Ocean Alliance is proud to welcome ĀKIKŌ to the charter market in Australia and the South Pacific

A popular charter yacht, her profile is recognisable among many.

Following their acquisition, the new Owners completed an extensive refit period with McMullen and Wing in New Zealand. The name ĀKIKŌ reflects her country of origin and means “at a distance from home”, which is the traditional Maori translation.

We are delighted to present this reborn 34m Alloy Yacht for ultimate expedition experiences!

The attention to detail reflected in the yacht’s interior including her extensive artwork collection makes ĀKIKŌ an exceptional vessel. The colourful paintings and sculptures provide a well though-out theme throughout the yacht, plunging guests into a warm welcoming atmosphere.

An expedition style motor yacht, ĀKIKŌ’s futuristic profile is versatile enough to enter small bays, anchor behind coral atolls or go game fishing over submarine reefs, whilst her luxurious design won 4 premium prizes at the World Superyacht Awards after her launch in 2008.

ĀKIKŌ is based in Perth, Western Australia, and will be travelling the West Coast of Australia until the end of 2017.

In 2018, she is planning to cruise South-East Asia and the South Pacific (Fiji).

Australian Captain Ben Gillard joined ĀKIKŌ in Perth, having run charter yachts in popular international charter destinations. Beginning his career on the Great Barrier Reef, Captain Ben transitioned to superyachts in the late 90’s. He changed directions in 2007 joining the Australian Infantry for several years, before returning to yachts. His recent position was on the popular 147ft Intermarine LADY M.


Length                 34m (112ft)

Cabins                   5 (Master on bridge deck, VIP on main deck, 1 x double, 2 x twin with bunk beds)

Built:                     2007, Alloy Yachts (NZ)

Refit                      2016/17 (McMullen and Wing, NZ)

Cruising speed                  12 knots

The watersports inventory on board is extensive and will appeal to all active charterers:

1x Naiad 10.5m Twin Jet
2x 5.5m Barra boat (when in the Kimberley)

2x 3pers waverunners
2x kayaks, SUP, surfboards
Extensive fishing and spearfishing equipment
Scuba and snorkelling gear (sets for up to 10 guests, all BCDs brand new equipment)
The crew on board include qualified Dive Masters (Captain is a dive instructor) and Master Fishermen.


May – Aug           The Kimberley, Western Australian Coast

September         Coral Coast, Western Australia

Oct – Dec             Perth, Abrolhos and Montebello Islands

Feb 2018              South-East Asia & South Pacific


Year-round        USD 115,000 p/w

*MYBA terms, 30% APA and local taxes apply.



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Ocean Alliance are the exclusive MYBA Central Agents for the charter of ĀKIKŌ.

Contact LAURIE FOULON : laurie@oceanalliance.com.au or +61 424 599 889



The Superyacht Experience Company.

Based in Sydney, Australia, Ocean Alliance specialises in superyacht charter, events, management and brokerage with extensive knowledge in both the Australian and international markets.

Experiences on the water. Barefoot luxury. Unforgettable moments. Endless experiences. One of Australia’s most established luxury yacht agencies proudly representing a fleet of high-quality superyachts operating to international standards.

We believe a true yacht experience is all about the detail and the right partnership in the world of luxury.

Ocean Alliance is a proud subscriber of world-renowned MYBA association, committee member of Superyacht Australia and supports the South Pacific Superyachting initiative.