A handful of high-profile yachts feature makeshift courts for basketball, tennis, and other sports. They’re typically quite large yachts, too, where significant expanses await on the foredeck or a helipad, even an aft deck. The recently delivered Feadship Joy is a good example. Her crew can alternately set up a basketball hoop or a badminton net forward. With projects like Joy, games become possible because deck gear is either flush or tucked out of sight.
Superyacht Tenders & Toys believes the trend is no passing fad, either. The company’s yacht-toy specialist Mark Peak points to being “surrounded by stunning views and brilliant sunshine.” The environment therefore makes it easy to want to play on deck all day.
The superyacht games decks include a variety of safety and sports equipment. Carbon fiber posts (above) rise nearly 10 feet high. They install several feet apart along the perimeter of your playing “field,” in deck fittings. Side netting attaches to corner posts, held tight with gear you sailors will find familiar. Superyacht Tenders & Toys is using Spinlock jammers and Harken fiddles. The company will also tailor the setup to the length and shape of your space.
Next up are specific athletic items. The superyacht games decks can come with goalie nets, tennis nets, basketball hoops, and more. Here, too, Superyacht Tenders & Toys is custom designing and building the products. Just like the netting poles, the frames are carbon fiber. The idea is to keep everything lightweight, as well as durable.
Still on the subject of durability, the structures reportedly withstand 30 knots of wind and a three-person impact.