We enter the deck salon from the cockpit by stepping two steps down. We see immediately the large windows on either side, daylight being one of the key-points on the list of comfort.
On the port side we have a large high table, seating 8. Due to the centre line bench. On starboard we notice another high table seating some 6 people, with the L shaped leather covered sofa.
This light flooded luxurious deck salon offers a drinks fridge, ice cube machine, wet bar, and glass cabinet.
The forward part of the deck salon is exclusively laid out for piloting the yacht. Joystick steering is possible and starboard and port show practically the same nav equipment. There are hidden partition walls that can separate the pilot house from the lounge / dinging area when required.
Going down to the salon we are immediately struck by the theme of the yacht, beautifully crafted classic teak wood interior with perfect detailing. Hundreds of books line both sides of the wonderful salon that breaths a serene peace and the highest of quality in yacht carpentry ever seen worldwide. There are some 2000 books onboard and should an interested party like to know if the “Library Theme” can be reduced, indeed and this would not be too elaborate in my opinion.
There are numerous wonderfully crafted artifacts on board, from the tiny carved royal crowns in various places throughout the boat to table tops that can be turned to double as gameboard or coffee table with trim. The port side of the yacht features a very comfortable lower seating arrangement where, on starboard we see a large dinging table that slides out electrically inboard so that the people who are seated on the inside can comfortably leave the table.
Exterior light comes through portholes in the coamings and prisms.
Forward of the salon we enter the yacht’s crew area. From here forward we have the galley over port, pantry over starboard and the crew companionway to the deck in between. A good size crew dinette and three cabins, each with ensuite shower rooms. The engine room entrance is in this same area.
Aft of the salon we find the luxurious undisturbed owners and guest areas.
On port and starboard ANAKENA offers twin bedded cabins, each with 2 Pullmans. Adjacent to the salon, each cabin has its own ensuite bathroom. All bathrooms have stall showers. Onyx is the stone used in all bathrooms throughout the yacht.
The full beam master cabin is located at the stern of ANAKENA, featuring two double beds and real openable port holes at pillow level as well as a repeater station (wind, speed, etc) located on starboard.
A desk on the forward bulkhead and plenty of hanging and drawer cupboard space completing this phenomenal owners’ cabin that also has his & hers ensuite bathrooms which are located a few steps up from the owners’ cabin going aft where a hall gives access to these bathrooms. Starboard has a stall shower, towel dryer, ac connection and all again in beautiful soft tinted Onyx while the other offers the same features, yet with a bathtub with jets and again made in the same soft coloured onyx.
The owners’ cockpit at the stern of the yacht is recessed which add to the safety and comfort. This private cockpit offers two tables that can be opened. The aft coaming hides the bimini and the dodger covers the owners’ companionway.
ANAKENA is a statement. Words like high quality are not quite enough to describe the amazing love for craftsmanship that this yacht and her Dutch Royal Shipyard represent. These superlatives go for all stages of the build of this super yacht. The crew that has worked on the yacht in the past are well impressed with the quality and some of these people worked here for over 10 years and maintained her, so a lot of knowledge is available. There is a large ships’ library where all manuals are stored, and her 26 years of maintenance are well documented. There are numerous details that I can mention, and it is better that you come and see them. ANAKENA speaks for herself.