Monday, May 7, 2012

'Axantha II' A Beautiful Expedition Yacht

Last month at the Antibes Yacht Show, Mega Yacht Global had the pleasure touring this fantastic 43m (141ft) expedition yacht by JFA Yachts, Axantha II. She was launched last year 2011, in April for an experienced and repeat owner who owned the first Axantha by JFA Yachts. Axantha II's bold shape and profile was designed by the naval architects Vripack. She is only destined for one thing 'Exploration'.

After stepping aboard we first entered the main saloon where you first notice the perfect layout of the bar, seating and dining area seen in the picture below. The main saloon is decorated in American Cherry wood with teak floors, cream carpets, blue fabric covered seats and an assortment of classic yacht paintings. The interior of the saloon along with the large windows and aft sliding doors to the outdoors gives a warm, relaxed atmosphere. This atmosphere and interior styling is continued as you move through the yacht.

The upper deck is the owners private saloon/study/library which is accessed by 2 staircases from the lower deck. Their is a large desk on the starboard side with a view of the aft deck and all the facilities for a computer and office equipment. This is where the owner would catch up on his emails as his wife relaxed on the aft deck which is accessed through a fully glazed semicircular door that opens up to nearly the entire width of the superstructure.

As you move up through the yacht from the upper deck you arrive in the wheelhouse which has a seating area for three guests for those interesting passages, like the Northwest Passage and Panama Canal. As you exit the wheelhouse via the upper stairs you arrive out on the vast upper sundeck which also houses two laser sailing dinghies. This deck can either be accessed by the stairs from the wheelhouse or an external stairs from the deck below. Higher still is the compass deck and because of its height it is the perfect place to discover anchorages, ports, fjords or just to take in the breathtaking views.

As you can see in the above picture taken from the compass deck the forward deck area is used for double tender storage. The door forward in one access the crew have to their cabins and living area, the other access is from inside on the lower deck. All of the guest and owner accommodation is on the lower deck and includes a full beam owners cabin with seating area, 3 guest double cabins and a twin cabin with a pullman. Ten guests including the owners will be very comfortable for the long expedition voyages.


For further information on Axantha II charter rates please visit Neo Yachting.

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