Whether you’re looking for adventure on or under the water, these beauties will help you find it in style.

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THE BEST WAY TO ANNOUNCE your arrival is with a stylish accessory. Whether it’s in a Riva or a kayak, floating on the water or under it, when you need to get somewhere or are looking for an adventure, there are some amazing tenders and toys that will help you make a grand entrance.


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Ferretti Group announced its new icon – Rivamare – this summer in Sarnico, the historic Riva shipyard in Italy, then made a huge splash by placing the 39-foot yacht at the main entrance to the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

“The conception, design and construction of the new and remarkable Rivamare has been a very exciting experience for us,” says Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi. “A masterpiece created in our magnificent, completely renovated boatyard in Sarnico, with a production line exclusively dedicated to the new model, taking forward Carlo Riva’s dream to always build the most beautiful boat.”

A collaboration between Officina Italiana Design – the firm headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, sole designers of the entire Riva fleet – the Ferretti Group Engineering Department and Strategic Product Committee, Rivamare is 11.88 metres (39ft) long, with a full beam of 3.5 metres (11.6ft).

On the left side of the windscreen is the searchlight, a hallmark of the Aquarama and Aquariva Super models, showing the close continuity between Rivamare and these past and present icons.

Rivamare is equipped with a pair of D6 400 DPH Volvo Penta engines (stern driven propulsion), each generating 400Mhp at 3,500rpm, with integrated trim provided by a stern drive and interceptor management system.

In terms of performance, the boat can reach a cruising speed of 32 knots and a maximum speed of 40 knots.

Performance also means comfort – upon request, an air-conditioning system can be installed in the lower deck and helm station and, for the first time on a boat this size, a Seakeeper NGS stabiliser to minimise rolling motion when at anchor.



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The new flagship Wajer 55 takes the benefits of the awardwinning Wajer 37 and Wajer 38 models to the next level. The main emphasis for the design by Sinot is to offer a perfect balance of dynamic sailing and outstanding comfort.

The Wajer 55 includes all the characteristics that have made the brand so well known – excellent sailing performance, firstclass quality, eye for detail and elegant design. Using innovative lightweight materials and state-of-the-art production methods, the craftsmen have ensured that the Wajer 55 sets a new benchmark in its class.

The 55 also leverages on Wajer’s many years of experience at sea and the yard’s on-going search for perfection. Take, for example, the swimming platform that can also be used as a swimming ladder or gangway, or the ingenious automatic foldable roof. The bumpers can be inflated or deflated at the touch of a button, too.


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Originally conceived as a versatile tender for the Wider 150 and Wider 165 superyachts, the Wider 32 is also a fun, fast and innovative express day cruiser – ideal for anyone who loves performance and originality, matched with the comfort of well-designed living spaces.

The Wider 32 can be uniquely personalised by choice of colour combinations for the composite hull and superstructure, and modified in terms of interior capabilities.

It is an easy boat to handle thanks to the combination of twin Mercruiser TDI 260hp engines and the well-designed deep-V hull, which absorbs the impact of waves. The twin engines make manoeuvring easy in tight confines, yet can also achieve a top speed of 37 knots.

The roomy cockpit of the Wider 32 has sofas and foldable tables that can be configured to suit a variety of uses. In addition, the yacht is equipped with an adjustable awning to shade the cockpit.

A stylish sliding door, situated beside the dashboard, grants access below deck. The cabin offers ample storage and is furnished with two comfortable sofas, which are easily converted into spacious beds. The galley – fitted with a sink, ceramic hot plate and minibar – can be stowed away discreetly when at sea. The bow houses the head, which extends across the width of the hull to accommodate a generous shower.



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As well as making waves with the VQ48 and its other recent launches in the mid-size powerboat range, Vanquish Yachts is also rethinking the market for water scooters. The awesome new Vanqraft 16 doubles as a superyacht tender and several have been sold recently.

Unlike previous aluminium versions, these new models will be built in composite and polyester, giving the yard the chance to offer a special price on any other orders received by mid-November. The six-seater Vanqraft 16 is also available in an even faster Veloce version, offering speeds of well over 50 knots.

The ever-innovative Vanquish Yachts has translated the distinct visual language seen on recent launches such as the VQ 48 into a spacious, five-metre fun machine. The Vanqraft 16 is a crossover between a superyacht tender and a water scooter, created in close cooperation with Guido de Groot Design and the naval architects at Studio Delta.

The Vanqraft 16 is driven by a 200hp Yamaha 1.8-litre engine with jet propulsion, can easily achieve 40 knots and can sail in reverse. The jet drive is built flat into the hull, which makes it easy to fit into any tender garage.

The Veloce version has supercharged engines. The Vanqraft 16 is powerful enough to tow a variety of toys, including water skis, banana boats and wakeboards.


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The new 8.1-metre Capri 25 is the second member of the Capri “Vertical Bow” family, following on from the Capri 21 that was introduced at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2013. Similar to its younger sister, the Capri 25 embraces design cues from the brand’s original DNA and harks back to the Chris-Craft vertical bow models of the 1930s. The classic sloped tumblehome has become a signature of Chris-Craft design. The engine choices include several powerful Mercury or Volvo V8s.

Features include a newly designed dash along with a cabin below equipped with a head. The Capri 25 boasts a larger cockpit with foldout teak tables on each side of the cockpit for entertaining.

For ultimate ease of entry, the portside hydraulic walk through lowers – at the touch of a button – to create a stable walking path. This innovative solution eliminates the need to traverse a cushioned surface and, just as importantly, it lifts back up so as not to interrupt the stunning lines that define the Capri.



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Williams Jet Tenders, the world’s leading jet tender manufacturer, has introduced the Minijet range – a smaller, lighter and more accessible tender option that will allow owners of sub-45ft power and sailboats to experience the world of Williams.

Powered by the industry-leading BRP Rotax Ace 900 engine, the Minijet 280 weighs in at under 200kg, making it around 100kg lighter than the equivalent Turbojet model. The lighter weight and more compact dimensions will enable it to fit on a wider range of boats, as well as giving it a more accessible price point, all without compromising the exceptional performance and quality on which Williams has built its reputation.

The Minijet offers unrivalled functionality with its shallow draft and manoeuvrability, and with no outboard engine to fit or remove every time, it’s simpler to use. The design features incorporate the signature Williams quality fit and finish, delivering the trademark performance and handling expected from a Williams – there are not many 2.8m tenders that comfortably travel at 30 knots.



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New for 2017, the Sea-Doo Spark Trixx lets you play like never before, because pulling off tricks has never been so easy and so much fun. Powered by the Rotax Ace 900 HO engine, this is easily one of the most hair-raising and head-turning new rides on the water.

The handlebar is adjustable, and the step wedges provide more stability and confidence in different stand-up riding positions – making it easier to do tricks.

The extended range variable trim system (VTS) is an exclusive Sea- Doo feature that lets you exaggerate how high you can raise the nose, or how deep you can bury it in the water.

Also exclusive to Sea-Doo, the second-generation intelligent brake and reverse (iBR) system will stop you sooner for greater peace of mind, and offers more control and manoeuvrability.


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Oru makes several popular models of durable folding kayaks that store easily. At the top end is the Coast Series, a 16-foot adventure kayak inspired by traditional Arctic kayaks to give the Coast superb speed and handling.

Capable of serious expeditions and pro-level performance, it’s also amazingly smooth, fast and fun for anyone – even novice paddlers. The Coast is just at home in the Pacific Ocean, as it is in your local pond.

The Coast+ version sets a new standard for spontaneous adventures – more control, convenience, comfort, and safety. An ergonomic seat keeps your back and legs happy for hours. Deck lines help you assist with rescues. Adjustable thigh braces give you great control and comfort.


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The DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S submarine debuted at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. Designed to enable people to experience underwater flight and view amazing sea life from resorts, yachts, and other seaside locations.

The Super Falcon 3S adds a third cockpit to its flagship vehicle so that a pilot can take two passengers on underwater flights to 400ft (120m). It will have Lloyds Register classification and be US Coast Guard certified.

In the Super Falcon 3S, passengers sit comfortably in individual cockpits. The polished acrylic viewing domes afford almost 360-degree visibility.

Like all DeepFlight submarines, the all-electric, zero pollution Super Falcon 3S is positively buoyant, meaning the craft automatically floats back to the surface.

DeepFlight recently partnered with Shanghai-based Rainbowfish Ocean Technology to open the oceans for underwater tourism around the world.

Rainbowfish aims to reach the depth of 11,000 metres in the Mariana Trench by 2019, which will mark the first time in human history in which a scientist, an entrepreneur, and an aquanaut down will travel down to the extreme of the hadal zones.



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The Triton 3300/3 is the maker’s most popular submersible and can take a pilot and two passengers to depths of 3,300 feet (1,000 metres) in comfort and safety. This model is widely used by researchers and filmmakers. It was a Triton 3300/3 that allowed man’s first-ever underwater encounter with the giant squid, and a Triton was used in the ground-breaking documentary Before The Flood from National Geographic with Leonardo DiCaprio, as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

The Triton 3300/3 offers an unprecedented opportunity to show friends and family the ocean world. Dive on wrecks, both ancient and contemporary, explore the myriad denizens of the deep or gaze in wonder at the brilliant fish that inhabit the world’s coral reefs.

Triton recently received the International Superyacht Society’s 2016 leadership award for Excellence in Innovation.


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The electric Lampuga Boost offers the highest levels of rider dynamics with breath-taking speed and stability at all times. The battery lasts about 40min, has a 2-hour charge time and is powerful enough that the 15hp engine can take the Boost up to 34km/h.

Carefully crafted in Hamburg using only the highest quality materials, the Boost comes in two editions – Boost and Boost Carbon. Lampuga also offers the Air and Rescue models.




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Made in the Czech Republic, the JetSurf Factory GP has a top speed of 55km/h, is suitable for riders of all abilities and powered by the 2-stroke 90cc MSR 50.2 HXT – the lightest and most powerful jet engine in its category and specially constructed for JetSurf. Other models include Ultrasport and Race.