Having undergone a complete rebuild between 2010-2012, ANDA was recently introduced to the Australian charter market.
The origins of ANDA began half a world away in 1965 initially as a buoy tender, then sailing Norwegian waters for the Coast Guard.
In 2010, ANDA underwent a complete rebuild, priming it for luxury expeditions across the globe. In 2012, the vessel was reborn, allowing guests to sail to remote corners of the world in unparalleled luxury. ANDA was entirely redesigned and rebuilt. Only the hull structure and main engine remain from the original structure, however with both having undergone significant rebuild to survey specifications.
Accommodating 10 guests in 5 luxurious suites, every detail and amenity in ANDA’s design has been considered for her adventurous charterers.
Relax in the air-conditioned saloon, unwind in the jacuzzi, or watch as the sun dips below the horizon from the sunset bar. Every detail of the journey is meticulously taken care of by ANDA’s experienced crew which includes two executive Chefs.
ANDA’s itinerary accommodates ultimate expedition-style charters, making her the exclusive superyacht available in such pristine environment as the Kimberley, Dampier Archipelago or Ningaloo Reef. At ten times the size of Switzerland, the Kimberley region is brimming with Australia’s best outback landscapes and wildlife. Activities during the voyage include visiting an abandoned pearl farm, exploring ancient indigenous rock art sites or snorkelling one of the world’s largest untouched coral gardens at the Rowley Shoals.
ANDA will be cruising the Kimberley region in Australia from May to September 2017, and available to relocate thereafter.
Her 2017 itinerary is currently flexible after September, and the Owner will consider all enquiries for charters in Australia and Southeast Asia.
ANDA can be packaged with her 16m (50ft) fishing vessel, The Fortescue, for tailored game fishing expeditions. The Fortescue sails at 20 knots and is fully equipped and licensed for adventure fishing along the entire Western Australian coastline.
As for the name of the yacht? ANDA is a lighthouse on a Norwegian island, and it also means “duck” which could refer to the profile of the yacht!
**** Location Knowledge: Western Australia won the 2017 World Superyacht Awards
After receiving the Voyager Award at the World Superyacht Awards in Florence, The Kimberley in Western Australia was also front and centre as 42-metre M/Y ANDA took pole position in the Best 21 charter yachts available in remote areas (http://www.boatinternational.com/charter/luxury-yacht-charter-advice/best-charter-yachts-available-in-remote-destinations–32057/frame-3)
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.
“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 a previous guest on board.