AXIA, the Greek word for Worthy befits this yacht's grand pedigree. A perfect collaboration of Sparkman & Stephens naval architecture, John Mumford interior design, and Palmer Johnson Yacht Builders has created an exceptional yacht. A world cruising pilothouse ketch, she safely and confidently plies the seven seas. The elegant and worldly AXIA now awaits your pleasure.
Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities:
Flat screen TV?s throughout all staterooms with DVD players, and iPod Docking Stations
TV in Main Salon with selection of over 240 DVD?s.
Seatel Satellite TV for the Mediterranean, USA and Caribbean.
iPod Docking Station in aft cockpit.
Fleet 77 Satellite
BGAN high speed satellite internet capabilities 24/7 and while offshore
New improved SEAtel antenna
DECK & SYSTEMS
AXIA Crew Profile
Jonathan Jeffreys – United Kingdom
Jon is from Wales. He began sailing in local waters at a very young age with his father as a teacher. He holds an RYA Commercial license as well as an MCA Master Yachts 3,000 tons. He has an engineering degree from Imperial College in London and practiced as an Engineer for 10 years.
Jon has extensive sailing experience in ocean passage making, high latitudes, ice and heavy weather as well as in lighter sailing in the shelter of the Caribbean Islands, coastal New England, Europe and the Med. He has logged in excess of 115,000 miles, most of these in command. Jon has sailed the Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, South Pacific and North Pacific Oceans, the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, the East Coast of the US, Europe, Norway, Cuba, Newfoundland, Japan, and New Zealand. He has transited both the Suez and the Panama canals.
Jon began his sailing career as a flotilla skipper for SunSail and then spent five years as a skipper for The Challenge Business organization racing and training crew volunteers for round the world ocean races. He has been skippering private yachts since then. He has worked exclusively on sailing yachts including Elysian, Naos, Rebecca, Whisper, Sleighride and, most recently, Endeavour.
Jon is a very capable yachtsman and loves to sail, but more importantly he is a regular guy who enjoys meeting new people, exploring new places and enjoying all that life has to offer. When enjoying time off he is likely to be found scuba diving, exploring or reading a good book.
Brigid Rafferty Jeffreys – United States
Brigid was born in Vermont and spent her childhood gardening, riding horses, swimming in the lake by her home, and generally enjoying the outdoors. She developed a passion for cooking early on being the youngest of nine children in a family where preparing meals was a big part of every day. Her love of food and culinary experiences was heightened during a year studying abroad in Bordeaux, France while an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado. After over ten years in corporate America as a financial consultant, she took up cooking as a full-time profession and became a Cordon Bleu chef. She enjoys preparing a wide variety of cuisines, but what makes her really happy is cooking for those who love to eat.
On the sailing side, Brigid’s family moved to a coastal community 20 miles Northeast of Boston when she was 11. In Marblehead she enjoyed constant exposure to the sea and developed a passion for all kinds of boating and water-based activities. When she’s not cooking, she can usually be found on, in, or near the ocean. She is a competent sailor in both coastal waters and passage-making. She has crewed on Adelante, Elysian, Naos, Dance Smartly, Whisper, Sleighride and Endeavour. She has also cooked for various race programs including Bella Mente and Galadriel. Her career in yachting has taken her from the top of the Caribbean Sea to the bottom and as far west as the Caymans and Cuba. She has also sailed the Atlantic, the Med, and New England. Her most recent sailing took her on a two month passage aboard Endeavour from Japan to New Zealand. Brigid loves to scuba dive and snorkel. She also enjoys hiking and absolutely loves experiencing different cultures and languages. She speaks French and Spanish and pretends to have the time to learn another language at any moment.
Tom grew up in the City of Sails, Auckland, New Zealand. He was first pushed towards independence and adventure when his mum packed him off to boarding school as a teenager. After graduating, he was not quite ready to settle down to another four years of academia, so he set of for a year of traveling. He traveled through the U.K. and most of Europe, including Greece, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and France. Tom spent six months of his gap year working at the National YMCA centre for the U.K. on the South Coast of England, where water sports and other outdoor activities were the main focus.
When Tom returned to New Zealand after his year abroad, he still had itchy feet and was lured into the yachting scene. Sailing came naturally to him and he has turned this passion into a career. He is particularly keen about sailboat racing. He competed in the Sydney to Hobart Ocean Yacht Race in 2005, as well as numerous other ocean races while working aboard the legendary Kialoa III during his three year tenure aboard. Eight years later, he has logged over 90,000 miles at sea and is a step away from earning his 500 ton Masters license.
Tom has sailed in the Indian Ocean, the North and South Pacific, the North and South Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea. He has also sailed the east and west coasts of the U.S. He is a certified Rescue Diver and spends as much time as he can at recreational Scuba in order to hone his underwater videography skills. He also enjoys constructing scale models of classic cars and ships.
Tom is far from done exploring and traveling the world. He hopes to one day visit and come to know many more parts of it, including India and Antarctica to name a couple.
Tom is a fun-loving and skilled sailor. With Tom aboard Axia as First Mate, guests are guaranteed to feel relaxed, safe and well looked after – topped off by a bit of fun and excitement!
Kane Spalding (Will be leaving this month)
Kane grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand, an hour south of Auckland. He spent his childhood surfing, diving and fishing along the coast near his home close to the famous Kiwi surf spot of Raglan. Kane is a qualified electrician and refrigeration engineer. He was been a yachting professional for four years, most of which was spent aboard a 56 meter Perini Navi called Rosehearty as Second Engineer. Kane recently joined the crew of Axia and has quickly made himself a valuable member of her dedicated crew. In his spare time Kane likes to travel, scuba and snowboard.
CHIEF STEWARDESS :
Josie Cargeeg – United Kingdom
Josie was born and raised on a working farm nestled on the cliff tops of rugged South West Cornwall. Her hospitality career began at a very young age helping her grandmother at the B&B on the farm. After finishing school Josie left home to find adventure - this was found a mere 28 miles away on the beautiful Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall.
Planning on just a summer job, Josie found instead that she was captivated by the island’s breathtaking scenery and wonderful people. She remained there for several years until she once again felt the pull to explore. She ended up at Nottingham Trent University studying for a degree in Photography. However, the Cornish coastline was far away and she had set deep roots in the Scilly Islands. She returned there to spend three years at the Star Castle Hotel on St Mary’s where she worked at every aspect of hotel management, including housekeeping, reception, service and Commis Chef.
In 2005 adventure came calling again. This time Josie set her sights further from home. She traveled as far as South Africa to begin the training that would eventually lead her to a life on the sea. Since then, she has spent over three years sailing the Med, the Caribbean and South Pacific. In the midst of all of this travel she stopped just long enough in Sydney, Australia to complete her Chef training at Le Cordon Bleu.
Josie enjoys photography, travel, scuba, baking and horseback riding. She is a consummate host, a lively conversationalist and a valued member of the Axia team. With service in her hands any guest aboard will find themselves well cared for and relaxed while aboard and refreshed upon departure!
After completing a degree in Geography at Nottingham University Rachel has travelled the world pursuing a career on the water. Working as an assistant dinghy instructor for Sunsail in Turkey and Antigua furthered her passion for sailing and instigated a love for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Any activity in, on or under the water Rachel is sure to have a keen interest in.
Eager to continue leading an active and adventurous lifestyle and expand her travels Rachel progressed from dinghy sailing into the superyacht industry in 2008. After her first experience on yachts as delivery crew crossing the Atlantic on S/Y Andromeda La Dea Rachel was hooked, and became a stewardess on S/Y Savannah before joining S/Y Axia. With experience in the service industry and a love for sailing Rachel will make sure your time spent on S/Y Axia is extremely comfortable, enjoyable and good fun.
|LENGTH||123ft (37.5m)||BEAM||27ft (8.2m)||DRAFT||12ft 0in (3.7m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1990||BUILDER||Palmer Johnson||DESIGNER||Sparkman & Stephens|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Jonathan Jeffreys & Chef Brigid Rafferty Jeffreys + 4||REFIT||2007|
|ENGINES||MTU 12V 183TE91@530hp|
The Master Stateroom is situated aft and is full beam. The walk around King Bed is complemented with sumptuous Italian Frette linens and includes a vanity/dressing table, generous wardrobes, and a settee which can be converted into two bunks for small children. Spacious en-suite facilities include bathtub with shower overhead, sink and head.
Port and Starboard Guest Staterooms include twin beds and en-suite with shower, sink and head.
AXIA?s spacious aft deck area features a large dining table and settees for alfresco entertaining in the generous cockpit area. Her large aft deck has teak lounge chairs for relaxing under the sun, stars or shade of the awning.
AXIA?s expansive main salon and dining area with classical Munford teak fielded panels, polished brass accents, and Baccarat crystal is the perfect meld of old world nautical style and graceful elegance.
The private study/family room contains an office, entertainment center, flat screen TV and CD with iPod hookup.
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