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Ocean Alliance welcomes Akiko to the charter market

by Ocean Alliance on 19 Apr
Akiko Ocean Alliance
Ocean Alliance is proud to welcome Akiko to the charter market in Australia and the South Pacific. A popular charter yacht, her profile is recognisable among many.

Following their acquisition, the new Owners completed an extensive refit period with McMullen and Wing in New Zealand. The name Akiko reflects her country of origin and means 'at a distance from home', which is the traditional Maori translation.

We are delighted to present this reborn 34m Alloy Yacht for ultimate expedition experiences!

The attention to detail reflected in the yacht’s interior including her extensive artwork collection makes Akiko an exceptional vessel. The colourful paintings and sculptures provide a well thought-out theme throughout the yacht, plunging guests into a warm welcoming atmosphere.



An expedition style motor yacht, Akiko’s futuristic profile is versatile enough to enter small bays, anchor behind coral atolls or go game fishing over submarine reefs, whilst her luxurious design won four premium prizes at the World Superyacht Awards after her launch in 2008.

Akiko is based in Perth, Western Australia, and will be travelling the West Coast of Australia until the end of 2017.
In 2018, she is planning to cruise South-East Asia and the South Pacific (Fiji).

Australian Captain Ben Gillard joined Akiko in Perth, having run charter yachts in popular international charter destinations. Beginning his career on the Great Barrier Reef, Captain Ben transitioned to superyachts in the late 90's. He changed directions in 2007 joining the Australian Infantry for several years, before returning to yachts. His recent position was on the popular 147ft Intermarine LADY M.



Specifications

Length 34m (112ft)
Cabins 5 (Master on bridge deck, VIP on main deck, 1 x double, 2 x twin with bunk beds)
Built: 2007, Alloy Yachts (NZ)
Refit 2016/17 (McMullen and Wing, NZ)
Cruising speed 12 knots

The watersports inventory on board is extensive and will appeal to all active charterers:

Tenders
1x Naiad 10.5m Twin Jet
2x 5.5m Barra boat (when in the Kimberley)

Watersports
2x 3pers waverunners
2x kayaks, SUP, surfboards
Extensive fishing and spearfishing equipment
Scuba and snorkelling gear (sets for up to 10 guests, all BCDs brand new equipment)
The crew on board include qualified Dive Masters (Captain is a dive instructor) and Master Fishermen.

Availability in 2017
May – Aug The Kimberley, Western Australian Coast
September Coral Coast, Western Australia
Oct – Dec Perth, Abrolhos and Montebello Islands
Feb 2018 South-East Asia & South Pacific

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