OCEAN ALLIANCE HOSTS A FAMIL TRIP IN THE KIMBERLEY REGION AFTER JUST WINNING THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS – VOYAGER AWARD: THE WILD KIMBERLEY REGION ON BOARD THE 42M EXPLORER YACHT ANDA.

by Ocean Alliance.


7 guests woke up surrounded by the striking wilderness of the Kimberley landscapes, to hear the region had just won the World Superyacht Awards – Voyager Award the night before in Florence. The World Superyacht Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the Superyacht industry and the guests were soon to find out why it had been prized.

ANDA at Raft Point in the Kimberley, on day two of an amazing itinerary
The explorer superyacht ANDA, Captain Alan Martlew and Ocean Alliance’s representatives Joachim and Laurie hosted senior  travel & charter experts and international press on-board for a one-of-a-kind expedition trip.

The itinerary focused on showcasing the Kimberley’s natural beauty, uncovered by the knowledgeable crew and dedicated experienced guide, Grant Streeter.

One of ANDA’s powerful RIB tenders getting close to Montgomery Reef

ANDA is a 42m explorer-style superyacht, ultimately stable thanks to her steel hull construction. In 2010, she underwent a complete rebuild, redesigning her for luxury expeditions across the globe. In 2012, the vessel was relaunched, allowing up 10 guests to sail to remote corners of the world in her refurbished 5 cabins, resplendent main saloon and expansive deck and entertaining spaces.

Starting with an insightful private tour of the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, the group was warmly welcomed on board with just caught seafood and departed towards the Horizontal Falls – Mother Nature’s first show among many.

A perfect blend of water and land-based activities kept the guests from London, Monaco and Australia on their toes: boarding the two RIB jet tenders to spot crocodiles early morning up the Prince Regent River, navigating through the powerful flow of the low tide at Montgomery Reef, indulging in Chef Jamie Mullen’s culinary delights as the sun sets or after a gorgeous hike behind the mangroves, climbing to observe a 30,000 year old Bradshaw-style aboriginal art site, swimming in a pure freshwater lagoon…

ANDA under the Kimberley skies

Managing Director of Ocean Alliance, Jo Howard commented:

“We are excited to be promoting a new superyacht charter destination for both our Australian and international clients wishing to experience one of Australia’s most undiscovered cruising grounds.”

Supported by Tourism Australia who are increasingly participating in the promotion of the country as a superyacht destination, the voyage finished with the guests boarding helicopters from Naturalist Island, to see ANDA at anchor beneath their feet.

Departing Naturalist Beach and ANDA’s tenders in a HeliSpirit helicopter

Ocean Alliance proved once again successful with organising ground-breaking familiarisation trips in new destinations, in order to develop Australia as a cruising area for the Superyacht tourist.

A leading charter, brokerage and management agency based in Sydney, Ocean Alliance proudly represents ANDA and a charter fleet of high-quality vessels operating to international MYBA charter standards for local and international guests.

Ocean Alliance would like to thank the Owner of ANDA, the crew of 10 led by Captain Alan, along with Grant Streeter our dedicated Kimberley guide.

ANDA is available for Charter through their Central Agent – OCEAN ALLIANCE.

She will be available in The Kimberley from June to September, and thereafter relocating South to cruise the fishing heavens of the Abrolhos and Montebellos Islands, located midway towards Perth.

Ocean Alliance together with Captain Alan have built a sample 7-day itinerary in The Kimberley please click here to download

An ebrochure with extensive photo gallery is available for download here

ANDA is available for charter through Ocean Alliance.
Please enquire or call Laurie Foulon for more information: +61 424 599 889 

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