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8 ultimate water toys

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  • A list of the most inventive and outrageous water toys currently on the market
  • The shark shaped Seabreacher X can flip, twist and dive in and out of the water
  • The Icon A5 light aircraft can reach speeds of 120 miles per hour and has foldable wings
  • Get from yacht to water in style with the air inflatable water slide Freestyle Cruiser
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(SuperYachtWorld) -- Playing on your own superyacht not enough to keep you entertained? Here are some of the most inventive, outrageous and fun water toys to have made a splash in the world of the luxury sailing.

Bladefish Seajet 5000

A personal motorized device for divers and snorkelers. This little machine can speed you through the water without any hard work. It allows you to dive to 40 meters and to play underwater for up to two hours before it needs to be recharged. The top speed is 5 kilometers per hour.

Freestyle Cruiser

An air inflatable that is custom built as a water slide for superyachts. It is 100% hot-air welded, manufactured out of 28 oz. Firmatex vinyl and comes with a five-year warranty. Each slide has strategically placed attachments to ensure minimal hull contact.

Hovpod SPX

The second generation in hovercraft from Reaction International that has been designed specifically for the rough and tumble of the leisure market. Built with a very strong, impact-resistant hull, it is so buoyant that it will still float if swamped with water, while the tough skirt material is almost impossible to rip and extremely hard wearing. It is fun, easy to use, easy to service, safe and reliable. It can carry three adults at up to 45 miles per hour over any terrain so long as it's flat.

Icon A5

A two-seater aircraft, built of carbon fiber and epoxy composites with an intuitive sports-car-like cockpit. Pilot Kirk Hawkins and engineer and entrepreneur Steen Strand formed Icon Aircraft in Southern California to take advantage of a new "sports pilot" license in the United States. It has a range of 300 nautical miles and a top speed of 120 miles per hour. It's 7.3 meters long and 2.4 meters wide when the wings are folded.

Seabreacher X

A high-speed boat in the shape of a shark. It can flip, twist and dive. The latest model from Innespace (the J model is a tamer dolphin) has a 260-horsepower engine that can drive the craft at 50 miles per hour on the surface and 25 miles per hour below. Live video from a fin-mounted camera transmits to the LCD screens for the pilot and passengers, the mouth-shaped port allows underwater views and you can play the theme from "Jaws" via the iPod dock.

Triak

A safe and stable 5.5 meter trimaran sailing kayak with a roller-furling mainsail, asymmetrical spinnaker and spinnaker snuffer. The sails can be deployed and stowed in seconds, to convert it from sailing to paddling mode. The fiberglass build with carbon fiber mast makes it very light -- just 45.4 kilograms.

Aqua Star AS1 Sea Scooter

Combine an old-fashioned diver's hard hat with a personal watercraft and you get the AS1, which allows complete newcomers to go diving. The highly maneuverable toy is controlled like a motorbike with the handlebar.

The Sea Pool

Your own private ocean swimming pool hanging off the stern of your superyacht. The Sea Pool is designed by Henshaw Inflatables and features a very fine 1.5- millimeter built-in mesh to stop unwanted marine life getting inside. It can be made to any size and includes anchoring points, life lines and an optional stainless steel boarding ladder.

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