Built by Alloy Yachts, AKIKO was first launched in 2007 and went on to pick up five major honours at the 2008 World Superyacht Awards.
The 112.14ft /34.18m Custom expedition yacht features sophisticated exterior design and engineering by Gregory Marshall. Previously named VvS1 (after a grade of diamonds), she is proudly introduced to the Australian charter market following an extensive refit in New Zealand in 2016-2017 by McMullen and Wing. The Owners wanted to find the perfect name that reflected her country of origin, New Zealand. Akiko means "at a distance from home", which is the traditional Maori translation.
An expedition style motor yacht, AKIKO is versatile enough to enter small bays, anchor behind coral atolls or for game fishing over submarine reefs, whilst her luxurious design won 4 premium prizes at the World Superyacht Awards after her launch in 2008.
1 x 7.5m Smuggler RIB Tender - up to 10 guests (local and international charters)
2 x 5.5m Barra boats (only in the Kimberley, Western Australia. There is no space for both the RIB and the Barras)
1 x 10m Naiad RIB (Western Australia; only subject to location & at additional charge - Cannot be towed)
2 x Seabobs
2 x 2pax rigid kayaks
2 x inflattable SUPs
Inflattables and towables (donuts, sea biscuits...)
2 x Apollo AV-2 Evolution Scooters
High-end snorkelling gear
Extensive fishing and spearfishing equipment
AKIKO’s true gift is time away from the rush of the world to enjoy a journey of discovery with friends and family.
First launched in 2007 and went on to pick up five major honours at the 2008 World Superyacht Awards. 2022 will see her undergo an extensive refit period.
The yacht is a true moving art gallery, with collections from Melanesia, Australian Aboriginal artworks, and a general Pacific feel.
Her large beam of 7.8m offers expansive space unusual to a 35m superyacht, and great stability.
AKIKO cruises some incredible destinations, appealing to the most adventurous charter guests.
Extensive watersports equipment to cater for the most active guests on board.
A great platform for exploration, with opportunities to partner on ocean research and create once-in-a-lifetime "luxpeditions".
Her Captain brings extensive charter experience and leads a dynamic, fun crew !
Chromecast, Crestron system and iTunes movie bank (with hard drive capacity for approximately 500 movies)
Foxtel (Satellite Television)
-- All available in the remote areas --
VIP Double Cabin with King-size bed, full-beam facing aft.
Ensuite has a bathtub, brand new marble top, his and hers sinks, wardrobe.
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. Ensuite.
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.
Owner is movement sensitive hence choice to have the Master on flybridge instead of Main Deck.
All cabins are ensuite and themed with beautiful authentic aboriginal art.