The remote nature of the islands of the South Atlantic makes visitors feel as if they have stepped back in time. You can experience this starting in October on charter. Aquijo is sailing the alluring islands between Africa and South America, before heading to the Caribbean for the winter.
The 282-footer (86-meter) is the world’s largest ketch. Her masts are equally impressive, coming in at 292 feet (89 meters) and 290 feet (88.4 meters) above the water. As such, Aquijo is not one to limit her cruising range to the usual yachting haunts. For instance, she headed to Indonesia a little earlier this year, and has Papua New Guinea on her itinerary, too. Come late September, she then heads to South Africa.
After that trip, charter guests like you can board for your own adventures. Aquijo is sailing the remote islands of Tristan da Cunha, Ascension Island, and St. Helena. Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island in the world, with only about 250 citizens. The volcanic (still active) island has incredible wildlife, too, like penguins, albatrosses, seals, and whales. Ascension Island, meanwhile, has numerous dormant volcanic craters and is popular with sportfishermen. Finally, St. Helena earned renown for the exile of Napoleon in 1815. However, its nickname is the “Galapagos of the Southern Hemisphere.” In fact, among 1,100 land invertebrates, 400 are unique to the island.
While Aquijo is sailing these islands, you can retell your day’s adventures and indulge in her voluminous interior. It has garnered awards, plus is featured in the Spectacular Superyachts: Inspired Interiors book. The yacht has an acclaimed art collection, plus accommodations for 12 in seven staterooms. More notably, she feels more like a motoryacht, since some of her features are unusual for a sailing yacht. These include her stand-out beach club with a spa. The area has plenty of natural light thanks to a skylight, too. The trideck yacht additionally features a flying bridge with big settees, sunpads, and a hot tub. Super cool: Her gimballed drinks tables prevent spills while she’s sailing.
Her charter rate starts at 450,000 eurso per week.