Why choose Akiko
A private luxury Kimberley cruise is a truly life-changing and unique experience. Whether you’re planning to organise a Kimberley cruise holiday for a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, hens’ or bucks’, a family holiday or Kimberley fishing charter with your mates. Nothing could be quite as unforgettable as sharing the experience of a private cruise customised specifically to the desires and needs of your group, as every activity will be tailored for the enjoyment of the individuals on board.
AKIKO’s true gift is time away from the rush of the world to enjoy a journey of discovery with friends and family. With slick, strong exterior lines this beautiful superyacht is made to explore. AKIKO offers a sumptuous adventure platform to the Australian experiential charter market. 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 111ft /34m Custom expedition yacht features sophisticated exterior design and engineering by Gregory Marshall. Previously named VvS1 (after a grade of diamonds), she was proudly introduced to the Australian charter market following an extensive refit in New Zealand in 2016-2017. Spacious living areas lead to full-height windows dare the passing views to vie for your attention with the impeccably decorated interior. AKIKO is versatile enough to enter small bays, anchor behind coral atolls or for game fishing over submarine reefs.
The warm colours of Australia accent an interior which is at once strikingly-modern, and invitingly-luxurious. A generous owner’s suite stretches full beam across the main deck, and four guest cabins complete the accommodation, with room for 10 live-aboard guests housed in vibrant, individual spaces. With an onboard private chef preparing a menu designed around your palate, and five additional crew to cater to your every need, AKIKO delivers an opportunity to revel in spending time with the ones you love most. Onboard tenders, jet skis, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, an onboard divemaster and scuba gear will all add to the experience.
1 x 7.5m Smuggler RIB Tender (2018) – up to 10 guests (local and domestic charters)
2 x 5.5m Barra boat (only in Australia)
1 x 10m Naiad RIB
2x 3pers wave runners
2 x Kayaks, 2 x SUPs, many surfboards
2 x Apollo AV-2 Evolution Scooters
1 x Seabob
Extensive fishing and spearfishing equipment
High-end Scuba and snorkelling gear
Basic Gym Equipment
*Note that watersports and toys will vary depending on the cruising location of the charter.*