The Akka

Akka is a high performance sailing catamaran, providing comfort and space, built in England by Seatech by legendary multihull designer Peter Spronk, is a must for those who enjoy the thrill of true sailing. This pristine yacht is the latest addition to Aruba Watersports Center .She was launched in October 1992 and sailed in the North Sea, Baltic, and the fjords around Norway.

After crossing the Atlantic from Holland to the West Indies, she cruised the waters of the Bahamas before sailing to Florida. Akka is now based on of island Aruba Dutch West Indies. A large catamaran, Akka's two hulls remain firmly in the water. With hardly any heeling, this offers much greater comfort whilst sailing or when relaxing at anchor. Having a length of 68ft (20.72m) and a beam of 28ft (8.53m) she has a very spacious deck. Akka has the speed, stability and accommodation, to make possible an unforgettable sailing adventure.

Before Peter Westera took over the catamaran back in 2019, it was used as a Charter boat on the island of Sint Maarten. Soon as the purchase was completed, Akka sailed straight to Aruba. The family sailed many times along the shore and around the island of Aruba.

A few trips to Curacao and Bonaire, and now this beautiful transatlantic journey.

Not only Peter (Opa Caddy), who is super fit at the age of 83 but also the rest of the family and Rob Grijpma looked forward in excitement for this journey. Akka departed towards the Azores with the final destination of Gran Canary, where they will be leaving to return back to Aruba in the month of November/December. 

The Westera family will reunite and cross the Atlantic again from Gran Canary to the Caribbean with a possible stop in Sint Maarten.

Vessel name:  Akka
Length:            68ft / 20.7 m
Speed (cruising):  18.5 kph/10kn
Speed (max):         44.4kph / 24 kn

Engine :   2x Yanmar 4JH4LE
Hull:         Catamaran
Launched:  1992 
Refitted:      2015 
Flag:         Aruba

Builder: Peter Spronk
Designer:  Peter Spronk

Cabins:  5
Sleeps:  10

MMSI 232047237 (UK Flag)