First Impression: Axantha II
Date toured: May 2012
Not long after Axantha II launched, her owner decided to build another yacht and put Axantha II on the market for sale. While she is based in the popular West Mediterranean, the owner is hoping to find charter clients who are interested in seeing what Axantha II is capable of doing during extended charters to Corsica, Sardinia, and beyond. If you want to book her for a month, for instance, and cruise both the West and East Mediterranean, then the owner is interested in working with you. Ultimately, the owner is hoping that a charter client will fall in love with Axantha II and want to buy her by the time his new yacht is ready for delivery.
The interior décor is filled with rich American cherry woodwork. Axantha II has a classic feel, one that is at once comfortable and welcoming. There are five cabins belowdecks including a king-bed master, two queen-bed suites, one double-bed cabin with a bunk-style Pullman berth, and one twin-bed cabin. A sixth cabin is on the bridge deck forward of the sky lounge. It’s meant to be a captain’s cabin but can be used as a guest cabin if required.
My favorite feature aboard Axantha II was her sky lounge, which has huge opening glass doors that make the space feel like it is truly indoor-outdoor. Those doors open onto an outdoor deck with guest seating and great views.
The lowest weekly base rate to charter Axantha II is €120,000 for 10 guests with eight crew. Neo Yachting is the management company, and any reputable charter broker can help you book a week onboard.—Kim Kavin