What Are Your Favorite Yacht Toys?

Stand-up paddle boards are becoming more and more popular in the realm of cruising. Anybody can quickly learn to use one, they’re relatively easy to store (especially the inflatable variety), and they can serve as a second dinghy.

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Whether cruising up to the Delta or around the world, it’s a fact of the cruising lifestyle that once your boat is anchored, you rarely up-anchor for a daysail. Many cruisers stay put for weeks at a time.

With the dominance of inflatables, few people carry rowing/sailing dinghies these days, but they do have obvious advantages.

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So, more and more in recent years, we’ve noticed that savvy cruisers bring along one or more recreational yacht toys such as kayaks (inflatable or rigid), stand-up paddle boats, sailing dinghies, portable diving hookahs, scuba gear, boogie boards, kiteboarding gear or surfboards (inflatable or traditional). 

Kayaks of all types are also increasing in popularity.

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If you’ve been cruising — either near your home waters or far afield — we’re curious what yacht toys you’ve found particularly effective — and fun — in terms of getting a little exercise and getting you off the mothership. Please mention also how you store them on board. Drop us a line here and, if possible, send us a couple of medium resolution photos.

And then, of course, there’s the old reliable Boogie Board, a perennial favorite with kids.

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