After last week when we had a combination of tall ships and super yachts in West India Dock, today we welcome the arrival of the Anakena which is sailing luxury yacht.
The Anakena is a 40 metre 132 (foot) aluminium sailing yacht which was made by Royal Huisman in the Netherlands and was designed by Ted Hood and Ted Fontaine. Launched in 1996 the modern interior design was undertaken by John Munford.
The yacht won ‘Best Sailing Yacht Over 36 Metres’ award when she was launched and is considered one of the finest of its type. The yacht was built for extended periods of worldwide cruising at sea and it has sailed to Hong Kong, Hawaii, the Marshall Islands ,Guam, China, Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Bali, Australia and many other destinations.
The luxury sailing yacht is used extensively by its owner and is able to accommodate a total of 6 guests and 5 professional crew. It is not known how long the yacht will be berthed in West India Dock or its future plans.
Regular contributor Eric Pemberton managed to get a picture of the Anakena entering the dock.