Gabriella Richardson says RoMa is the yacht for those who love underwater experiences. She says the yacht is unique in the sense that she is the first PADI Superyacht Scuba Centre ever to be featured on a charter yacht. The on board PADI dive school offers dive courses and supervised recreational dive activities with the highest of safety standards. Her on board PADI school makes her the perfect charter yacht for families with children looking to become a qualified diver whilst enjoying the holiday of a lifetime. RoMa has a PADI Superyacht dive boat, 9 full dive sets, a Bauer dive compressor, and emergency oxygen generator on board.”
Captain Janusz Walkinski of RoMa, is a PADI Master Scuba Diving Trainer, and four other crew members are also qualified PADI dive masters. The yacht’s crew really are full of adventure, and this coupled with her extensive selection of toys on board, makes her perfect for families seeking fun and an experience they will never forget. The toy list includes the ever more popular jetsurf, flyboard, 2 3-person jet-skis, a Yamaha stand up waverunner, 3 seabobs and a 27m water slide which can be attached to the side of the yacht when at anchor. To top it off, RoMa is a RYA PWC Certified Training Centre which means a jet-ski licence can be issued for full use and enjoyment of the toys.”
More underwater fun can be had using a device invented by José Escaño Roepstorff. Blurring the boundary between snorkelling and scuba diving the Peter Diving unit devised by José Escaño Roepstorff is an ideal underwater fun solution for yachts. Think of it as a system for multi¬user diving that supplies air from the surface for a safe, easy and comfortable diving experience without the need for divers to carry tanks on their backs or wear cumbersome buoyancy jackets or BCDs. A carbon fibre air filled tank is towed behind the swimmers which makes it much more lightweight and increases the amount of air available to the divers by 50%. This means the crew has an easier time manouvering the kit while the guests are entertained for longer in the safest and easiest way of diving.
José Escaño Roepstorff says “It makes the divemaster’s life much easier; they have much less equipment to maintain and to keep on board. Beginners can try diving for the first time without having to have lengthy briefings regarding BCDs and carrying heavy tanks on their backs. Also the crew can easily use the PETER Diving System for regular prop or hull maintenance or emergencies such as fouled props or stuck anchors. The float and tank can even stay on board so that the diver is still tethered to the boat while they work.
WingsAndMore make and sell underwater scooters to the military and have recently started selling their Twin-Scooter that is they say Safe, user-optimised and easy to maintain. Tobias Schmidt at WingsAndMore tells us, “Details make the difference. This is exactly what the Carbon Scooter MONO, DUO and TWIN series scooters provide for both recreational and technical diving. All of the scooter surfaces have been optimised using hydrodynamic flow simulations to optimise performance. Also, the new downsized and optimised electronics use fail-proof components that ensure peace of mind for the user.”
For other yachts, small underwater toys are not enough and for them, only the best-selling model in the current Triton Submarines range will do. The record-breaking TS¬3300/3, is a remarkable submersible capable of conveying three-persons in total comfort and safety to a depth of 1,000m. No other submersible company has produced a leisure craft certified to operate at that depth, but Triton is proud to have just delivered its eighth unit of this model and the ninth 1,000m Triton certified by DNV¬GL or ABS. No other submersible company has come close to delivering eight units in a single model series.
Triton has a rigorous and extensive development programme with several projects currently under development and in build. Of these it will deliver this year, Project Neptune, the result of a close collaboration with the prestigious Aston Martin Design team. Achingly beautiful, with increased performance and a luxury interior this Special Edition scheduled to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September will set new standards in the luxury submersible sector.
As with any asset, the individual owner’s intended use of a yacht, car, aircraft or property determines the additional equipment it is outfitted with. While some yachts are designed as a retreat and for the relaxation of the owner, their family and guests, others are dedicated platforms for exploration, adventure and active participation in a variety of activities. This alone demonstrates the wonderful versatility of yachts, and the toys they carry which are as diverse as the individuals that own them. The quest to own bigger and better toys continues.
Ashore the retail chain selling toys to children, might be in financial trouble but at sea the opposite seems to be very true and when it comes to superyachts it is very much a case of Toys R Us.