Previously named VvS1, Akiko was built in New Zealand by renowned yacht builders Alloy Yachts and launched in 2007. After her launch VvS1 won five major awards at the 2008 World superyacht Awards including best superyacht under 40 metres. The 112.14ft /34.18m Custom expedition yacht features a sophisticated exterior design and engineering by Gregory Marshall. VvS1 cruised extensively throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific, proving her fantastic sea worthy design. Now with her new owners and after an extensive refit at McMullen and Wing in New Zealand 2017 she is brought to life again as AKIKO, now available for charter in Perth Australia ready to explore this area from the Coral Coast to the Kimberley.
An expedition style motor yacht, AKIKO is versatile enough to enter small bays, anchor behind coral atolls or for game fishing over submarine reefs.
For those keen on fishing, (and quite possibly for everyone else as well) Akiko is an ideal vessel. While wrestling in that great fish, you can make use of the spacious cockpit on the aft deck, which also has fridge/freezers and live bait tanks.
Then relax at the alfresco dining set up or the bar. A galley just inside has flexible indoor-outdoor flow. Walk forward into the indoor dining space, then a wide saloon with ample views through large windows.
Powered by 2 354kW Caterpillar diesel engines, AKIKO has a cruising speed of 10 knots (max.13 knots). She is designed for exceptional seaworthiness, safety and comfortable travel. This is really a well set up vessel: extensive navigation, communication, safety, security and other equipment includes air con., satellite TV, a dive compressor, and of course, all the right fishing gear!
Why the name ākikō?
The Owners wanted to find the perfect name that reflected her country of origin, New Zealand. ākikō means "at a distance from home", which is the traditional Maori translation.
VIP Double Cabin with King-size bed, full beam facing aft.
Ensuite has a bath tub,brand new marble top.
2 x Twin Cabins Including 1 bunk bed and a single each (no Pullman). Facing forward. Suitable for 2 adults or 3 kids (due to storage). Good size ensuite.
1 x Double Cabin, full beam facing aft.
Master Cabin with King-Size Bed, full beam facing forward. Aft of the Bridge. Backing in to the bridge deck, with tender crane and used as watersports storage during charter. Access to fly bridge via ladder on port side (external), access down to main deck.
Large 180 degree windows.
Toilet separate to shower room. His and hers sink, walk-in wardrobe, large shower.
1x Naiad 10m
2x 5.5m Barra boat (when in the Kimberley)
2x 3pers waverunners
2x kayaks, SUP, surfboards
Extensive fishing and spearfishing equipment.
Rendez-vous marlin fishing is possible through local operators.
Scuba and snorkelling gear (sets for up to 10 guests, including children, all BCDs brand new equipment)
The crew on board include two qualified Dive Instructors (including Captain) and Master Fishermen.
ākikō has a very extensive inventory of Watersports and fishing equipment, in Perth. Please enquire shall your clients have any specific request.
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