SHORTLISTED: Axantha II by JFA Yachts – Built for distance, comfort and autonomy at sea

The Vripack-designed Axantha II is the latest build to reach the shortlist of the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013. Submitted by JFA Yachts, her competitors to date include Karia (RMK Marine), Helix (Feadship), Paramour (PURE Superyacht Refit), Orient Star (CMB Yachts) and Ouranos (Admiral Tecnomar Group) – all of which are competing for the Motor Yacht over 40 Metres Award. Axantha II, 43m in length, was completed at JFA Yachts’ ship yard in France. Her aluminium hull and superstructures


The Dorchester hotel, London, has been revealed as the glamorous location of the International Yacht and Aviation Awards ceremony 2013. The ceremony will be held on Friday 19 April 2013 and tickets are already selling fast. The Park Lane hotel holds an iconic status within the capital, with the ballroom providing the perfect setting to celebrate many of the world’s most renowned yacht and aviation designers. Last year’s IY&A Awards were held at the equally luxurious Hotel Splendido, overlooking Italy’s

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