Charter in Asia 2021: Hong Kong – NextWave Yachting
NextWave Charters is focused on fun-filled days with large groups and lots of water toys, one of the company’s many areas of expertise.
NextWave operates charters and events on its custom-built 65ft NextWave Island (on right)
Part of NextWave Yachting, NextWave Charters offers a diverse listing of boats in terms of price and style from wooden Chinese junks to houseboats, sailing boats and motor yachts including the company’s purpose-built NextWave Island, a 65ft ‘luxury event boat’ unique in Hong Kong.
In June, the company staged a popular private party on NextWave Island, where models wearing Sankini bikinis were the stars of a day-long event that also showed off the boat’s toys including an enormous inflatable Aquaglide slide that runs down from the top deck.
NextWave Island features a huge Aquaglide slide
Built for large-scale events, the boat can cater to up to 40 guests under ‘normal’ circumstances. Its rectangular, three-deck layout provides enormous social areas, with both the main deck and flybridge open to the elements, with outdoor blinds are available for the main deck.
The main deck includes a bar and outdoor rinse shower, the flybridge features a DJ area and dance floor, while there’s a speaker system fitted throughout the boat.
NextWave partnered with Sankini for a major summer event
However, NextWave Island can be arranged in a multitude of setups due to the vast floor space, open layout and the modular furniture on board. This means it can host anything from children’s and adult birthday parties to wedding after-parties, company events and product launches.
The towering Aquaglide slide, a trampoline, inflatables and noodles are among the boat’s standard toys. However, there are options for a lot more as NextWave is the leading water toys company in Hong Kong, where it’s the dealer for a huge number of brands including Seabob, Lift eFoil, JetSurf, Aquaglide, Yachtbeach, Belassi, JetXTender, Oxoon and Scubajet.
NextWave is a leading supplier of water toys including inflatable pools
“We’re creating new experiences and services for the charter market, especially with NextWave Island,” says Frankie Chau, Managing Director of NextWave.
“Combining water sports and chartering is really popular in other countries and we want to carry that into Hong Kong. We will keep having exciting new events and creative ways on NextWave Island to let people enjoy our services.”
NextWave was already one of Hong Kong’s largest yachting companies, but its recent appointment as the city’s Sunseeker dealer has raised the profile of a dealer now developing a ‘Seek More’ showroom in Repulse Bay and bringing a special Manhattan 68 to the city.