Yachting

CATCH SOME AIR

FunAir makes a slew of inflatable products that can turn a yacht into a golf green, a watersport­s park and more.

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In an increasing number of places worldwide, yachtsmen are once again allowed to visit—as long as they stay on the boat. The goal is to minimize interactio­ns with locals and stop the spread of the novel coronaviru­s, essentiall­y limiting visiting boaters to an onboard quarantine. ¶ That’s no limitation at all for yachts that are stocked with watersport­s toys galore, including the ever-increasing line of products from Texas-based FunAir. The company’s founder was looking for ways to enhance the fun at his lake house, and he ended up creating all kinds of inflatable toys that can be enjoyed aboard express cruisers, trawlers and superyacht­s alike. ¶ Some of the company’s most interestin­g offerings include Yacht Golf, which can be set up as a single green in the water or as a course of sorts, with multiple greens floating at varying

distances from the yacht. For yachtsmen who have favorite golf courses on land, FunAir can design the floating greens in the same shapes as famous greens from those courses. And the flag for each floating green can be customized with the yacht’s logo. ¶ Another creative offering from FunAir is Water Joust, an inflatable platform that’s much like a balance beam on the water, allowing competitor­s to swing inflatable jousting poles at each other until one person goes over the side with a splash. There’s a nonslip surface with steps up to the beam, to help players stay balanced, and the poles have easy-grip handles, so they won’t slip out of wet hands. ¶ Loungers of multiple sizes, with or without shades, are also available, and some can be used as part of a floating island—perfect for creating the ultimate socially distanced space in a beautiful harbor.

We believe in spending time outdoors with family and friends, laughing, smiling and having fun. —john courtney, funair managing director

 ??  ?? YACHT GOLF Netting in the center of the inflatable green catches the eco-friendly balls.
YACHT GOLF Netting in the center of the inflatable green catches the eco-friendly balls.
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The loungers on this floating island are detachable, so they also can be used on the beach.
FLOATING ISLAND The loungers on this floating island are detachable, so they also can be used on the beach.
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 ??  ?? YACHT SLIDE
Slides are available in custom sizes and colors, and can feature a yacht’s logo or other design.
YACHT SLIDE Slides are available in custom sizes and colors, and can feature a yacht’s logo or other design.
 ??  ?? STAND-UP PADDLEBOAR­D This inflatable board is 11 feet long and, according to FunAir, takes five minutes to set up.
STAND-UP PADDLEBOAR­D This inflatable board is 11 feet long and, according to FunAir, takes five minutes to set up.
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Add a couple of inflatable joust poles to this base, and you have an on-the-water gladiator arena.
WATER JOUST Add a couple of inflatable joust poles to this base, and you have an on-the-water gladiator arena.
 ??  ?? JET SKI DOCK
Docks come in various shapes with nonslip surfaces. They can attach at a yacht’s stern.
JET SKI DOCK Docks come in various shapes with nonslip surfaces. They can attach at a yacht’s stern.

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