Even the largest tender garage has limited space for toys. But not if a toy can fold up into a compact size. Enter the Yike Bike, which Superyacht Tenders and Toys, a leading toy-provisioning firm, has added to its offerings.
The Yike Bike is an electric bicycle that collapses in less than a minute into a backpack-like size. It also weighs only about 25 pounds, further making it simple to take out from a toy garage or locker and stow back inside.
Josh Richardson, the founder of Superyacht Tenders and Toys, thinks it will be popular with megayacht owners and guests. And it’s not just because his company can customize the bike to match your yacht. Richardson says it takes the average person 10 minutes to half an hour to learn how to ride it. (Note how the handlebars are behind the seat, not in front of them, akin to armrests.) Richardson has test-ridden the Yike Bike himself and says it’s fun.
The Yike Bike, equipped with electronic anti-skid brakes, tops out at 14 mph and can go upwards of six miles on one charge. The D.C. motor requires just under an hour to fully charge.
Two versions of the Yike Bike are available through Superyacht Tenders and Toys. The first is aluminum and fiberglass, costing €2,020, or about $2,600. The second version is carbon fiber, running €3,600, or about $4,645.
If you’ll be attending next week’s Monaco Yacht Show, you can test drive them at Superyacht Tenders and Toys’ stand.