Show this year, FunAir will be launching three new to market products, perfect for an unforgettable superyacht beach experience.

Outside the Lounge on Quay Louis II visitors will be able to find the new Twin Escape floating on the water. Two detachable beach loungers sit on a stable platform that can float out in the shallows to enhance any beach excursion. The Twin Escape is 3.5m x 3m when deployed and comes with their patented Sea Stairs that help you elegantly step right out of the water and onto the relaxing Escape. Perfect for sunbathing, enjoying time with friends, or perhaps a private chat with drinks out on the ocean.

FunAir Twin Escape

If you like to feel the sand between your toes then you can detach the loungers for beach use and pair them with the second new MYS products launch; the Wave Lounger. FunAir have redesigned their superyacht beach lounger and created a unique, ergonomic flow that is stylish, eye-catching and comfortable. The inflatable Wave Loungers take just a couple of minutes to inflate and deflate, and allow crew to pack multiple loungers on even the smallest tender, making beach set up for larger groups quick and easy. The Wave Loungers can be colour customised and have optional luxury fitted covers available through a FunAir partner. They weigh just 10kg and are around 2.2m long and 85cm wide.

FunAir Wave Loungers

For the starfish amongst you the third product launching at MYS gives you even more space to sit back and beach out. The FunAir Daybed is a double width inflatable beach lounger that can accommodate couples in love, a hoard of kids or give those who like to sunbathe in style all the space they need to stretch out and starfish.

FunAir Inflatable Loungers beach set up

The day bed is an easy to lift 17kg and is 230cm long and 158cm wide. Also available in custom colours and with luxury fitted covers. The Wave loungers and Daybed will be on display outside the Captain and Crew Lounge during Monaco Yacht Show on the dock next to the on-water Twin Escape.

Visitors to the show are invited to come and try out the beach set up for themselves and to experience what total beach comfort really feels like. Captains and crew can also chill out on two loungers stationed upstairs in the private crew lounge where they will be complimenting the interior beach themed space.

To find out more about FunAir and their incredible inflatables head to www.funair.com

FunAir Yacht Joust

FunAir Yacht Joust – Be the Next Superyacht Gladiator Champion

Playing gladiator on FunAir Yacht Joust is simple – two competitors stand on top of a considerably stable platform that has a central beam suspended one metre above the sea/pool. They then take their joust poles and attempt to knock each other over in a battle to the splash!

Whether it’s fitness or fun you’re looking for you can find them both with FunAir Yacht Joust. Crew and charter guests can fight one on one battles or even team up and have a knock-out competition. Yacht Joust is engineered for all ages so it’s perfect for the whole family to try. Even better news – Yacht Joust is part of FunAir’s QuickShip range so it can be with you within a few days.

Glatiator Fighting FunAir Yacht Joust

There’ plenty of space on the 350cm x 50cm balance beam for adults and children to claim their territory and get their opponent into the water. Another great asset is that you can joust anywhere, you can tether the Yacht Joust to a location as it’s a free floating inflatable.

From small coves to the middle of the ocean you can secure the Yacht Joust anywhere for hours of fun. You could even set up the inflatable from the beach and attract a larger audience for your gladiator showdown.

It’s a short 30 minutes to set up the Yacht Joust, it’s an easy job for any crew and won’t take up a lot of their time. Taking the Joust down is even easier than setting it up and a great bonus – it folds up neatly to a much smaller size. You’ll always have space to fit this little yacht toy no matter the size of your vessel so there’s no need to miss out on the fun times if you have limited space or a smaller yacht.

Yacht Joust FunAir Yacht Toy

Special Features

30 minute set-up for maximum competition time.

Non-slip material on the entry steps and joust beam for a stable jousting stance and making sure all fun is slip free.

Handles, steps and beach entry netting are well placed, to ensure easy entry and safety.

Comfort Grip fitted on the handles for an easier to use joust pole and fair contest.

Yacht Joust is made from commercial grade 1000 denier reinforced PVC and non-slip PVC with FR and UV ratings.

3 year limited warranty on all FunAir inflatables.

Dimensions
Packed: 110cm x 75cm x 65cm
Inflated: 680cm x 100cm x 200cm
Poles: 184cm 
(end caps 42cm x 30cm)

Accessories
Two Joust Poles
Storage wrap
Lines
Pump
Repair kit
Outstanding customer service

To find out more email yachting@funair.com or visit www.funair.com/products/water-joust

FunAir Yacht Slide

Yacht Slide delivered in time to save a Superyacht Charter

The FunAir Hanger Yacht Slide is part of the in stock, QuickShip range at FunAir and fits all mid range superyachts with a rail to water height of four to six metres. It’s the lightest, fastest and easiest yacht slide to deploy for charter guests. Purposely engineered to provide maximum fun on the yacht, while taking minimal storage space and effort to deploy for crew.

Having saved many charters over the last three seasons, this FunAir Yacht Slide can be shipped globally within 24 hours. This means if you are a charter broker with a potential client who specifically asks for a slide, and the charter booking depends on it, only FunAir can ensure their dreams are delivered in plenty of time.

If you are a yacht owner, Captain or senior crew-member who needs a slide in a hurry to inflate the fun, then FunAir has the Hanger Yacht Slide in stock, in multiple locations globally to get you what you need, faster than ever before.

Special Features
Set up time is just 30 minutes.

You’ll find non-slip material on the steps for worry free fun.

The slide is made from ultra-slick, commercial grade vinyl with FR and UV ratings giving guests smoother sliding and even more fun.

There is no need for a cover sheet, which reduces weight and pack down size, and removes those sneaky, hidden areas that can trap water and risk mould on other products.

Rapidflate™ is FunAir’s patented system that Inflates and deflates FunAir slides six times faster than traditional methods.

316 stainless steel crane straps and reinforced crew lifting handles make sure handling is super easy, and there is minimal risk of rips or tears.

Integrated water distribution with a simple hose connection provides continuous water flow for the fastest sliding.

Every FunAir inflatable comes with a three year limited warranty.

Dimensions
Slide: 4M – 6.5M
Packed: 110cm x 90cm x 80cm, 158kg.

Accessories:
Rapidflate™ Pump
Blower
Storage Wrap
Repair Kit
Unbeatable customer service.

To find out more about custom Yacht Slides visit www.funair.com/products/yacht-slides

Gulf Craft Majesty 155 superyacht

Gulf Craft and FunAir announce partnership at METSTRADE

Gulf Craft and FunAir are pleased to announce during METSTRADE 2017, the largest marine equipment trade show worldwide (Nov 14-16), that a partnership agreement has been made for Gulf Craft to be an official FunAir distributor in the Middle East territories.

Gulf Craft, the world’s innovative builder of luxury yachts and leisure boats, has served the aspirations of passionate seafarers for more than three decades. The award-winning manufacturer is one of the world’s leading superyacht shipyards, a merit it has achieved through continuous investment in research and development.

Sharing the same passion for continued development and improving the yachting experience, FunAir and Gulf Craft are a perfect fit. FunAir launch a new concept in inflatable yachting fun each year, with the latest redesigned Playground and Junior BigAir Blob showcased for the first time on the water at Monaco Yacht show in September. The two innovative companies took the opportunity during the show to finalise their agreement that has been under discussion over the summer months, and have officially announced the partnership today at the start of METS.

FunAir inflatables will be offered as an option on all Gulf Craft new build projects, and superyacht enthusiasts can view the synergy between these leading brands at the Dubai International Boat Show in 2018 when they will exhibit together.

FunAir Yacht Slide and Ramp

John Courtney, Managing Director of Yachting at FunAir commented, “It has been a pleasure working on this partnership with Erwin Bamps and his team. When a company has the same values and attention to detail that we pride ourselves on at FunAir, then it makes sense to work together. Gulf Craft are an exceptional superyacht manufacturer and we look forward to inflating the Fun on board their yachts with the full FunAir portfolio.”

Erwin Bamps, CEO Gulf Craft, added, “Superyacht lifestyle is all about the customer’s overall experience. Surrounding ourselves with reliable partners that assist in building a holistic yachting experience is crucial to us. We are very pleased with our FunAir partnership, and believe it helps both of our companies to redefine yachting every day.”

Gulf Craft have an expanding collection that includes the enchanting Majesty Yachts, the oceangoing Nomad Yachts, Silvercraft fishing boats and family cruisers, and Oryx sport yachts and cruisers. It is an exciting time for the two companies to be combing their knowledge, experience and passion.

To contact FunAir directly please email yachting@funair.com, or call John Courtney on +1 512 751 4276.

To contact Gulf Craft directly please email marketing@gulfcraftinc.com or call +97167406060

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