As the superyacht market has continued to mature, the industry has become increasingly aware that the superyachts themselves are no the be all and end all of the lifestyle. Rather, superyachts have become the tools through which the world’s ultra-wealthy explore their many and varied passions. Tapping into this sentiment, MasterCraft Superyacht Tenders is offering owners of bespoke MasterCraft tenders the opportunity to enjoy a tailor-made coaching and training event with Dan Nott, the Team GB wakeboarder and multi championship winner.
“Dan Nott is a MasterCraft athlete who has been a key member of the British wakeboarding team for twenty years. And yes, he did start young! He’s been wakeboarding since he was 10 and is a multiple UK national champion and four times European champion,” explains Michael Hardicker, managing director of MasterCraft Boats UK, which handles the international sales of MasterCraft’s bespoke superyacht tenders. “He’s been on the podium twice in the world championships and most recently took second place the World Cable Wakeboard Championships held in February in Argentina.”
With owners and captains having to consider entertainment for a whole range of ages, be it children or grandparents, MasterCraft’s Ultimate Fun on The Water Coaching can be targeted at a variety of age ranges and skillsets.
“Dan has extensive coaching experience that includes coaching superyacht crew and owners how to drive their MasterCraft watersports tenders to get the best out of them, ad to give the best surf or waves to riders behind the boat,” continues Hardicker. “He also has great people skills and can encourage even the most inexperienced wakeboarder or wakesurfer. Wakesurfing is growing in popularity as it’s seen as easier to master than wakeboarding. It’s particularly popular with Generation X – those born in the 60s through to the 80s – as it gives a softer landing, which is ideal when your learning. It also makes it ideal for a one of two-day event.”
While superyacht owners may not be looking to turn their new-found or developed watersports skills to competition, gaining insight from a master of the art can be invaluable for enjoying the sport as much as possible. The experience may also be useful for superyacht crews who will be able to continue using and imparting the skills picked up from the coaching sessions. Crew-only days can also be arranged.
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