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AKES 23 WALKAROUND

Bigger, Faster, Tougher .... now even more comfortable!

 

 

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SAFETY, SEAKEEPING, AND PERFORMANCE

The Akes 23 has been developed to be a non compromise boat , and built to face all weather

conditions . The high bow, the self bailing deck , the foam filled unsinkable double hull and the

deep V, whose medium deadrise is larger than 35, allow to handle the breaking waves at

good speed, like it would have been a bigger boat: a "rock climber of the sea". This is addiction

to a perfect weight balance , a low C.G. that give a low planing speed and good stability, and a very

fast hull. With a single 200 hp the speed is in excess of 40 knots, and the fuel consumption is about

1 Nautic Mile per liter at cruising speed; with a single 300 hp the speed is almost 50 knots , but it can

go even faster with 1x400 or 2x200 hp. The material is marine grade alloy 5083: it is durable, tough,

light, number one for impact resistance, can be painted or not.

The double side is filled with foam, like a rigid inflatable, and the hull is divided by watertight bulkheads

and the compartments are foamfilled: it means the Akes 23 is unsinkable.

The winglets are designed to keep a low planing speed, and an amazing grip in hard turns.

 

COMFORT

In this hull, tested for several years during any condition in irascible Sardinian West Coast , and that has

been reliable and affordable, has been designed a new deck layout that makes the Akes 23 even larger

and comfortable. All the areas of the boat have been deeply studied in order to give the maximum of

versatiliy, space and comfort for all the activities.

At the stern, the low transom gives a comfortable access to the bath platforms, that are at the sea level,

 in order to get on and off the water quickly and easily, wear swimsuit, snorkel, fins.

The cockpit is wide and without barriers or obstacles: two longitudinal benches are perfect for fishing,

can be fitted with live bait tank,are useful as big lockers , as seats when you have a lunch in the boat.

These joined to the sternwards bolster seat could hold 8 persons seating or 10 with other 2 removable

seats. It is a record for a 23 feet boat. The bolster seat has the space to fit a fridge, a sink, a kitchen,

and the cover can be 180 folded to become a lounge table . Under the bolster there is enough space

to stow a little inflatable tender.All the helm area can be closed to make the Akes 23 WA a cabin pilot

boat, it is helpful for the cold days, or simply as a wind protection.

The consolle is 1.10 m in width, it is a all-plan surface, so there is more than enough space to place

any type of instruments, tv, gps, tablet,hi-fi, vhf, echo, etc; and the windshield glass with wiper helps

you in strong during rough wind navigation.

Inside the consolle there is the WC, in which you can enter through a front access door: simple, smart,

hidden, and the more important, separated from the other areas, included cabin.

The aluminum Air-top has no fabric: low maintenance, light, and aerodynamic: the four pipe supports

are good to hold  when you navigate in rough conditions at high speed.

The access towards the fore area is given by two large steps, empty inside, useful to stow as usual

some small things. The bow sundress is KING SIZE, with its 2,30 m in lenght and 2 m in width,

but it is not all: the front part of the consolle has a big cushion to have another relax area, useful

during navigation or afloat. Is there a better way for reading?

The big locker under the sundress is 2m long and 1.60 wide. It can carry all the things you imagine,

but it can also be transformed in cabin to spend the night onboard. In this case the separate WC is

even more appreciated.

 

SIMPLICITY AND FUNCTIONALITY

All the boat is inspectable, rational, and the maintenance is easy. Batteries and bilge are under

the stern locker; the helm seat is fixed over the gasoline locker, so if you have to remove the tank,

 the procedure is simple. Just remove the bolts. Electric plants and instruments are visible from the

consolle's front door. The windlass is accessible from the bow.

FOR FISHING

The wide and flush-deck open cockpit gives you the maximum freedom during fishing activity.

The like bait and the fishing rods are enough and well-positioned. The construction material is

rugged and the antiskid kiwi-grip (NZL) keep away the worries for dirtying: just like in the old

fishing boats. Of course the entire floor can be fitted with teak, or for heavy-duty works, with

Treadmaster. The inner gunwhale fabric can be placed to help the fisherman when catching a big prey.

ECONOMY

The simplicity of various solutions, and the aluminum hull- without molds, keep low the sale price,

but the overall use economy is the strong point. Akes 23 WA can be powered with one engine

to achieve great performances, and this is an advantage for the purchase price; the low fuel

consumption and the hydrodinamics of the hull make the rest: the gasoline needed will be the same

of most smaller ribs or boats and way lower than classic and "famous" heavy walkarounds of

fisherman boats that need the twice of achieve the same performances.

The marine grade alloy doesn't fear to stay in the water, no risk of osmosis or decrease of the

mechanic property of the material (fiberglass for example suffer a lot to stay in the water and

suffers also the sun and the temperature variations). It is only needed to change the zync anodes

once a year. The low weight (1050 kg for the hull), and the beam of 2.48 m , means that the

Akes 23 is trailerable.The range is about 300 Nautic Miles with the gasoline 300 L tank.

 

INNOVATION

For the Akes 23 project has been used latest technologies . CAD-CAM softwares to check the plate

developements, nesting files (all the patterns are cutted by Laser); it has been used the FEA

simulation to check stiffness, softwares to verify stability and buoyancy, and also the CFD for

performance analysis. At the end, it has been built a scale model using 3D printers. Always forefront.

 

Technical specs:

Lenght..................................................7.30 m                                           

Beam...................................................2.48 m                                                                

Depth..................................................1.71 m                                           

Draught...............................................0.4 m

Persons load.........................................7

Dry weight.. .........................................1050 Kg      

Displacement..........................................1800 kg                                                   

Power.............................................150 - 400 cv outboards

Speed...................................................from 36 up to >55 knots

Fuel consumption with 200 hp .....................24 liters per hour at 24 knots

 

Accessories: Airtop, electric windlass, B&W cushions with closed foam cell, freshwater tank 100 L with pump, 2 bilge pumps, 2 batteries.

closable helm seat, bracket , ALU platforms, gasoline tank inox 300 L,  power lift, flaps, GPS, echo.

 

For informations : mail info@akesdesign.it