The Kimberley on board the luxury expedition vessel ANDA (Long version)

In 2017, The Kimberley in north western Australia has garnered significant interest from the global yachting community reinforcing what local players have always known; it is undervalued as a charter destination.

After receiving the Voyager Award at the World Superyacht Awards in Florence, The Kimberley is again front and centre as 42-metre M/Y ANDA took pole position in the Best 21 charter yachts available in remote areas.

The Kimberley is over 400,000sqm, larger than England, and includes a series of limestone and sandstone canyons which are navigable by yachts. From a yachting perspective, it is defined by its incredible water courses, pristine environment, horizontal falls from huge tidal movements, unique flora and fauna, access to Aboriginal culture and art plus privacy as it is a destination which requires local knowledge to reach and cruise properly.

“We are humbled by the recognition,” explained Mr. Joachim (Jo) Howard, Managing Director of Ocean Alliance who is the central agent for M/Y ANDA. “We have just conducted, in conjunction with Tourism Australia, a familiarisation for guests, brokers and press to highlight the potential of The Kimberley and Australia as a charter destination to their international clients. As a result, it seems the region is receiving the recognition it deserves.”

“It was truly awe-inspiring. I have been on many yachts in many locations around the world, and organised multiple charter experiences for my clients but I confidently say, I have never done anything like this before. ANDA is a great platform for exploring this wild and often inaccessible archipelago…” said Nick Heming from London-based yacht brokerage house, Y.CO.


Featured Yacht: ANDA

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