JFA shipyard is proud to announce that the delivery of motor yacht Axantha II took place in April 2011, after being launched by JFA in March 2011. Motor yacht Axantha II is an expedition style superyacht measuring 43m that was built under the hull name 22C. M/Y Axantha II was ordered by the owner of the first yacht Axantha , built and delivered by JFA in 2003. The 43m Axantha II yacht draws from the original concept of Axantha.
Also designed by the Naval Architect Vripack, expedition yacht Axantha II is by her shape and her profile destined for far reaching ocean voyages. Her hull and superstructure made of aluminium give her a moderate displacement which, combined with reasonably sized engine, allow her to reach a speed of 14.8 knots. A consumption of only 93.5 litres at 11.3 knots, allows for 7900 miles autonomy, perfect for open ocean cruising.
The interior layout and passenger flow was designed to offer guests the enjoyment of all outdoor aft areas, such as the lounges and access to the sea. The forward area is dedicated for the crew and has direct access to the forward deck. This large and clear forward deck (or tender deck) enables the storage of two 5.6 meter ribs, perfectly equipped for one day expeditions.
The interior design is conservative and elegant and is identical to the first Axantha yacht. The main deck possesses a large lounge/dining room with wide openings. A wide door gives access to the outside lounge equipped with a bar, an ideal area to relax or dine outdoors. The galley is situated on the same deck, forward of the lounge/dining room.
The upper deck shelters a large lounge/study/library. This area is equipped with a fully glazed semicircular door that opens fully to almost the entire width of the superstructure, thus linking the interior to the exterior space. The captain’s cabin and the wheelhouse too are located on this deck. The guests also have access to an observation lounge in the wheelhouse.
Outdoor and located at the top, the Sun Deck, is accessible by a staircase either external or inside the wheelhouse. This deck also hosts two Lasers. Higher still, the compass-deck is, because of its height, the privileged place to discover anchorages, ports or fjords.
The lower deck is dedicated to the guest cabins. The guests will find three double cabins plus a double cabin with a Pullman bed. The owner’s cabin/suite is located at the center of gravity and occupies the entire width of the boat. It is equipped with a large bathroom and a very spacious dressing area. A laundry room is located forward of the guests area and permits the separation of this area from the crew area located forward. The crew quarters host 4 cabins and the crew mess, and can also be accessed by the tender deck.
The ship, which amounts to no less than 340 square meters of interior arrangements, can comfortably accommodate eleven guests and eight crew members. The interior layouts is made in stained cherry wood, the floors, in either teak or douka, are accented by a wenge edge. Great care was paid to sound and vibration insulation, the sound levels measured in various zones attest to an extremely quiet boat.
On the technical side, superyacht Axantha II has a spacious engine room that makes for easy maintenance of all equipment. It includes two 750hp Cummins engines and 3 Onan generators (2×80 kW + 1x50kW). The engine room takes up the entire width of the ship in its aft part. It is extended by a lazaret that houses mainly some storage, but also a workshop equipped with a large workbench. The lazaret whose finish and details were especially meticulous, has a direct access to the swim platform. The latter is also accessible by two external staircases.
Inspired by the possibility of making long trips with a high level of comfort, Axantha II yacht leans upon technical choices that are simple, reliable and reasonable.
M/Y Axantha II is classed by Bureau Veritas and is MCA compliant. Intended for luxury charter use, Axantha II will begin its season in the Mediterranean prior to getting to more distant and less populated regions…
L.O.A.: 43 m
LWL: 38.8 m
B.O.A. 8.75 m
Displacement: 305 t half load
Engines: 2x 750 Hp
Gensets: 2x 80 kW + 1x 50 kW
Cruise speed: 12.5 knots
Range: 7995 nm à 11.3 knots
Capacity: 11 guests
8 crew members
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