The story behind the huge success of 72.5 metre displacement yacht, Axioma, is one not only of interest, but of inspiration. The first boat to be launched from Turkish shipyard, Dunya Yachts, Axioma boasts the world’s top brands and designs throughout its entirety. The cost of such a top class superyacht should be expected to reflect that premium quality, but company founder Sedat Ergün built the company’s debut vessel for an unbeatable 30% less than comparable European shipyards.
It took the yard five years of painstaking perfectionism to complete project Red Square, later renamed, Axioma.
The Monaco Yacht Show of September of the same year, Axioma was the talk of the event. Everybody wanted to see the daring debut of the new Turkish shipyard. This unprecedented popularity and success is easily reflected in the rapid sale of the superyacht by YPI, actually during the event in Monaco, and exclusively offering her for charter in the Caribbean.
So what makes Axioma so in demand, so talked about and so exciting? Firstly, she features a number of revolutionary shifts for the general layout of a vessel of this size, attributed, predominantly to the aforementioned meticulous attention to detail from the yard’s management team and founder, Sedat Ergün. One of the most striking of these features is the main salon’s beautiful double-deck gallery, providing a sense of vast space and light usually reserved for large land-based residences, a concept Ergün envisioned from the onset.
The gym, spa and steam room have all been brought up from the lower decks, creating an inviting environment flooded with light and spectacular views. In fact, aside from the movie theatre located on the lower deck, all guest areas have been moved up to provide bright and beautiful spaces for guests of the Axioma to truly enjoy everything the boat and, of course, their paradisiacal surroundings, has to offer.
This includes the luxurious guest suites, which have been brought up to the main deck. The expansive windows showcase those stunning views of the water, adhering to the design’s credo of a light and completely unconfined environment. Axioma provides this atmosphere for up to 12 guests over six suites. Aside from 5 beautiful guest suites finished in varying colour schemes, the real gem is the full beam master suite.
Guests in this suite can expect a fantastic bathroom suite finished in blue marble, direct access to a private terrace, and to be awoken to outstanding panoramic views forward. Space for her crew of 20 are all located on the lower decks.
When it came to Axioma’s design, the team chose to spotlight bold style as well as practicality. The overall design brief was that of a “beach house style”. She is a yacht to feel at home with, to fully enjoy the comforts of a vacation with all the luxury yet none of the stiffness of a five star hotel. This was achieved perfectly through the collaborative team of designers and engineers who all contributed to the beauty of Axioma. Ergün talks of this collaboration, saying, “We worked with some of the most experienced brains and craftsmen in the business to create a world-class vessel.”
And a world class vessel they were finally presented with. The who’s who list of expert material and equipment suppliers contracted is seemingly endless, Awlgrip for the paint exterior, sound and vibration from Van Cappellen Consultancy, LIST for the interior joinery and Cramm for the hydraulic moving parts, to name but a few.
The vessel’s exterior provides guests with a wide choice of both private and convivial spaces across four decks. Two generous pools, expansive lounging space and dining areas aft are complemented by a secluded lounging and dining area on the bridge deck and that beautiful private terrace forward of the master cabin. Axioma really does offer her guests the luxury of easy privacy and seclusion.
The late renowned designer, Albert Pinto, made use of soft neutrals throughout the interior, accented with pops of vibrant colour. A beautiful complement to a range of natural wood tones and textures to add to the gorgeous sophistication of the yacht.
Dunya Yachts have certainly not rushed their debut. They have invested time, energy and intelligence into creating a superyacht that excites, intrigues and, most importantly, provides an idyllic, quintessential getaway for her guests. With an 80 metre version of Axioma already in build, Warrior80, the future looks bright for the Turkish shipyard, with Ergün confidently stating that the Axioma is a yacht “that will continue to be a showcase of what the Dunya Yachts brand can achieve. Axioma is the standard-bearer for our pedigree.” With such a significant standard-bearer, Ergün can expect the world to be eagerly anticipating the arrival of Dunya Yachts’ next project.
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