Slide into Serious Charter Fun

Inflatable water slides are fast becoming one of the most sought-after toys in luxury yacht charter.

Teleost Water Slide

The 161-foot Feadship Teleost had this one on display at the recent Antigua Charter Yacht Show, just to make sure every broker in the world knows the yacht is now part of the fast-growing club that have them. Other megayachts now offering inflatable water slides include the 145-foot Heesen At Last, the 154-foot Admiral_ Ohana_, the 161 Trinity_ Glaze_, the 130 Westport Miss Michelle, and the 168-foot Oceanco Lazy Z.

Because each yacht is a design unto itself, each water slide has to be custom made. They can cost about $20,000 to have built and fitted—which makes them a great deal for yacht owners, too, when compared with charter tenders and toys that burn fuel.

Just remember to ask the crew to pour some water down the slide before you take your first run. We’ve heard a few reports of overzealous charter guests not so much sliding as squeaking their way to the water’s surface!