YPI Unveils 48m Catamaran Support Vessel to 72m AXIOMA
Delivered by Dunya Yachts in 2013, 72m M/Y AXIOMA is one of the crowning jewels in the Yachting Partners International (YPI) fleet. The latest announcement, that the purpose-built charter yacht will be gaining a 48m catamaran support vessel M/Y BRO, only looks set to further her undeniable market appeal.
Comfortably sleeping 12 guests, the decision to expand M/Y AXIOMA’s capabilities was due to the owner receiving strong charter interest from larger groups of family and friends. ‘This left the Owner with two options,’ YPI wrote in a press release, ‘To either build a larger boat or create a support vessel that provides further accommodation.’
Now in build at the same shipyard who delivered the mothership, BRO is on track for delivery in 2023. Gregory C. Marshall will oversee the design and naval architecture. But BRO is far more than an extra set of staterooms for her mothership; expected to lead the way in layout, engineering, performance, stability and safety amongst her class, the yacht features a unique beam ratio allowing twice the capacity of similar yachts in the same range.
Housing an additional ten guests in five cabins, BRO offers the same level of comfort and leisure as expected from a much larger superyacht. A dedicated main saloon, gym, spa, Jacuzzi and swim platform can be counted amongst her amenities, as well as an impressive range of toys and tenders.
BRO is also equipped with a touch-and-go helipad designed for multi-purpose use, capable of converting into an outdoor disco, open air cinema, basketball court, tennis court, yoga space or any other range of entertainment purposes.
As well as serving as a dedicated fleet support vessel to AXIOMA, BRO will be available for solo charter operations for ultimate adventure at sea. BRO was presented officially at the recent Monaco Yacht Show; unfortunately due to restriction-related difficulties, her announcement at the ongoing Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was cancelled.
"This left the Owner with two options, to either build a larger boat or create a support vessel that provides further accommodation."